Tracy Wormworth

Tracy Ann Wormworth (born December 15, 1958)[1] is an American bass guitarist.

Tracy Wormworth
Wormworth performing with The B-52s, 2019
Wormworth performing with The B-52s, 2019
Background information
Birth nameTracy Ann Wormworth
Born (1958-12-15) December 15, 1958 (age 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Associated acts

Wormworth is a member of the B-52s. She has recorded and toured with the band since the Cosmic Tour of 1990. She played on their sixth studio album, 1992's Good Stuff, and recorded on the band's soundtrack for the 1994 movie "The Flintstones". By 2008, she was listed as an official band member on their album Funplex; she is featured in the 2011 video recording With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA.

Wormworth's career began as a member of The Waitresses, a New Wave band out of Akron, Ohio.[2] She joined the band after the departure of bassist Dave Hofstra, who played on the Waitresses' first album, Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? (though Wormworth appears in the back cover photo on the album). She remained with the band until it dissolved in 1984.[3]

Wormworth has served as a touring bass player for Sting and Wayne Shorter, Cyndi Lauper, Phyllis Hyman, jazz violinist Regina Carter, vocalists Rachelle Ferrell and Joan Osborne. She was part of the house band on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, where she performed with Little Richard, Liza Minnelli, and many other artists. She appears in videos with The B-52s and Sting. She also recorded on the Lena Horne album We'll Be Together Again (1994), I Ain't Movin' (1994) by singer-songwriter Des'ree, and Head over Heels (1995) by Paula Abdul, and Regina Carter's Something for Grace. She has worked with The Family Stand, Rachel Z, and Moby.

She is the sister of The Conan O'Brien Show drummer James Wormworth,[4] daughter of jazz drummer Jimmy Wormworth, and sister of vocalist Mary Wormworth.


With Paula Abdul

With The B-52's

With Des'ree

With Lena Horne

With Houston Person

With David Lee Roth

With The Waitresses


  1. ^ Fletcher, Tim (December 17, 2019). "Bass Transcription: Tracy Wormworth's Bass Line on "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses". No Treble. Archived from the original on December 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Warlow, John. "The Line Up". Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  3. ^ Owen, Sandee. "Here's my exclusive interview with Tracy Wormworth (8/99) - Bassist for the Waitresses". Retrieved 6 January 2011. Note: Second interview with Wormworth is at the bottom of page
  4. ^ Aldridge, Sara (14 September 2010). "Bass is Loaded: Tracy Wormworth Sits in with the B-52s and Beyond". Real Detroit Weekly. Retrieved 6 January 2011.