Friday, January 17, 2014

From the Hum: Fabulous Folk

Posted By on Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Tracy Grammer
brings her flawless alto back to Humboldt tonight. A legend in the folk music world, Grammer originally rose to acclaim in the late 1990s as one half of Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer. All three of the duo's albums topped folk charts and in 2002, Carter and Grammer toured with Joan Baez, both as featured artists and Baez's band members. Sadly, in 2002, Carter, 49, suffered a fatal heart attack. Grammer has since continued on solo, touring internationally, playing both her own songs and those from her time with Carter to greater and greater fame. It's not an exaggeration to say Grammer has become one of folk music's most beloved performers.

The songs alone are enough, ranging from melancholy to rollicking, but like all the best entertainers, the storytelling on stage doesn't stop and start with the songs —Grammer makes a point of sharing her own misadventures and anecdotes in between.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 general, $13 Playhouse and Humboldt Folklife Society members, and are available at Wildwood Music, Wildberries or 822-1575.

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