Reviews and Testimonials
"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."
Maria Nutick -- Green Man Review
"Alexander is equally adept at guitar, fiddle, mandolin and various percussion."
JM -- Dirty Linen
LJ Review - smodell1995
Jul. 24th, 2009 - A Bunch of Mythcreants
There are a number of adjectives I could use to describe the Tricky Pixie album release party in Kenmore, WA., last night: thoughtful; exciting; wondrous; hilarious; sexy; agonizing; riotous; high-octane; erotic; masterful. Take your pick. Add a few of your own if you were there. (more...)
I think my absolute favorite part was watching all of Alec's fans lose their jaws on the floor over Sooj and Betsy. They're in love, and oh are they happy about it. And I really cannot blame them, 'cause I'm in the same boat.
The Tricky Pixie concert at Soul Food Books tonight exceeded my already high expectations. Just the SOUND that these three amazing performers have when they do a song together is enough to make angels, devils, and bodhisattvas weep. And then there was the set list. There was a joke at one point about this being the "Smoke 'em if you got 'em" set list. Yeah, I'm guessing a number of people were sweating due more to the music than the temperature.
Getting to hear Creature of the Wood back-to-back with Daughter of the Glade was mind-blowing. I'd been ravenously curious about Daughter of the Glade ever since Alec mentioned at NorWesCon that s00j had written it, and his high approval of same. Folks, that song managed to exceed my expectations by so much that it went into orbit. I *loved* Sooj talking about when playing it for Alec for the first time, how she hadn't shook that bad before performing a song since she was 15 and doing a solo. Even better was Alec's follow up that he was shaking that bad *after* he heard her song.
Getting to hear them do March of C with a whole roomful cheerfully shouting along was great. Alec's song, "Blood and Body" (actual title? anyone? Bueller?) had the room literally howling along at various points. Seeing the reactions of Alec fans to the Wendy Trilogy was fantastic, including the shouts of laughter as Sooj's trickster side came out time and again to tease the audience.
I loved the balance between Alec's songs, Sooj's songs, Betsy's song, and even one by another performer entirely for their encore.
Betsy was definitely the backbone of the show. Her grace and intensity underscored the drowning deep sounds she brought forth from her cello, and I loved seeing her getting acknowledgement from the audience for her contributions. All three performers shared the stage beautifully, and the energy and chemistry of this new group bodes very well for their future. They were having a hell of a lot of fun, and bringing their audience along for the ride. FaerieWorld is not going to know what hit them. ;)