Tracy has an amazing facility for finding four leaf clovers. Does that make her a lucky person? Tracy’s not entirely certain that she even believes in luck, but she clearly possesses a knack for perceiving patterns in nature that others seem to overlook. That knack extends to her musical pursuits as well and may well be the secret to her longstanding success as a contemporary singer.
Just as palpable as her ringing alto and her estimable guitar skills, there is a blazing honesty that runs through Tracy’s work, from her 1998 debut album Naked to 2003’s All This Time, and 2013’s Coetaneous Vibrations. She recently recorded an intimate set of songs (Bare Bones) with guitarist Brian Rivers for listeners who prefer a ‘less is more’ approach to her songs. Tracy has been the recipient of two CAMMY Awards (Cincinnati Enquirer), 2 CEA Awards (Cincinnati CityBeat Newspaper) and the prestigious Taft Museum of Art Duncanson Artist in Residency Honor among others celebrating her achievements in music. She has also opened shows for legends, Patty Labelle and the late Joe Cocker. Tracy doesn’t merely write and play a song, she crafts and inhabits it, as though the songs she sings are shelters from the emotional storms of the world, and sometimes Tracy’s songs are storms themselves, raging right back at the universal tempests we all face. Tracy has developed a reputation as a fierce performer both solo as well as with her band and in 2018 celebrating her 25th anniversary in music!