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Grammy™ nominee Tracy Bonham is celebrating yet another banner year. Her new album, Modern Burdens, made Rolling Stone’s Top 50 albums of 2017, which they describe as “a lovingly penned postcard to Bonham’s past self, and a fascinating look at where she’s at right now.”
Where she’s at––and 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 commercial and critical laurels won by her latest releases––both 2015’s Wax & Gold, and the aforementioned Modern Burdens––have further underlined exactly what makes Tracy Bonham a stand-out serious artist with a unique set of talents. As PopMatters aptly describes, “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 will be on tour in the United States beginning in April of 2018 for extensive West Coast and East Coast tour dates alongside acclaimed singer-songwriter Blake Morgan.
Blake Morgan’s two-and-a-half year sold-out run at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall continues: this third season of his ongoing artist-in-residence concert series features Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning special guests Jesse Harris, Tracy Bonham, Michael Leonhart, and Chris Barron. As always, each guest performs alongside Morgan, continuing the tradition of unique on-stage collaborations that the residency’s audience has come to love. Special guest Brendan Hines will accompany Morgan at the Season Three Finale on May 16th, 2018.
Morgan’s sold-out run in New York has also fueled an extraordinary string of recent headlining performances for the artist around the globe: over 120 concerts across 70,000 miles of touring on both sides of the Atlantic. Morgan has recently headlined his first large-scale solo tour of Germany, along with multiple, extensive tours of The United Kingdom and the West Coast of the United States.
There’s no sign of slowing down for the artist—Morgan has just co-headlined with acclaimed singer-songwriter David Poe for another 1,500-mile West Coast tour, and beginning in April of 2018, Morgan will join chart-topping powerhouse Tracy Bonham for two sets of national U.S. tour dates.
The Washington Post writes, “He’s got killer pop-rock instincts, something that leaps out at you…a natural when it comes to fashioning sharp melodies and catchy choruses.” Billboard Magazine adds, “Blake Morgan has a voice that was made to be heard on the radio . . . inspired songwriting and passionate performances.”
Native New Yorker Blake Morgan is a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and the founder and owner of ECR Music Group, a global music company that operates under an elemental principle unprecedented in the music world: all of its artists and labels own one-hundred percent of their master recordings. His music advocacy has taken him to Capitol Hill numerous times where, as the founder of the #IRespectMusic movement, he continues to fight for music makers’ rights in the digital age.