Tracy Newman at Room 5 on 11/13 & The Talking Stick 11/14!

Listen up! Funny gal Tracy Newman who you might remember from our mother’s day article and my fourth of July article, is back performing two shows that are sure to keep you laughing. Emmy Award-winning TV writer turned award-winning singer/songwriter Tracy Newman brings her special brand of original acoustic folk songs to Room 5 Lounge on Wednesday, 11/13/13 and The Talking Stick on Thursday, 11/14/13. She will be performing new music and some of her fan favorites.


Getting us ready for the holidays, Tracy Newman will be playing Mama, I Know You Ain’t Santa. LA Times’ Pop Music Editor, Randy Lewis named Mama, I know You Ain’t Santa as one of “The Saddest Christmas Songs Ever” among legendary songs such as Judy Garland’s, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Merle Haggard’s If We Make It Through December,and other classics. Dolly Parton expressed, Mama, I know You Ain’t Santa is “one of the best songs I have heard in years… especially a Christmas song. I cried!”


Here’s where you can catch Tracy Newman’s Show:


Room 5 on 11/13

143 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036

$10 admission

Show starts at 8pm



The Talking Stick on 11/14

1411C Lincoln Blvd. Venice 90291

Donation at $15

Show starts at 8pm


A few fun facts about Tracy:

At one point, she was the only woman in the world practicing card manipulation. She was pretty good too. Check her out in this skit with Johnny Carson in 1974.


Tracy Newman’s singing career began in her early years, but her desire to be a folk singer landed her in therapy. When Tracy was enrolled in the Univ of Arizona, she says, “I really almost never went to class. I didn’t bother to drop out either, so I got a whole semester of Fs. Not even incompletes, I don’t think. When my mother saw that she freaked out, came to Arizona, dragged me back to LA and straight into into therapy.”


So instead of folk singing, she landed in TV writing – for awhile.


Tracy Newman got her first big league TV comedy writing gig on the iconic show Cheers. In 1997 she won an Emmy and Peabody Award for co-writing the groundbreaking “coming-out” episode of Ellen. In 2001, she co-created According to Jim for ABC-TV, which ran for eight seasons. When According to Jim sold into syndication, Tracy left TV to return to being a full-time singer/songwriter. We’re so glad she did. Don’t miss Tracy this week!