Since age 11, Tracy Hamlin has been spreading her gift of music to audiences of all diversities. Her limitless vocal and songwriting abilities have placed her in a unique position to offer her audience a well- rounded, unforgettable music experience.
This Baltimore native built her music career on the solid foundation of education, studying classical music at the Baltimore School of the Arts and further training at the Prestigious Peabody Preparatory School of Music.
A former pageant winner, holding the title of Miss Baltimore and Miss Talented Teen of Maryland, Tracy draws inspiration for her music from her life experiences and those who surround her. She performs regularly around the world with Gloria Gaynor and has performed with music greats such as Carlos Santana, Marcus Miller, Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum, Wayman Tisdale, Rick Braun, Jeff Golub, Acoustic Alchemy and Richard Elliott to name a few. In recent years, Hamlin was the lead vocalist with Heads Up International recording artists, Pieces of a Dream. Tracy toured internationally with the group and was featured on “No Assembly Required” (2005) and “Love’s Silhouette” (2002).
While Tracy Hamlin is perhaps best known for her longtime association with Pieces of a Dream, her first solo album, “Seasons” set the tone for her to take her place center stage. Featuring both Najee on flute and Pieces of a Dream, this stellar collection from 2005 proved to be a wonderful representation of her rich vocal tones. Attracting both R&B and jazz aficionados, “Seasons” was a glowing affirmation of her burgeoning talent.
Now, Tracy is back with her sophomore album, “Better Days”. An excellent follow up to “Seasons”, “Better Days” gives the listening audience an accurate illustration of Ms. Hamlin’s musical world. Songs like, “You’ve Got To Let Go” and “No Regrets”, pleasantly place one in a position of self-reflection while “Better Days” and “Free” offer lyrics of hope and optimism for the future. With producers, Phil Davis, Eric Valentine and Kelvin Wooten on board, “Better Days” is sure to take listeners on a refreshing musical journey.