Tracy Grammer

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023
7 p.m.
Cost: $25 - $30
3000 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Tracy Grammer is one of the most beloved acts in contemporary folk music. Called "one of the finest pure musicians anywhere in folkdom," (Boston Globe), she has performed on coffeehouse, theater, and festival stages since 1997 and has been a guest on Mountain Stage, World Cafe, River City Folk, SiriusXM Radio, and Folk Alley. With pristine fingerstyle guitar, percussive strums, dynamic vocals, and incantatory narratives, Tracy delivers a polished, personal show notable for its melodies, heart-forward content, and engaging, authentic delivery. At the end of the show, audiences often can't decide which moved them more — the songs, or the stories behind them. 

Both tragedy and triumph have marked Tracy's journey in music. In 2002, then-duo partner and songwriter Dave Carter died suddenly while on tour. Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, heralded as "the new voice of folk music" by the Associated Press, were riding high on the success of their third album, DRUM HAT BUDDHA, and had just finished a five-week bus tour with Joan Baez as featured artists and Baez's band mates. Tracy's determination and grace in the wake of unfathomable loss, and her transparency as she gained her footing as a solo artist, have earned her a devoted, lifelong following who see her concerts as nothing less than a celebration of courage, bravery, vulnerability, and love. As one fan says, "With Tracy, it's not just about the music — it's a soul journey."