Meet The Artist – S.J. Tucker

SJ Tucker portrait in red jacket “Without our songs and stories, we are nothing.”

S. J. Tucker has been the glad captain of her own independent music career since 2004, when she left the workaday world behind to travel the continent, singing songs and changing lives. Named a vanguard of the Mythpunk movement and even “the face of neo-tribal Paganism” by Witches & Pagans Magazine, Tucker is the voice of lore at the campfire and the sharp laughter of modern myth.

Apart from writing lyrics and music, S. J. loves fire dancing with poi and hula hoop and has given flow-arts performances & workshops across the country. Additionally, she has worked as a professional audiobook narrator and an indie film score composer.

In 2014, S. J. celebrated ten solid and joyful years of touring and performing. Last year, she released a new album called Stolen Season, which explores her Mississippi Delta jazz and blues roots. Upcoming artistic projects include a new illustrated book based on her Wendy & Peter Pan songs (with an album to follow), a myths-and-literature-inspired song collection called Stormchaser, a video game soundtrack, and a long-awaited follow-up to her spiritually focused Blessings album.

Critical praise for S.J. Tucker:

“Tucker is not only fantastic; she’s like a character out of a fantasy novel. She weaves myth and magic into her lyrics as easily as a strain of cello, a lick of something electric, the chuffing of a train engine…Tucker has a knack – no, a genius – for weaving old ways with new.” – C. S. E. Cooney, blackgate.com

“Tucker has a voice in a million — powerful, hypnotic, untamed and yet utterly controlled. She sings from the gut, but hers is a trained instrument.” – Green Man Review

“I am impressed by Tucker’s artistry, by her musical abilities and inspiration. But I am amazed by the power of her presentation. Her performance puts me in mind of a leopard, small but exotic, and of the play of her muscles — hidden, but evident in the flow of sinew beneath her coat.” – Andrea Jones, author of Hook & Jill

Visit sjtucker.com to learn more about S.J. and listen to her many fine albums!