Singer-songwriter and musician Tracy Lyons’ second commercial release, I Will, is a powerful follow-up to her successful 2002 debut album, Surrender. Featuring an extraordinary blend of ten new songs produced by Grammy winner K.C. Porter and Juno winner Greg Kavanagh, and mixed by Grammy winner Ed Cherney, I Will is more raw and self-assured than its predecessor. Without sacrificing any of the emotional vulnerability that has made her music so compelling, Jeff Tamarkin of All Music Guide writes, “Lyons never skims on raw emotion, and she’s not afraid to cut deep, yet that softie voice of hers sounds like it’s trilling a lullaby even as she lays out the circumstances of the betrayal by a lover.”
Being the fourth generation of celebrated Irish musical and theatrical performers, Lyons has been developing her craft for a lifetime. Moving to the U.S. in 2000, Lyons was drawn to the thriving and diverse West Coast music scene, where she soon fell in with a circle of established players. She began performing her songs at venues up and down the coast, where Tracy came to the attention of veteran music managers Eliot Roberts and Frank Gironda, who signed her to Lookout Management and their respected indie label, Vapor Records.
Tracy’s debut album Surrender, also produced by Juno award winner Greg Kavanagh, drew critical acclaim and national radio attention with the single “Love Hurts,” and led to tour dates in 2002 and 2003, opening for a variety of veteran artists, including Kenny Loggins, Dave Mason, Shawn Colvin, and Los Lonely Boys.
In 2004, Lyons headlined the innovative “SHOW” festival, an entertainment-powered educational tour sponsored by Toyota and other alternative energy companies. SHOW was created as a public awareness outreach program to highlight the emerging variety of sustainable energy technologies. In the process, she became a passionate spokesperson for the environment, which is strongly reflected in her latest song writing.
As Lyons extended her commitment to environmental education and outreach through performances at Global Green, Clean Cities and other environmental venues, she went back to the studio to produce her latest album, I Will. In 2006, Tracy’s work was noticed by industry veterans Louis Levin and Mason Munoz, who signed her to their New York indie label, West 57th Street, and subsequently released the album’s debut single “Don’t You Know” to national radio. After a successful tour with Everclear, Lyons is back in the studio working on her third album and looking forward to getting back on the road.