Tracy Newman is different - Really!

 

Tracy Newman is different. 

 

Really.

 

It's no secret Hollywood spits out women over 30 -- but Tracy Newman didn't make it in Hollywood till she was 46 as a writer on the iconic show Cheers.

 



After Cheers, Tracy Newman's TV writing career escalated with Bob (Bob Newhart,) The NannyHiller and Diller (Richard Lewis and Kevin Nealon,) The Drew Carey Show, and an Emmy as well as the Peabody Award for the ground-breaking coming-out episode of Ellen.  This success led to a development deal with Disney and ABC where Newman and her writing partner, Jonathan Shark created According to Jim (Jim Belushi.) 

With her career at the top, Tracy Newman decided to go back to the bottom. She joins our New Talent section as a Singer Songwriter. Her music is essentially acoustic folk and has been compared to “part KCRW, and part Prairie Home Companion”.  Harriet Schock (“That Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady”) describes her writing further: “Tracy’s melodies have an inevitable, yet not predictable quality which makes them pleasing on first hearing and better each time and then you can’t get them out of your head. Her lyrics reflect a wry, unique and unusually refreshing viewpoint, a sense of irony that is present in great writing.”

 



Tracy Newman explains how her TV background only helped fuel her career in songwriting, “I would never be able to successfully tell a story in 3 or 4 minutes (a typical song length,) if I hadn’t had the pressure to write 22 minute stories, (the length of a typical sitcom.) Her switch to music has already proved successful as she is racking up a list of accolades.  Tracy Newman has won first Place in the Special Music category of the 12th Great American Song Contest, first place in Indie International Songwriting Contest and third Place in this month’s American Songwriter Lyric Contest. Tracy Newman has a CD entitled “A Place In The Sun” and is currently working on two more.



Click here to purchase her CD through Amazon:

Place in the Sun

 

“Fire Up the Weed” on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jOdZLuxiDrk

 

“Waffle Boy” on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Afi84Zqjy_c

 

 

 

Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements play all around all 3 times a week.  Check out when she plays next here: http://www.tracynewman.com/gigs.html.Her band members include, Gene Lippmann (back-up vocals, guitar,) Rebecca Leigh (back-up vocals,) John Cartwright (bass,) John O’Kennedy (mandolin, dobro and Weisenborn,) and Doug Knoll (drums).

 

Want to know more?

Follow Tracy Online:
 
Website: http://www.tracynewman.com/
Blog: http://tracynewman.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TracyNewman

Fun fact: Tracy Newman is also a founding member of the Los Angeles improvisation group, The Groundlings, where her sister, , Laraine Newman was discovered by Lorne Michaels for the original cast of Saturday Night Live. 

 


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