Tracy Grammer in Concert

What: Cornell Folk Song Society Concert
When: Saturday, November 7, 2009
Where: 165 McGraw Hall, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY
How Much: $17/$15 (door/advance) / $12/10 students / $3 off: members, seniors, teens / $free: kids

Tracy Grammer

Tracy Grammer is a musician of rare courage and grace. Her electrifying partnership with Dave Carter deserved its meteoric rise in the folk world. After Dave's sudden death in 2002, Tracy made a commitment to keeping his unique songs alive, and has created remarkable music of her own.

Her repertoire includes both originals and songs by other artists, all performed with simple virtuosity. Dave Carter's work, some never recorded, remains the core of her performance. His strange, yet familiar, journey-songs possess a vision both old-time and postmodern. Andrew Calhoun declares, "No one sings Dave Carter songs better than Tracy." Her honest, warm voice is a perfect medium for his songs, "...from the deeper realms of myth, sound, and dream, from a place where we're all the same."

Tracy Grammer is an old soul: fragile and tough, intelligent and intuitive. With her sweet and wild fiddling and vocals, and textured guitar and mandolin work, it is clear that she runs deep, both muse and creative musician.

Tracy was last in Ithaca in 2005; at that time, her recording Flower of Avalon was described as, "A bold, rewarding, and transcendent love letter to the world." Since then, she's produced another three fine recordings and has a full touring schedule. The Cornell Folk Song Society was lucky to book her, so catch her live if you can!

Tickets are available at Ludgate Farm Market, Ithaca Guitar Works, Greenstar Co-op, Bound for Glory, and at the door. You may also order tickets online and by mail: SASE to CFSC, PO Box 481, Ithaca, NY 14851.

(Margaret B. Shepard)

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