Tracy Jane Comer

Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist

www.tracyjanecomer.com

"Another excellent acoustic track...[Comer] dances all over the strings with shimmering note flurries and dynamic flair...."

- GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

"...A strong vocalist and wonderful player on cello, piano, guitar, fiddle, and hammered dulcimer..."

- THE BRIDGE WORKS
(Nashville, TN)

"It is the very inability of the critic to easily hem her into a box that points to Tracy Comer's magnificent songwriting abilities..."

- A&R SELECT

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Past Shows - 2007

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Jan. 6 (Sat)
4:30 pm &
Jan. 7 (Sun)
2007
9 and 11 am

Madison WI

SOLO

First Unitarian Meeting House
900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI
Performing as part of services.

Jan. 13 (Sat)
2007
8:30 pm

Madison WI

TRIO w/
Randy Green &
Steve Kasprzak

The Brink Lounge
701 E. Washington Ave. Suite 105 Madison
TRIO SHOW with Randy Green (keys, guitar) and Steve Kasprzak (upright bass),
plus special guest MIKE MASSEY!
Pianist/singer-songwriter, Pop Album of the Year winner in the 2006 Madison Area Music Awards.

About the Brink Lounge: Madison's hot new upscale 12,000 square foot wine & martini bar, coffeehouse, and nightclub, adjacent to the High Noon Saloon. Plenty of FREE PARKING in the lot on Main St., half block up toward the square.

Jan. 27 (Sat)
2007
7:30 pm

Portage WI

DUO
w/Randy Green

Portage Center for the Arts, Performing Arts Series
Held at Zona Gale Theatre
301 E. Cook St.,Portage WI 53954 608-742-5655

(There is on-site free parking.)

Feb. 2 (Fri)
2007
8:00 pm

(House opens
at 7:30 p.m.
Refreshments available in
the lobby.)

St. Paul MN

3 OF CUPS
(collaborative)

Paul & Shiela Wellstone Center Auditorium
179 Robie Street East, St. Paul, MN 55107-2360
Venue Info Line 651-789-2500
Performing as part of new collaborative trio 3 OF CUPS
(Tracy Jane Comer & Rachel Nelson with percussionist Michael "Stix" Kiley and special guest Tret Fure)
With guest percussionist Michael Kiley

What do solo acoustic songwriters do when they crave the fun of playing with other musicians live, but still want to perform their own originals? They form a collaboration, this one called 3 of Cups, featuring Tracy Jane Comer and Rachel Nelson plus percussionist Michael "Stix" Kiley, plus also special guest Tret Fure for these Minnesota shows (see also Feb. 3 below). As they back each other on their originals tunes, song arrangements can include harmony vocals, several guitar syles, fiddle, cello, piano, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, and harmonica.

The Wellstone Center is easily accessed from anywhere in the metro area. Free ramp parking is available adjacent to the building.

Feb. 3 (Sat)
2007
7:30 pm

(House opens
at 7:30 p.m. )

Duluth MN

3 OF CUPS
(collaborative)

Weber Music Hall, University of MN-Duluth
1201 Ordean Ct. Humanities 231, Duluth, MN 55812
Venue Info Line 218.726.8208
Performing as part of new collaborative trio 3 OF CUPS
(Tracy Jane Comer & Rachel Nelson with special guest Tret Fure and percussionist Michael Kiley)

Co-sponsored by The Women's Studies Dept. at UM-D
See Feb. 2 show, above, for description above for performer info and pictures!

