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Primary Instrument: Harmonica

Whether it's Blues, Swing, Jazz, Roots or Folk, vintage or contemporary, lead or harmony vocals and harmonica for a wide variety of projects, Tracy K has earned her valued reputation as a respected vocalist and musician. Tracy K's harmonica adventure began in 1982, but “the real treat is Tracy K's voice - well controlled, and gritty as a whisky-soaked hobnail” - Jeremy Loomes, Edmonton Sun, 2007 Raised on the Manitoba prairies, Tracy K wrote her first song at the age of eight. Considered Canada's only female virtuoso harmonica player she has come a long way since then, winning awards for her skills as a singer, songwriter, harmonica player and performer...
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Awards

Awards

- 2007 Ontario Independent Music Award for Best Blues
- 2007 International Songwriting Competition Award Recipient in BLUES and Performance
- 2007 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search First Runner Up
- 2006 WinnipegBlues.com Harmonica Player of the Year
- 2006 WinnipegBlues.com Female Vocalist of the Year
- Electric Act of the Year Nominee, Winnipegblues.com, 2006

QUOTES
”Fans have been asking for the return of Tracy K and her Right Hand Band since she levelled the joint during her 2003 appearance at the festival. Her blues harp style and Joplin-esque vocals make her a must-see!”- Gary Krochak, the Regina Leader Post, 2007

”...a million voices seem to be trapped in that tiny little instrument and Tracy seems to know how to exorcise them in front of wowed crowds every time I see her play. It was my pleasure to invite Tracy K to the national 2007 'Canada Reads, Ontario Rocks' event where she composed a song that had some in tears! It was again my pleasure to record Tracy for Canada Live, as I hope the rest of the country discovers her talent LIVE on stage.” - Alan Neal, host, Bandwidth (CBC Radio One), Canada Live (CBC Radio Two)

“Tracy K plays a nice harmonica...the real treat is her voice, well-controlled and gritty as a whiskey soaked hobnail” - Jeremy Loomes, Edmonton Sun, 2007 ”She's a sizzling vocal powerhouse, with style and an ability to move an audience. Tracy K and her Right Hand Band ROCKED the Rainbow!” - Jim Roy, Ottawa blues, jazz & swing guide

”Tracy K wowed the crowd with her passion. Everyone was cheering and calling for more. Definitely an act to catch!” - Rich Benson, Minneapolis Womens Blues Fest

”Opening for James Cotton was Tracy K, whose performance confirmed why she was the best act at the first blues fest” - Ken Wright, Thunder Bay Blues Society

”Yes I declare I am a fan. That is what motivates me as a promoter to book Tracy K to audiences of 30,000 people; and most recently, Tracy and Jamie to an intimate evening of 200. They brought a passionate charm to their blues tradition and know what it takes to move an audience.” - Marv Terhoch, President, Terhoch Associates, Winnipeg, Manitoba

”We are always very pleased to have Tracy K & Jamie Steinhoff play, as they draw a crowd from miles around. Their exceptional talent, wit, humour, day to day stories makes the duo appealing and keeps people coming back.” - John Cox, Green Achers of Wabigoon, Ontario

”Her songs are very well written, a seamless blend of blues, country and rock - not a surprise, perhaps, given the Thunder Bay / Winnipeg focus.” - John Valenteyn, Maple Blues Magazine, 2007

”Tracy K does a killer job on harp, something of a rarity for female performers in the genre. She has found a maturity where her lyrics match her vocals.” - Calvin Daniels, Yorkton This Week, 2007

“...an impressive harmonica player, with a voice that commands your attention. Add her songwriting, her versatility, and her on-stage charisma and you've got someone special.” - www.canadianblues.ca

“Most noteworthy by far was blues harp wonder Tracy K’s soulful, raw harp deliveries.....a seasoned harp technique that effortlessly wowed and impressed the audience....sheer harp joy... ” - J.Curtis on the TBS/CBC Women’s Blues Revue

“Tracy K was outstanding!....she injected a high level of energy with grit, an integral part of her show ” - B.Bedesky on the TBS/CBC Womens Blues Revue for canadianblues.ca

”A stellar performance by Tracy K demonstrated that the century old vocal tradition of the blues is thriving.”- Thunder Bay Blues Fest

”Tracy K is what music festivals are all about. “ - Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

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