John Tracey

Fast developing a reputation as a superb homegrown guitar talent, Belfast-based John Tracey has played various instruments over the course of twenty years, and has now established himself primarily as an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist.

Affectionately described by Gary Lutton (Guitar Star UK winner 2015) as a ‘guitar genius’, Tracey’s music incorporates a mix of blues, folk, jazz, ragtime and rock, and he has taken inspiration from artists and composers such as Tommy Emmanuel, Randy Newman, James Taylor, Koji Kondo and Alan Menken.

In the contemporary world of fingerstyle guitar, where complex effects, percussive playing and open tunings prevail, Tracey takes a more melodic and transparent approach to his arrangements and compositions – using nothing but his hands and his guitar, his clear, memorable melody lines shine through in the use of dynamic harmonies and rhythms.
John is working on a debut solo album in early 2018.

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