Q&A with Tracy Huffman

Musician Tracy Huffman has been writing, recording, and performing music in St. Joseph and Northwest Missouri for many years. He performs some covers but primarily writes and performs his own songs in his eclectic style. We recently got in touch with him to find out more about his music and what he’s been working on.

Q. How did you get your start as a musician?

My grandma bought my brother and I a guitar, and my parents made us both take lessons. I’ve been playing ever since, but I got more into it in high school.

Q. How would you describe your personal style?

Folksy, depressing, and humorous

Q. What other musicians do you admire the most? Who else have you created music with?

I could go on and on about that, but I have written songs with Omar Dykes, Randy Weeks, Monte Warden, Wylie Gustafson, and Wyman Reese, but I prefer to write all by myself.

Q. What has been your most memorable show or performance?

That is hard to say because the bigger shows usually aren’t any fun. Playing the bars is fun. Magoon’s has always been fun. I’m getting old, and Barry loves music. I appreciate that.

*Barry Woodhull owns Magoon’s Delicatessen in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Q. What advice would you give to other aspiring artists?

Always play what you love and want to play, no matter how much it pays. Unless it’s one million dollars. I suppose you might put up with that.

Q. What are your future plans? Where can readers hear you perform or listen to your music?

You can hear me at Magoon’s, and I do have a few CDs for sale when I play.

*Huffman performs Happy Hour every Friday from 4-6 at Magoon’s Famous Delicatessen in St. Joseph, so stop by sometime and listen. You can also find a few albums at tracyhuffman.bandcamp.com.

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