Muso to join Blues bill
Acoustic blues musician Tracey Barnett is continuing her dizzying rise through WA’s music scene after this week being recognised as Best Regional Act at the WAMi Awards.
Pinning her success to supportive fan-bases, Barnett has been dedicatedly touring across regional WA since pursuing music full time in 2012.
“I find my tribe when I head out of the cities and into the countryside,” she said.
“I’m so lucky that my support network has grown into a fan base that encourage me when I’m having a tough time.”
Barnett was working as a beautician in Bridgetown up until 2012, at which point she sold her business to kick start her full-time music career.
After having her song nominated for WAM Blues and Roots Song of the Year in 2017, Barnett was preparing for a quiet 12 months, but said the opportunities just kept coming.
“Performing at Fairbridge for the first time this year was a massive highlight,” she said.
“I felt really amongst my people.”
Through securing major festival gigs, Barnett was able to finance a tour to Victoria last month.
“It was a big deal to get out there and finance it myself,” she said.
But despite progressing her career in leaps and bounds, Barnett said she was eager to get back to the region.
“I definitely have to head down soon, I really love it down there and miss that fan-base.”
Barnett confirmed she would be “testing” her new songs in coming performances, before releasing her new album in 2020.
Barnett will perform at the Blues at Bridgetown Festival this weekend.