I have some exciting news for British Columbians and nearby American neighbours! Mojo of The Wigglian Way Podcast has arranged a show with Sooj’s man Kevin to take place in Burnaby, BC on Sunday, June 13th! This will technically be S.J. Tucker’s first show ever in Canada. It will be a small private performance with the ceiling capped at 50 people. All the details for the show are at the bottom of this post. Wait – there’s more good news! Betsy Tinney who plays in both the Pagan bands of Gaia Consort and Tricky Pixie will be playing her cello for Sooj beautifully and powerfully as she does well. Also, barring an emergency, the aforementioned Mojo from the Wigglian Way will be opening for Sooj with a half hour set of new and old favourite songs of his. If you loved Mojo in Chalice & Blade and his solo performances on the old Myles of Beans stage in Burnaby, you will love his new solo material even more.
If you’ve never heard of S.J. Tucker you’ll want to! Sooj is a Pagan singer-songwriter and storyteller with seven solo albums under her belt and two with the Pagan superband Tricky Pixie. If you’ve never heard the wonder that is Sooj before, you can listen to all her music for free online here: http://music.skinnywhitechick.com.
I have seen Sooj perform live twice and I can honestly say she is so very much better live than recorded – and that’s saying a lot as her albums are of high quality. She puts on a high energy show with a perfect mix of mischief, spirituality, and emotion. When Sooj starts singing you just can’t believe that powerful voice is coming from such a petite woman. Her vocal range and changing styles of song are both very impressive. S.J. Tucker also has the uncanny ability to make everyone in the audience feel like she is singing and performing solely for them and makes everyone feel included and loved both during and after each show.
An Intimate Evening with S.J. Tucker
When: Sunday June 13, 2010 from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Whattlekainum Co-op Hall, Burnaby, BC
Price: $8-15 each available online or at the door
Facebook page with more details
And for a little pop-culture here is Sooj singing “I’m So Sorry (A Love Note to Fandom)”: