International Songwriting Competition and CBC Recognize Tracy K


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For several years, Tracy K has been an active musician and songwriter in the contemporary folk and blues genres. She has written songs for various projects outside of her own, including a movie and a special tribute to the Six-String Nation guitar.Now there are new feathers for her cap:

On January 28th, Tracy K was declared a semi-finalist in two categories of the 2007 International Songwriting Competition. Her song “Broken & Blue" was chosen in the Blues category, and “Rollin' with the Changes" was chosen in the coveted Performanca category. Finalists will be announced Feb 4th.

CBC Recording in February - Tracy K has been chosen to write a song based on one of the five titles from CBC Radio One's “Canada Reads 2008", the annual event where five 'celebrity' readers compete over which Canadian book should be considered a classic. Alan Neal, the host of Ontario's Bandwidth has asked five musicians from different parts of Ontario to each read one of the books and write a song based on it. Tracy K is paired with up-and-comer Jamie Smith, aka “The Auditor General", also from Thunder Bay. A live concert will be recorded at the CBC Ottawa studios on Monday, February 18th for broadcast province-wide on “Bandwidth" and nationally on “Canada Live", both on Feb. 23rd.

On Friday, Feb.16th, “Canada's First Lady of the Blues Harp" Tracy K and her Right Hand Band will bring their original brand of rockin' blues to the Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa for a recording by CBC Radio Two's “Canada Live" for future national broadcast.

A very informative, and in-depth interview has just been posted to Cross Harp Chronicles on Tracy K. It chronicles her musical journeys and philosophies to date with pertinent and thoughtful questions. To view it follow this link:



WHEN: Feb. 14, 2008
WHAT: Tracy K and her Right Hand Band
WHERE: Brandee's, Kingston, Ontario
178 Ontario St.,Kingston
Telephone:613 - 549 - 1496

WHEN: Feb. 15, 2008
WHAT: Tracy K and her Right Hand Band
WHERE: Rainbow Bistro, Ottawa, Ontario
76 Murray St., Ottawa
Telephone:613 - 241 - 5123

WHEN: Feb. 16, 2008
WHAT: Tracy K and her Right Hand Band
WHERE: Trudeau's Park, Tweed, Ontario
Stoco Rd., Tweed
Telephone:613- 478 - 5511

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