TRACY GRAMMER is one of contemporary 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 gifted storyteller whose incantations add a rare mixture of vulnerability, intimacy, and hard-won insight to her performances.
Grammer is celebrating the release of LOW TIDE, her first album of original songs. “I’ve been a writer all my life, but it was never my intention to be a songwriter,” she says. “LOW TIDE is an album of revelations, confessions, and ultimately, healing. I am proud of the writing and utterly thrilled with the sounds. I took risks. I tried new approaches. I told the truth, and delivered my multitudes. My eleventh album is the first one that really sounds like me.” Co-produced with long-time touring partner Jim Henry, LOW TIDE was released January 19, 2018 on Grammer’s own label, Tracy Grammer Music, and is available through Fish Records in the U.K.
Grammer plays theaters, coffeehouses, and festivals across 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.
It’s hard to know where to start when describing Jim Henry. He does a lot of things and he does them well. As a sideman, on a variety of electric or acoustic guitars, or on mandolin or dobro, Jim can render emotional sensitivity in one moment then tear into a rock or country solo with such fire it’s hard to catch your breath. He is a master of adding whatever is needed at any musical moment. At center stage, Jim delivers his finely crafted original songs with a smooth, rich baritone voice and engaging storytelling and humor.