“One of the finest pure musicians anywhere in folkdom.” – Boston Globe
A gifted singer with a springwater-clear alto, girl-next-door stage presence, and pristine finger style guitar, TRACY GRAMMER is also 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.
She earned those stories the hard way.
Grammer rose to acclaim as half of the “postmodern, mythic American folk” duo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer (1997-2002). The duo released three internationally celebrated, chart-topping albums and 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 on tour. He was 49; Grammer, 34.
Grammer’s response to the tragedy was to meet the collective grief of a stunned folk community head on, with her heart on her sleeve and Carter’s award-winning songs under her belt. After more than a decade of touring North America, Europe, and Japan singing Carter’s songs almost exclusively, Grammer has evolved into a heart-forward, poetic singer-songwriter and keen interpreter, delivering a satisfying blend of the old and the new with subtlety, grit, humor, and grace.
“Her pure voice conveys the simple truths of these songs; her gifts as a musician are like that of a painter who is a master of chiaroscuro, offering light and shadow at every turn.“ – Mary Chapin Carpenter
“…a brilliant artist.” – Joan Baez
“With Tracy, it’s never just about the music. It’s a soul journey.” – a fan