Rip Roar Music

Music Creation . Live Production . Artist Development . Video Production

Tracey Brown   

    As a former member of Canada's most awarded country band, The Family Brown, Tracey began a career on stage, record and television at the tender age of 10. Tracey is a Canadian Country Music Association, and Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and second generation singer/songwriter. During their 22 year span, The Family Brown recorded 17 albums on RCA Records, hosted a syndicated television show for 13 years and toured extensively across Canada, parts of Europe and U.S. The band was fronted by patriarch, Joe Brown, a pioneer in the Canadian Country music industry.  Joe, originally from Amherst, N.S., toured with his own band, "The Hillbilly Jewels" in the 1940's and 1950's as well as touring with Wilf Carter. Moving to the Ottawa Valley in the mid 1950's, Joe worked on local radio station CFRA with "The Happy Wanderers" and started "The Family Brown" with children Barry, Lawanda and Tracey in 1968.  Tracey’s formative years were spent on the road crisscrossing the country, playing all kinds of venues as well as guesting on Don Messer's Jubilee and Country Time.  Canada’s capital city, Ottawa now has a street named after the group. 

    Tracey went on to form Prescott-Brown with her brother, award winning songwriter, Barry Brown, and her husband, Grammy nominee and multi award winning producer and instrumentalist, Randall Prescott. The band released two c.d.'s with Sony Music Canada that produced 6 top - 10 singles, and appeared on such shows as Tommy Hunter, Dini Petty, The Rita McNeill Show, Open Mike with Mike Bullard and Adrienne Clarkson Presents. The group was nominated for a Juno Award and released 3 music videos.  

    In 1998 Tracey released her first solo c.d. "Woman's Work" which garnered a Juno nomination for Country Female Vocalist and a CCMA nomination for Independent Female Vocalist. Tracey charted 3 singles off the c.d. and released 3 videos. Since then she has released a second solo recording, “Alone”.

    Tracey continues to perform and also co-produces many events and projects with husband Randall Prescott. Together they own and operate an audio/video production facility in the Ottawa Valley. 

    Recent performances include CBC's "Madly Off in All Directions" in 2005 and the 25th Anniversary Special of "True North Concert" in Yellowknife, 2006, where she performed for The Right Honourable Governor General, Michaëlle Jean. 

    In 2000, Tracey was featured in a photo book by Michelle Valberg called "Dare to Dream - A Celebration of Canadian Women".  She performed at the YWCA "Women of Distinction" awards in Ottawa, 2001, and co-wrote and performed a song for a 2001 Toronto Film Festival, award winning short film, "Charlie Noir", by writer/director, Keith Davidson. 

    Tracey has performed extensively across Nunavut, North West and Yukon Territories on many CBC "True North" specials, and has worked in the studio with many Northern

     Tracey works tirelessly for our clients.  Her knowledge of the music business, er kindness, and her work ethic are unparalleled.  Tracey is the heart and soul of Rip Roar Music.