THE MASTERFUL SONGWRITER TRACY GRAMMER
THE MASTERFUL SINGER, SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN & STORYTELLER
Friday, October 13
Door: 7:15pm | Show: 8:00pm
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The Pilgrim Congregational Church
2850 Foothill Blvd, Redding
www.tracygrammer.com - www.youtube.com
“Its an absolute honor to bring back the masterful singing and storytelling of Tracy Grammer. I can’t think of a better way to kick off The Oaksong Music Society’s 2017/2018 season”, said Oaksong Music Society President Pete Angwin.
Tracy 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, folk chart-topping albums featuring Carter's 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 while the duo was on 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 has kept to the road, releasing solo albums as well as selections from the Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer archives.
Grammer has become one of 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 masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage -- not to mention a riotous sense of humor -- that hardly belie her modest beginnings as Carter's reclusive accompanist. Stories about the duo's first meeting, Carter's quirks and fancies, or Grammer's own misadventures and missteps are woven thoughtfully into the set list to create a uniquely personal evening that connects audiences to performer, to the Carter/Grammer legacy, and most importantly, to one another.
As one fan put it, “With Tracy, it's never just about the music. It's a soul journey.”