November 5, 2014
Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry come to Keene Friday night as part of the Keene Music Festival’s Sumner Knight Concert Series. Tracy Grammer’s career started in the late 1990’s with Dave Carter. The pair toured with Joan Baez – both as part of her band and as featured performers - and released three highly acclaimed albums. When Dave Carter died suddenly in 2002, she continued writing, releasing albums and touring throughout the United States, and Europe as a soloist, in various duets, or with a full band.
Jim Henry is a singer- songwriter and accomplished instrumentalist who plays acoustic, electric, lap steel, 12-string and baritone guitars, as well as mandolin and Dobro. He started as a member of the band Sundogs in the late 1980’s, and has played with many artists, including Mark Errelli, The Nields, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Cliff Eberhart. He has released six CD’s.
Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry started performing together in 2003. They put on a crowd pleasing show full of top-notch musicianship, perfect harmonies, and a fun-loving stage presence. Opening for them are Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, a duo performing folk, country and Americana tunes accompanied by guitar and banjo, ukulele, and clarinet.
Sumner Knight Concerts are held in the Sumner Knight Chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery in Keene. The superior acoustics of the chapel require no amplification for the musician, and offers an affordable and satisfying concert experience by performers in the Monadnock region as well as greater New England. Suggested donation is $20 for the show; some of the proceeds help with the chapel renovation. The concert starts at 7:00 PM.