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Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Providence-based Tracie Potochnik was a double nominee in the 2013 Motif Music Awards (Americana Songwriter and Female Americana Vocalist), and is known for writing delicately crafted lyrical narratives in which she fully inhabits a range of complex and sometimes dark characters. Tracie brings three chords, the truth, and occasionally a mandolin to her shows. She once killed a man in Reno, but not just to watch him die. Bastard had it coming.


Her debut album, The Dream, was recorded on analog equipment at Dirt Floor Studio in Chester, Connecticut. Produced by Eric Lichter, The Dream is a collection of ordinary and extraordinary stories with a folk/Americana feel, with elements of classic country and 70s folk-rock. With instrumentation including banjo, organ, mandolin, and pedal steel, The Dream also features Brown Bird's MorganEve Swain on fiddle. She previously released a 5-song EP entitled Homespun Recordings, Volume 1.


Tracie has recently joined forces with fellow singer-songwriter Steve Allain to form the duo Cardboard Ox. More information and music can be found online at

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