Saturday, November 30 | 7:30 PM
On the heels of her first album exclusively featuring her own original compositions, ever-popular singer-songwriter Tracy Grammer returns to the Flying Cat Music series on Thanksgiving weekend, performing in Phoenicia at the United Methodist Church (29 Church Street) on Saturday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. Grammer’s concert will mark the finale of the Flying Cat Music 2019 series; Flying Cat will return to Phoenicia’s United Methodist Church in spring 2020 to produce a new series of spectacular folk, country, singer-songwriter, and roots-rock music.
Grammer’s performance also will mark her return to touring after suffering an accident in August while on a film set that sidelined her for more than two months. During a fall, she broke her tibia, tore several ligaments, and sustained a ruptured ACL in her knee, which caused her to cancel nearly two-dozen concerts. A fund-raising campaign ensued since Grammer earns her living solely through her music.
Grammer first achieved fame as half of the folk duo Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer. Together they released three albums of Carter’s songs before his untimely death in 2002. In their years together, their collaboration gathered rave reviews nationally, and Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer ranked number one on the year-end list for “Top Artists” on the Folk Music Radio Airplay Chart for both 2001 and 2002.
During the first decade following Carter’s passing, Grammer dedicated her considerable skills to carrying on his legacy, releasing several works mostly drawing on his songs. With her expressive amber vocals and her guitar and violin mastery, Grammer established herself as a major talent in her own right, and remains among the most beloved folk artists performing nationally. She holds the honor for most consecutive appearances on the main stage of the annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
Low Tide, called “hugely impressive” by Maverick Magazine, was among the Top Ten most-played albums on folk radio, according to the 2018 Folk-DJ Airplay Chart. Mary Chapin Carpenter has said of Grammer’s music, “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.” Two of Low Tide’s songs, the bittersweet “Good Life” and emotive “Hole,” were among 2018’s most frequently played singles on folk radio as well.
What better way to offer thanks and support to Tracy Grammer for her transcendent music than to attend her performance at the 19th-century United Methodist Church in Phoenicia on November 30.
Photo: Ben Barnhardt
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“Tracy Grammer is a brilliant artist and unique individual. Her voice is distinctive, as is her mastery over the instruments she plays.”
— Joan Baez