Tracy Chapman ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Tracy Chapman


Four-time Grammy Award winner Tracy Chapman has been performing heartfelt and socially relevant music for more than 15 years. Chapman first came to the world’s attention during her show-stopping performance at Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday concert at Wembley Stadium, London in 1988. That same year, “Fast Car,” the single from her self-titled debut album which was recently named one of the 100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years by VH1, became a hit in the U.S. and Europe. Late lin 2002, Chapman released Let It Rain. This album has all the trademarks of a Chapman release — intense spirit, her pure, soulful voice and evocative songs.

“Ever since the first time I heard ‘Fast Car,’ Tracy has been on my wish list of artists for Austin City Limits,” said Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona. “It took time, but it finally happened! It’s an understatement to say she takes her music seriously — it’s her life, and that’s why her fans love her so much.”


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