The Mendocino Stories and Music Series proudly presents American folk singer Tracy Grammer on Saturday, November 10. Tracy, a Red House Records recording artist is known for her work as half of the folk duo Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, and for the solo career that she has continued since Carter's death. The concert will begin at 7:30PM at the Hill House Inn, 10701 Palette Dr, Mendocino.
Tracy released three albums with Dave Carter during his lifetime, at first doing instrumental work and providing backing vocals, and then, by their last album together, singing lead vocals on half of the tracks. Two albums by the duo have been released following Carter's death. She has also released three solo recordings, some of which have included previously unreleased songs by Carter.
Born in Homestead, Florida, Grammer was raised in Southern California and began her musical journey on a borrowed violin at the age of 9. She came from a musical family. Her father, Jim Grammer, played acoustic, electric, and lap steel guitars. Distant relation Leo Fortin played violin and was best known for playing double-trumpets in Lawrence Welk's orchestra.
Following Dave Carter's death in 2002, Tracy Grammer made the decision to play solo at several of the dates that they had scheduled, most notably an engagement at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Taking into account Carter's expressed wish that eventually she would sing all of the songs, she continued playing Carter's music. She has continued to tour solo, and has released three solo albums. The first, The Verdant Mile, is an EP containing her first original composition, the title track, a eulogy for Carter.
Dinner menu served prior to the show, full bar. Doors open at 6:00PM. Tickets - $20 Premium Theater Seating, $15 General Admission, Table for 4 @ $100, Table for 2 @ $50. If any seating is available, tickets will be $20 at the door. For more info call Pattie at 707-937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events.html
Hill House Inn (View)
10701 Palette Dr.
Mendocino, CA 95460