Feb. 10 (Sat)
2007
7-10 pm

Madison WI

DUO
w/ Michael Bryant

BENEFIT: 1st Fundraiser for Dane County Friends of Ferals: Feral Gallery Night
Location: Nutzy Mutz & Crazy Catz (pet supplies)
330 W. Lakeside St, Madison

Duo show with Michael Bryant (of Sticky Fingers) - We'll draw from Sticky Fingers favorites plus other material, using harmonies and a variety of instruments -- guitar, mandolin, cello, fiddle, hammered dulcimer. Michael is a great singer/songwriter and has a voice as smooth as silk so if haven't heard him before you're in for a very special treat. Live music plus an art show with donations by the artists and musicians to DCFoF. Also there will be raffles/door prizes and vegetarian hors d' oeuvres.
Info from Friends of Ferals: "This great new store will be open for our guests to purchase valentine gifts. The artists are: Mary Bauschelt, botanical watercolors and jewelry, Jill Haycock, Traumeri Traditions, restored antique frames, and, Cindy Koshalek, jewelry designs and pastels." " [Read more...]

Feb. 17 (Sat)
2007
8 pm

Madison WI

Cameo - Playing CELLO and singing harmonies on some tunes with JOE JENCKS
Madison Folk Music Society concert event - See www.madfolk.org for more
Wil-Mar Center
953 Jenifer Street, Madison, WI

“Joe Jencks is the type of musician that will cause you to drop that morning newspaper or pull your car to the side of the road when you hear his songs."
-Ron Olesko, WFDU –FM Teaneck, NJ

Mar. 14 (Wed)
2007
12:15 pm

Madison WI

ELIXIR

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
5701 Raymond Road (608)271-6633

Performing as cellist with Elixir Chamber Trio (instrumental chamber group - side project).
We'll be guest musicians for a Lenten worship service, performing 3 or 4 short selections.

March 23 (Fri)
2007
7:30 pm

DeKalb IL

CO-BILL
with
Collaboration

UU Fellowship of DeKalb
158 North Fourth St., DeKalb
CO-BILL with JOE JENCKS - In-the-round with collaboration.
I will have my cello and piano and melodica there and will sing harmonies with Joe.

“Joe Jencks is the type of musicianthat will cause you to drop that morning newspaper or pull your car to the side of the road when you hear his songs."
-Ron Olesko, WFDU –FM Teaneck, NJ

March 24 (Sat)
2007
7:30 pm

Downers
Grove IL

Maple Street Chapel Concert Series
Main St. & Maple St, Downers Grove IL [directions/map]
Supporting with JOE JENCKS - I will backing Joe on cello, piano, harmonies, and melodica and we will perform some of my tunes during the evening as well.

See March 23 gig above for links to Joe and photo

May 12 (Sat)
8:00 pm

Madison WI

4th Annual Madison Area Music Awards - Barrymore Theatre
This program helps support music in the public schools! Doors and red carpet at 6:30 / awards show 8pm

Tracy is a finalist for BEST FOLK/AMERICANA ARTIST
Randy's Recording is as finalist for BEST RECORDING STUDIO
VOTING OPENS APRIL 1 and closes APRIL 30 - See MAMAs web site to vote!

June 16 (Sat)
7:00-9:00 pm

Madison WI

Latte Da Espresso
864 Jupiter Drive, Madison WI 53718
222-8817 or 661-6580

This will be a 3-way "in the round" with Tracy and pals Dave Schindele and Nancy Rost. Expect to hear voices and various instruments (guitar, piano, cello) combining here and there for a magical evening of original local music, covering a variety of styles. Lightly amped in this comfortable and casual environment.

Singer-songwriter-keyboardist Nancy Rost has been called "the love child of Tom Lehrer and Tom Waits" (KnowYourMusic.com). Her distinctive songs combine a jazz-influenced piano style with lyrics that are quirky, witty and
heartfelt, often all at once. Her performances often include elements of improvisation: "The laughter in the crowd is contagious, as everyone's thoughts are mixed in a tart, though refreshing, concoction of high
witticisms and ardent applause."
- The Capital Times

Dave Schindele writes and performs music for voice and piano. Its style is contemporary, with elements of jazz, classical, rock and musical theater. Favorite inspirations include singer-songwriters such as Carole King and Burt Bacharach, Broadway composers such as Stephen Sondheim, and Impressionists like Claude Debussy.Dave’s songs explore original musical territory and try to provide a medium for forecasting, working out and encapsulating the inner life.

