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Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Tracy Bonham’s major label debut, The Burdens of Being Upright (Island Records), achieved Gold Record status in 1996, spawning the chart topping hit single “Mother Mother.” This lead to a pair of Grammy™ nominations, and an MTV Video Award nomination. Very soon after her world tour, the music business began to shift and change dramatically. Her sophomore album was delayed several times and by the time it was released in 2000, Island Records and the music business in general was almost unrecognizable. She released the arty and angry Down Here to critical acclaim but did not enjoy commercial success. In 2003, after moving to Los Angeles, Bonham became the featured vocalist / violinist on Blue Man Group’s The Complex Tour and How To Be A Megastar 2.0 (2006). In 2005 Bonham released her third album Blink The Brightest (Rounder/ Zoé). This was her most commercial sounding album and several of the songs were featured in tv shows and movies such as The L Word, Weeds, and Sexting In Suburbia. In 2010, after moving back to Brooklyn and marrying Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine, Bonham released Masts of Manhatta. This album won accolades from major publications and landed her her second appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Late Late Show With Craig Furgussen. In 2015, Bonham released her fifth album entitled Wax & Gold with the help of Pledge Music and her fans. Wax & Gold was very well received by the public and the press. The album showed a maturity in songwriting, as well as an evolved vocal style, that makes Bonham stand out as a serious artist with a unique talent. Bonham is an artist who continues to create and grow no matter what obstacles are in her path. Tracy’s vocals and violin are featured on artist’s albums such as Latin Playboys “Dose”, Wayfaring Strangers’ “Wayfaring Stranger” & “This Train”, Ron Sexmith’s “Whereabouts”, and Aerosmith’s “Honkin On Bobo”. Tracy has just finished recording her sixth album, Modern Burdens, partnering up with Pledge Music, once again, to completely reimagine her over twenty year old debut album. She is joined by other strong female artists (Tanya Donelly, Rachael Yamagata, Kay Hanley, Sadie DuPuis, Kathryn Calder, Angie Hart, Nicole Atkins) on lead vocals – an intentional message of solidarity and strength for women everywhere during the Trump era.