Tracy Morrison

Biography

Tracy Morrison is a folksinger and songwriter whose diversified songwriting styles, grief stricken love ballads, and historical story songs have made her a well-respected contemporary folk artist. She has opened for world renowned musician-songwriters, Tish Hinojosa and Mary Cutrufello, shared the stage with guitar virtuoso, Sergio Webb and created studio recordings with Pinto Bennett. 

Her new album "Flower Songs In Sagebrush Town" (COMING OUT SUMMER 2019) is a collection of songs commemorating women of the American West. It includes seven new originals and five acoustic versions of previously released material. The physical CD includes an 8-page booklet with lyrics and commentary describing the women and songs. "I recorded the raw versions of these songs as I've written them because I wanted the stories to stand out during the listening experience." 

“Heirloom” (2018) was produced by composer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist; Thomas Paul. Steeped in traditional influences, and draws from classic Rock-n-Roll. Compelling electric guitar riffs, intricate bass lines, and graceful vocal harmonies showcase Morrison's folk rock personality. In 2012, she released a self-titled, alternative country EP produced by Pinto Bennett. In 2014, she released “Dancing Through Medbury” original folk songs highlighting her rural roots & incorporating hints of old time country-blues and western. 

She is also a Speaker for the Idaho Humanities Council’s, Speakers Bureau. She presents stories and songs programs including “Historical Idaho Women Stories & Folksongs”, “Country Ballads and Early Blues” and “American Folkmusic Revival”.

 “Doing no-frills traditional country is tougher than it sounds. Many times, musicians who try come off as staid, corny, self-important or reclusive. With her indelible melodies, warm voice and spare, winningly plain-spoken lyrics, Pinto Bennett protégé Tracy Morrison gets it just right.”

Ben Schultz - Boise Weekly