July 27 (Fri)
8:00 pm

Madison WI

3 OF CUPS
(collaborative)

with
special guest
Michael Bryant

Wild Hog in the Woods
953 Jenifer St, Madison WI 53703

3 of Cups is a collaborative project with Tracy Jane Comer of Madison WI and Rachel Nelson of Duluth MN plus often special guests...in this case, Michael Bryant of Madison. The three will trade the lead around while also backing each other up using many different instruments and harmonies. Tracy plays guitar, piano, cello, and hammered dulcimer; Rachel plays fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo; Michael plays guitar, mandolin, and bass. Music performed will cover a wide range of acoustic styles. Something for everyone! Family-friendly, casual atmosphere

Aug. 10 (Fri)
7:00-9:00 pm

Sun Prairie WI

DUO
w/
Michael
Bryant

Higher Grounds Coffeehouse
Held at Living Water Lutheran Church
3075 Prospect Drive, Sun Prairie WI
(608) 834-9899

Duo show with Michael Bryant (of Sticky Fingers). Michael has an unforgettable voice and writes lovely music to boot. We will perform "in-the-round," trading off the lead while backing each other up using harmonies and various combinations of instruments. Family-friendly, casual atmosphere.

Aug. 11 (Sat)
2007
8:00 pm

Madison WI

TRIO w/
Randy Green &
Steve Kasprzak

The Brink Lounge
701 E. Washington Ave. Suite 105 Madison
TRIO SHOW with Randy Green (keys, guitar) and Steve Kasprzak (upright bass)

**** PLUS special guest ALARIA TAYLOR of Milwaukee! ****

Alaria will perform a couple of sets and we will collaborate on some tunes...I'll have the cello there and we'll sing harmonies with each other.
Alaria Taylor's catchy, groove driven folk/rock songs have received over 50 national/ regional awards and airplay on over 100 radio stations worldwide. Her voice has been compared to Stevie Nicks, Heart, and Gloria Estefan. Alaria is the director of Chick Singer Night, the largest and longest running singer showcase in America.

“Alaria Taylor sings like an angel….say it like you mean it vocals….Her magnetic appeal lies in her delivery, every fiber of her soul comes through with each syllable she vocalizes...fantastic set of pipes…she sure makes it all appealing with that voice of hers!” - Keith “Muzikman” Hannaleck/Evolving Artist.com

“Alaria Taylor is a gifted and talented singer/songwriter. She has written a beautiful, fun, quirky and touching collection of songs. Fans of singer/songwriters definitely need a copy of this record! You owe it to yourself to get a copy Unfinished Business as quickly as you can!” - Mark Lush/Midwestbands.com

About the Brink Lounge: Madison's hot new upscale 12,000 square foot wine & martini bar, coffeehouse, and nightclub, adjacent to the High Noon Saloon. Plenty of FREE PARKING in the lot on Main St., half block up toward the square.

Aug. 12 (Sun)
"Noon-ish"

Madison WI

WORT-FM - WORT 89.9 FM - In studio appearance and performance, on Her Infinite Variety with host Sue Goldwomon

Aug. 13 (Mon)

Madison WI

Private Event (wedding) - duo with Michael Bryant

Aug. 18 (Sat)
7:00-9:00 pm

Madison WI

Collaborative In-the-round

Latte Da Espresso
864 Jupiter Drive, Madison WI 53718
222-8817 or 661-6580

Likely Stories is a 3-way "in the round" with Tracy and pals Dave Schindele and Nancy Rost. Expect to hear voices and various instruments (guitar, piano, cello) combining here and there for a magical evening of original local music, covering a variety of styles. Lightly amped in this comfortable and casual environment.

