"One of the finest pure musicians anywhere in folkdom,” is how the Boston Globe has described fiddle player, guitarist and singer, Tracy Grammer. She gained renown through her musical partnership with widely covered songwriter Dave Carter. The two toured extensively and produced recordings on the Signature Sounds label until Carter’s untimely death in 2002.
And Jim Henry has a well established reputation as a terrific musician who can play just about anything with strings as well as sing lead, harmony, and write great songs and arrangements.
The pair collaborated on an EP, “The Verdant Mile.” In addition, Henry accompanied Grammer on her well-received album, “Flowers of Avalon,” which featured nine previously unreleased Dave Carter songs, while Grammer played on Henry’s CD, “One Horse Town.”
They will be performing at Voices Café on Saturday, January 26 at 8:00pm. Voices Café is located at The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase online at voicescafe.org or by calling David Vita at 203.227.7205 x 14.
Grammer is currently on tour celebrating the release of “LOW TIDE”, her first album of original songs and co-produced with long-time touring partner Jim Henry. "I've been a writer all my life, but it was never my intention to be a songwriter," she says. "However, the road has curves we can't see at the outset of the journey. At some point along the path, writing songs became the most effective medicine for the pains and unresolved questions of my life.
“LOW TIDE” is an album of revelations, confessions, and ultimately, healing. I am proud of the writing and utterly thrilled with the sounds. I took risks. I tried new approaches. I told the truth, and delivered my multitudes. My eleventh album is the first one that really sounds like me."
“LOW TIDE” was released January 19, 2018 on Grammer's own label, Tracy Grammer Music, and was met with immediate acclaim.
The album opener "Hole" was the #1 most-played song on the folk radio charts in February 2018, and LOW TIDE was in the top 5 for its first two months of airplay.
Music Matters Review called the album, “A bold new sound, attitude and personal viewpoint…. engaging songs beautifully sung and arranged.”
Seating at Voices is at tables, cabaret-style. Snacks and beverages can be brought; coffee and desserts are for sale at intermission. Table reservations (minimum 4 people) are accepted by contacting David Vita, firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 203.227.7205 x14. Walk-up tickets are $30 and the doors open at 7:30.