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..."

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Past Shows - 2005

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Jan 13 (Thu)
6:20-6:50 pm

Middleton WI

Middleton Performing Arts Center
2100 Bristol Street (608) 829-9853

With classical chamber trio, Elixir (clarinet, piano and cello), pre-show music (free) in the lobby before the Community of Stars concert (main show is $16). Main performer included Kitt Reuter-Foss, Ginny O'Brien, Kelly DeHaven, Westside Andy, Erik Leckrone, the Wingra Woodwind Quintet, and Leotha Stanley.

Jan 22 (Sat)
7:00-11:00 pm

Dubuque, IA

The Grape Harbor
RESCHEDULED for April 9 due to weather (see April)

Feb 4 (Fri)
8:30 pm

Fort Atkinson WI

Cafe Carpe 18 South Water St

Opening for blues duo Mare Edstrom and Kenn Fox. Performing with supporting artist/producer Randy Green for a 30-minute set. Casual atmosphere, great food, full bar; music events are held in a cozy listening room to the side of the main dining section.

Feb 12 (Sat)
8:30 pm

Middleton, WI

Cheeseburger in Paradise
1601 Aspen Commons, (608) 831-2413

With supporting artist Randy Green (guitar, piano)

Feb 21 (Mon)
8:30-10:00 pm

Madison, WI

LIVE TELEVISION concert on WYOU-TV (Madison station)
Breaking news 2/21/2005 - POSTPONED due to serious illness on the part of the host, Dennis Fawcett. New date will be posted later. We wish Dennis a speedy recovery!

Feb 24-27

Montreal, QB

North American Folk Alliance conference
IndieGrrl Showcase: Midnight am Friday night along with Kathy Moser and Julie Lyons; Acoustic Music Arizona Showcase: Saturday, 2:00 am, with Caji & Sandra

March 2005

Time off for personal business/travel, studio work with Sticky Fingers (acoustic trio), and work with classical trio Elixir

Apr 3 (Sun)
7:30-11:00 pm

Middleton, WI

Cheeseburger in Paradise
1601 Aspen Commons, (608) 831-2413

Performing with supporting artist/producer Randy Green (guitar, piano)

Apr 9 (Sat)
8:00-11:00 pm

Dubuque, IA

The Grape Harbor
123 Main Street
CD Release Celebration

RESCHEDULED from 1/22/05 which was canceled due to weather. Opening set by acoustic duo Robert A. and Helen. Robert and Helen do a great variety of music we all know and love from the '70s to the present, plus some tasty originals. See www.robertawelch.com for more.
Smoke-free wine bar and shop featuring a unique selection of all things vino, gourmet food and unique gift items.

Apr 13 (Wed)
8:00 pm

Milwaukee, WI

Chick Singer Night showcase
Points East Pub
1501 North Jackson, (414) 277-0122

Hosted by Alaria Taylor, an award-winning singer/songwriter from Milwaukee who has a great new album out now called "Unfinished Business." Several of us "chicks" will play, backed by a stellar band of the area's best musicians. This should be a fantastic evening! See www.chicksingernight.com for more about this series, held in major cities all over the country.

Apr 16 (Sat)
8:00 pm-midnight

Stoughton, WI

Stella's Speakeas
210 South Water Street, (608) 877-1364

Sharing a show with singer/songwriter Robert A. Welch of Dubuque, IA, a two-time honoree in Song of the Year International Songwriting Contest. I'll have supporting artist/producer Randy Green joining me for some of my material also. Robert and I will trade sets, and will do a few collaborative numbers as well. We'll have a bunch of instruments there....guitars, piano, cello, mandolin, Dobro, harmonica.

Apr 17 (Sun)
7:30-11:00 pm

Middleton, WI

Cheeseburger in Paradise
1601 Aspen Commons, (608) 831-2413

Performing with supporting artist/producer Randy Green (guitar, piano)

ON THE ROAD.....TOUR SHOWS!

Apr 27 (Wed)
9:00 pm

Myrtle Beach, SC

Cheeseburger in Paradise
7211 N. Kings Highway

Apr 29 (Fri)
8:30-10:30 pm

Pittsboro, NC

The General Store Cafe
39 West Street (919) 542-2432

May 1 (Sun)
4:00-6:00 pm

Chapel Hill, NC

Border's Books & Music
1807 Chapel Hill Blvd., (919) 929-8332

May 4 (Wed)
8:00 pm

Charlotte, NC

The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson Street, (704) 376.3737

TOSCO HOUSE PARTY night - Many performers to play; Tracy will be "featured artist," starting at approximately 9:00 pm.

