Voices Cafe Presents Two Powerful Women of Contemporary Folk, Abbie Gardner and Tracy Grammer, on Saturday, September 30th at 8pm
Voices Cafe, called Westport’s musical gem, brings the power of song to our local community. On September 30th two of the most powerful contemporary folk artists, Abbie Gardner and Tracy Grammer, will be at Voices Cafe in a rare co-bill! These talented female artists bring incredibly unique energy and positive vibes to contemporary indie/folk music. You will enjoy their musical artistry when they sing individually and when they pair their vibrant voices.
All net proceeds of Voices Cafe concerts benefit local social justice programs and community causes.
On Saturday, September 30th Voices Cafe’s doors open at 7:30pm and showtime is 8:00pm. For tickets and info go to voicescafe.org.
Enjoy this BYO setting with café-style seating (at tables) or individual seating, bring your own beverages and snacks, or buy a snack from our sweet treats table. Groups of four or more can reserve table space. General admission: $25 per person.
About the artists:
Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana darlings, Red Molly, Gardner’s acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar chops. Her live shows are truly unique - as an award-winning songwriter, captivating vocalist, and a world-class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. This sound of vocals and dobro unaccompanied is masterfully captured on her 2022 CD "DobroSinger". The record made it to #11 on the Billboard Blues Charts and #2 on the Folk DJ Charts. It is a raw intimate recording full of blues, heartfelt ballads, and the ache of the unknown. Though she has traveled around the world with Red Molly, Gardner stands strong as a solo act and has opened for Lori McKenna, Hot Rize, and Martina McBride.
"Not only a first-rate Dobro player but a songwriter to be reckoned with," says John Platt, WFUV
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, singing both solo as well as with the late Dave Carter. LOW TIDE, the first of her albums to showcase her original songs, has met with high acclaim. Music Matters Review shares about Grammer’s LOW TIDE: “A bold new sound, attitude, and personal viewpoint…. engaging songs beautifully sung and arranged.”
The Boston Globe says Tracy Grammer is “One of the finest pure musicians anywhere in folkdom.”
This concert will raise both awareness and funds in support of the amazing work Her Time is doing. https://www.hangtimerealtalk.com/hertime
For more info and tickets for September 30th’s concert at 8pm, go to: Voices Cafe.
Voices Cafe’s Fall lineup includes the developing talents of Fairfield's School of Rock Youth Band on November 11th and a special Holiday event with the vibrant and captivating Windborne on December 16th.
Voices Cafe is located at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport CT, where the mission to “inspire, connect and act” is realized by Voices Café, bringing the power of song to social justice causes.