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Folk: Alternative Folk Moods: Solo Female Artist Pop: Folky Pop Folk: Folk Blues Blues: Acoustic Blues

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Rosemary Tracy

My name is Rosemary Tracy. I am the third person in my family to carry this name and lets just say that the two that have come before me present some formidable shoes to fill. That being said, it is my great honor in life to enrich and enhance the world around me as I am able, and to walk through the world with eyes, mind, and heart open.

I was born in Memphis, TN, and I use a lot of blues elements in my music and vocals. When I was 5, my family moved to Palmer, AK, and I lived there until I was 22. I grew up in a wild land full of wild people, right in the heart of the Matanuska Valley. I am fairly certain that mine is the last generation that will ever experience a childhood like that due to the technology boom in the 90s, and I try very hard to hold the purity of that time in my heart when I’m writing (although I’ll also admit that being able to use GarageBand on an iPad anywhere to record is also awesome).

There was a lot of folk music happening in Palmer when I was beginning to pick up a guitar and write, and my parents also listened to quite a bit of James Taylor, the Eagles, and various bluegrass artists as we were growing up. I, like quite a few others, grew up singing and playing in church. My dad gave me about 3 or 4 guitar lessons to teach me the guitar basics, and from that point on music was always in my head. I started doing some open mics around town to see how I stacked up as a solo performer, and I was fortunate enough to meet and play with amazingly talented people in Palmer and Wasilla.

My ever-supportive parents gave me the surprise of my life that year; studio time at Frozen Lake Studios in Wasilla, where other local artists I had secretly idolized had previously recorded. With all of this support, love, and a fully produced CD that I pensively titled “So Far So Good” under my belt, I decided to take my music out of Alaska.

At 22 I moved to Portland, OR, where I not only received the culture shock of my life, but also a creativity overload. There was a lot of indie alternative music going on in PDX then... a lot of art fusion and artist collaboration that I had bever seen before. To add to my bag of tricks, I began singing lead vocals in a rock project. While the band never took off, the music was incredible, and the crash-course education I received from my band mates and others changed everything about how I write and perform as an artist.

I now reside in Prescott, AZ, which is a fancy way of saying “not as hot as Phoenix.” I am also the co-owner and a full-time hairstylist at my salon, Crimson Chair in Prescott. With my salon established for 2 years now, it’s time once again to get back to music, and I cannot be more excited. Thank you to all who have supported me through every show and CD, and thank you especially to my family and my incredible husband for being the encouragement I always need and appreciate. Thanks also to all of you who have visited this page... you are the reason that my music is anything more than noise in the garage. May you be uplifted and inspired.