TRACY GRAMMER rose to acclaim in the late 1990s as half of legendary folk duo
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. Following Carter’s death in 2002, Grammer
continued to perform internationally, building a devoted following as an interpreter, multi-
instrumentalist, storyteller, and champion of Carter’s legacy. She toured as bandmate
and support for Joan Baez, performed alongside Hugh Masekela and Odetta as
part of the Songs of the Spirit Tour, and recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter.
She has opened for Suzanne Vega, Judy Collins, Hal Ketchum, and Paula Cole,
taught at Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and Camp Ned, and is the only performer
invited to play the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 13 years in a row.
For most of her 20-year career, she’s also been one of folk radio’s 50 top-played artists, both solo
and with the late Dave Carter. That trend continued in 2018 with the release of LOW TIDE — the first of Grammer’s 11 recordings to showcase her original songs. Fully funded in just 34 hours by fans via Kickstarter, LOW TIDE was the #9 most- played album on Folk Radio in 2018, #2
on Folk Alley’s “Best of 2018” Listener Poll, and was listed among the Top Ten
Albums of the Year by Fish Records UK. Co-produced with longtime collaborator
Jim Henry, LOW TIDE is a deeply personal album exploring love, loss, and family in
beautifully layered acoustic/electric arrangements. Grammer says, “I tapped
my entire musical foundation — classical, country, pop, and folk — for this recording,
and made what I believe is the truest, boldest musical statement of my career.”
The show marks Grammer’s return to Jammin Java following the pandemic. Expect an intimate, enlivening night of poignant, uplifting new songs, fresh stories, and old favorites from Grammer’s remarkable catalog.