PROMOTERS & FANS SPEAK OUT:
"Tracy Grammer has blossomed from half of a famous duo (with the late Dave Carter) to an accomplished solo performer whose show includes her renditions of Carter's repertoire, a select few covers, and tunes of her own. Her strong, smooth voice, her friendly, conversational banter, and her warm and funny stories from before, during, and after the Dave Carter years draw the audience in like a well-written autobiography turned into a quality movie with a killer soundtrack. Highly recommended." -Joe Mercadante, Steeple Coffeehouse
"Any world in which Tracy Grammer needs to say more than 'It's Tracy Grammer. When do you want me to play?' is a world gone horribly wrong." -Scott Sheldon, Sanctuary Concerts
"Tracy charmed our audience with songs and stories new and old, invoking the magic of her partnership with the late Dave Carter but weaving in her own unique style and grace, keeping the material fresh and engaging." -Melinda Perrin, A Place for Folk
"With Tracy, it's never just about the music. It's a soul journey."
- a fan
I am based in Massachusetts and generally available for shows in New York, New England, and the upper Mid-Atlantic
APRIL: New York/New England/Mid-Atlantic
MAY: Michigan 5/16-20; Mid-Atlantic 5/22-30
JUNE: General avails anywhere
JULY: General avails anywhere
AUG: General avails. 27-31 Northwest including Montana
SEP: 1-15 Northwest/Montana/San Juans; 17-28 Florida/Southeast
OCT: 1-20 West Coast; 22-30 General/Mid-Atlantic
NOV: 1-15 OR/MT/WA/SAN JUANS; late Nov General avails
DEC: General avails.
TRACY GRAMMER has performed in solo, duo, trio, and band configurations on coffeehouse, theater, and festival stages since 1997. A favorite on the folk circuit, Grammer is primarily known as a sensitive, creative song interpreter with a springwater clear alto, a girl-next-door stage presence, pristine fingerstyle guitar, beautifully intoned violin, and an unshakable dedication to the legacy of the late songwriter, Dave Carter. Her quick wit and writer's eye also make her a riveting storyteller and at the end of the night, it's often the case that audiences can't decide which they loved better -- the songs, or the stories behind them.
In 2014, Grammer participated in REALWOMENREALSONGS. Twenty-two songwriters from all over the country wrote to weekly song prompts and posted their just-written material to the group's YouTube channel. Grammer, one of the more seasoned performers but easily the least experienced songwriter, wrote 17 new songs that have been circulating through her set lists ever since, to the delight of new and long-time fans. These new songs will fill an album, due later in 2015.
Grammer's most recent release is LITTLE BLUE EGG (Red House Records), a collection of "found" recordings made with Dave Carter in their home studios from 1997-2002. LBE was the #1 most-played album on folk radio for the year 2012 and Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer were the year's #1 most-played artists. She is currently at work on an album of original material, slated for a late 2015 release.
In addition to performing internationally, Grammer has judged Kerrville New Folk, served as a Folk Alliance panelist, hosted the Dave Carter Memorial Writer's Round-up for eight years, taught choral groups at a private school in Massachusetts, and delivered the keynote at Cape May Singer-Songwriter Weekend. She has toured as bandmate and opening act for Joan Baez, performed with Hugh Masekela and Odetta as part of the Songs of the Spirit Tour in 2007, and recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter. She is the only performer invited to play the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 13 years in a row and promoters everywhere agree: the photos don't do her justice.
In 2015, she is accepting offers for solo, duo, and band shows. Duo shows can include Jim Henry (guitars, mandolin, dobro, vocals) in and around New England and farther afield; Rob Schnell (percussion, drums, guitar, vocals) accompanies in the mid-Atlantic. Please keep in mind that budgetary considerations determine the personnel we're able to bring.
And with that, I'm done talking about myself in the third person. Yay! Now let's hear from you. Kindly submit the form below with any questions, offers, or fantastic show ideas you might have, and I will respond promptly. Thanks -- I look forward to working with you.