The latest nomination has Ms. K contending for the Best Blues award in the Ontario Independent Music Awards, on the strength of her 2007 release Old, New, Borrowed & Blues". The awards will be held at the Phoenix Theatre in Toronto on November 15.
Currently residing in the jewel of Northwestern Ontario, Thunder Bay, the native Manitoban garnered two Winnipegblues.com's Music Awards in 2006 for Harmonica Player of the Year" and Female Vocalist of the Year", and a nomination for Electric Act of the Year". Earlier this summer, she was a finalist in the Toronto Blues Society's Talent Search where she claimed First Runner Up after a memorable powerhouse twenty minute set of originals at Nathan Phillip's Square.
Since releasing her second cd last spring, Tracy K's music has been heard all over the globe on various blues programs and keeps attracting attention in press and reviews. Aside from fronting her own four piece touring band, Tracy K also performs in an acoustic duo of vintage rags and blues, and contributes vocal and harmonica duties in a Thunder Bay all-star psychedelic/blues ensemble.
Her voice is compared to Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge, and Bonnie Raitt. Citing Sonny Terry as her first harmonica influence, Tracy K started blowin' harp in 1982. Her rousing energy can be experienced with her Right Hand Band", a four piece blues & roots-rock presentation of danceable grooves and down home blues. Since 2000, Tracy K has been a main stage attraction in Canada, to U.S. destinations, and south to the Caribbean. Her accredited writing includes a song for a Hollywood film, and she's appeared in two movies. A Winnipeg chanteuse now based out of central Canada in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Tracy K is available for bookings while touring in support of her latest recording Old, New, Borrowed & Blues", produced by blues legend Jack De Keyzer.
Named album of the week in France, number four at CFBX in Kamloops, receiving positive reviews, features and spotlights across Canada and internationally, the album is breaking a trail for Tracy K to follow.
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Fans have been asking for the return of Tracy K since she levelled the joint during her last festival appearance. Her blues harmonica style and Joplin-esque vocals make her a MUST-SEE!"- Gerry Krochak, The Leader-Post, Regina Sask., March 2007
Tracy K plays a nice harmonica...the real treat is her voice, well controlled, and gritty as a whisky-soaked hobnail...band is tight and not inclined to space-filling...nicely varied arrangements recall Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, Santana and traditional blues...some truly swell cuts here" - Jeremy Loomes, the Edmonton Sun, June 2007
Tracy K returns home leaving us this delightful CD...The Right Hand Band compliments her perfectly...songs are very well written, a seamless blend of blues, country and rock....nice harp work and a strong vocal" - John Valenteyn, Maple Blues Magazine, Toronto Blues Society, August 2007