In concert on August 12: Chicago @ Park West


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1.  Baby Can I Hold You
2.  Smoke and Ashes
3.  Sing For You
4.  Say Hallelujah
5.  You’re The One
6.  Save Us All
7.  Howlin’ for My Baby (by Howlin Wolf)
8.  The Promise
9.  At This Point In My Life
10. Fast Car
11. Our Bright Future
12. She’s Got Her Ticket
13. Give Me One Reason
14. Telling Stories
15. Talkin’ bout A Revolution

16. Cold Feet
17. Proud Mary (by John Fogerty)


The college singer-songwriter aesthetic usually only goes so far, but Tracy Chapman has managed to make a multiplatinum-selling career out of accessible crooning and heart-wrenching lyrics. The Cleveland native began playing guitar at 11 before making her way to Boston, where she studied at Tufts and navigated the local coffeehouse scene. Unlike so many of her perennially “up-and-coming” peers, Chapman’s ascendancy was swift and well-deserved—her 1988 eponymous debut was immediately heralded for its raw soulfulness and fresh-voiced rock. Since then, Chapman has earned four Grammys and churned out seven more gut-wrenchingly beautiful albums. Her style may not have changed much over the years, but, really, that’s the appeal. –, August 6, 2009


Venue: Park West
Opening Act: Gaby Moreno


  1. sherry doss on

    well now that i am writing exactly what is a comment..? there are no words to describe…except for; tracy’s songs and mucic is felt soul to soul…

  2. Deneen Danielle Coe on

    I have had the great fortune to see Tracy in concert 3 times, when she opened for Sting, when she was at the Chicago Theatre and just recently in Chicago at The Park West. She was awesome! She looked great and sounded even better. This lady has come a long way and I LOVE her!I was so very fortunate to be right up front and was very impressed with her song selection and how she put a little “twist” on some of her songs. Thank you Tracy, stay who you are, true and wholesome.
    Deneen D. Coe