Keys to the Mirror
Tracy Retchin is a singer-songwriter-pianist whose music comes straight from the heart. Keys To The Mirror exemplifies her passion for writing songs with meaning, heartfelt lyrics and melodies. She wants the listener to feel her music as she felt when composing it. She has always loved to sing and began taking classical piano lessons at the age of 6. She cannot remember not playing the piano. She grew up around the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. Tracy studied music at UCLA and graduated as a political science major. She spent her junior year abroad in Paris, France where she took piano lessons from a classical concert pianist. After graduation, she returned to her beloved Paris where she sang and played piano in nightclubs and restaurants. Not long after her arrival in Paris, she cut a record with Warner Bros. Music, which was the European title track to an American movie. She returned to the United States and received her J.D. from Georgetown Law Center. She put her career on hold to be at home with her three children. Music, however, remained her passion. It has been a constant in her life. A couple of years ago, Tracy began to write songs again. She started to dream again, realizing that it is not our dreams that define us, but what we do with them. So, she returned to the studio to record her original songs. She also began performing with a regular gig after many years away from the stage. First, she recorded a few songs, which was called The Song In You. She was so inspired by the experience that she went back into the studio to record a full length CD, titled Keys To The Mirror. In July, 2007, Tracy Retchin was given the incredibly wonderful opportunity to open for Natalie Cole. It was ... 'the thrill of a lifetime.' That same evening was the debut of her new album, Keys To The Mirror. All proceeds for the debut of this album at that event and for her CD release party have gone directly to Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center. She is particularly pleased that her music can touch others in such a tangible way. Tracy's music is very melody-driven, laced often with rich harmonies. She likes to write songs from many genres because she appreciates many kinds of music, from classical to jazz to rock. For Tracy, music is a universal language that connects us all.