- Friday, Jan 24, 2020 at 6pm
- Tracy K
- Moon Gate Guest House
- 61105 PR 406, Whitemouth, MB
When chef Jamie "Snakeman" Steinhoff isn't cookin' in the kitchen, he's cookin' on guitar. Now he's outta the kitchen and cookin’ onstage!
The 2011 album "Canned Heat" introduces this lesser known bluesman guilty of preserving authenticity paired with award winning performer Tracy K. Known for wailing on harmonica and beltin' out blues Tracy K's desire to form a specific kind of acoustic duo was fulfilled after moving to Thunder Bay, Ontario where she met Jamie Steinhoff.
Woodshedding for decades, Steinhoff’s dedication to folk & blues from the 1920s to 40s is revealed in his swampy Delta slide and Piedmont finger style guitar work and gritty soulful vocals. The duo's steamy blues and lively rags, contemporary originals and vintage gems in the blues-folk tradition make up their sound. The acoustic tracks from Tracy K's repertoire find a home in this show amidst song choices unheard in her electric set, and some of Jamie's clever originals.
Together Tracy and Jamie have been recorded by CBC Radio’s “Bandwidth” and “Canada Live” and co-wrote an epigrammatic tribute called "This Axe is Your Axe" for Jowi Taylor’s Six String Nation Guitar tour. They've shared stages and billings with artists like Bill Bourne, Rita Chiarelli, Joey Landreth, Terra Lightfoot, Fred Eaglesmith and John Sebastian amongst other fine players. The duo became quarter finalists at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee and more recently completed a Home Routes Tour in Manitoba. They tour acoustic venues and festivals across the land packing some infamous homemade Tracy K's Stolen Apple Jelly, if there’s any left.
Tracy K has three other albums and appears on several other recordings and in two Hollywood films. Over the years the Toronto Blues Society selected Ms.K for performances at their annual Harmonica Workshop, Women's Blues Revue, Talent Search, and their Internationally acclaimed Blues Summit. Tracy K was commissioned by CBC Radio to write a song for “Canada Reads, Ontario Rocks” and her band was recorded live in Ottawa for CBC’s “Canada Live”.
Together they are based in humble little Beausejour, Manitoba, where they garden, enjoy nature, canoe and kayak, cross country ski, and play music with friends.