The Tracey Fordice Band (formerly known as Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls) is a popular award winning band from Portland, Oregon. Featuring Tracey Fordice on piano and vocals, Randy Yearout on guitars, mandolin, harmonica and vocals, Johnnie Corrie-drums, harmonica and vocals, and Todd Ommert-bass! This talented group performs a variety of musical styles: Rock, Blues, R&B, Soul, Swamp Rock, Country-Rock, Folk-Rock, and Americana. In addition, the band has a long list of creative original material with several albums to their credit, and the band has received the following accolades in the BLUES Community:
• 2014 Cascade Blues Association (Portland) Muddy Award Winners for Best New Blues Act!
• 2015 Nominee Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award for Contemporary Blues Act!
• Represented the Ashland Blues Society (Oregon) in the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.
Not only do they deliver a great musical performance, they are fun and exciting to watch, and Tracey presents a stage presence filled with wit, charm, and a wacky sense of humor!
Their new CD, "Out Of The Blues" is now released and available everywhere!
Tracey Fordice has a beautiful and powerful voice that can rock you like a tornado of trouble in Tennessee, or soothe your soul with a sweet, sultry tone that is as deep as the mighty Mississippi. Tracey’s unique voice, piano playing, and song-writing talents are a blend of creativity that extends beyond many of the women in blues currently performing throughout the Portland blues scene. Not only that, but she has been performing professionally throughout the Pacific NW for over 40 years!