Tracorum has released three studio albums:
2006: “Rock n Soul” Tracorum’s first album recorded as a trio featuring the original piano, bass, and drums format.
2011: “The Lesson” Charted top 25 CMA for 10+ weeks. The song Break the Chains was a 2011 IMA award finalist.
2013: “Tricked” released on Jan 8th, 2013 the album reached 225 College/AAA Radio Stations.
Tracorum is currently working on their 4th studio album to be released in 2020
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Ben Andrews – Guitar, Fiddle, Vocals
Mark Anthony Calderon – Bass, Vocals
Jeremy Hoenig – Drums, Vocals
Fletcher Nielsen – Piano, Vocals
Tracorum’s contagious musical journeying is a blend of southern rock, soul, honky tonk, and roots americana. Rhythmic diversity adds elements of funk, caribbean and gospel stomp to their unique feel good sound. Great songwriting, strong vocals and timeless storytelling are the vehicle on which this powerful quartet is making their national ascent.
“At the end of the day we are a Rock n Roll band in the truest sense” says piano/vocalist Fletcher Nielsen “We thrive on a diversity of sound because it’s an honest representation of where we collectively come from as people.
“In one show we might musically visit New Orleans, the Appalachian mountains, Delta blues, church, psychedelic 60’s, England’s Rock heroes, say hello to Dylan and Willie Nelson drop Parliament/Funkadelic a bone and end up in Jamaica with a final stop in Memphis via southern Georgia.”
“It works because every song or style we play is unified by the true heart of rock and roll that is put into every performance. Tracorum has developed a unique sound which makes every original song or choice cover we play come across as if it was our own. People say eclectic is a marketing death wish but the spirit of resistance and potential that threads through our shows connects us with the audience in an symbiotic convergence that leaves both the band and the crowd energized night after night, for us that is Rock and Roll”
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. Charted top 25 CMA for 10+ weeks. 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 225 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 performed at great events like Sundance Film Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, SXSW, High Sierra Music Festival, Hangtown Halloween Festival, 4 Peaks Music Festival, Memphis Film Festival, and many more.
” 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
Tracorum has been in motion for years – through many different formations – touring, playing festivals, and recording three fully-independent albums. Our blog chronicles some of these adventures. Whether you met us somewhere along the way, were at one of our gigs, or just enjoy leafing through the annals – here our some of those rare moments when we lifted our heads from the road to say, “hi.”
Summer is here and we are excited for two hometown shows coming up in early June. First up is Sunday June 10th for the 41st annual Haight Street Fair featuring Tracorum, Katdelic and Moonalice on the Stanyan Stage! Music starts at 12pm and goes till 5pm. Visit the...
Tracorum is headed to the Crystal Bay Casino in beautiful Lake Tahoe this Sunday Feb 18th for a Red Room Afterparty for The Motet and The Monophonics show in the Crown Room. Brave the ice and snow and come on down! Show is free and starts at 12am
Hey Folks, 2017 has been a wild and crazy year for Tracorum. We backed up Huey Lewis as "The Fake News", toured throughout Europe, performed at the ECU Film festival in Paris, got to make music with our friends at great festivals like Redwood Ramble, For The Funk of...
Another exciting week of music is upon! Four exciting shows to share as we hit the road for a weekend of music is some of our favorite places. Thursday July 20th Whoa Nellie Deli in Lee Vining,CA FREE SHOW @ 6pm. If you have never experienced The Mobil Mart free...
Tracorum is back on the road in July and excited to share some new music with you! First up Thursday July 13th is the Redwood Ramble in beautiful Mendocino. Amazing festival featuring great national and local music! See the poster below! Tickets are still available....
We are back from Europe and stoked for DOUBLE HEADER SUNDAY MAY 28th!! UP FIRST: THE 27th ANNUAL CUSHING CROSSING at SQUAW VALLEY SKI RESORT: TRACORUM will play at the KT BASE BAR for the awards ceremony and after party starting at 3pm! More about the event below!...
Tracorum is excited to be joining the funk master Katdelic for a night of good time music at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco this Friday March 10th! Tracorum will play at 9:30pm followed by Katdelic at 12am. Advance Tickets Available HERE!
Tracorum is excited to return to Lake Tahoe for two epic shows this weekend. Friday Mar 3rd we will descend upon the Crystal Bay Club Red Room for a 12am show serving as the after party for The California Honeydrops and The T Sisters this show is FREE. Saturday...
Tracorum is excited to be back on the road this summer playing some select shows throughout the month of July! Sacramento, San Francisco, Auburn, Lee Vining and Crystal Bay we are coming for you! Come and join us for some good timing Rock n Soul music and stay tuned...