Skinny White Chick
Skinny White Chick
J. is based in Memphis, TN, and tours the USA solo and as leader of the band, Skinny White Chick. Since her exit from accursed 'dayjobhood' in 2004, S. J.
has released four full-length albums containing all-original material, two studio and two live, on nothing but her own steam, and has run rings around her own US touring circuit many times. S. J. is currently home for the holidays in TN/AR, gearing up for a Pacific Northwest tour in January, as well as rehearsals with her brand-new band Tricky Pixie! She celebrated the release of two new full-length albums this past Halloween: SIRENS, which romps from pirate ships to punk, and For The Girl in the Garden, a tie-in album of songs and readings in honor of the book that's been named an Arabian Nights for our time, The Orphan's Tales: In The Night Garden by Catherynne M.
Valente. With her own combination of deft guitar work, stunning original composition, and crystal-clear vocals, this Skinny White Chick garners frequent comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Ani Difranco, Tori Amos, and Jeff Buckley. Like these artists, but with her own memorable intensity, S. J.
writes and performs for the soul, giving all she’s got to songs of fairy tale characters and goddesses come to life, on top of the usual journeys of love, loss, and daily survival. Reviewers describe S. J.’s sound as “Celtic Blues, folk rock full of fire” (Green Man Review) and state that she delivers “a surprisingly energetic set” (Playback St. Louis).
In a fine bit of press, smother.net said of her 2005 album, Tangles. More than a Renaissance woman, S. J. Tucker has spent her entire life evolving as a storyteller, composer, performer, and technician. Lately, she has expanded her song catalogue to include new original songs of an electronic and even punk rock bent, balancing out her earlier, more folk-oriented work.
Raised by an artistic family in the Mississippi Delta, Tucker began performing her music at age sixteen, balancing the pursuit of her dreams and her education. Ten years later, and now a multi-instrumentalist, poet, and actress as well as a full-time touring and writing performer, S. J. strives to blaze a trail and wastes little time changing lives and hearts as she goes.
All along, she makes her way a little bit differently than most big-name troubadours: fully committed to audience more than image, Tucker has no issue performing for Pagan Pride Day, Gay & Lesbian community centers, and Episcopal schools all in the same week—and she has. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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