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Tracy Grammer on World Cafe | July 19, 2012

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of singer-songwriter Dave Carter from a sudden heart attack induced. He and Tracy Grammer, his partner in both music and life, were the fresh new act in folk at the time, having joined forces in 1996. In accordance with Carter's wishes, Grammer has continued to perform their songs even into her blossoming solo career, which so far includes three studio albums.

In 2010, Grammer discovered a collection of tapes gathering dust in a basement. From these tapes came Little Blue Egg, a collection of demos from Grammer and Carter's early years as a duo, released earlier this year. Tracy returns to World Cafe for the first time since 2005 to chat with host David Dye and play some of these previously unreleased songs, which have been embraced by fans. (link)


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Leonard Cohen "In My Secret Life" Ten New Songs
Jack White "I'm Shakin'" Blunderbuss
Los Lobos "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes" By the Light of the Moon
((Tracy Grammer "Shadows of Evangeline" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Tracy Grammer "Hard to Make It" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tracy Grammer "Shadows of Evangeline" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tracy Grammer "Better Way" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Tracy Grammer "Hard to Make It" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Townes Van Zandt "Poncho & Lefty" Poncho & Lefty (Disc 2)
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals "Cold Roses" Cold Roses
The Shins "The Rifles Spiral" Port of Morrow


Death Cab for Cutie "You're a Tourist" Codes and Keys
Talking Heads "Girlfriend is Better" Speaking in Tongues
Firewater "The Monkey Song" International Orange
The Kinks "Apeman" Lola vs. the Powerman & the Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1
((Dr. Dog "Warrior Man" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Rhett Miller "Out of Love" The Dreamer
Lyle Lovett "Funny How Time Slips Away" Rhythm Country and Blues
Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" St. Elsewhere
Dr. John "Big Shot" Locked Down
((Black Joe Lewis "I Don't Mind" Black Joe Lewis))
Metric "Youth Without Youth" Synthetica
The Black Keys "Next Girl" Brothers
Alejandro Escovedo "Man of the World" Big Station
Best Coast "The Only Place" The Only Place
REM "Orange Crush" Green
Allo Darlin' "Capricornia" Europe
((Frightened Rabbit "Bright Pink Bookmark" The Midnight Organ Fight))