Singer-songwriter-keyboardist Nancy Rost has been called "the love child of Tom Lehrer and Tom Waits" (KnowYourMusic.com). Her distinctive songs combine a jazz-influenced piano style with lyrics that are quirky, witty and heartfelt, often all at once. Her performances often include elements of improvisation: "The laughter in the crowd is contagious, as everyone's thoughts are mixed in a tart, though refreshing, concoction of high
witticisms and ardent applause." - The Capital Times

Dave Schindele writes and performs music for voice and piano. Its style is contemporary, with elements of jazz, classical, rock and musical theater. Favorite inspirations include singer-songwriters such as Carole King and Burt Bacharach, Broadway composers such as Stephen Sondheim, and Impressionists like Claude Debussy. Dave’s songs explore original musical territory and try to provide a medium for forecasting, working out and encapsulating the inner life.

Aug. 25 (Sat)
7:00 pm

Fitchburg WI

Tracy (solo) plus Nelson Graham
&
The Piper Road Spring Band -
collaborative
show!!

"Art in the Barn" Concert Series
5927 Adams Road, Fitchburg, WI 53575-1804

Three-Way bill with TRACY JANE COMER plus NELSON GRAHAM and the PIPER ROAD SPRING BAND! Come enjoy the barn with a casual evening of lively music. "Country Cornucopia" - A joyful musical festival that celebrates our lives in southern Wisconsin. A variety of talented musicians will join together to create an original musical evening by blending acoustic instruments, rich voices, fun and inspiration.

Graham & Company: Nelson Graham's warm baritone, fine guitar playing, interpretations of country classics, along with his originals, and ear for great stories make for an evening of pure musical entertainment

Piper Road Spring Band: Their unique acoustic/bluegrass style incorporates washboard and all the strings found in bluegrass. They have blended Irish fiddle tunes with American country, big band, novelty and space-aged Grateful Dead inspired jams.

Art in the Barn is a series of performances featuring local, national, and international musicians and visual artists of many various media, and kite-flying. The series takes place in an 1870s barn, located on the farm of Bill and Anne Conzemius on Adams Road, south of the beltline off Fish Hatchery Road. Come early and bring a picnic dinner if you like. Bring your own beverages; ice is provided. Concerts are in the barn - straw bale seats are limited to early arrivers. Feel free to bring a lawn chair and don't forget your bug spray!

DIRECTIONS: From the Madison beltline (Hwy 12/18), take the Fish Hatchery Rd/Cty Hwy D exit and head south. Continue on Fish Hatchery Rd/Cty Hwy D for 5 miles to Adams Rd. Turn right onto Adams Rd. Continue for nearly one mile, the barn is on the left.

Sept. 1 (Sat)
7:00 pm

Cambridge WI

DUO with
Michael
Bryant

HOUSE CONCERT
OUTDOORS IN THE GARDEN!
Oscar H. Hanson House B & B

303 E North Street, Cambridge, WI

NOTE: RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Call (608) 423-4379
info@ohhanson.com

Duo show with Michael Bryant (of Sticky Fingers) - This show will be the series' first show in their new garden area! (Weather permitting of course...show will be indoors if there is bad weather.)
There will be chairs available, or you can bring a blanket and enjoy the music from the lawn area of the garden.

Duo show with Michael Bryant (of Sticky Fingers). Michael has an unforgettable voice and writes lovely music to boot. We will perform "in-the-round," trading off the lead while backing each other up using harmonies and various combinations of instruments. I'll have the cello there plus hammered dulcimer, guitar and keyboard; Michael will have guitar,.mandolin and bass.

Family-friendly, casual atmosphere.

Sept. 8 (Sat)

Cambridge WI

Private Event with Alchemy Ensemble - Chamber music group
(Yes, we do weddings! Also see Elixir Chamber Trio if you are looking for wedding music or instrumental music for a holiday party, etc.)

