Tracy Grammer in Concert (Jaspar Lepak opens)
Tracy Grammer is a brilliant artist and unique individual. Her voice is distinctive, as is her mastery over the instruments she plays. - Joan Baez
One of the finest pure musicians anywhere in folkdom. - Boston Globe
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, 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.
Determined to honor the duo's journey and bring Carter's songs, and those of other favorite writers, to broader audiences, Grammer kept to the road, releasing three solo recordings and four more Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer cds. LITTLE BLUE EGG, her latest release, is a collection of intimate recordings from the duo's home studios and was the #1 most-played album on Folk Radio in 2012.
One of folk and Americana's most beloved veteran artists, Tracy Grammer is renowned for her soothing alto, pristine and percussive guitar playing, poetic songwriting, and a open-hearted, often silly, audience rapport. 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, she delivers a uniquely personal evening that connects audiences to performer, to the Carter/Grammer legacy, and most importantly, to one another.
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 New York's Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. A child of the Sonoran Desert, her songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart.
Lepak started writing songs in 2002 while living in Minneapolis. Between 2004 and 2009, she recorded five albums, and in the fall of 2009, she moved to Durban, South Africa with her husband Kale. Her music found an enthusiastic audience, and in 2011, she recorded Forgiving Wind which Rolling Stone South Africa hailed as an album full of "beauty and original charm. Lepak became a Seattle resident in 2012 and released her seventh CD Wide World in April 2014. She tours frequently between her former homes and her new home in the Pacific Northwest, often accompanied by Kale (accordion and harmonies) and other friends she's found along the way!
Youll find more than enough beauty and original charm to make you a fan. ~ Chris Roper, Rolling Stone South Africa
"Jaspar Lepak's crystalline voice and lyrical phrasing is a wonder, a beacon of true musicality. Listening to her evocative songs sung with that gorgeous voice, I am reminded of how I felt as a young man, the first time I heard Joni Mitchell. Jaspar Lepak is a special talent whose presentation transcends age, styles and fads." ~ Tom May, River City Folk
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4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107
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