Entering the charts at #7 on the Roots Music Report and #3 on Earshot's National Folk/Roots/Blues Charts, "What's the Rush?" reaches # 1 and keeps charting
NEWS! MAY 2 ,2018
Tracy K has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award as Blues Artist of the Year. The awards will be handed out at the Break Out West festival and awards show October 10 - 14 in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. Visit www.breakoutwest.ca for more info on the event.
Just about two years ago, this is a line I used to describe Tracy K..."This is old school...I'm talking Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee kind of stuff...acoustic blues at its best. Tracy K has certainly done her homework, 'cause she nails this type of stuff - vocally, musically and more importantly, mentally. Her scrappy, scratchy voice, her masterful harp skills and her intensity all excel". Now she's back with her fourth release - "What's the Rush?" and none of what I said has changed, I've got more to add...
Canadian "mojo mama" Tracy K has been around the proverbial block; while What’s The Rush? is just her fourth album, it feels like the work of a case-hardened musical veteran. Ms. K gets her personal stories across with style. The engineering by Len Milne at Winnipeg’s Bedside Studios is razor-sharp: it's obvious she and her compadres didn’t rush through these tracks, but instead gave them enough attention to make the grade. - Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press, 2016
"What’s The Rush has grit and soul and is rough around the edges in just the right places. As a singer Tracy is like Bonnie Raitt and Koko Taylor, and she blows some of the best blues harp this side of Little Walter. Production at Winnipeg’s award winning Bedside Studios by Len Milne is perfect- rowdy, deep and intimate. Throwing this on is like walking into the middle of the best party ever. Stunning." 5+ rating http://gonzookanagan.com/music-reviews-rock-doctor-2/
"This is outdoor-festival music, tailor-made for a big stage and bigger crowd.If you’re in a hurry to hear powerhouse acoustic and electric blues, try Tracy K and her posse!" - http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/issue-11-2-January-12-2017/
(Google translation from Dutch to English)
With some browsing through the Canadian blues scene we already know that we are dealing with an extremely strong musician. A voice that can make it rock but also took over very soulful. Add to this that they have this eight-song album is 7 wrote and you know that this award-winning singer-songwriter and harmonica player of all trades...
...this hard driver has no aspirations to be Janis or Bonnie Raitt, she’s simply a blues rocking babe that knows how to bring the awards home...
The singer impresses with her hoarse voice and her restrained work on her harmonica. Tracy does not have to rush for me when every time such a wonderful album "What's The Rush 'delivers. (8/10) - Concert Monkey, reviewed by Walter Vanheuckelom http://www.concertmonkey.be/albumreviews/tracy-k-whats-rush
Tracy K again effortlessly delivers a mood full 'and melodic radio play and is blessed with a heavenly beautiful and lovely voice. With a certain brute force she tempers her timbre with a presumptive vulnerability. Here she is also a very talented harp virtuoso who thus perfectly approves its own compositions.
...compared to Bonnie Raitt and Koko Taylor for the power and richness of her voice but also a harmonica player of the highest order... complete sincerity, a singer who does not cheat and that hesitates not a second to get in trouble when it becomes necessary to force a little on the treble or even outright on power... above all passion makes it real value! Manitoba has found it's lady blues and it is with pride that Tracy K assumes its role ...
...next to her beautiful voice, she is also a gifted harmonica player. From the first moment the fun splash of the music of Tracy K, it is easy to understand that Tracy K already has a large and loyal fan base in her home country. As for me also follows Europe and the rest of the world very soon.