“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. With one hand anchored in her art and the other held out to you, she is songs and stories, community and wit.
With over ten albums released to date and several more currently in the works, Tucker has received songwriting awards and has traveled the United States, Canada, and Europe with her music. S. J. (called “Sooj” by fans and friends) believes that there’s more than one way to be a rock star. If you’re chasing your dreams and living your life in a way that keeps you happy and healthy, Sooj believes you’ve got it made.
Singer/songwriter and wanderlust Mama Gina feels most at home when she can feel the earth beneath her feet and taste the freedom of the open sky.
With down-to-earth, bluesy vocals, a bit of humor, and straight-ahead, rhythmic, acoustic guitar, she tells the true stories that fall into her head and heart.
She sings of life, death and rebirth. She sings of holding on and letting go.
She speaks to the Gods and Goddesses and they speak back. She sings their stories as they become her own.
She sings of her spiritual connection to the natural world, and of our responsibility to nurture both the mundane and the magical.
When she is not performing, you just might find her camping in the woods seeking inspiration from the earth beneath her feet and that vast, open sky.
Ginger is a Texas native now living in Ohio. She’s taken her life-long passion for music and combined it with a love of history and tradition, and melded into a delightful style of Celtic Folk! Performing both traditional and contemporary songs, she plays her autoharp and whistles. She is also a songwriter “in the old style” according to Andy M. Stewart of “Silly Wizard” from Scotland.
Ginger and her harps have traveled to the blue Caribbean, the glaciers of Alaska and her heart’s home, Ireland. She started performing at faires and music festivals in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, then traveled to Wyoming and Colorado before landing in Ohio. She has found new audiences there and in Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia.
She has shared the stage with Red McWilliams, jammed with Aoife Clancy, Jimmy Crowley, Jeb Marum, the Brobdinagian Bards, the Heritage Minstrels and the Bedlam Bards. She was a regular at the Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma Renaissance Faires where her friends gifted her with a special name, “Lark of the Clans.”
Since coming to Ohio, Ginger has found some wonderful new singing partners! You will often find her accompanying Joe Rollin Porter or Brian Henke with her whistles. Recently, she has formed a duo with Cleveland singer-songwriter, Jim Snively, called “Pocket Change.” She’s also adding her whistles and harp to the Euclid group, Witch and Toad. She often has a duet going with rising Ohio guitar star, Gary Parker (aka Major Lee) – and she is always ready to find a whistle harmony or pull a shaker out of her bag (as she quotes herself: Music is a “Participative” Sport!) (from her website)
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