Tracy has been a part of The New Lost City Ramblers (with Mike Seeger and John Cohen) for 46 years, the band that introduced many of us to the authentic music of the American south, including Old-Time Stringband, early bluegrass, unaccompanied Appalachian and Ozark mountain ballads, and southwest Louisiana Cajun. They have twice been nominated for a Grammy.
Tracy started working with Cajun music and culture with Dewey Balfa about 35 years ago when Dewey requested his help for a Cajun version of Tracy's very successful record, "How to Play Fiddle Country Style." His recordings with Dewey also resulted in a Grammy nomination.
Tracy continues to perform and teach several stringed instruments and singing, often with his wife, Ginny Hawker.