the latest news
7/16/14: I am pleased to announce that Dave Carter is being inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame alongside Pink Martini, The Dandy Warhols, Dr. Demento, and others. The ceremony will take place October 4, 2014 at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. I won't be able to attend (I will be in Hong Kong at the two-day wedding of one of my best friends from junior high!) but I am planning shows for the following weekend to celebrate. See the full article here.
7/1/14: THANK YOU to everyone who gave so generously as part of our Dave Carter Legacy Project fundraiser for June. We set a goal of $11,500 for the cassette archiving project and reached it handily, with a little extra to spare thanks in large part to an anonymous donor who matched the first $5,000 in contributions. For those who missed the campaign, know that the work continues beyond this project and support is always necessary and appreciated. Please visit the DCLP page to read about our projects and make a contribution. All donations are tax-deductible, and managed by Folk Alliance International, a 501(c)(3) organization.
6/30/14: It's been a crazy few months. In May I moved back to Greenfield, Mass. after two years in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In between tour dates and my memoir writing group, I've been unpacking as mindfully as possible, trying to set clear intentions for the new space. Home is love is home. It's got to be right.
I've fallen a bit behind on RealWomenRealSongs contributions but will be back on track shortly. Looking forward to that very much. Thank you for following!
3/23/14: RealWomenRealSongs Week 11: The prompt was "panic." The song is "Panic Attack 101: Deep Breath." Enjoy!
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!
video of the month
Along with twenty-one other ladies, I am part of the RealWomenRealSongs project. Here's my week 15 submission, "Daffodil Days."
shows at a glance