Tracy Nelson is an American singer born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. In her teens, Nelson sang folk music in coffeehouses and moved to San Francisco in the late ’60s. She became part of the San Francisco music scene with her band, Mother Earth and played the Fillmore, sharing bills with the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. It was during this period that Nelson wrote and recorded her signature song “Down So Low,” which was later covered by Linda Ronstadt, Etta James, Maria Muldar, and Cyndi Lauper, among others. Appearing as part of Buddy Miller’s Cavalcade of Stars.