SACRED LANDS will have a special performance with national recording artist, TRACY GRAMMER on . Opening music performed by trio “ ” will begin at Enjoy live music at one of the most unique historical and scenic sites in our county. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Check for more information on their website. Admission is $18.00 if paid in advance (727-347-0354) or $20.00 at the door. Homemade meal ($8.00) is available for purchase separately.
For directions and parking info contact us at727-367-3592or 347-0354. (www.sacredlandspreservation.o
Called “one of the finest singers and musicians in folkdom,” (Boston Globe), Tracy Grammer is one of folk music's most beloved and inspiring artists. Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar work, spirited violin playing, and masterful storytelling, Grammer has toured with Joan Baez, recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio's 50 top-played artists. Her tenth release, LITTLE BLUE EGG (a basement-tapes release featuring the late Dave Carter), was the most-played album of the year on folk radio for 2012.
TRACY GRAMMER has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to preserving and promoting the musical legacy of songwriter Dave Carter, with whom she toured and recorded from 1996 until his death in 2002. Though she still performs some of Carter’s songs in her shows, 2017 marks a much-anticipated musical bend in the road for Grammer as she begins sharing her own material and prepares for the release of LOW TIDE, her first recording of original songs. The new project is entirely fan-funded, with Kickstarter backers from all over the world raising the $25,000 budget in a head-spinning 34 hours — a testament to the devotion of Grammer’s fan base, and their enthusiasm for her new work.
In addition to the new album, Grammer is writing a memoir and adapting pieces of her written work into a musical monologue called “words+music.”
“My ultimate goal,” says Grammer, “is to use my music and stories to smooth the rough patches and inspire hope. To entertain. To invite conversation. And to honor the solitary journey through grief, lost love, change, and loneliness. There are such gifts among the shadows and flames; we can reap them without being consumed, and come to a greater measure of compassion for ourselves and others, if we are willing to meet them head-on. I am liberated, living proof of this.” Grammer lives in Greenfield, Mass. with her beloved Miss Kitty.
“” is Pete Price, Pete Hennings, and Mike Jurgensen, a trio of talented musicians who blend their varied musical talents into an eclectic mix of material, from original songs, to obscure covers, to well-known standards. With Price on guitar and bass, Hennings on guitar, bass, mandolin, and violin, and Jurgensen on guitar and harmonica, these three performers combine tight instrumentation with pristine vocal harmonies to delight audiences of all musical tastes. All three are talented songwriters and have performed solo as well as with other bands: Hennings and Price with Jon Semmes and the Florida Friends, and Jurgensen and Hennings with Myriad. The combination of Pete, Pete, and Mike as “”, however, is a unique trio that has delighted audiences at acoustic venues and folk festivals around the state of Florida.
"" has released three CDs: “Keepin’ Time”, "Let's Just Play One More", and their most recent, “Writing on the Wall”, released in 2017.