May 6 (Fri)
7:00-10:00 pm

Garner, NC

Life Cafe Coffeehouse
2100 Buffaloe Road, (919) 772-9044
(on grounds of Lord of Life Lutheran Church)

Come enjoy your favorite coffee beverage and some home-baked goodies! NC musician Keith Howard will present a special guest set. He's a wonderful guitarist and singer/songwriter I met a couple of years ago while playing in the Raleigh area. "Keith Howard's style is reminiscent of the driving rock-roll of 60’s pop. He was brought up on the Beatles and CSN&Y, and cut his teeth on the Kinks, the Byrds, and King Crimson. Keith says some of his songs are serious, some are for fun, and some are subliminal. If you’ve ever been run over by a jumbo 12-string guitar in the NC Triangle, there's a good chance it was Keith’s." You can find out more about Keith at www.soundclick.com/bands/1/thegreatuntitledtour.htm or at www.ncsongwriters.org/artists/howard.

May 7 (Sat)
7:00-8:30 pm

Clayton, NC

The Flipside (The Coffee Mill)
105 South Lombard St., (919) 550-0174

They have an excellent chef and dinner is served starting at 5:00 pm; you may wish to call ahead to inquire about seating/reservations.
In case you want to make a night of it, the 9:00-12:00 show will feature a wonderful Celtic musician, Jennifer Licko (small cover). Growing up in NC, Jennifer Licko was a premier Scottish Highland Dancer and that passion initiated her love for the Scottish arts. She has studied and lived in Scotland and Ireland, and has been performing at festivals and Celtic venues all over the Eastern US, Canada and the Netherlands. She has released three albums and is currently working on her next CD of Celtic Lullabies.

May 8 (Sun)
morning

Garner, NC

Lord of Life Lutheran Church
2100 Buffaloe Rd, (919) 772-9044

May 10 (Tue)
7:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

Vic's Acoustic Cafe
627 North East Street

Round-robin with Liesl Downy and Kriss Luckett. Lovely venue -- espresso bar and panini grill.

May 19, 2005

Janesville, WI

Taping for TV concert on JATV
(Channel 12, Janesville)
30-minutes of music; air dates TBA

June 1 (Wed)
9 pm

Middleton, WI

Cheeseburger in Paradise
1601 Aspen Commons (608) 831-2413

ALL STAR NIGHT! Several acts to perform who have been winners at their Open Mic contest. Hosted by the great ROBERT J. Performers: Amy Curl, FaceSteak, Lucas Cates, Michael Gruber, Mississippi Christina, Scott Hays, StoneFloat, The So Called Brass Band, Tracy Jane Comer & Randy Green, Troye Shanks

June 2 (Thu)

Madison, WI

Taping for TV concert on WISC-TV3's Urban Theatre, hosted by John Urban
30-minute show with music and interview

Air dates:
June 3, 10:30 pm, UPN 14 (TVW-Madison, Charter Cable 14)
June 4, Midnight, WISC-TV3 (Madison, CBS)
June 5, 9:00 pm, UPN 14 (TVW-Madison, Charter Cable 14)

June 11 (Sat)
Solo set 1 pm;
Sticky Fingers 3 pm

Edgerton, WI

Log Cabin Days Festival
Clay Pit Heritage Park, on W. Lawton St, 1 Block West of US 51, near Downtown Edgerton.

Food, craft demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, live music, and more

June 24 (Fri)
11:00 am

Madison, WI

WORT Radio (89.9 FM)
Live performance/talk. Christine Costanzo will also be theres to perform and chat, and we'll be promoting the show Saturday morning (see next listing below). Tune in!

June 25 (Sat)
10:30 am to
12:30 pm

Madison, WI

A Room of One's Own Bookstore (Two Degrees Coffeeshop)
307 W. Johnson St. (608)257-7888

First show of a series -- "Women's Songwriting Saturdays," hosted by Christine Costanzo, who will co-bill.
"Saturday morning forum featuring Madison female songwriters performing their original songs in an informal setting that encourages interaction between the artists and the audience. Tracy Jane Comer and Christine Costanzo are the featured songwriters this month. Come and hear some of your local talent swap songs and learn about their creative process."

July 1 (Fri)
8:00-10:00 pm

Oshkosh, WI

The New Moon Cafe
401 North Main Street

Comfy couches, local artwork, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great beverages and food.

