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I'll Be Here in the Morning (Single)

by Tracy Grammer

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Written by Townes Van Zandt.

Jim Henry and I originally recorded this song for one of my dearest high school friends as a Kickstarter Reward. It came out so true that I asked her permission to release it, which she generously granted. Because I wanted to honor my Kickstarter promise to give my friend a "custom" song, I asked Jim Henry to lay down a different electric guitar part for the public release. Now my friend has her version; you have yours. We hope you love it.

I recorded this in March 2020, thinking first of my troubadour pals, for whom the lure of the road is often at odds with stable relationships and family. As Covid-19 became pandemic, my thoughts turned to those poor souls on ventilators and in hospitals, isolated from family and friends, some of them slipping the bonds of this world without a witness.

Home and the road. With and without. Together and lonely. Here and gone. The song rings like a lullaby, like a prayer. Townes is smart though; he doesn't say "forever."

Close your eyes, I'll be here in the morning
Close your eyes, I'll be here for a while.

We put our hearts into this one and hope we did it justice. Drop us a line and let us know what you think. xotg

(L.E. -- thank you/love you.)


About TRACY GRAMMER: Called “one of the finest singers and musicians anywhere in folkdom” (Boston Globe) and “a musician and singer of dazzling versatility” (No Depression), Tracy Grammer is among contemporary folk music's most beloved artists. Renowned for her pure voice, deft instrumental work, and incantatory storytelling, she has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter and enjoyed 13 years as one of folk radio's 50 top-played artists. Her highly-anticipated eleventh album, LOW TIDE, is the first full-length recording to feature her original songs and charted in the top 10 on Folk Radio, FolkAlley.com, and Fish Records UK for 2018.

Look for more digital singles from Grammer later this year.

Please visit tracygrammer.com for livestream dates with Jim Henry ("Six Feet Apart" pandemic series), news, and more.

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released August 14, 2020
Produced by Tracy Grammer

Tracy Grammer - acoustic guitar, vocals
Jim Henry - electric guitar, bass

TG recorded herself at The Blue Room, Greenfield, MA
JH recorded himself at Rubytone Studio, Shutesbury, MA
Mixed by Bob Stark, Big Trees Music
Mastered by David Glasser, Airshow Mastering
Photography/Design by Tracy Grammer

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Tracy Grammer Greenfield, Massachusetts

Writer. Actor. Storyteller. Singer. Multi-instrumentalist. Former head cheerleader, now a fearless navigator of the heart.

“One of the finest pure musicians anywhere in folkdom.” - Boston Globe

“A brilliant artist.” - Joan Baez

“Her gifts as a musician are like that of a painter who is a master of chiaroscuro, offering light and shadow at every turn.“ - Mary Chapin Carpenter
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