SUSAN CATTANEO BAND Tuesday night residency with special guests. TONIGHT: TRACY GRAMMER
Tuesday 12/1 - A new residency featuring
THE SUSAN CATTANEO BAND
with special guest each week. Tonights guest:
$12 advance / $15 at the door
8:00 doors / 8:30 show (Susan Cattaneo ay 8:30 and 10:30 / Guest at 9:30)
SUSAN CATTANEO and her fabulous band hold down a weekly residency on Tuesday nights for the month of December. Each week features a special guest and promises to be a unique show into and of itself. You won't want to miss a week of the talent laden and exciting residency!
THE SUSAN CATTANEO BAND
Susan Cattaneo: Guitar, vocals
Jimmy Ryan: Mandolin, vocals
Michael Bean: Pedal steel and dobro
Jim Henry: Guitar
Renee Dupuis: Keyboards, vocals
Richard Gates: Bass
Andrew Jones: Drums
Susan Cattaneo is not afraid of the dark. A powerful singer and sophisticated songwriter, Susan has seen the darkness in the corners and sings about it fearlessly. Following in the footsteps of Matraca Berg, Kim Richey, Lucinda Williams and Gretchen Peters, the well-respected Boston artist combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter's spin. Call it New England Americana with a twang. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country.
Her fourth and latest album, Haunted Heart, was produced by Lorne Entress and released to critical acclaim. Songs from the record have earned Susan a spot in the finals at Kerrville's New Folk Contest. Susan was also a regional finalist at the Mountain Stage New Song Contest, a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition, the Independent Music Awards and the International Acoustic Music Awards. The record was named one of the Top 100 Albums of the Year by the Alternate Root and won 2015 Album of the Year at Limelight Music Awards.
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.
MORE ON SUSAN CATTANEO
"Cattaneo has been playing around Boston and its environs for a while, sometimes solo and sometimes with stellar players. She rocks with the best of them and also sings ballads so sweetly and lovingly that it can bring tears to the eyes of those listening" No Depression
"Ultimately it's rare to find an artist so willing to invest her psyche so fully into her songs, but the return on Cattaneo's commitment also makes for a compelling set of songs." American Songwriter
"She's able to blend gritty semi-confessional bluesy sounds with poetic conversational lyrics" Austin Daze
"Her voice is somewhere between national treasure and weapon of mass destruction" Daily Vault
MORE ON TRACY GRAMMAR
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 her ensembles.
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.
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