Hot off the trail of her new album tour ‘Heart, Soul, Feeling’, Tracey returns to her hometown to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Blues at Bridgetown. Tracey is the ultimate one-woman-band, combining driving guitar, stomp box, harmonica, and loop pedal with power house vocals to deliver her high energy original blues/roots sound. Story telling, emotive lyrics and catchy hooks underpin Tracey’s upbeat and dynamic rhythm guitar.
This is ‘blues n roots’ music at its best with occasional references to her background in rock, country and folk. Her unique sound can easily be described as the sonic lovechild of John Butler and namesake Tracy Chapman.
No stranger to the road, Tracey has toured and performed on the WA circuit over the past eight years. Tracey has graced the stages of many festivals, including Nakara Festival and Nannup Music Festival and shared the stage with likes of Tex Perkins, Bill Chambers and Donovan Frankenreiter.
Her musical career started right here on the streets of the Blues at Bridgetown Festival busking. Since then she has earned multiple songwriting nominations, featured on Sounds of the Southwest WAM CD, won the 2016 Lancelin Buskers Festival Best Female Performer and released 2 EP’s (‘The First of Many’ in 2010 and ‘Blooming’ in 2013).
Mid-way through her West Australian tour, Bridgetown is the place to catch the performance of her new album, ‘Heart, Soul, Feeling’, which has Tracey’s best songwriting and most skilled guitar playing yet.
Joining Tracey for this year’s festival will be percussionist and didge player Steve Richter. It’s a rare treat to catch her performing as a duo so don’t miss this act.
“When I played a live gig with Tracey Barnett, I was blown away by her vocals and songwriting! She’s also an awesome guitar player.” • Bill Chambers
“Tucked away in Bridgetown is someone who could be best described as a quiet achiever … Tracey Barnett has a shyness even on stage that belies her immense talent.” • Ted Dana, Australian Music Network
“Tracey Barnett is a rare example of a young woman who can, single handedly, walk onto any stage, grab the audience and take them on an uplifting journey … this is original roots and blues at its best.” • Susan Clarke, Dingo Beach Music
“… the audience was transfixed, it’s not often you get an opportunity enjoy a performance from someone who is so totally on top of their game that you feel so drawn into the performance.” • Barry Benfell, South West Blues Club
Bridgetown – Western Australia, Australia
Tracey Barnett – vocals, guitar, harmonica, stompbox