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Cardboard Ox is
Tracie Potochnik & Steve Allain


Well-established as solo performers in their home state of Rhode Island, Tracie Potochnik and Steve Allain joined forces in 2014 to form Cardboard Ox. The duo is

known for sweet and soulful harmonies, thoughtful musicianship, and delicately crafted storytelling.


Cardboard Ox has performed at venues throughout New England including the main stage at The Providence Folk Festival, the Spire Center for the Performing Arts,  and the legendary Club Passim, and has opened for acts including Cheryl Wheeler and Marc Douglas Berardo. The duo has also been nominated for Limelight and Motif Magazine awards.


Cardboard Ox’s eponymous debut EP, a collection of six original songs, was recorded at Rhode Island’s Lion Recording Studio with engineer Ross Lenzing. The album features simple arrangements and production that capture the duo’s live sound, and place focus firmly on the songs themselves. They have also released the dowload-only Cardboard Ox Presents: A Cardboard Ox Christmas (featuring Cardboard Ox), a holiday EP featuring three original songs and one Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers classic. They're currently in the studio recording a full-length album.


For more information, videos, and upcoming shows please visit Information about Tracie's and Steve's solo work can be found at and


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