February 6th, 2020 7pm Stage 3
Celebrating Rockwood Music Hall’s 15-Year Anniversary!
“Bonham, from the beginning and increasingly over time, is a riveting, complicated maker of pop music.” ––PopMatters
“(She) brings a sophisticated quirkiness to the femme alt-pop table unseen for quite some time.” ––Billboard
“One of alternative rock’s most steadfast and powerful singer-songwriters.” ––Consequence Of Sound
“Bonham has definitely hit her groove.” ––Rolling Stone
“As addictive as ever.” ––Brooklyn Vegan
Grammy™ nominee Tracy Bonham is no stranger to success––over the past three years alone, she’s had her most recent album make Rolling Stone’s Top 50 albums of the year, and she’s headlined four national tours of the United States. A fifth, of the West Coast, begins March 6th 2020.
The current wave of commercial and critical success she’s enjoying is remarkable and rare for any artist. But for Tracy Bonham, it’s no surprise: she’s an artist who has never ceased growing and has never stopped challenging herself, her own talents, or her audience.
Bonham’s debut, The Burdens of Being Upright, achieved Gold Record status in 1996, spawning the chart-topping hit “Mother Mother.” A pair of Grammy™ nominations followed, along with an MTV Video Award nomination for the single, which has remained a powerful anthem for the disenfranchised and isolated.
After following The Burdens of Being Upright with the critically-acclaimed album Down Here––heralded by All Music Guide as “a smart, assured, and distinctive second effort that is a quantum leap past her debut”––Bonham moved to Los Angeles to become the featured vocalist and violinist for Blue Man Group. 2005’s Blink The Brightest cemented her as the commercial and artful songwriter her fans had already come to love, with multiple TV and film placements and her third extensive tour in as many records. Subsequent to her move back to Brooklyn, her 2010 album Masts of Manhatta garnered rave reviews and landed her her second appearance on The Tonight Show. “Unfalteringly charming lyricism,” was Billboard’s praise for the record, while Rolling Stone called the album, “a gorgeous celebration of adult love.”
The laurels won by her recent releases––both 2015’s Wax & Gold, and her latest, Modern Burdens, described by Rolling Stone as “a lovingly penned postcard to Bonham's past self, and a fascinating look at where she's at right now”––have further underlined exactly what makes Tracy Bonham a stand-out serious artist with a unique set of talents. As PopMatters aptly states, “Bonham, from the beginning and increasingly over time, is a riveting, complicated maker of pop music.”
Tracy Bonham has joined the ECR Music Group roster of recording artists and is currently working on a new record slated for release in early 2021. Her artist-in-residence concert series at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City continues this spring and runs through May 7th. She lives in Brooklyn.