Wax & Gold 4 STAR REVIEW IN ROLLINGSTONE MAGAZINE

Thank you ROLLINGSTONE for the 4 star review Wax & Gold album review! 4 stars and some warm glowing words from the wonderful Rob Sheffield.

Each album, since my debut, has been reviewed well by RS with the initial feature with full page photo in 1996. Thank you for the 20 years of love.

Read here:

ROLLING STONE REVIEW – 4 STARS http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/tracy-bonham-wax-gold-20150923

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Sept. News Update

“Brooding, whimsical, and loving, Wax and Gold is a vibrant piece of work”-Popmatters

“a lean record, but with rich instrumental embellishment wrapping around Bonham’s voice, and adding twists of jazz, blues, and even gospel to the mix.”-Village Voice

“Tracy’s a beautiful, wild spirit and I’m honored to have played a small part on her mighty new record.”-Langhorne Slim

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Friday 8/28 NYC show

Hey special NYC friends.

Friday 8/28 at 8 pm I will play my special Wax & Gold record release show at the intimate Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 (Stage 3 entrance is 185 Orchard St.)

I will be featuring a wonderful cellist I met in the
2nd Ave Subway station named Gabriel Royal.
He was busking, singing and playing with his case open, and I stopped
dead in my tracks. I was in such a hurry, but had to stop and listen.
His voice and his playing amazed me. We exchanged information
right then and I took a chance and asked him to play this gig
with me. Turns out he is a great guy too!
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 is 185 Orchard Street 8 PM
——
I am so excited to share my new record with you!
Here is what a few peeps
have said already:

 “a riveting, complicated maker of pop music. She is the kind of songwriter who uses pop conventions intelligently, then also dashes them.”-Popmatters

“Tracy’s a beautiful, wild spirit and I’m honored to have played a small part on her mighty new record.”-Langhorne Slim

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Saturday 8/29 Bearsville NY show

Hey special Woodstock and upstate friends,

Saturday 8/29 at 8pm  – “Tracy Bonham and Friends” Wax & Gold record release party at the famously historic and beautiful Bearsville Theater http://bearsvilletheater.com

Super excited to share with my Woodstock and Bearsville Peeps!!! So glad to have you in my lives! Featuring  Kevin Salem, Mike and Ruthy, Kenny Siegal of Johnny Society, Steve Koester of Two Dark Birds, Konrad Miessner, Ken Mauiri, Joe Magistro….

 

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PopMatters

TRACY BONHAM PREMIERES NEW SONG WITH POPMATTERS

Popmatters has premiered a new song from Tracy Bonham this morning.  “Black Tears” will appear on her forthcoming full-length album Wax & Gold to be released on August 21st.  The song is inspired by her personal experience with Motherhood and in her words “chance and other choices.”

Wax & Gold is Bonham’s first new album in over five years and features the talents of producer Kevin Salem (Yo La Tengo, Rachael Yamagata) as well as talented friends (including Langhorne Slim and Amy Helm).

Listen to “Black Tears” premiere via Popmatters here:

http://www.popmatters.com/post/196136-tracy-bonham-black-tears-audio-premiere/

NEW ALBUM WAX & GOLD ALBUM OUT ON 8/21

“a riveting, complicated maker of pop music. She is the kind of songwriter who uses pop

conventions intelligently, then also dashes them.” –Popmatters

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More new music here:

NOISE TRADE LINK – http://noisetrade.com/tracybonham

Here is a collection of songs, in various states of song-hood, that lead to the completion of my new album Wax & Gold (release date Aug 21, 2015). This here is a big glass jar full of sewing materials, like what my grandmother had in her sewing room. As a little girl I would stick my hand in the jar just to feel and hear the sound of the colorful beads, the plastic and pearl buttons, the zippers, and the metal snaps against the glass. Soon they would become a part of a bigger thing, a dress, or a suit, or perhaps not. For now, they sit in a jar waiting to be touched – waiting for me to bring them to life.

