Tracy Nelson

Genres: Action & Adventure Blues Comedy Drama Horror Kids & Family Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Television
Descriptive "tags": blues female vocalists country folk female blues artists Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

27 December 1944, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Tutored on both piano and guitar as a child, Nelson began a singing career while studying at Wisconsin University. She was a member of two bands, including the Imitations, prior to recording her solo debut, Deep Are The Roots, in 1965. Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica) and Peter Wolfe (guitar) added support to a set drawing much of its inspiration from blues singers Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith. In 1966 Nelson became a founder member of Mother Earth, an excellent country/blues attraction which she later came to dominate as the original members pursued other projects. By 1973, when they were recording regularly in Nashville, the group had become known as Tracy Nelson/Mother Earth, and that year’s Poor Man’s Paradise was, effectively, a solo album. The singer’s independent career was officially launched the following year with Tracy Nelson, which included a powerful version of Bob Dylan’s ‘It Takes A Lot...

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