Date and Time
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 9:30pm
Tracy Bonham Masts Of Manhatta, Tracy Bonham’s first full-length album in five years, was released on July 13th by Engine Room Recordings. Produced by Bonham, the album was mixed by Tchad Blake (Tom Waits, Los Lobos, Lisa Germano) and features the Brooklyn-based Smokey’s Roundup, a trio led by guitarist Smokey Hormel (Tom Waits, Beck, Norah Jones), as the backing band. Masts Of Manhatta is deeply rooted in the places where Bonham resides and recorded the album – Brooklyn and Woodstock, NY. It reflects two circular journeys: one leading Bonham away from music only to return to it, renewed, and a second – her trek from city to country and back, creating a loop as she responds to the inexorable pull of the two disparate ways of life. Tracy Bonham has continued to make great music and play all over the world for over a decade, although most may know her from her hit single Mother Mother which garnered two Grammy nominations and an MTV Video Award nomination in 1997. With a new record on deck (release TBA) in which Smokey's Roundup plays as backing band (Smokeyhormel.com), Bonham softens the edges yet remains as honest and raw as ever. Maintaining her lyrical humor with an ever evolving musical maturity, she uses her talents as a multi instrumentalist on stage and in the studio.