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Video Grooves from the corner of “Prosperity Street”: Trace Relations Music

New track added! “Tell Me What’s the Reason” by Trace Relations with special guest, Dallas’ blues maestro Hash Brown Calway.

This Youtube playlist streams four music videos from the debut release “Prosperity Street” from Trace Relations Band. A smokin’ Dallas based rhythm section combines with soulful guitar from San Antonio, ending up in Texas Blues, and Americana groove territory. Vocalist Tracy Ready funnels 20+ years of bouncing between these two iconic Texas cities, personally and musically into an eclectic debut release, guaranteed to improve your mood.

Click “play” arrow here to see all 4 videos, back to back, with a :10 second introduction. Read more…

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Stories Behind the Songs: “Prosperity Street” by Trace Relations

I am a big fan of the old VH1 standby “Behind The Music” because knowing the stories behind the songs makes the listening more interesting to me. Since releasing the debut CD “Prosperity Street” from Trace Relations I’ve been asked about how the songs were selected for the record and what went into making it.

Trace Relations (L-R) Kevin Lewis, Sparky Montoya, John Echols, Tracy Ready, Mike Beall


“Prosperity Street” by Trace Relations Band is “twelve tracks of Texas groove guaranteed to improve your mood.”

For the next 12 weeks I will be posting stories behind all of the songs on the CD. Today, we start with the title track, “Prosperity Street” Read more…

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Trace Relations CD Release Shows Support Texas Music Documentary #SoTxSoul

UPDATE! 2 SHOWS THIS WEEKEND TEEMING WITH TEXAS LADYBUGS! DALLAS – The Trace Relations duo of Jason Meyers (guitars) and Tracy Ready (vocals) will appear along with their South Texas Music Friends The Texas Ladybugs at Poor David’s Pub, Friday July 6, 2012 and at White Rock Sports Bar on Saturday night, July 7th.
You don’t want to miss these great ladies of Americana and South Texas Soul, part of our big music family in San Antonio, making long overdue Dallas appearances.

Texas Ladybugs in Dallas July 6 and 7!


FRIDAY July 6thPoor David’s PubTexas Ladybugs at 7pm, Trace Relations Duo at 8pm
SATURDAY July 7th – White Rock Sports Bar – Texas Ladybugs Showcase! 8pm – Trace Relations Duo opens the show.
718 N Buckner Blvd., Dallas, TX 75218
Neighborhood: Lakewood (214) 321-6979

Read on for more about our recent tour, information on the documentary “South Texas Soul: The San Antonio Sound” and the CD Release from Trace Relations Band, “Prosperity Street”>>> Read more…

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Let’s Stick Together: Share to Become 1 of “My Top 5 Socially Smart Indie Musicians”

Let’s face it. Nothing is easy, especially trying to promote original music in a world of shrinking budgets, a stagnant live music scene and the proliferation of free online music sources. If you are trying to make music, record it and get people to listen, it’s clear you have to work a whole bunch of channels (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc…) to make anything happen.

Vocalist Tracy Ready, Photo by Rick Moore

I am in the same boat with my band, Trace Relations ™ and our debut CD release. If you are an independent artist or band, I have a proposition for you that I think is a win-win.
If this sounds good to you, join in. If not, that’s cool too, thanks for dropping by. I hope you’ll take a moment to listen to some Trace Relations ™ music, and tell me what you think of the project.

HERE”S THE DEAL FOR INDIE MUSICIANS AND BANDS: Read more…

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Press Release: Trace Relations Debut on “Prosperity Street”

June 22, 2011 – Trace Relations Debut – For Immediate Release

In today’s San Antonio Express-News, Music Writer Jim Beal wrote this story about the project > The Music Beat: “Prosperity Street” beckons

A project 12 years in the making, Trace Relations sets to release their debut studio CD “Prosperity Street” on November 2, 2011.

Trace Relations - The Band

Debut tracks “Prosperity Street” (with music video) plus a Trace Relations original “Open Mind, Open Eye” were released June 15, 2011 and are available now at> Trace Relations official site.

The song “Prosperity Street” and the video feature the band and special guests Augie Meyers and San Antonio’s famed West Side Horns.

SEE VIDEO “Prosperity Street”, READ ON, GROOVE ON… Read more…

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