Question for you, Tacoma: have you ever heard of Vicci Martinez?
I hope so. If you’ve been paying attention to the local music scene, you would recognize her name and voice as a regular at many of our more established clubs. Despite her youth, Martinez seems to have dedicated herself to her craft in a way few have matched. And her latest venture as a contestant on NBC’s talent show, “The Voice” has finally put Tacoma on the map for something other than crime.
If you haven’t heard Vicci sing, check her out on this youtube clip from her performance on “The Voice.” This may be way beyond my expertise, but I can’t help but admire the gutsy andn spirited performance by this young woman who seems to personify the essence of Tacoma.