May 23, 2013 in Events
TRACORUM (San Franciso FUNk, ROCK n SOUL)
Thurs. June 6th at Liquid (Boise, ID)
Liquid Laughs Comedy Show 8-9:45PM
FREE LIVE MUSIC at 10PM!!!
Tracorum is an original Rock’n’Soul/Rhythm’n’Blues band from San Francisco, California. Serving as a touring and studio vehicle for the music of songwriter/pianist Fletcher Nielsen, epic live shows and original music are at the heart of this soul quenching, eclectic bay area talent. Steeped in traditional roots music the band has continued to create a positively unique sound that is the vast umbrella known as Tracorum.
The band contains a collection of some of the San Francisco bay areas most talented and varied musicians: The individual sounds of South African legend Ian Herman (Paul Simon, Sting, Mickey Hart Band, Vusi Mahlasela, Hugh Masekela,) on drums and champion Mark Calderon(Leo Neocentelli,Vusi Mahlasela) on bass coupled with soulful songwriter/pianist/vocalist Fletcher Nielsen and the electric Derek Brooker on guitar make for a band who’s sound is equally masterful both in the studio and live on stage.
The band has released three studio albums:
2006 – “Rock n Soul”
2011 – “The Lesson” Added and in rotation on over 130 College/AAA Radio Stations. The song Break the Chains was a 2011 IMA award finalist.
2013- “Tricked” released on 1/8/13 and already added and in rotation on over 150 College/AAA Radio Stations
Tracorum has shared the stage with great acts such as Robert Randolph Family Band, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Ivan Neville Dumpstafunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Umphreys McGee, Bill Kreutzmann’s (Grateful Dead) 7 Walkers, Mickey Hart Band (Grateful Dead), Anders Osborne, Leo Neocentelli and many others…
Song writing and consistent gut wrenching concerts separate this band from the masses. In 7 years Tracorum has toured consistently inking over 800 shows from California to New Orleans to Amsterdam and beyond. Tracorum dedicated efforts can been seen night after night in the contagious joy they exude while playing on stage and in the crowd’s attentive response to the ever changing eclectic music the band creates.
Fletcher Nielsen – Vocals/Piano/Harmonica/Guitar
Derek Brooker – Guitar/Vocals
Mark Calderon – Bass/Vocals
Ian “Inx” Herman – Drums/Percussion
” Sometimes we listen to music without really hearing it. However, when we’re ready to open up and experience a thing as it truly is, well, it can feel like a baptism. What they do is rock ‘n’ roll but done so fundamentally right it makes you want to kiss them when they power down their instruments. This night, as the festival raged like we’d never seen before on a Sunday eve, Tracorum embodied our collective high spirits and unspoken ache at this experience coming to a close and put those elements to work in some of the best boogie-minded, straight-great rock heard all weekend. Comparisons to The Band and studio aces The Wrecking Crew flitted through my brain as I danced to the heart of this fleeting makeshift town next to my loose-limbed sisters and brothers. Every aspect was right on the money and every man showed himself a massive talent on their respective instruments, pouring soul into every note, their conviction becoming our own.”
- Dennis Cook, Jambase