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Nov
15
Tracy Rice @ Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA)

Kerhonkson, New York, USA

Kerhonkson, New York, USA

Nov
14
Tracy Rice @ Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA)

Kerhonkson, New York, USA

Kerhonkson, New York, USA

Nov
13
Tracy Rice @ Edgehill Studios Cafe

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Some one asked me today what I thought was the best part of the internet. My reply was coming across artists such as Tracy Rice. Tracy has such a great voice and the passion she puts into her lyrics and music is spot on. I'm surprised this Canadian artist isn't signed to a major label or at least a large independent label. 'Out Of The Light' sees Tracy on more of a pop/rock outing and you know what I can't find a single track on this album that I don't like. This album is very catchy from start to finish and I'd be surprised if the majority of music lovers couldn't get into this album. Despite being released in 2001 I still recommend you track this down for tracks such 'Out Of The Light', 'Won't Leave You Behind', 'Too Young', 'I Want To Let Go', 'Say The Words' and 'Don't Leave Now'. I love Tracy Rice and I don't say that lightly. Listening to this album has really made my day.
Definitely one album to look out for! Rating 9/10


- STREET VOICE UK MAGAZINE


This is the latest album from Tracy Rice and this really shows what a talented individual this lady is. There aren't many artists out there who can sing/play as well live as what can be captured in the studio. In fact many artists today can't do their stuff live and that's a shame, but Tracy really comes at you and for me that's brilliant. Gone are the Pop tunes in favour of a more Folk/Country style which really is Tracy's love as this fifteen track album shows. Kicking off with 'Long Highway' the performance is spot on through the whole recording and numbers to look out for are 'I Couldn't Take It', 'Let's Get Carried Away', 'Let Me Love You From Here', 'I'm In Love With You' and 'I Don't Want To Think About It'. You couldn't ask for a better show and Tracy leaves you wanting more because what is on this album isn't enough. Yes it's that good. What's more Tracy's brother plays drums on this album so making it a real family affair. Top stuff from this Canadian artist. Rating 10/10 - STREET VOICE UK MAGAZINE


Canadian Rice has been hitting the clubs in Twang ...
Canadian Rice has been hitting the clubs in Twang Town for the last year or so as she has been working on this five-song offering. Judging by the recording credits alone, this woman means business. For her studio tracks she enlisted an A-list cast of players including Tommy Emmanuel, Alison Prestwood, John Gardner, Katherine Styron, Wanda Vick, Andrea Zonn, and Mark Casstevens among others. Kim Person and Mary ann Kennedy (of 80's pop duo Kennedy-Rose) serve as co-producers. These players have been responsible for some of the biggest hits, both pop and country, to ever come out of Nashville. All this combined experience in hit-making adds up to a slick package of radio-friendly contemporary country with a dash of pop in all the right places. Rice has a strong alto that fits nicely in the pocket created by the songs and arrangements here. The standout track is "I've Been There Before," a meditation in both faith and detachment in the face of a loved one's struggle with addiction. What could have been treacly fluff is instead a shot of encouragement and hope to both the addict and others who care about him or her. Rice has said that she's moving toward a more rock sound with her music and this project clearly shows the transition in progress. As Rice gains momentum in forging her musical identity, expect even bigger results. She already has the rest of the package firmly in place. - Church Street Freedom Press, Nashville


Tracy Rice is as genuine as 24-carat gold. She is the real deal. Her voice is as clean and clear as a mountain stream, but the power behind it is pure white-water rapids. Her original songs are full of happiness, loneliness, hopefulness, fear, and courage. They are personal tales of her unvarnished humanity. And the Cactus Cafe (Austin) crowds loved her. Tracy thanked the audience for their sincere attention, but it was clear that appreciation for sharing her touching songs was a two-way street. Hers is a talent truly worthy of attention and respect.

MikeCrixell
Editor/Executive Producer - Acoustic Player Magazine


Discography

Independent Recording Projects:
'Tracy Rice' - 1996
'Out of the Light' - 2001
'Truth' (EP) - 2006
'Live at Yadda' - 2008

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In her now three years on the US music scene, Tracy Rice is fast becoming known for her powerful alto and passionate delivery. Onstage, Rice blends Canadian good humour and husky vocals with some rock snarl. Her work has been described in various combinations of rock, pop, folk, acoustic, country, and "blue-eyed soul" and she's been compared to artists like Melissa Etheridge, Lucinda Williams, Michelle Branch and Anne McCue.

Tracy released her first two independent albums in 1996 and 2001, thus becoming a fixture in her native southwestern Ontario musical milieu. She hit the international stage in 2002 when she opened for country music's Terri Clark and subsequently won a Nashville Song Search songwriting award for her single, "Won't Leave You Behind." Two years later, she took the plunge and moved to Nashville to record album number three, a 5 song EP named Truth.

On this Nashville-produced album, her goal was for a less electric sound and a more "organic" approach from her previous rock efforts. Australian fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel contributed acoustic parts on 4 tracks and the song 'Runaway Bay' was co-written with renowned Nashville songwriter Mary ann Kennedy, of 80's Kennedy Rose fame.

While fans tend to see the singer/songwriter as a rocker, reviewers of the 'Truth' EP note her ability to walk the line between rock and country, evoking tongue-in-cheek characterizations of the love child of Melissa Etheridge and Terri Clark.

In Spring 2006, Tracy toured solo as an opener for Tommy Emmanuel. The following is a review from the Austin, TX show:

"Tracy Rice is as genuine as 24-carat gold. She is the real deal. Her voice is as clean and clear as a mountain stream, but the power behind it is pure white-water rapids. Her original songs are full of happiness, loneliness, hopefulness, fear, and courage. They are personal tales of her unvarnished humanity. And the Cactus Cafe (Austin) crowds loved her. Tracy thanked the audience for their sincere attention, but it was clear that appreciation for sharing her touching songs was a two-way street. Hers is a talent truly worthy of attention and respect."

Acoustic Player Magazine

Rice released her fourth album, 'Live at Yadda,' in July 2008. This live album was recorded at Yadda Club in Cincinnati in May of 2008 and is the best example of her tour show -- stripped down to acoustic guitar and drums.

Rice is currently touring internationally -- solo and with a band -- in support of the latest album.