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

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