I have worked really hard over the past five years to write these songs. As a new mother to an beautiful adopted son, it’s hard to find the time to be as creative as you once were. Being a mother and being creative is like moving through molasses. These songs move slow. They don’t jolt or jab. They take their time. They are about being a mother, and finding a definition of family that works for me.

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PRE -ORDER WAX & GOLD ANNOUNCED TODAY w/ 2 LYRIC VIDEOS

Hey everyone!!! Here is my official announcement for the Aug 21 release of Wax & Gold . Thank you, my dear friends, fans and family for making this happen. This album is as much yours as it is mine. PledgeMusic peeps – It is all coming together at last. THANK YOU.

TRACY BONHAM RELEASES TWO LYRIC VIDEOS! ANNOUNCES WAX & GOLD ALBUM FOR 8/21

“a riveting, complicated maker of pop music. She is the kind of songwriter who uses pop conventions intelligently, then also dashes them.”-Popmatters

“Tracy’s a beautiful, wild spirit and I’m honored to have played a small part on her mighty new record.”-Langhorne Slim

Musical journeywoman, Tracy Bonham has released lyric videos for two new songs this morning! Those songs “Luck” and “Wax & Gold” are available to order as a digital single via Amazon and iTunes (links below). They also will be included on her forthcoming full-length album Wax & Gold to be released on August 21st. According toBonham, the two tracks represent the two sides of this release and juxtapose each other. “Luck is a bit of a moody and dark tune while, ‘Wax & Gold’ is more harmoniousand light. They represent both sides, the Wax and the Gold.”

Watch the official lyric video for “Luck:

Watch the official lyric video for “Wax & Gold” Here:

This is Bonham’s first new album in over five years and was entirely funded by fans through Pledge Music. All recording was done in Woodstock, NY with Producer Kevin Salem (Yo La Tengo, Rachael Yamagata) and a talented group of friends (including Langhorne Slim as well as Amy Helm).

Lyrically Bonham admits that Wax & Gold is also her most personal work. Inspired entirely by her five year old son, and defining her own notion of family. On the experience Bonham relates “In-between the last album (2010’s Masts Of Manhatta)and this one, my husband and I adopted a son. He comes from Ethiopia and the international adoption process was very long and arduous. These past years of meeting him, adopting him and settling into a parental role has been immensely fulfilling on a spiritual level. It’s amazing to me how parents and children who come from opposite sides of the world can come together and their history, their culture becomes

I wrote a song for this album called ‘This Here’s My Grandpa’s Guitar’ and it’s about this Baritone Ukelele he used to play from the 50’s or 60’s. It was a part of my memories of him and now it’s in our house and so it’s part of my son’s life. It’s a connection between this long-gone man from Oregon and this boy from Ethiopia and both of them very dear to my definition of family.”These metaphors and messages are referenced in the album’s title as well. Wax & Gold being derived from a term used in Ethiopian literature and culture. A term meant to describe a way of telling stories that have two meanings, wax for the superficial meaning while the gold is the true meaning.

At the close of this year it will mark the 20th anniversary of Bonham’s Gold-selling debut The Burdens Of Being Upright (Island Records). Initially pegged into the alterna-grrl category due to breakaway single, “Mother Mother” Bonham quickly dispelled that title with music that jumps from folk, blues, country and rock within a single album.

In addition to four previously released full-length and three EP’s, Bonham has toured extensively as a vocalist/ violinist for The Blue Man Group during their live music arena tours, as well as featured vocalist on Aerosmith’s Blues album entitled Honkin On Bobo, and a brief stint as violinist with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

Below is announced record release shows (thus far) and expect other special celebrations/performances to be announced shortly.

WAX & GOLD RELEASE SHOWS:                                                            

8/21 Eugene, OR @ CD World

 8/28 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3)

8/29 Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theater (as Tracy Bonham and Friends)

Order “Luck”/”Wax & Gold” Digital Single here: iTunes or Amazon

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Summer News!

Hi everybody!

