The Bistro is serving Easter bruch and dinner from 10:30a - 9p. The McLovins & Interlopers take the stage at 7:30!
Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 • Tracy Walton with special guest Kerri Powers • 8:00 PM

Genre: country, roots, folk
Video: "Brand New Again"

Come meet Tracy in person after the show!

This show is the release concert for Tracy Walton's new album, "If I Ever Get Away."

After playing Infinity Hall in 2012, CT's own Tracy Walton knew that it was the perfect venue to release his next CD. Tracy and his band are excited to return to Infinity Hall and bring you the release of the new album "If I Ever Get Away."

Tracy Walton has never been afraid to re-invent himself. In this spirit , Tracy embarked on a solo career in 2010, and released the aptly titled “Brand New Again” in 2011. At once rough and vulnerable, Tracy’s voice cuts to the heart of any story, taking you down back roads, through broken lonely hearts, and into hopeful, open skies. 

One look at Tracy's cd collection, and you realize you are entering the world of an eclectic songwriter. Through Tracy's songs, you will find yourself on a porch with Johnny Cash, at a protest with Bob Dylan, in love with the Beatles, and viewing the world through the sarcastic eye of Randy Newman. Yet, you will never lose sight of Tracy's unique voice and his original take on the tradition of song. 

Tracy picked up his first guitar at the age of ten and has never stopped playing. In his early twenties he earned a scholarship to study jazz at the Hartford Conservatory. He soon formed a jazz trio that logged 200 shows a year. But, the call of his roots was difficult to ignore, and Tracy found himself being drawn back to the Rock, and Americana music of his youth. 

For more than a decade, Tracy worked on the faculty of The National Guitar Workshop and Kent School. Tracy’s connection with the National Guitar Workshop allowed him to author three books through Alfred Publishing and also gave him the opportunity to play with world class players; including David Bromberg, and Vernon Reed. It was also at the National Guitar Workshop that he met some of the musicians that would make up his band and shape the sound of "If I Ever Get Away," including Rich Hinman (Rosanne Cash, Ben Kweller) and Jason Loughlin, (Rachael Yamagata). 

Kerri Powers

"Her songs evoke landscapes of similar artists Bruce Springsteen and Gillian Welch." BLURT MAGAZINE 

Kerri Powers' throaty voice complements the moody, intimate songs on her latest record, Faith in the Shadows (Gritty Ditty 2009). With these songs, it's clear that she looks for beauty on the darker side of life. However, with lyrics that are often considered quirky and whimsical, the songs can also have a hopeful feel but are never bouncy. "I put myself right in the middle of each song and find the truth in them," Kerri says. She brings that same intimacy and charm to her live performances.

 


Ticket Price: $30, $40

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