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3/7/14: SHOW CANCELED: The concert 3/7 at Steve's Guitars in Carbondale, CO is canceled due to travel hazards between Denver and Carbondale. First time in 16 years of touring that I've had weather cancellations. Very sorry, folks, but I'm using the time wisely and working on my RealWomenRealSongs submission while I'm holed up in this Denver hotel. The shows at Swallow Hill on 3/8 and Avogadro's Number in Ft. Collins on 3/9 are ON!! See you there.
2/11/14: SHOW RESCHEDULED: The concert 2/12 at Ashland Coffee & Tea is being rescheduled due to inclement weather. Will post the new date soon; deep apologies for any inconvenience! NEW DATE: APRIL 18! Click here for tickets. $14 adv/$16 door.
2/9/14: It's NewSongSunday! Here's my latest offering for the RealWomenRealSongs project. Twenty-two of us are writing a song a week for 2014 and posting our drafts to YouTube. The prompt was "Satisfied" and the song is called "Good Life." This is for my dad, who passed away last May. Thank you for listening.
2/7/14: I've been so busy touring and writing new songs (yes... me! writing songs!) for the RealWomenRealSongs project that I have slacked a little on the website! Bad folksinger. Here is a link to my most recent newsletter, which includes upcoming tour dates, links to all my new songs, and some gratitude for the fabulous audiences in Massachusetts and California who made January's tour a dream come true for me. I will try to be better about posting photos from the road, updates, and more here. Or maybe you could let me know how to make this site more interesting? What do you want to see? I'm all ears. Happy February! Stay safe and warm... xo tg
11/29/13: I've created a new SoundCloud channel called tracygrammerlive to highlight live show recordings from over the years. Please stop by and visit! Five songs from a show at the Red Clay Theatre in GA are in the queue ~ enjoy.
11/20/13: Real Women Real Songs II. I am delighted to announce that I am one of 22 women participating in a real-time songwriting challenge in 2014. Beginning in January, we'll get a new prompt each week and starting January 6, three women will be posting rough-hewn fledgling compositions to the YouTube channel each day for all the world to see. I'll be posting on SUNDAYS. It's a brave experiment and as a very inexperienced songwriter, I am really nervous but also really looking forward to seeing how this goes. See the introductory video here, and join us by subscribing!
10/16/13: Next show:
Saturday 10/19 Philadelphia @ Jamey's House of Music. See tour dates for details!
10/16/13: SONGBOOKS ARE ON SALE! Just $10 each, down from $15. For the month of October only. Enjoy the savings.
10/1/13: We had ourselves a very successful CD sale in September ... stay tuned for another special offer starting October 15!
9/13/13: Happy Friday the 13th! To celebrate the new site, lucky 13s, and your dedication to this music, we are having a BIG sale. All CDs are $10 for the rest of the month ... how great is that? Take full advantage of this opportunity to stock up on music -- the gift that keeps on giving.
8/13/13: Today we mark the birthday of the late Dave Carter. I give thanks every day for the blessing of having known Dave from 1996 until his death in 2002, and I am grateful beyond words for the life I have enjoyed, celebrating and promoting the beautiful, literate songs he left behind.
I am working hard to raise the money needed to professionally archive the remaining tapes. Contained therein are lives shows, demos, living room rehearsals -- in short, more songs for the sharing. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Folk Alliance's Dave Carter Legacy Project via this website. Our goal is $5,000, and to date we have $850. Thanks so much!
8/1/13: Midwest-bound! This weekend, I'm excited to be heading out for a quick trip to Illinois and Minnesota. On Friday 8/2, I'll open for Chris Hillman (formerly of The Byrds, Desert Rose Band) at the lovely Evanston SPACE; Saturday 8/3 is Minnesota's favorite hootenanny, the Red House Records Barnfest, where this year we celebrate the label's 30th anniversary! And Sunday 8/4 I head up to beautiful Duluth for my first show at Amazing Grace Bakery. I hear the weather's been great and I look forward to playing for friends old and new.
Got somewhere you'd like me to perform? Let me know via the CONTACT form on this site. I'm doing my own booking and appreciate hearing about new venues, especially. Thanks, y'all!
video of the month
Along with twenty-one other ladies, I am writing a song a week for all of 2014 as part of the RealWomenRealSongs project. Here's my week 4 submission. The prompt was "negative." The song is called "Mercy."
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