July 14 (Thu)
9:00-11:15 pm

Milwaukee, WI

Bastille Days -The Milwaukee Ale House Stage, Kilbourne & Broadway

Performing as part of the "Best of Chick Singer Night" group; Artists to include Robin Pluer, Carmen Nickerson, Barb Stephani, Leah Jee, Ellen Winters, Rebecca Ellsworth, Tracy Jane Comer, Alyx!, Grace Weber, Jim Bohn (are you man enough?) and host Alaria Taylor.

July 15 (Fri)
11:00 am

Madison, WI

WORT Radio (89.9 FM)
Appearing as part of Sticky Fingers trio. Live performance/talk with host Chris Powers on his show, "Mud Acres." Tune in!

July 16 (Sat)
2:00 pm

w/Sticky Fingers trio
and 3:00 pm (solo)

Madison, WI

Folk at One - 2:00 slot
(Denny Breau opens at 1:00)

Performing as part of STICKY FINGERS folk trio
... AND ALSO...
Maxwell Street Days - 3:00 - Solo set, with supporting musician Randy Green
Both of these events at 400 block of State Street - Lisa Link "Peace" Park, Madison (Rain site: Rathskeller)

July 27 (Wed)
9:30 pm

Woodstock, IL

Stage Left
Opera House Annex, 125 Van Buren St.
"Featured Artist" set (30-min.)

July 28 (Thu)
4:00 pm

Madison, WI

Henry Vilas Zoo
Performing with trio Sticky Fingers
Private event for Placon Corporation

July 29 (Fri)
8:30 pm

Ft. Atkinson, WI

Cafe Carpe
18 South Water St

Directions: Cafe's Web site OR
Appearing with supporting artist Randy Green, opening for duo Mare Edstrom and Kenn Fox. Casual atmosphere, great food, full bar; music events are held in a cozy listening room to the side of the main dining section. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED - (920)563-9391

July 31 (Sun)
12:00-3:30 pm

Milwaukee, WI

The Milwaukee Rally - State Fair Park
Performing with "Best of Chick Singer Night" group
See Milwaukee Rally site for details

Aug 4 (Thu)
4:00-6:00 pm

Fitchburg, WI

Fitchburg Farmer's Market
Agora Pavillion, East Sheryl Parkway

The Farmer's Market operates from 3:00 to 6:00 pm; music is from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Come out and do your shopping and support local farmers! Site is about 1 block off of Fish Hatchery Road.

Aug 14 (Sun)
3:00 pm

Land O'Lakes, WI

Miller's Country Stage
Near the MI/WI border, about 4.5 hours north of Madison; 7 miles west of Land o' Lakes on County Hwy. B. Phone: (715) 547-8222

Lovely outdoor setting; food and beverages available at show. Opening act: Bret & Frisk, acoustic duo

Aug. 23 (Tue)
7:00 pm

Madison, WI

Songwriters in the Round (Madison Songwriters Group) held at The Casbah

119 E Main Street
(608) 255-2272
Hosted by fabulous Madison musician Marianne Flemming (one of my favorites!). This is a monthly all-acoustic event (no PA) featuring three performers each time; third performer will be double WAMI nominee Alaria Taylor from Milwaukee. See the press release (link at right) or /www.madisonsongwriters.com/events.html for more description of this long-running series.

Aug. 25 (Thu)
7:00 pm

Oshkosh, WI

The New Moon Cafe
401 North Main Street

Opening the show for Dawn Xiana Moon, a great up-and-comer from Michigan. Come out and see this wonderful new artist! Dawn is an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist and pianist and is promoting her first EP release (full-length CD is in progress). The venue has comfy couches, local artwork, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great beverages and food.

Aug. 27 (Sat)
2:00 pm

Monona, WI

Cuppa Jo
4124 Monona Drive

Indulge yourself...Escape the afternoon heat for a great coffee drink and some music in this very comfortable venue.

Sept. 3 (Sat)
2:00 pm

Middleton, WI

Cheeseburger in Paradise
1601 Aspen Commons, (608) 831-2413

Sept. 10 (Sat)
5:00-8:00 pm

Madison, WI

Latte Da Espresso
864 Jupiter Drive (Just off Cottage Grove Rd.)

