Tracy S. Feldman: Biography
Tracy S. Feldman’s infectious energy pervades his music, weaving an unorthodox and thoughtful portrait of the world. Inspired by progressive rock and new folk, his music combines classical training in violin and a unique self-taught guitar style that ranges from fast-paced and hard-edged to introspective and delicate. His poetic lyrics explore human emotion and connections, and are interwoven with metaphors based in a life-long love of natural history and ecology. Tracy’s recordings include Standing Room Only (1999), Sea of Lucky Numbers (2003), Survivin’ in the ‘Burbs (2006), and Middle of the Road (2009). He has performed on radio shows (recently Northern Spirit Radio in WI), house concerts, cafés and festivals, and has recorded fiddle with singer-songwriters all over the eastern and central US, including Akire Bubar (Arms of the Sun), Friction Farm (Believe), Brian Hershberger (Mantle), Mary Rocap (Sweet Mimosa), Laura Silvestri (Standing), Jamie Purnell (Two Different Towns), and Greg Taylor (All In My Hands). Tracy received a Ph.D. in Biology at Duke University, studying the ecology of plant-insect interactions, and has returned to Durham after living and working in Oklahoma and Wisconsin for many years.
Top Center, bottom left and bottom right photos by E. V. Cronheim, 1999
Top right, top left, and bottom center photos by Melissanne Hale Dixon, 2002
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