Tracy Grammer | Book of Sparrows

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Book of Sparrows

by Tracy Grammer

Blue songs about the darker, more private sides of the human condition ~ sadness, loss, regret, but ultimately, hope in the face of heartbreak. Tracy plays acoustic guitars, mandola, banjo, and violin; Jim Henry adds Dobro, acoustic & electric guitars.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Blue Wing
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2. Travis John
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3. The Waking Hour
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4. Lord of the Buffalo
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5. Gypsy Rose
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6. April Come She Will
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7. In the Shape of a Heart
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
BOOK OF SPARROWS was the #3 most-played album on Folk Radio in 2007.

QUOTABLE:
"Each song has a lingering beauty that makes this a book of unique creations that all fly in a similar direction. Well-done in every way." - Music Matters Review

"...furthers [Grammer's] status as one of folk music's finest for here she makes the songs of others her very own." - Celtic & Folk Music CD Reviews

CREDITS
Released November 6, 2007

Produced by Tracy Grammer & Jim Henry
Tracy Grammer: vocals, guitar, mandola, banjo, percussion, violin
Jim Henry: vocals, Dobro, electric and acoustic guitars

Recorded and mixed by Jim Henry and tg at Rubytone, Shutesbury MA.
Mastering by David Chalfant at Sackamusic, Conway MA.
Design by tg. Duplication by Oasis.

Special thanks to Judy Hensley, Bernice Carew, and all the lovely fans and friends who asked for these songs.

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Marjorie Millner

Beautiful!
KBOO Radio in Portland, Oregon played "In the Shape of a Heart" one morning while I was driving to work. It made me feel like singing for the first time in a long time, and I found myself singing along. (The song itself is quite sad, but the tune is beautiful, and Tracy's voice is so pure, poised, and true, that I found it irresistible.) When the announcer said it was Tracy, I couldn't wait to order this CD (and to get a ticket for her Portland gig a couple of weeks ago, which was wonderful.) Since Dave's untimely death, Tracy has continued to champion his music (tracks 4 & 5 are Dave Carter songs) but she is a wonderful artist in her own right, and this CD is lovely. I was particularly happy to hear her version of "The Waking Hour" by David Francey. Jim Henry also does fine work on the CD, including some really nice harmony vocals.
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