Thursday, October 4, 7:30 Show, 7 door: Folksinger Tracy Grammer. Tracy has been a favorite here at Tsunami and the whole Northwest for 20 years now. She began her career playing with the great songwriter Dave Carter. After he passed in 2002, Grammer became a solo artist sharing the songs they gave us. Tracy is traveling in celebration and support of her new, highly reviewed album, "Low-Tide." (tix $15 on sale September 1; drop by the store or call 541-345-8986) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdmvZNBCx_Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imf2GYV0xNo
TRACY GRAMMER is one of contemporary folk music's most beloved artists. Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer is also a gifted storyteller whose incantations add a rare mixture of vulnerability, intimacy, and hard-won insight to her performances. As one fan puts it, "With Tracy, it's never just about the music; it's a soul journey."
And what a journey it has been. Grammer 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, chart-topping albums featuring Carter's mytho-poetic Americana songcraft and in 2002, toured with Joan Baez, both as featured artists and Baez's bandmates. 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.