Heart­felt

Bar­nett brings her new al­bum

Albany Advertiser - - AGENDA - Shan­non Smith

Bridgetown singer-song­writer Tracy Bar­nett brings her beau­ti­fully emo­tive new al­bum, Heart Soul Feel­ing, to the White Star Ho­tel.

Four years in the mak­ing, the al­bum fea­tures Bar­nett’s warm, rhyth­mic guitar riffs in a new deeper and ma­tured light.

The pas­sion in the lyrics of her roots mu­sic and the sto­ries be­hind them is what Bar­nett says makes her show an in­ti­mate night.

“This time around, I let go of the re­straints of how a song ‘should be’ from a tech­ni­cal an­gle and so what was born was an al­bum of pure cre­ativ­ity,” she said.

“It’s raw, hon­est, high en­ergy and beau­ti­ful . . . it’s as dy­namic as I am.

“I have been through some pretty dark times in the last few years, and strangely, I usu­ally pro­duce some of my most in­spir­ing, em­pow­er­ing and up­lift­ing songs dur­ing th­ese times — I think it’s an in­stilled cop­ing mech­a­nism of mine.”

Bar­nett has re­ceived air­play on Triple J’s pro­gram Roots ‘N’ All and is de­vel­op­ing a fan base of all ages.

She said some of her fond­est mem­o­ries of per­form­ing were the re­sponses she got from her au­di­ence.

“Ev­ery­one I talk to after a show has gained some­thing from the ex­pe­ri­ence — some are in­spired in life or in­spired mu­si­cally, oth­ers feel joy­ful or com­forted,” she said.

“Shar­ing mu­sic is a gift I never take for granted, and with that in mind, I strive to give all the pos­i­tive en­ergy I can muster to the au­di­ence.”

Bar­nett plays the White Star Ho­tel on Novem­ber 19 at 5pm. Free en­try.

Tracey Bar­nett is bring­ing the best of roots mu­sic to Al­bany.

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