Tracy Chapman endures as one of our generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters. Her fifth album, Telling Stories, continues
the journey that Tracy began with 1988’s multi-platinum, self-titled, Grammy winning debut effort. Her subsequent albums,
the multi-platinum Crossroads (1989) and Matters Of The Heart (1992), marked her as one of contemporary music’s most distinct
voices, the acclaim culminating with 1995’s multi-platinum, New Beginning. The 11 song album, produced by Tracy and Don Gehman,
scorched a myriad of critics year’s best lists, garnering Tracy her fourth Grammy for the memorable single "Give Me One
Never afraid to speak her mind, Tracy grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and remembers making up songs since she was eight years old.
She was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Wooster School in Connecticut, graduating from Tufts University with a degree in
anthropology. Her performances on the streets of Harvard Square, and in area nightclubs and coffeehouses brought her to the attention
of the music industry. 1988’s release of her stunning debut album, and the explosion of the classic song "Fast Car"
would eventually focus the entire pop world’s attention on her. The debut album sold more than 10 million copies, earning
Tracy three Grammy awards, including Best New Artist.
Tracy’s reputation as a live performer has also garnered her acclaim throughout her career. She has participated in some
of rock’s most legendary live events, including Amnesty International’s Human Rights Tour, London’s Freedomfest
honoring Nelson Mandella, Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert, and the legendary Lilith Tour, of which Tracy was also known
for her backstage Hacky sack games. More recently she participated in the Beastie Boys Tibetan Freedom Festival in Chicago, and
the Bob Marley One Love Tribute in Jamaica.