Special thanks to our
Southborough's premier dining establishment has been a key supporter of Steeple for many years.
From feeding the performers, to donating desserts and offering an exclusive dining option we can't thank them enough!
Thank you to Tom Prince and the rest of the team Tomasso for their generous support.
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 mytho-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. Her latest release, LITTLE BLUE
EGG, is a collection of intimate recordings from the duo's home
studios. LBE was the #1 most-played album on Folk Radio in 2012, and
once again, the duo were the #1 most-played artists for the year.
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. Additionally, Grammer has begun down the songwriter's path as
part of RealWomenRealSongs, and is sharing her fresh, fledgling efforts
-- and the stories behind them -- on her current tour, to the delight
of her longtime fans.
As one fan put it, "With Tracy, it's never just about the music. It's a soul journey."
Grammer tours the United States and Canada regularly, and has traveled
to Europe and Japan. She holds the record for the most consecutive
appearances at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival ~ a lucky 13. She
performs in a variety of configurations -- solo, duo, trio, and full
band -- with Jim Henry (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Burns Sisters, Susan
Werner), Rob Schnell (Glim Dropper, Christine Havrilla), Tom Hampton
(Marshall Tucker Band, Poco), and David Chalfant (Nields) rounding out
In addition to touring, Grammer is the director of the Dave Carter
Legacy Project-a project of Folk Alliance International. Her publishing
company, Tracy Grammer Music, administers licenses for Carter's catalog
of music. She is also a member of the Bucks County Writers Workshop in
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where she is working on a memoir about her
time with Dave Carter. She lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts with her
beloved Miss Kitty.