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S. J. Tucker (born February 22, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter.

S. J. Tucker's music is inspired by musicians like Ani DiFranco, The Beatles, Jeff Buckley, and Joni Mitchell. Tucker's music blends elements of electronica, filk, spoken word, jazz, and world music.

This musician provides examples of:

  • Alice Allusion: "Cheshire Kitten (We're All Mad Here)" is from the viewpoint of the Cheshire Cat. He describes his life and how he views Wonderland.
  • Genre Mashup: Tucker's music is alternative folk rock, filk, jazz, world music, and a bit of electronica.
  • Mythpunk: S.J. Tucker has released, as of 2010, three albums based on Valente's work, toured with her to support Palimpsest, and sometimes performs in costume as characters from Valente's work. The first two albums in this series - For the Girl in the Garden and Solace and Sorrow are based upon the first two Orphan's Tales novels; the third, Quartered, is based on Palimpsest.
  • Villain Song: "Not the Villain" is one for The Marquess, the villain of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.
  • Xenofiction: "Cheshire Kitten (We're All Mad Here)" is from the POV of the Cheshire Cat.