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Michael Tracy Album Release Party at the Underground

Michael Tracy Album Release Party at the Underground

Who still has soul and always has a good time when he is out and about? Michael Tracy, that’s who. Not only is he a good singer, he is truly one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Michael had a party at the Underground to celebrate the release of his latest LP, Still Got Soul. Friends, family, and fans were out in full force to join in the fun. I actually ran into one of my old classmates from high school there. It is a small world, and you never know who you might run into.

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So the show kicked off with a couple of opening acts. Revelry Soul and Moses Jones started off the show with a bang. Revelry Soul is a band out of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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Fronted by powerful vocals, the bluesy rock band put on a great show. They did a great job setting the table for the evening.

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With the look of a band straight out of 1975, Moses Jones took the stage. Their influences of southern rock, country, blues, and I dare say some gospel, were apparent in their performance.

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Clad in a black derby and pink lensed shades, Robert Johnson certainly looked the part of a rock star as he took his spot mid-stage on the mic.

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If you take a look, you will be able to find Moses Jones playing in NC and SC. You will certainly have a good time checking them out.

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Main event time. Tracy made his way on the stage. RocknRolla shirt in full effect, shades reflecting the faces of the crowd, and blonde locks flowing. It didn’t take long for Michael to engage the crowd. Flanked on his right by Jake Haldenwang on guitar. Brock Whitfield locking down the drums, Andrew Torres on bass, David Kopsick on rhythm guitar, and Scott Sanders showing his skills on the keys and guitar.

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Tracy played some of his new songs like “No More Waiting,” “Laughter,” “My Lisa,” and the title track “Still Got Soul,” and took us back to some of his older material. As a shout out to the late great Tom Petty, they played “Learning to Fly.” Since they were honoring the past greats, Haldenwang also made sure to send up some love for the recently passed Malcolm Young. It has been a rough couple of years for some of the greats. It might be wise to go see your favorite performers when you get a chance.

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As usual Michael and his fans rocked out together during his set. The rest of the guys in the band killed it too. Michael is always high energy and his fans love him for it. At one point he even slightly dropped the signature shades down to get a better look at the crowd.

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Steel blue shown from behind the aviators and a smile as big as the world lit up. I am assuming he made eye contact with his wife. Michael gives it all every night and his band is right there with him.

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They sometimes get so caught up in the show that you might even find them rolling around on the floor. You can check our full record review by Andy Frisk here.

 

Born in a small town in Western North Carolina, exposed to the wonders of the world at a young age through stories, words, and pictures. I have fond memories of flipping through Life Magazine to see the iconic images of days gone by and the exotic locations that only a National Geographic photographer could take me. Of course having my grandmother by my side giving commentary of how she met Mohammed Ali and where she was as Kennedy's car made that slow, fateful turn onto Dealey Plaza gave texture and substance to the pictures. Since then, my feet have left imprints in the soil in places I could have only once dreamed of. I have seen beautiful children smile in the dusty landscape of SW Ethiopia. I have walked the streets of the French Revolution. I have discarded my shoes to enter ancient Buddhist Temples in Thailand. I am always in pursuit to uncover new information, soak in new cultures, meet new people, and discover new music that can stimulate my imagination. I am on a lifelong journey, still searching for that ultimate experience. The goal of my photography and writing is to take you with me on my quest. If you are unable to be there with me, I want you to be able to immerse yourself in my words and pictures to help share with you an understanding of what it was like to be present in that small moment in time with me.

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