Ronald 'Boo' Hinkson & Tracy Hamlin
@ Pigeon Island, St. Lucia Jazz Festival
12 May 2007
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The beauty and charm of Pigeon Island during
the day, or night, never fails to excite the senses. With the Atlantic
Ocean on one side, the Caribbean Sea on the other, delicately lit
palm trees gently kissing the sky, combined with the anticipation
of a tremendous musical experience is surely enough to warm the
Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson biography
Ex Tru Tones member, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson
is without doubt one of St. Lucia’s most popular musicians.
He is a consistent guitarist who has shared the stage with many
accomplished world musicians such as Stanley Jordan and George Benson.
Hinkson is familiar with most of the music venues and stages throughout
St. Lucia and the Caribbean. In fact he can almost be referred to
as St. Lucia’s Solo Guitar Ambassador. Hinkson has soaked
up much of what the Caribbean has to offer musically, such as soca,
calypso, jazz, soul and RnB. He was joined on stage by the soulful
vocals of Tracy Hamlin.
Tracy Hamlin biography
At age 11, Tracy Hamlin sang in front of a curious
crowd at the La Fountain Blue in Baltimore, Md. Hamlin would finish
the gig on a high knowing she impressed many that night. She was
also fully aware that she had a special gift, and her life would
Hamlin developed her classical music skills learning
how to sing in three languages – French, German and Italian
at the Baltimore School of the Arts. She continued musical training
at the Prestigious Peabody Preparatory School of Music.
Hamlin is the long-time lead singer for the award-winning
Pieces of a Dream – adding her lead vocal charm to the albums
“No Assembly” and “Love’s Silhouette”.
She has shared the stage with the likes of Carlos Santana, Al Jarreau,
Boney James, Indie Arie and Joe Sample. Hamlin has also performed
as background singer for artists such as Howard Hewett, Miki Howard
and Maysa Leak.
Hamlin not only delivers soul ballads as they should
be delivered – that is with warm soulful flare, she also adds
her own unique soulful jazzy edge. Hamlin best describes her singing
like this, "As a vocalist, I plan to keep delivering good,
quality music from my heart, which is what you'll find when you
hear my music."