Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Most recent release, Masts Of Manhatta (2010)
Annette Ducharme, other rockers
Tracy Bonham is from Boston. I think she's great—I saw her at a club in D.C. late '95, had no idea who she was, and was very impressed by her performance. Her originals are very strong, plus she did some surprising cover versions—Pavement's "AT&T" and PJ Harvey's "50 Ft. Queenie"—accompanying herself on violin!! (3/96, email@example.com)
Comments about live performance:
Not too impressed, probably the lowlight of the evening. Even her hit "Mother Mother" (a song I loved) was butchered onstage. Tracy didn't seem to be able to keep up with the band; they seemed off-kilter. Oh well. (c. 1996, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Recommended for rock fans
Tracy Bonham—guitar, violin, vocals
Paul Q. Kolderie and Sean Slade
This one hasn't grown on me like I thought it might. Only two listens, I'll continue to play maybe listen a little closer. (email@example.com)
Recommended for rock fans
Tracy Bonham—bass, guitar, Hammond organ, violin, vocals
Tchad Blake, Tracy Bonham, Mark Endert, Mitchell Froom
it has production touches that are mildly annoying (whatever you call the drum sound that so many mainstream records have these days). i want to say that it sounds vaguely industrial, but in a defanged sort of way. it has a couple real stand out songs, though, instant mix tape consideration fodder: "jumping bean" was quite nice. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2010—Engine Room Recordings—ERR-021
I liked a couple of songs off Tracy Bonham's debut album but did not follow her career after that. Still I got intrigued by her latest album (in part because of the title, which references Native American spelling of Manhattan) and am so glad I decided to give it a listen. It's a very interesting album, stylistically eclectic folk/pop/rock with bits of blues and even gypsy music ("Josephine"). (JoAnn Whetsell)
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Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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