Sept. 14 (Fri)
7:30-9:30 pm

Madison WI

Collaborative
In-the-round

The ZuZu Cafe - 1336 Drake St., Madison WI (608) 260.9898

Likely Stories is a 3-way "in the round" with Tracy and pals Dave Schindele and Nancy Rost. You'll hear voices and various instruments (guitar, piano, cello) combining in a huge variety of styles for a magical evening of original local music. Lightly amped; comfortable and casual environment with fair trade coffees plus beer/wine and a variety of lunch/dinner and dessert/snack items.

Singer-songwriter-keyboardist Nancy Rost has been called "the love child of Tom Lehrer and Tom Waits" (KnowYourMusic.com). Her distinctive songs combine a jazz-influenced piano style with lyrics that are quirky, witty and heartfelt, often all at once. Her performances often include elements of improvisation: "The laughter in the crowd is contagious, as everyone's thoughts are mixed in a tart, though refreshing, concoction of high witticisms and ardent applause." - The Capital Times

Dave Schindele writes and performs music for voice and piano. Its style is contemporary, with elements of jazz, classical, rock and musical theater. Favorite inspirations include singer-songwriters such as Carole King and Burt Bacharach, Broadway composers such as Stephen Sondheim, and Impressionists like Claude Debussy. Dave’s songs explore original musical territory and try to provide a medium for forecasting, working out and encapsulating the inner life.

Sept. 15 (Sat)
1:00-3:00 pm

Madison WI

Latte Da Espresso
864 Jupiter Drive, Madison WI 53718
222-8817 or 661-6580

Performing as part of ALCHEMY ENSEMBLE, with Faye Bruggink and Joanne Berg. Alchemy performs instrumental music -- light classics and original arrangements of early music and folk tunes, using clarinet, flute, cello, classical and steel string guitars, and hammered dulcimer. Bring a good book or just come to listen and have your favorite coffee drink in this beautiful venue in the Grand View Commons area!

Sept. 28 (Fri)
2007
8:00 pm

Madison WI

supporting
Dave
Schindele

Wild Hog in the Woods - Supporting DAVE SCHINDELE
953 Jenifer St, Madison WI 53703

Supporting my good pal Dave Schindele -- marvelous "piano poet." I'll play some cello and some guitar along with him and also sing some backing vocals, and we may do a tune or two of mine with Dave joining me. I have been working on some recording with Dave so perhaps soon he'll have a CD to share!

Oct. 5 (Fri)
2007
7:00 pm

Garner NC

Tracy
(solo)
co-bill with
Keith Howard

Life Cafe Coffeehouse
Held at Lord of Life Church, 2100 Buffaloe Road, Garner
(919)772-9044

Triangle-area singer/songwriter and 12-string guitaristist extrordinarie Keith Howard will share the bill.
Special guest Sherry Bradley will join me for a couple of tunes!

Oct. 31 (Wed)
HALLOWEEN!
2007
5:30 to
8:00 pm
(early show)

Madison WI

supporting
Nelson
Graham

Fyfe's Corner Bistro - Supporting guest for NELSON GRAHAM
1344 E. Washington Ave, Madison WI 53703

This is a special gig to thank Fyfe's for their years of operation in Madison -- it is their LAST NIGHT IN BUSINESS. Nelson will be playing fro 5:30 to 8:00 and then they will have a DJ and dancing for the rest of the evening. I will be there as "sideperson" for Nelson Graham - Singing backing vocals and playing some instruments. Nelson is a delightful all-around entertainer!

Nov. 9 (Fri)
2007
8:00 pm

Madison WI

supporting
Nelson
Graham

Wild Hog in the Woods - Supporting NELSON GRAHAM
953 Jenifer St, Madison WI 53703

I will be there as "sideperson" for Nelson Graham -- I will have cello, piano, hammered dulcimer...and maybe more instruments...and also will be singing backing vocals.

