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March 13th in the Tivoli Room at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley

Please join us on Sunday March 13th at 5pm in the Tivoli Room at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. Joining me onstage will be my fabulously talented friends: Jimmy Dillon, Kevin Hayes & Eric McCann. All ages welcome. Get your tickets here: http://throckmortontheatre.org/event/sunday-evening-music-series-presents-tracy-blackman-and-friends-2016-03-13/

Valentine’s Show at The Tivoli Room

Photo by Stuart Sharpe Come celebrate love with us as we kick off our Valentine’s Day groove with a little Sunday Serenade love music in The Tivoli Room at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley from 5p-7p. I’ll be making some lovely music along side my fabulous friend, Mr. Jimmy Dillon. For tickets & info […]

Love to Give with Gratitude

Today is the day. And what day is it, you ask? Well, it is Lu’s birthday, Jane’s birthday, (happy birthday chicas!) Matthew & Susanna’s anniversary and the night of a very special gig I will be performing at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. I am oh so grateful and oh so blessed to have […]

Tracy Blackman & Friends 11/28/15 feat CARLOS SANTANA & CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA

Please join me on Saturday November 28 at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. I am thrilled to announce that Tracy Blackman & Friends will be doing another show with the legendary Carlos Santana & my fabulous sister, drummer extraordinaire Cindy Blackman Santana. After the great response we received after our Sweetwater show last June […]

And I want to feel the sun warm me to my soul
I want the love of God to wash me clean and make me whole
And to say, “Child it’s time to come on home”

lyrics – “Feel the Rain”

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Upcoming Shows

No shows booked at the moment.

Recent Shows

San Rafael, CAFenix - Music Supper ClubFriday, June 3, 20168:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Novato, CATrek WineSaturday, May 21, 20168:00pmBenefit for the new Novato Theatre
Oakland, CAAbility Now Bay AreaSaturday, May 7, 201612:00pmGrand re-Opening for Ability Now Bay Area
Mill Valley, CA142 Throckmorton TheatreSunday, March 13, 20165:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Alameda, CARhythmix Cultural WorksSaturday, February 27, 20168:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Mill Valley, CA142 Throckmorton TheatreSunday, February 14, 20165:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Mill Valley, CA142 Throckmorton TheatreSunday, January 31, 20165:00pmTracy Blackman & Jimmy Dillon
Mill Valley, CA142 Throckmorton TheatreSaturday, November 28, 20158:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends with Carlos Santana & Cindy Blackman Santana
Mill Valley, CASweetwater Music HallThursday, June 11, 20158:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends with Specials Guests: Carlos Santana & Cindy Blackman Santana
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, April 5, 20157:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
San Rafael, CAFenix - Music Supper ClubFriday, April 3, 20158:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadyFriday, March 6, 20157:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
San Rafael, CAStudio 55Friday, February 13, 20157:00pmwith Rebecca Roudman & Dirty Cello
San Rafael, CAFenix - Music Supper ClubSunday, January 18, 20156:30pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, December 7, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySaturday, November 22, 20147:00pmThe Sleeping Lady Benefit
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, November 16, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Mill Valley, CA142 Throckmorton TheatreSaturday, November 8, 20148:00pmTracy Blackman CD Release Party
Alameda, CARhythmix Cultural WorksSaturday, August 23, 20147:00pmWine, Women & Song: From Broadway to the Blues
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, August 17, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends with Dirty Cello
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, July 20, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman & Jimmy Dillon w/Allyson Paige
Mill Valley, CASweetwater Music HallWednesday, July 16, 20148:00pmJames Nash & Jason Crosby…Feat. guests Tracy Blackman, the T Sisters
Corte Madera, CAPiccolo PavillionSunday, July 13, 20145:00pmCorte Madera Concert Series
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, June 1, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Mill Valley, CASweetwater Music HallThursday, May 29, 20148:00pmOpening for Marble Party CD release party
Mill Valley, CASweetwater Music HallSunday, May 18, 20147:00pmwith Dirty Cello
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, May 11, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, April 6, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends with Liz Pisco
San Rafael, CAOsher Marin JCCSaturday, March 15, 20148:00pmFlying with Dragons - Benefit Concert for Young Artists
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, March 9, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends with Dan Durkin
Berkeley, CAThe Monkey House TheatreThursday, February 27, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman & Amy Wigton
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, February 2, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Berkeley, CACaffe TriesteFriday, January 31, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman and Tina Blaine
Vallejo, CAEmpress TheatreWednesday, January 29, 20147:00pmWednesday Night Ramble with Miz Dee & Tracy Blackman
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, January 12, 20147:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends with Jimmy Dillon
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, November 17, 20137:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends w/Allyson Paige & Jesse Brewster
Mill Valley, CASweetwater Music HallFriday, October 25, 20138:00pmJimmy Dillon's EP Release Party
Novato, CAHopmonk Tavern NovatoSunday, October 20, 20137:00pmSonoma Songbirds with Jill Cohn & Brodie Jenkins
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, October 6, 20137:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends
Mill Valley, CAMill Valley Block PartySunday, September 29, 20131:00pmMill Valley Block Party
San Rafael, CAFenix - Music Supper ClubThursday, September 26, 20138:00pmJimmy Dillon Band
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, September 8, 20137:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends with Dirty Cello
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, August 4, 20137:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends with Liz Pisco and Jill Cohn
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, July 14, 20137:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends with Rebecca Roudman and Dirty Cello
Napa, CANapa City NightsFriday, July 12, 20136:00pmTracy with Rebecca Roudman and Dirty Cello
Corte Madera, CAPiccolo PavillionSunday, June 30, 20135:00pmCorte Madera Summer Concert Series
Mill Valley, CASweetwater Music HallSunday, June 23, 20138:00pm Bluestar Music Camp Benefit
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadyTuesday, June 11, 20138:00pm Tracy Blackman & Friends with Marci Blackman
Fairfax, CAThe Sleeping LadySunday, June 2, 20137:00pmTracy Blackman & Friends with Brindl

