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Meet Kaije Tucker

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaije Tucker.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I was born in 1986 and I’ve been playing guitar my whole life. I moved around a lot as a kid but after high school, I joined the Air Force, where I learned Chinese and served for 9 years. After separating, I moved to San Diego to further my passion for music.

I write new songs all the time and frequently gig everywhere from San Diego to Hollywood.

Please tell us about your art.
I’m a singer-songwriter and guitarist. I primarily write my own songs but I also do enjoy some covers here and there.

My main set revolves around doing live loops, where I build rhythm sections with beatboxing and guitar riffs and then, I play and sing over top.

What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
There has never been a better time for artists of any sort. With the advent of the internet, anybody can share their work with people in the furthest reaches of the globe. People make cool accessories and sell them on Etsy, put their paintings on their website or write in their personal blog. Musicians like myself can easily get their music into stores for little to no cost, share videos on YouTube for free and create communities to work together across the globe and create great music.

San Diego is a great place for musicians, in that, I can set up on the sidewalk and play my music all day for anybody willing to listen. It’s got to be one of the best cities in the world to be someone who likes to share music.

It’s hard to think how San Diego could possibly help artists any more than it does already but one thing might be to open up Balboa Park freely to all buskers

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
The best place to see my work is by visiting my site –

There you can find some video and links to my YouTube and Spotify channels, as well as my Instagram @KaijeMusic where I frequently post little clips.

The best way to support my work is to come out to see me! Maybe, take a photo or video and tag me in it and then check out my Spotify, share it with your friends.

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Sarah Olsen

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