Musical Elective of the Week

October 30, 2008 | Blog

The Musical Elective of the Week is: Tracy Grammer.

Liam is away and so now Sara will play…the music of a beautiful singer-songwriter struggling to overcome the death of her musical and life partner.

It was Tracy and Dave, once upon a time. Dave Carter, that is. They were a pair– they worked together in a “marriage in music” and made the most gorgeous albums. Then one day after a run, young Dave Carter suffered a heart attack and left Tracy all alone.

The outpouring in the music community was amazing.

Well somehow life went on, and Tracy continues to sing. I recommend all of her work and especially what she recorded with Dave. Once in awhile Tracy makes it to Madison. There was a time I even harbored hopes she’d sing at my wedding. (Didn’t happen..too much money). I think she’ll be here again next year.

A beginner should start with Tanglewood Tree. No doubt, you’ll get hooked.

love is a garden of thorns, and a crow in the corn
and the brake growing wild
cold when the summer is spent in the jade heart’s lament
for the faith of a child
my body has a number and my face has a name
and each day looks the same to me
but love is a voice on the wind, and the wages of sin
and a tanglewood tree


  1. Reply

    Sherman Dorn

    October 30, 2008

    I saw one of Dave's last performances. He and Tracy were in the backup band for Joan Baez's tour, and I had heard of them through a common friend, so I bought tickets for my wife and me, and we went to the last concert in the tour. Baez was her usual self, and then came her down time, and up went the lights on Dave and Tracy. Jaw-dropping time.

    So, yeah, everything of hers comes highly recommended.

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    Liam Goldrick

    October 30, 2008

    Sara so loves Tracy's music that she neglected to remember that Tracy was our Musical Elective of the Week back in June as well:

    What's old is new again.

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