Tracy Lee Nelson is an enrolled tribal member and Chairperson from the La Jolla Indian Reservation. He comes from the San Diego County, California area with a groundbreaking new perspective of the blues; a Native American's point of view.
Tracy has traveled as far as New York City to Seattle, Washington to New Mexico. He is sweeping the country with his hard-hitting perspective of reservation life. Tracy's unique voice, original lyrics and blues guitar work comes straight from the heart with stories and issues that should have been spoken long ago. Never drinking, smoking or engaging in taking drugs has made Tracy a positive role model for Native youth. He has spoken out on these issues, being a spokesperson at the 1996 Native American People Awareness (NAPA) role model conference.
Twenty eight years of musical experience has given Tracy the honor of being mentioned in Native People Magazine as one of the finest up and coming Native artists of 2003. Other articles have been written in Indian Artist, News from Native California and Indian Country Today. In addition to these honorable mentions, Tracy has loaned his talents to artists such as the 1970's hit band, Redbone ("Come and Get YOur Love" and "Witch Queen of New Orleans") whom he performed with at the 1996 Superbowl in Tempe, Arizona.
He has shared the stage with John Trudell, Charlie Hill,
Floyd Redcrow Westerman, Joanne Shenandoah, Carlos Nakai, Bill Miller, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Alvin Youngblood Heart, Indigenous and many other accomplished musicians. Tracy's variety and playing styles range from the traditional Delta sounds of the Blues ("Mesa Grande") to the basics of Rock and Roll ("Rez Rider"). His masterful guitar work, electric slide and traditional acoustic blues is something that all blues lovers will enjoy.
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