• QUICK BIO: Tracey K. Houston presents a retro country and rockabilly show.
4/24/2017 4:49:04 PM
Tracey K. Houston
Nashville TN - United States
• Country [Rockabilly/Americana/Bluegrass]
• INFLUENCES: Loretta Lynn, Jean Shepard, Marti Brom, Lefty Frizzell, Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Hank Sr.
Tracey K. Houston-Vocals
Brian Zonn-Upright Bass
Jimmy Clark-Fiddle, Steel
• CONTACT INFO:
PRESENTING A MUSICAL MENU OF THREE MAIN ENTREES TO CHOOSE FROM:
** RETRO COUNTRY **
** 50s STYLE ROCKABILLY **
** HEY LORETTA ** (Loretta Lynn tribute)
Combo shows can be customized to your needs!! Just ask us!
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Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, Tracey K. Houston is an artist specializing in Country and Rockabilly with five full-length albums and numerous hit singles under her belt. An occasional long-haul truck driver, she's about as down-to-earth as you can get.
With the release of her new album, Rockin’ Little Angel, an exciting mix of old and new rockabilly songs, Tracey K. has been in high demand for shows in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Recently she’s been sharing the stage with such notable rockabilly greats as Carl Mann (“Mona Lisa”), Rayburn Anthony, and Harry Fontana. The new album includes a duet with rockabilly sweetheart, Marti Brom, along with another cut featuring harmony vocals by velvet-voiced James Intveld. Recently she completed a two-month rockabilly tour in Europe, including the Americana International Festival in England, with tour stops in Germany, Austria, Poland, The Netherlands and Belgium. 2013 expects a return tour to Europe, with plans for a Western Canadian tour as well.
Born and raised in Western Canada, surrounded by "country music and mountains", Tracey K. grew up in a musical family. All her relatives played and sang, and she remembers many a jam session the family would have singing and playing country music from the '40s through '70s. While growing up in Quesnel, British Columbia, she "discovered" her mother's record collection of country and rock n' roll from the 50s and 60s, and was in heaven! Her major musical influences are Anita Carter and Loretta Lynn, but other favorites include Elvis, Jean Shepard, Tammy Wynette, Marti Brom, Marty Robbins, Faron Young, Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones and Merle Haggard to mention just a few.
She recorded her first demos in 1991 and in 1993 her first single He's Not For Real was released to radio on ATI Records, doing very well in Canada and reaching #12 on the European charts. She performed around the Alberta circuit singing country and rockabilly, then in 1995 Tracey K. moved to Nashville (via Dallas, Texas) to further pursue her country music career. Her first album Falling For You, released in 1997, scored a Number One single of the title track on the Independent charts in the U.S. later that year, remaining in the Top 20 for eight weeks. CMT Europe and GAC also picked up the video for this single. In 1998 the New York State Country Music Association nominated Tracey K. Houston as Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year. May 1999 saw Tracey K. taping a performance in the Honky Tonk Heroes Showcase for the United Nations peace-keeping forces in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Tracey K. released her second album I'm Not the Same Girl (on her Indie label Songbird Productions) in 2000. All seven singles from the album, Count Me Out, Deja Blue, Hot Steamy Night in Dixie, I'm Not The Same Girl, Lonesome, The Girl In Oklahoma, and The Middle of the Bed, received chart action worldwide. Her 2003 single You Did Everything Right received worldwide chart action, and her 2004 single I Heard the Bluebirds Sing (duet with Grand Ole Opry Star, Jim Ed Brown) remained on the Canadian charts for 4 months, while riding high on the European charts. She has won industry awards including Canadian Recording Artist of the Year (2000) and Album of the Year (2001) from The Lonestar State Country Music Association (Best of Texas Music Awards) in Beaumont, Texas. Tracey K. taped a PBS one-hour concert TV Special in 2001 entitled Tracey K's Café which was aired nationally. In June of that year, she made another TV appearance on Nashville Video Showcase.
Tracey K. has toured extensively throughout Western Canada and the United States, and in 2004 she toured Europe for the first time. She has appeared at Fan Fair in Nashville consistently since 1997 to meet and chat with old and new fans alike. She has opened for David Frizzell, Razzy Bailey, Jo-el Sonnier, Crystal Gayle and others, but a highlight of her career was opening for the Queen of Country Music, Kitty Wells (& Johnnie Wright). She has also guested on the Ernest Tubb Record Shop Midnight Jamboree live radio show.
This year Tracey K. is touring with her country and rockabilly show, plus several other shows, including her production, Hey Loretta, The Girl From Butcher Holler™, a tribute in song and story, which she wrote, choreographed, and produced – dedicated to Loretta Lynn. The accompanying tribute CD, entitled Salute To Loretta Lynn had two singles released from it, Dear Uncle Sam and Our Hearts Are Holding Hands, the latter being a duet with Troy Cook Jr., which went to Number One on the European CMA charts in January 2008. Her most recent country album, Just The Way I Am, with the title cut as the first single, was released September 2008. The single went to Number 12 on the European charts and was added to the “Most Added” Americana Music Chart in Nashville two months later.
Bill Wence Promotions, Nolensville, TN, 800-584-5524
Nashville: PO Box 121374, Nashville TN 37212 Phone: 615-294-4929
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"Hey Loretta, The Girl From Butcher Holler"™ Starring Tracey K. Houston
Tracey K. Houston, an internationally acclaimed, award-winning traditional country music artist, presents in song and story, "Hey Loretta, The Girl From Butcher Holler", a loving portrayal of the Queen of Country Music, Miss Loretta Lynn.
Loretta Webb was born in 1935, the second of eight kids to a coal miner (hence the nickname, "The Coal Miner’s Daughter"), in the mountains of Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and married at the age of 13 to Oliver Vanetta "Mooney" Lynn. She had her fourth child by the time she was 18 and became a grandmother at 29. She embarked upon her professional music career in 1959, and in 1960 released one single, ‘Honky Tonk Girl’, on Zero Records. A year later, due to the success of that hit single, Decca Records picked up her recording contract. Through personal and professional triumphs and tragedies during the past five decades, Loretta has captured the hearts of millions worldwide, and has become one of the most recognized and successful country music artists ever.
"Hey Loretta" is a one-woman show written, arranged and produced by Tracey K., a noted Loretta historian. "Hey Loretta" traces the highlights of Loretta’s lengthy career, and the roots and development of Loretta and her music, which evolves from biographical songs to tunes about strong-willed, independent and feisty women. "Hey Loretta" is a 90-minute 2-part production. The first 45-minute set covers the 1960s (the early years), and after an intermission, the second 45-minute set covers the 1970s to the present (the superstardom years). A male band member performs the vocals of Loretta’s duet partners, Ernest Tubb and Conway Twitty.
"Hey Loretta" is a heartwarming, loving portrayal of the Queen of Country Music which will leave the audience enlightened and entertained.
The Coal Miner's Daughter is a servicemark of Loretta Lynn Enterprises, Inc.
Hey Loretta, The Girl From Butcher Holler™ is a trademark of Tracey K. Houston.
Hey Loretta, The Girl From Butcher Holler™ is an unauthorized musical based on the life of Loretta Lynn.
This show is perfect for:
Cabarets, Soft-Seat Theaters, Dinner Theaters, Hotels, Casinos, Corporate Events
Fly Dates Backline requirements: Full drum kit, lead guitar amp and bass amp.
Sound system, P.A. to be provided by venue.