Beautiful and comfortable new venue in the Grand View Commons area. Come check it out! SPECIAL GUESTS will also be performing: John Jacobs (guitar/vocal) and Dave Schindele (piano/vocal). I am very thrilled to share a show with these gentlemen for the first time, so I hope you'll join us. NOTE: Come to THIS show and you can enter a drawing to win a pair of tickets to see the WAILIN' JENNYS at Mitby Theater on September 23! (Must be present to win)

Sept. 13 (Tue)
7:00 pm

Middleton, WI

Cheeseburger in Paradise
1601 Aspen Commons, (608) 831-2413

Sept. 14 (Wed)
3:00 pm

Madison, WI

Library Mall (outdoors), UW-Madison Campus
Making an appearance supporting efforts of the campus group Stop The War

Sept. 16 (Fri)
6:00 pm

Delafield, WI

Milwaukee Street Traders
523 Milwaukee Street (262)-646-9464

Sept. 17 (Sat)
8:00 pm

Milwaukee, WI

****Opening for WILLY PORTER!!!***
Shank Hall, 1434 North Farwell Ave
414-276-4545

A MUST SEE! Willy is a troubadour and a master of the acoustic guitar. He's a storyteller whose songs shift easily from contemplations of innocence to chronicles of the fears hidden beneath the surface of his native Midwest. Willy will do a solo set, followed by a set with his band. Portion of proceeds will benefit the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Sept. 18 (Sun)
6:00-8:00 pm

Cambridge, WI

HOUSE CONCERT, Oscar H. Hanson House B & B
303 E North Street (House Concert)
Lovely B&B in beautiful Cambridge.

A house concert is an informal and intimate "living room" type of performance - your chance to see the artist up close and personal. Seating limited to 40, complimentary refreshments provided; advance reservations are recommended; see the Hanson House web site (link above) and use the phone numbers or e-mail address listed on that page.

Sept. 23 (Fri)
8:00 pm

Madison, WI

Mitby Theater
3550 Anderson St. (campus of MATC)

****Opening for the Wailin' Jennys!!!****
From their site: Looking at the current incarnation of the Jennys, soprano Ruth Moody, mezzo Nicky Mehta, and alto Annabelle Chvostek, it would seem like few groups could be so perfectly aligned, by fate or by design. It is no wonder that music critics are inclined to phrase their descriptions in honeyed phrases. The Jennys, music reviewers say, make music that is "lush," "luscious" and "sweet." Their masterful three-part vocal harmonies are "haunting" and they "shimmer." More...

Sept. 24 (Sat)
3:00 pm

Watertown, WI

Fox Music Co.
100 East Main St.]

Live in-store performance, with supporting artist Randy Green

Sept. 25 (Sun)
11:00 am

Monona, WI

Cuppa Jo
4124 Monona Drive

Pamper yourself...Join me on a beautiful fall morning for a nice latte and the Sunday paper in this comfortable venue.

Oct 1 (Sat)
7:00 pm

Iowa City, IA

Mad Hatter's Room @ Uptown Bill’s Small Mall
401 S. Gilbert St Ph: (319) 339-0401

Oct. 7 (Fri)
7:00 pm

Delafield, WI

Milwaukee Street Traders
523 Milwaukee Street (262)-646-9464

Lovely venue in historic Delafield, newly remodeled to include a very comfortable listening room. The venue has a variety of great beverages and food.

Oct. 14 (Fri)
8:30 pm

Bloomington, IL

TC Buzz Coffee Co.
2103 N. Veterans Parkway - Suite #304
(near Best Buy)
No cover, but donations gladly accepted

INDIEGRRL TOUR STOP!! Showcase with Tracy plus Kara Kulpa and Kristy Hanson
(NOTE: Renee Asteria is not able to appear as originally scheduled and as mentioned in the press release.)

Oct. 16 (Sun)
6:00 pm

Middleton, WI

Cheeseburger in Paradise
1601 Aspen Commons, (608) 831-2413

Oct 21 (Fri) thru
Oct. 23 (Sun)
Details TBA

Battle Creek, MI

FARM Gathering (Folk Alliance Region Midwest)
Mainstage showcase on FRIDAY NIGHT, OCT. 21 (time TBA)

Nov. 4 (Fri)
7:00 pm

Delafield, WI

Milwaukee Street Traders
523 Milwaukee Street (262)-646-9464

Lovely venue with beautiful newly-remodeled listening room, comfy couches, and a FIREPLACE...great coffee and goodies!

Nov. 5 (Sat)
7:00 pm

Iowa City, IA

Guido's Deli & Market
227 1st St, Iowa City, IA (319)338-5356
Exquisite Mediterranean-style eatery!
GRAND OPENING

Reservations required; call (319)338-5356 or watch their Web site for details

Nov. 6 (Sun)
2:00 pm

Iowa City, IA

Guido's Deli & Market (see info for Nov. 5 above)
Afternoon concert; appetizers will be available

Nov 11 (Fri)
8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00)

Madison, WI

House concert with Sticky Fingers trio -- near west side; Contact Tom or Jan at 236-9209 for reservations and directions or go to this URL:

www.eweandme.com/slydog/
DESSERT POTLUCK - Bring anything from a box of Little Debbies to a sacher torte! Coffee, tea, other beverages provided

Nov. 19 (Sat)
8:00 pm

Stoughton, WI

Stella's Speakeasy
210 South Water Street, (608) 877-1364

Lovely martini bar in downtown Stoughton...the BEST martinis anywhere!!! Duo show with supporting artist Randy Green.

