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TRACY GRAMMER- cancelled
September 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$20
Tracy is under doctor’s orders to not travel, and regretfully had to cancel this gig. She will reschedule as circumstances allow, maybe next spring.
TRACY GRAMMER is one of contemporary folk music’s most beloved artists. Though she is widely renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer’s stories, often described as “incantations,” add a rare mixture of vulnerability, intimacy, and hard-won insight to Grammer’s performances,. As one fan puts it, “With Tracy, it’s never just about the music; it’s a soul journey.”
Tracy rose to acclaim as half of the “postmodern, mythic American folk” duo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. From 1998-2001, the duo released three internationally celebrated, folk chart-topping albums featuring Carter’s mytho-poetic Americana songcraft and in 2002, toured with Joan Baez, both as featured artists and Baez’s band members. Called “the new voice of modern folk music,” the duo was clearly in its ascendancy when in July 2002, Carter suffered a fatal heart attack mid-tour. He was 49; Grammer, 34.
Determined to honor the duo’s journey and bring Carter’s songs, and those of other favorite writers, to broader audiences, Grammer kept to the road, releasing solo recordings and selections from the duo’s archives, including 2012’s LITTLE BLUE EGG (Red House Records), which was not only the #1 most-played album on Folk Radio in 2012, but also landed the duo at the top of the folk charts internationally as the #1 most-played artists with that year’s #1 most-played song.
In addition to touring, Grammer is the director of the Dave Carter Legacy Project. Her publishing company, Tracy Grammer Music, administers licenses for Carter’s catalog of music. She is working on a memoir about her journey with, and beyond, Dave Carter.
“A brilliant artist and unique individual. Her voice is distinctive, as is her mastery over the instruments she plays.” – Joan Baez
“Her pure voice conveys the simple truths of these songs; her gifts as a musician are like that of a painter who is a master of chiaroscuro, offering light and shadow at every turn…. A treasured part of my music collection.” – Mary Chapin Carpenter
“A musician and singer of dazzling versatility… [Flower of Avalon] unfurls as a portrait of an artist coming into her own.” – No Depression
“Tracy Grammer has that elusive quality of being able to speak directly to another person’s heart – instantly bypassing all of the usual infrastructure – the moment she starts singing. She’s great.“ – Richard Shindell
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