Cleveland Singer/Songwriter Tracy Marie has released her new album, A Dark Place, produced by chart topping, platinum producer, Jim Wirt (Fiona Apple, Incubus). The twelve song album features some of Cleveland’s top professional musicians in Tony Kazel, Ed Stephens and Nick Ammons. “Working with Jim Wirt, who has worked with artists I’ve really been influenced by, was a great experience,” says Tracy Marie, “The musicians on the album did an amazing job translating the 90s grunge vibe that I was going for with this project.”
Tracy will be celebrating the release of A Dark Place with a performance on Friday, August 13th at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tracy Marie has written hundreds of songs, released 6 albums and has performed professionally for more than 20 years in the Rock, Blues and Folk scene. Her performances have included venues from nursing homes to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and back home at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where she received a nomination for “Rock Hall Riot Girl” in 2008, an award also received by Joan Jett. In addition to performing, Tracy has been the director of the Breastfest Cleveland, an annual benefit helping breast cancer patients and families going on it’s 21st year and featuring female fronted bands from the north coast.
Tracy’s music is her connection to her community, where she has made herself known as an outspoken advocate for disability rights and strives to improve care for those with rare diseases. She herself was diagnosed with a rare condition called Morquio Syndrome, a type of skeletal dysplasia caused by a missing enzyme. Still, she continues to write, record and perform her music despite her physical challenges.