Nov. 20 (Sun)
Event starts at 5pm

Madison, WI

Cameo appearance at the end of this event:
"International Transgender Day of Remembrance 2005" Vigil and Rally

Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
From event press release: "Persons of all sexual orientations will gather to honor individuals murdered as a result of anti-transgender hatred and prejudice, and draw attention to the issue of anti-transgendered violence. Remembering Our Dead is a project of Gender Education and Advocacy, Inc. See www.rememberingourdead.org for more.

Nov. 29 (Tue)
air date, replayed
Dec. 1 (Thu)

Telephone Radio Interview
with station in
Reading, Berkshire (UK)

Live Radio Interview via telephone with Linda Serck, host of "Detention" Program on BLAST 1386 AM, broadcast from Reading College, Part of Thames Valley University) in Berkshire (UK). The show will be streamed from the Web site on Thursday, December 1, at 5:00 pm Central Time (11:00 pm UK Time), so my segment should start at about 6:15 pm (if I calculated the time difference correctly).

Dec. 3 (Sat)
7:00-9:00 pm
**SOLD OUT
as of 11/30/2005**

Cambridge, WI

HOUSE CONCERT, Oscar H. Hanson House B & B
with trio STICKY FINGERS
***SOLD OUT as of 11/30/2005***
303 E North Street (House Concert)

All ages welcome! (AND, children under 12 get in free)
Lovely B&B in beautiful Cambridge. It's "Country Christmas" weekend in town, so plan to come and spend some time that day. Seating limited to 40, complimentary refreshments provided. Advance reservations are strongly recommended; see the Hanson House web site (link above) and use the phone numbers or e-mail address listed on that page.

Dec. 4 (Sun)
1:00-4:00 pm

Milton, WI

Books & Brew
613 West Madison Ave #2

Instrumental holiday music with Elixir Chamber Trio, featuring Diane Madsen on piano, Faye Bruggink on clarinet, and Tracy on cello.

Dec. 5 (Mon)

Madison

Private party, with Elixir Chamber Trio

Dec. 7 (Wed)
12:15 pm

Madison

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

Elixir Chamber Trio will perform several selections during an Advent Organ Recital presented by Elixir member Diane Madsen

Dec. 9 (Fri)
AND
Dec. 10 (Sat)
7:00-9:00 pm

Iowa City, IA

Guido's Deli & Market
227 1st St, Iowa City, IA (319)338-5356
Exquisite Mediterranean-style eatery!
Reservations recommended; call (319)338-5356 or watch their Web site for details

Dec. 11 (Sun)
1:00-6:00 pm

Madison, WI

High Noon Saloon (701 E. Washington Ave.)
"Give the Gift of Local Music" - CD SALES EVENT
Stop in at the High Noon Saloon where you can buy the best in local music to quickly cross names off of your Christmas list...I'll be there, as will Sticky Fingers and many local musicians/bands. There will be listening stations so you can preview before you buy, and you can meet a lot of cool musicians...get autographed copies...etc. There's a lot of great independent music in this area so I hope you come by!

Dec.15 (Thu)
9:00 pm

Middleton, WI

Partipating in CD RELEASE PARTY for RINGIN' A BELL Compilation CD which includes a new original track by Sticky Fingers plus other great Madison-area musicians/groups.

All sales of this CD will benefit the Salvation Army. See ringinabell.org for more info about this project. Tracy and Michael Bryant will represent Sticky Fingers, doing some duo and some solo numbers. To be held at Cheeseburger in Paradise [MAP] 1601 Aspen Commons, (608) 831-2413

Dec. 16 (Fri) 7:00 pm

Delafield, WI

Milwaukee Street Traders
523 Milwaukee Street (262)-646-9464
Special guest CARMEN NICKERSON will open the show!

Carmen began her career in Iowa then traveled the world before making her current home in Milwaukee, WI. While in Los Angeles her highlights include soundtrack music and sessions with Hollywood Records(a Disney label). In Milwaukee, she is a session singer for Hal Leonard Publishing, records commercial jingles for My Music Is and does live shows with a host of local favorites from the Eddie Butts Band to Mary Karlzen. Carmen is currently working on a full length cd with Da Soul Recordings due out December 2005.
(I can't wait to hear it!)

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