Acoustic Contemporary Folk~Americana Music
Tracey Egolf is a Colorado-based Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist known for covering an eclectic array of inspiring artists such as Patty Griffin, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, Emmy Lou Harris and Natalie Merchant. She sprinkles in Originals like “Six Strings Attached”, “Another Night Bird Song”, “Running Water”, and the restless “Wayfinding”.
Introduced to guitar as a reluctant 3rd grader, she soon discovered a passion for singing and sounding out John Denver songs by ear. Growing up immersed in post ‘60’s era music, the influences from folk, pop, bluegrass and country music were strong. Her years living deep in the Appalachia left an indelible mark. As a teen she began dabbling in song writing, and learned bluegrass fingerpicking styles from a family friend. At the age of 13, her parents gave her the ’76 Martin D-18 that she cherishes and still plays to this day.
As a child, Tracey’s family moved frequently following her father’s career in the coal industry. They moved through backwater mining towns through Pennsylvania and West Virginia, then finally out west to Utah and Colorado. Colorado was the only place she had lived for more than two consecutive years, and it quickly became her spiritual and long-term home. She has set down roots in Fruita, Colorado, with her family and an odd assortment of animals. She frequently plays guitar and sings with the Sweet Alma Soul Sisters (SASS), and also sings harmonies with the Split Window Band (www.splitwindowband.com), based in Alma, Colorado. Music is a central part of her life, and Tracey thrives on the story-teller’s tradition of sharing music with people willing to pause in their travels long enough to listen to her unique voice and distinctive delivery.