San Diego, CA
Tracy Johnson is a new singer/songwriter with sparkling blue eyes, infectious laughter, and a love of dramatic weather. Growing up in Minnesota meant there was a wide variety of weather to enjoy. “When I was a little girl, I drove my parents crazy by always wanting to be outside, during blizzards I’d want to go sledding, during thunder storms I’d want to stand in the rain. Something about the weather made me feel so alive”. The long Minnesota winters also provided plenty of time to write songs. Tracy wrote her first song at 8 years old. It was titled "Waltzing with the Turtles and Dancing with the Ducks". It was a hit with her target audience at the time, her sister. "When she was sad, it was my challenge to get her to stop crying. I figured out early on that singing to her always made her smile
Tracy brings a new twist to the classic singer/songwriter style; pairing sad lyrics and catchy melodies with upbeat, rocking music. As a huge fan of artists like Fall Out Boy, Jacks Mannequin, Ryan Adams, Rilo Kiley, and Natasha Bedingfield, Tracy has eclectic taste in music, but pop/rock is her true passion. Tracy has a way of using that crystal clear voice to sing everything you’ve ever wanted to say out loud but couldn’t find the words for. Her haunting vocals and heart wrenching lyrics make you stop what you’re doing to listen, but there is something right below the surface that grabs a hold of your senses and won’t let go, until you find yourself listening to the songs over and over and over again
Tracy teamed up with Singer/Songwriter/Producer Jesse Pruett (Parker Theory) on her first EP “Oceans Under Jupiter”. “Oceans Under Jupiter” ended up getting a great reaction when it was released. "From Me To You" & "If I Had Known", two songs off the EP were featured on MTV’s "The Real World Denver". XM Satellite Radio’s "Radio Unsigned" program picked up "Does it Really Matter" & "From Me to You" and started giving them airplay. XM featured Tracy as one of the *Futures* defined by them as "Artists to look for in the future as they are gaining momentum every day". XM also featured her music on "The Radar Report" a special weekly radio program highlighting the "12 most notable artists in the United States" The songs also began receiving radio airplay on 91X, 102.1 & 94.9FM
Tracy’s debut album "Dreams In Cold Weather" was also produced by Jesse Pruett. The full-length album started creating a buzz prior to its official release. "The Good Life" a single off the unreleased "Dreams in Cold Weather" was featured on a compilation CD sent out to radio stations all over Europe, The single spent 9 weeks on the Top 40 Charts on Capital Radio in Turkey (one of the two largest radio stations in Turkey). “The Good Life” charted as high as 4 on Radio ODTU (one of the largest University Radio Stations in Turkey). On both charts Tracy was the only Independent Unsigned Artist up against Rhianna, Natasha Bedingfield, James Blunt, Coldplay and Gnarls Barkley
“She Isn’t Like Me” one of the singles was placed in MTV’s “Newport Harbor” (formerly known as “Laguna Beach”) “December” was selected for licensing placement in the upcoming Feature Film “Winter of Frozen Dreams” staring Thora Birch. The CD was nominated for “Best Pop Album” at the 2007 San Diego Music Awards
In May of 2007 Tracy signed a management deal with Inga Vainshtein of Cold War Management (the woman who helped steer the career of folk singer Jewel Kilcher from coffeehouse songstress to multi-platinum selling artist.
In March of 2008 Tracy signed a deal with Fabtone Records/Media Factory Distribution to release "Dreams in Cold Weather" into the Japanese market, look for the CD in Tower Records & HMV stores all over Japan.