Tracy Cain

Born and raised in Brantford Ontario, Tracy has now made Guelph her home for over 20 years. She is a proud 5th generation Black Canadian with ancestral roots in North Buxton, Queen’s Bush settlement, and St. Catharines/Niagara / Brantford area.  Audiences enjoy listening to her warm smooth vocal styling that are influenced by gospel, jazz, and RnB. Her contralto voice has been compared to artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Anita Baker – to name a few, but Tracy has a styling of her own that combines many of the greats.

She has been performing on stage since the age of 3 and continues to be a featured soloist in many musical reviews, festivals, community events, and in musical theatre landing major roles such as “Aida” in Aida, “Matron Mama Morton” in Chicago with Theatre Ancaster, and “MotorMouth Maybelle” in Hairspray at Centre in the Square in Kitchener.

Tracy brings together her passion and purpose in her educational, interactive and music filled presentation of “And Then What Happened…” Black Canadian History.- the untold stories. With help from her husband (Robbert Kramer), genealogists, historians and years of research, Tracy’s ancestors journey to Canada via the Underground Railroad is now brought to life through music, storytelling and a keynote presentation.

Workshop(s) by Tracy Cain

Wade in the Water, Children