Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson

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Tracy Johnson has been compared to Avril Lavigne & Sarah Mclachlan but make no mistake - she has a style all her own. Tracy is the girl next door, with the guts to sing everything you’ve ever wanted to say out loud but couldn’t find the words for.

Biography

Tracy says: “I'll always be a Minnesota girl at heart, I grew up Minnetonka, in a small town in the land of 10,000 lakes, where the mosquito was almost the state bird” With stars in her eyes from an early age, she spent her childhood singing songs she’d made up to get her little sister to stop crying. The first song was called “Waltzing with the Turtles and Dancing with the Ducks” it was a hit with her target audience at the time, her 2 year old little sister. She’s been hooked on writing ever since. The lyrics have changed and she’s far from home, but her sister is still her biggest fan. She’s just got competition now from the rest of the world.

Tracy’s first 6 song EP "Oceans Under Jupiter" was produced by Jesse Pruett (Singer for Parker Theory myspace.com/parkertheory) and engineered by Jeff Forrest (Doubletime Studio). The EP ended up getting a great reaction when it was released. A couple of the songs were featured on MTV’s “The Real World Denver”. XM Satellite Radio’s “Radio Unsigned” program featured Tracy as one of the *Futures* defined by them as “Artists to look for in the future as they are gaining momentum every day”. XM also featured her music on “The Radar Report” a special weekly radio program highlighting the “12 most notable artists in the United States” In addition she’s been getting airplay on 91X & 94.9FM.

Having shared the stage with national touring acts such as; Ben Lee, New Buffalo, The Beautiful South, Carbon Leaf, Ryan Ferguson, Sean O’Donnell (Reeve Oliver) and many more, Tracy’s music seems to transcend genre and age barriers.

In a crowded coffee house or on the main-stage at a rock show, Tracy has a way of making you feel like she's singing just for you. Her sound has been compared to Sarah Mclachlan, Kelly Clarkson, Fionna Apple and Avril Lavigne, but make no mistake - she has a style all her own. Tracy is the girl next door with the guts to sing everything you've ever wanted to say out loud but couldn't find the words for. A self proclaimed "lover of love" she tends to end up in situations that make for heart wrenching lyrics. You'll hear her sing once and enjoy it but there is something right below the surface that grabs a hold of your senses and won't let go, until you find yourself listening to the songs over and over and over again, singing along at the top of your lungs, out the car window, with your heart on your sleeve.

After many months of hard work the full length album "Dreams In Cold Weather" is set for release in May 2007. The full length album has been creating a buzz prior to its official release. “The Good Life” a single off the unreleased “Dreams in Cold Weather” was featured on a compilation CD sent out to radio stations all over Europe, The single spent 9 weeks on the Top 40 Charts on Capital Radio in Turkey (one of the two largest radio stations in Turkey) debuting at #32 and climbing up to as high as #23. Also featured in the charts on Radio ODTU (one of the largest University Radio Stations in Turkey) the single charted as high as #4 on their charts… in both of the charts Tracy was the only Independent Unsigned Artist … up against Rhianna, Natasha Bedingfield, James Blunt, Coldplay, Gnarls Barkley. “I was so excited about it and it was such a bizarre thing, I was getting fan mail from Turkey and wondering how they had heard of me. From then on I was announcing to everyone “I’m huge on the Turkey charts” which always seemed to make people laugh, so I finally said “let me rephrase that, I’m charting in Turkey”

“If you want to know more about me you should listen to my songs … they tell my story, from heartbreak to love, sadness to anger, living and dying, and everything between. Sometimes I laugh too loud, I splash through puddles when it rains, and I don’t take myself too seriously…. A few of my friends call me angel, (but that’s because I’ve got them all fooled ;-) I’m a sucker for words on a whisper and photographs of places I might never see. I think music is my boyfriend and I’m madly in love, that’s me.” Tracy

“Oceans Under Jupiter” EP is "an arresting comment on pop and well worth an ipod upload or a soundtrack for summer cruising with the top down … Forsaking surface pop for melancholy catchiness" San Diego Citybeat Magazine

“Tracy Johnson sings love songs in a way that makes you believe that she’s a girl who falls in love, hard and fast and with her whole heart. That’s the hallmark of a good love song because it lets you as the listener believe in the message of the music. Add to the fact that Johnson supports her vocals with strong instrumentals and a variety of musical influences and you’ve got a singer who makes you want to believe in her” Indie In-Tune Magazine.

Lyrics

Baby I Hope You're Wrong

Written By: Tracy Johnson & Jesse Pruett

It’s late, I call you to keep me awake
On the drive home
With the windows down I’m all alone
But wait, wasn’t it you who said
There’s no such thing as destiny
There’s no one here but you and me
Could you be right?
Baby I hope you’re wrong
Could you be right?
Oh how I hope you’re wrong
Oh, baby I hope you’re wrong
I drive, so lost in this great big world
On these empty roads
Green lights for miles and nobodies home
But wait, wasn’t it you who said
That fate’s a dream for the weak of heart
There’s no one here with you in the dark
Could you be right?
Baby I hope you’re wrong
Could you be right?
Oh how I hope you’re wrong
Oh, baby I hope you’re wrong
Don’t tell me now
Don’t tell me now
Don’t tell me now, don’t tell me

She Isn't Like Me

Written By: Tracy Johnson

At least if she were prettier
It might make it easier
If she had something funny to say
That could make you laugh again like we used to but
I don’t think she’s funny that way
She’s quiet when I’m just loud
And I know my laughter stands out in a crowd
It’ll never be easy for me to see what you
See in her but you don’t see in me
She isn’t like me
And maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to be
I can’t help but see
That you don’t love her the way you used to love me
I close my eyes and I count to ten
But when I open them it’s all the same
It’s like the air has all left the room and
There she is staring up at you
And she’s hanging on every word that you say
She’s quiet when I’m just loud
And I know my laughter stands out in a crowd
It’ll never be easy for me to see what you
See in her but you don’t see in me
She isn’t like me
And maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to be
I can’t help but see
That you don’t love her the way you used to love me

Every Word I Meant It

Written By: Tracy johnson

Do you feel me, feel me slipping away?
Did I walk too close to the truth?
Everything I ever wanted to say
I wrote on my heart for you
If I could take it back I’d try
To make it right please make it right
But I can’t rewind the time
and still it’s just an excuse
every word I meant it
every word was true
and I could have been the one to save you
if you had needed to be saved
and I could have been the one to make you
if you had needed to be made
do you feel me falling falling away?
Just out of reach of your arms
The search for answers lead me far away
So far away from the truth
Why now? Why this time?
Did the fire go out or did you just stop trying
I’ve lost where I started from and still its just an excuse
every word I meant it
every word was true
and I could have been the one to save you
if you had needed to be saved
and I could have been the one to make you
if you had needed to be made
and I could have been the one to save you
if you had needed to be saved
and I could have been the one to make you
if you had needed to be made
I sit here waiting for answers never hear a thing
I sit here waiting for answers never hear a thing
I sit here waiting for answers never hear a thing

Discography

EP - Oceans Under Jupiter
Radio Airplay on 91X, 94.9FM, XM Satellite Radio
Full Length Album "Dreams in Cold Weather"

Set List

40 minutes - 1 hour set