“For me, music has always been an expressive outlet for every emotion I’ve ever experienced. The joy I get from singing and performing is indescribable. Something happens when I begin to sing: my soul soars and I am filled with a happiness that pours out of me. Music is a high like no other, an integral part of my life and something I will always do.”

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 Tracy Blackman is an award-winning, musical performing and recording artist residing in Marin County, Northern California. She has three albums released under her own name including Come Take My Hand (1997), Could I Be (2012) and most recently Mercy (2014). Her performing career began at the age of 18 with various folk, world, Top 40 and rock groups, singing and playing piano and guitar. Her desire to showcase her own music led her to form her own bands. She grew musically, settling deeply into her life as a performing musician by fine-tuning her skills with tours and weekly gigs.

Soulful, stirring, authentic: heartfelt singer songwriter Tracy Blackman is all of these. Her dynamic and powerful voice has the ability to transport the listener into the heart of any song she sings. As a songwriter, she pens songs that deeply touch the soul with infectious hooks and grooves melded with a tasteful fusion of blues, pop, jazz and rock reminiscent of Rickie Lee Jones.

“…her expertise is worthy of your sharpest ear.” SF Weekly

Audiences are delighted by her compelling performances. You can see it in her toes as she taps to the rhythm. The sound rises up through her body like an electric current coursing through her veins. Eyes closed, mind transported, she pulses and sways with the music making every beat her own. And when the time is right, all the energy swirling through her culminates as she sings down the heavens. You hear it. You feel it, deep down in your soul. Her fans have called her performances “their church” and have said that her songs are ‘hymns’ and that she has “the voice of an angel.”

“…a lovely and longtime presence on the local music scene.” Marin IJ

This is the voice of Tracy Blackman. An enthralling chanteuse, she can deliver a soft, delicate croon in one moment and then shake the rafters with a plaintive wail or bluesy growl in the next. Her voice is “that perfect combination of sweet and sad” says Producer/Songwriter Bonnie Hayes.

Blackman’s latest release, Mercy, is an authentic and eclectic collection of soulful and inspired material. Here she has penned songs that have the ability to soothe the soul, beautifully demonstrated by the sublime track ‘I’m Alive’ (with lyrics co-written with Bonnie Hayes) as she pays homage to her muse. An earnest songwriter, Blackman sings of the love we all possess in the stirring ‘Love To Give.’ She also knows when to ratchet up the energy as she does with the opening track ‘Mercy, Mercy.’ This funky, bluesy groove-laden track is punctuated with blistering guitar played by none other than her brother-in-law Carlos Santana. Listeners get a glimpse of Blackman’s playful nature on the tracks ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ and straight ahead rocker ‘Psychokinetic Lullaby.’ The former (written with Jimmy Dillon) is a humorous take on the travails of weaning while the latter pokes fun at the impending end of the world. Her sister, Cindy Blackman-Santana, provided impeccably hypnotic drum grooves that pulsate intensely through each track to great effect.

“I find these songs to be both elevating and inspiring. I earnestly encourage you to purchase it and turn it up really loud!!” ~ Carlos Santana

Once considered one of the top ten unsigned Bay Area artists by SF Weekly and KRQR, (remember them?) Tracy has performed and/or recorded with many great artists from the SF Bay area including Bonnie Hayes, Narada Michael Walden, Bob Weir, Jerry Harrison, Chuck Leavell, the late Clarence Clemmons, Jimmy Dillon, Dan Hicks, Mark Karan, Vicki Randle, Larry Batiste, Kudisan Kai, American Idol alum LaToya London, Tony Saunders, Martin Luther, James Nash, Jason Crosby, Dirty Cello, Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs, D’Cuckoo, Amy Wigton and Rhythmix. She toured parts of Europe with the late Merl Saunders and has had the honor of sharing the stage with the likes of JJ Cale, Tommy Castro, Roy Rogers, Paul Kantner and Jack Cassady of Jefferson Starship, Train, Maria Muldaur and Moonalice. Tracy has also given back to the community through twenty years of performances for the non-profit Bread & Roses organization founded by Mimi Fariña that brings free entertainment to people in need.

She is soulful. She is stirring. She is sublime. She is Tracy Blackman.

“My children come follow me
and I will guide you safely
my children don’t be afraid
a brave new world’s been made”

lyrics- “Brave New World”

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No one said this would be easy
no one said life would be fair
well you can let it out
you can scream and shout
oh baby I will still be there

lyrics – “Let Me Rock You”

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