Tracy Chapman performing at Harvard Square (1985)

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Tracy Chapman street performed alot during her years at Tufts University. People recall seeing her in Davis Square and Harvard Square.

Tracy Chapman performing in front of Brine’s Sporting Goods on Brattle Street in 1985 by Joey Harrison

Tracy Chapman began her music career in Harvard Square, both above and below ground: she played the middle platform of Park Street station or North Station but she mostly performed above as she quickly discovered that subway station acoustics were not exactly prime for a musician singing and strumming an unplugged guitar. In a phone interview given to the Boston Globe in 2003, Tracy recalls her performances in Boston:

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