Tracy Grammer + Jim Henry

The Parlor Room (32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA, 01060 )

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Called “a musician and singer of dazzling versatility” (No Depression), Tracy Grammer is among contemporary folk music’s most beloved artists. Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling, Grammer has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, headlined several of the nation’s top folk festivals, including Philadelphia Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio’s 50 top-played artists, both solo and with the late Dave Carter who died suddenly in 2002.

Once she met Jim Henry at a gig, Tracy began touring with him. Her eleventh recording “Low Tide,” was her first album of original songs. This recording showcases Tracy’s tender and stubborn heart and her way with words and images. The disc was produced by Jim Henry, who also accompanied Grammer on her album, “Flowers of Avalon,” which featured nine previously unreleased Dave Carter songs. The pair collaborated on an EP, “The Verdant Mile,” and Grammer played on Henry’s CD, “One Horse Town.” Joan Baez calls Tracy, “a brilliant artist and unique individual. Her voice is distinctive, as is her mastery over the instruments she plays.”