Summer is here and it’s time to play some shows, and teach summer camps. I love it all and I hope to see you and / or your children soon.
Here is what is going on for me as I gear up for the release of my album Wax & Gold:

UPCOMING 2015 SUMMER SHOWS:

JUNE 27 BEARSVILLE, NY – MIKE AND RUTHY RECORD RELEASE AT THE BEARSVILLE THEATER –

Tracy plays with Mike And Ruthy (and special guests) for their Bright As You Can record release party at the Bearsville Theater: Woodstock NY

8pm doors, 9pm show

JUNE 28 BEACON, NY – BEACON RIVERFEST:

Tracy and her band will debut songs from her upcoming release Wax & Gold.

3:00 pm on the North Stage

JULY 2 WOODSTOCK, NY: WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN AT THE BEARSVILLE THEATER –

Tracy will join other women performers / singer-songwriters
More info here.

 

*STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER STAGE-IT SERIES AND LIVE SHOWS IN NYC WITH TRACY AND HER NEW MUSIC FROM UPCOMING RELEASE WAX & GOLD

 

TRACY WILL BE TEACHING 4 SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS:

JULY 6-10 BROOKLYN, NY –
5 DAY ROCK CAMP WITH GOWANUS MUSIC CLUB

Tracy is back for her fourth summer in a row teaching young kids how to work together as a band.

JULY 13-17 WOOSDTOCK, NY –
5 DAY STRING CAMP AT THE ACADEMY

Tracy will be teaching her rock strings summer camp at the Paul Green Rock Academy.

Scroll down to Tracy Bonham Rockstrings : http://www.rockacademy.com/camp.html

JULY 27-31 WOODSTOCK, NY –
5 DAY KIDS MUSIC CAMP WITH THE SMALL GREEN ROCK ACADEMY

Tracy and acclaimed kids yoga and music teacher / recording artist Bari Koral will co-teach this rocking summer camp for young ones. Ages 3-7 welcome. Tracy will debut some of her new curriculum and music for young music enthusiasts.

AUGUST 17-21 EUGENE, OR – 5 DAY STRING CAMP WITH THE EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD YOUTH AND JR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS

Back for her second annual rock-strings summer program at her alma matter, teaching string players from age 12-18 with Dale Bradley, of the Eugene Symphony Orchestra.

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May Stage-It Shows

Hey there! I am happy to announce some live shows coming up. First of which is a virtual residency, or  “Your Kind of Tour”, where you don’t have to move, I don’t have to move, no gas emissions, no bouncers,  nobody has to do anything but click on a link, you sit on your couch and “hang out” with me and my musician friends in Woodstock. My dear friend Marco Benevento and his lovely family are hosting the evening at their studio – Fred Short Studios! I will play songs from my new album with my friends as we gather around the mic!

SHOWS

Every Wednesday in May

Virtually “hang out” with me and my friends in Woodstock as we gather around the mic and play songs from my up and coming album Wax & Gold!

WAX & GOLD  STAGE-IT  “YOUR KIND OF TOUR”: Live from Fred Short Studios in Woodstock, to your living room

May 06   8pm  http://bit.ly/TracyBStageIt

May 13   8pm  http://bit.ly/TracyBStageIt

May 20   8pm  http://bit.ly/TracyBStageIt

May 27   8pm  http://bit.ly/TracyBStageIt

More info and buy tix here: http://bit.ly/TracyBStageIt

There will be prizes for the top supporters at each show – including autographed Wax & Gold cds, autographed Wax & Gold vinyl, video-grams, phone calls, song requests, etc.

MAY 15, 8pm –  LIVING ROOM, BROOKLYN NY

http://www.songkick.com/concerts/23269943-matthew-ryan-at-living-room

SUNDAY JUNE 28 (set time tba) – BEACON RIVERFEST,  BEACON NY 

https://beaconarts.org/events/beacon-riverfest-2015


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Wax & Gold – recording in Woodstock NY

Hey all, just giving you a headsup. If you want to get updates and hear music from my new album Wax & Gold. Please go to http://bit.ly/WaxandGold

I need your help in getting to the finish line!!!! Loads of exclusives if you make a pledge.

Me in my space

Me in my space

Jim Boggia plays on my exclusive EP!!Langhorne Slim makes a guest appearance, among others

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