There are those who are “born with it” and then there is Bill Tracy.
Bill came by his talents the old fashion way, he earned them. While still just a boy of thirteen, his stepfather showed him some chords on the guitar, the rest is as they say is “history”.
Not long after the influence of his step dad kicked in so did his love for Rock n’ Roll music. Bill spent a great deal of his youth studying his musical heroes; Paul, George, Ringo and John as well as Buffalo Springfield and many other contemporary acts of the time. One thing that kept coming back time after time was his love of roots Blues and good old country music.
He loves and always loved the songs of Jimmy Rogers, Muddy Waters, Freddy and BB King as well as Merle, Johnny, George and of course Marty Robbins. This music IS America and stands as some of the best music ever made and performed. So after spending time with Rock he came back to his roots, Blues and Country.
“Blues music touches your soul” Bill explains, “you can express any emotion with your instrument whether you are sad, joyful, happy or depressed; you can say it by just bending a note”. And bending notes are just one aspect of his blues. Country can touch you with lyrics that reach into your gut and yank out those emotions.
Writing became as important to Bill as did his singing and playing. Sometimes prolific in his writing Bill has spent countless hours writing his tunes. “I wish that I could sing all the songs I have written, but unfortunately some of them are in different stylings for me to sing”. That’s the reason some of Bill’s songs have been recorded by many other artists over the years.
The Heart of a Woman CD, has taken on a life of its own. This "come from the heart" album reaches many different areas of Blues, but make no mistake, its Blues. Bill weaves traditional Blues in with Funk and even Zydeco. He also manages to put a little political spin on a couple tunes as well. Mix these with songs from the heart and you have It; a Blues album that can move you on many different levels. Bill also has earlier CD's that include many of his popular Country songs and his Homeless Hero tune that seems to touch even the toughest veterans.
There you have it, an artist that works on a very basic human level and is able to reach most everyone he plays to with his song.