Nov. 10 (Sat)
2007
Tracy's time
slot is
1:45-2:45 pm
(Event is from
Noon to 5 pm)

Blanchardville WI

Tracy
(solo)

Unbridled Faith Farm
21048 Ingwell Road, Blanchardville, WI 53516
608-712-6217 unbridledfaith@hughes.net

Benefit show for this unique and very worthwhile organization!
Activities will include: Farm tour, children's activities (crafts, games and hay rides), horse demonstrations, music throughout the day, a silent auction and a dinner concert.

About Unbridled Faith Farm - from their web site: "UFF was established to empower women and children to regain their voice and to show them how to inspire others to find their voice...Our main desire is to see people learn, grow and receive healing for their hearts thru Jesus, using non-threatening, experiential activities with a horse. From the beginning we have worked to bring mental and emotional healing to youth and adults, working together with certified professionals, horse specialists, counselors, and horses. Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is an emerging field. It is a short term approach that affects real and lasting change, allowing the participant to experience immediate therapeutic process and intervention."

From their promo materials for this year's event:
"The theme of our 2007 fundraiser is 'A Celebration of Life—Awakening The Dream.' The Silent Auction is an exclusive fundraiser for Unbridled Faith Farm and proceeds will be used to support a group for woman that have been victims; classes for autistic children; counseling, youth education programs and scholarships. Our schedule of events will include – a tour of the farm, children’s activities– crafts, games & hay rides; horse demonstrations; featuring food by local chefs, music throughout the day, our Silent Auction and a Dinner Concert." More info at their site.

Dec. 1 (Sat)
2007
7:00-9:00 pm
NEW DATE/
TIME is
Dec. 9 (Sun)
4:00 pm

Cambridge WI

HOUSE CONCERT, Oscar H. Hanson House B & B ***SOLD OUT***
303 E North Street (House Concert)
Performing as part of folk trio STICKY FINGERS (Michael Bryant, Damon Bourne + Tracy)
See separate web site for more about this side project.

RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (last year sold out; seating limited to 35) ***SOLD OUT***
12/1/2007, 3:30 pm: CONCERT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED on account of the weather.
NEW DATE IS SUNDAY DECEMBER 9, 4:00 PM
If you have purchased tickets, they will be good on Sunday Dec. 9 OR you may request a refund.

Dec. 7 (Fri)
2007
7:00-9:00 pm
Early show,
7:00 pm; -
Mud Angels
to follow

Madison WI

The Brink Lounge
701 E. Washington Ave. Suite 105 Madison
DUO SHOW with Randy Green (keys, guitar)
EARLY SHOW, in the lounge (7-9 pm)

The fabulous MUD ANGELS will be playing in the nightclub room starting at 9:00 - come on out and make a night of it!

About the Brink Lounge: Madison's hot new upscale 12,000 square foot wine & martini bar, coffeehouse, and nightclub, adjacent to the High Noon Saloon.
Plenty of FREE PARKING in the lot on Main St., half block up toward the square.

Dec. 14 (Fri)
2007
5:00-6:00 pm

Madison WI

ELIXIR

Hilldale Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd
with Elixir Chamber Trio (instrumental chamber group - side project - see separate web site)
Enjoy some holiday music and other light chamber music while you shop!

Dec. 15 (Sat)
2007
8:00 pm

Madison WI

Escape Java Joint & Art Gallery
916 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 255-0997
SPECIAL APPEARANCE (short set) with side project Likely Stories (Tracy Jane Comer, Dave Schindele, and Nancy Rost) as part of Stephen Lee Rich's annual Christmas Party/Show
This will be a fun show with a lot of guest participants from around Madison and beyond.

Dec. 16 (Sun)
2007
1:00-2:00 pm

Madison WI

ALCHEMY

Hilldale Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd
with Alchemy Ensemble (instrumental chamber group - side project - see separate web site)
Enjoy some holiday music and other light chamber music while you shop!

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