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 - 2006

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Jan. 6 (Fri),
2006
8:00 pm
Deerfield, WI

The Cuda Cafe
12 S. Industrial Park Rd., Deerfield WI
(608) 764-2736

Duo show with supporting artist Randy Green (guitar, piano, jokes....)

Jan. 7 (Sat)
8:00 pm -
12:30 am
Iowa City, IA

The Mill
120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City, IA 52240]

Women's Songwriter Showcase, with Michelle Dalziel and host Kimberli Maloy and Chicago's Martha Berner. There will be an all-female jam at the end of the show. This should be a great evening!

Jan. 13 (Fri)
9:30 pm
(Doors open
at 8:40)
Milwaukee, WI

Bremen Cafe
901 E. Clarke St., Milwaukee  (414) 431-1932

With supporting artist/producer Randy Green

Opening the show: Madison musician ERIN O'BRIEN

Jan. 14 (Sat)
8:00 pm
Stoughton, WI

Stella's Speakeasy
210 South Water Street
(608) 877-1364
Duo show with supporting artist Randy Green

Jan. 21 (Sat)
5:00-8:00 pm
Madison, WI

Latte Da Espresso
864 Jupiter Drive (Just off Cottage Grove Rd.)
Beautiful venue in the Grand View Commons area.

This show is a followup to our great time in September, with SPECIAL GUESTS John Jacobs (guitar/vocal) and Dave Schindele (piano/vocal).

Jan. 25 (Wed)
8:30 pm
Madison, WI

Cafe Montmartre, supporting Holly Brook
127 East Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53701
I'll be playing cello on some tunes with the fabulous up-and-comer HOLLY BROOK, now based in LA and signed to Machine Shop Records(Linkin Park's imprint label). She's featured prominently on a track of the new album by Fort Minor and is touring with them.

Jan. 26 (Thu)
9:00 pm
Iowa City, IA

****Opening for WILLY PORTER***
The Mill,  120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City, IA 52240
A MUST SEE -- Willy is a troubadour and a master of the acoustic guitar. A Willy Porter show is one you'll never forget.

Jan. 27 (Fri)
8:00 pm
Ames, IA

****Opening for WILLY PORTER***
The Maintenance Shop

Jan. 28 (Sat)
7:30 pm
Amherst, WI

****Opening for WILLY PORTER***
Tomorrow River Concert Series, held at Jensen Theater

Feb. 4 (Sat)
8:00 pm
Madison, WI

Opening for ED TRICKETT
Madison Folk Music Society concert
Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer Street

Ed Trickett has been collecting and interpreting traditional and traditional-based folk songs for over 30 years, and has appeared on over 40 recordings and appeared on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion and other public radio broadcasts.

Feb. 10-14
Austin, TX

North American Folk Alliance conference; showcases:
SATURDAY, 2:30 to 2:25 pm - GoGirlsMusic showcase (held offsite at Bella Blue, 2213 South First St.)
SUNDAY, 10:00 to 10:25 pm - Showcase hosted by Kari Estrin
MONDAY, 9:00-9:25 pm - Wild Iris Showcase
MONDAY, 11:30 pm to midnight - Indiegrrl Showcase
ALSO: Visit me in the exhibit hall at the "Womenin Folk" group stand!

Feb. 18 (Sat)
7:00 pm
Doors open
at 6:30 
DeForest, WI

Prairie Coffeehouse
Spring Prairie Lutheran Church fellowship hall -- Keyeser, Wisconsin (near DeForest); Intersection of County Hwys C and DM
Smoke-free, alcohol-free, family-friendly. Refreshments provided.
JEREMY FREEMAN will open the show

Feb. 25 (Sat)
6:30-7:30 pm
Madison, WI

West Madison Senior Center
602 Sawyer Terrace
Show is open to the general public. There is a dinner starting at 5:30 which is available for a small donation to those 60 and older, or available for $5.85 to others.

Mar. 4 (Sat)
8:00 pm
Deerfield, WI

The Cuda Cafe
S. Industrial Park Rd., Deerfield WI - next to the bike trail.

Duo show with supporting artist Randy Green (guitar, piano, bad jokes....)

Mar. 11 (Sat)
Sussex, WI

Private party, with Sticky Fingers trio

Mar. 17 (Fri)
6:45 am (ouch!)
 
Madison, WI

LIVE RADIO APPEARANCE on 92.1 FM The Mic, with Lee Rayburn
"THE PRO SHOW" / Air America Radio
Promoting the MAMAs (see 3/18 show, below). Mark Adkins of group Subvocal will also participate.

Mar. 17 (Fri)
5:00 pm
 
Madison, WI

LIVE TELEVISON APPEARANCE on WISC-TV3/CBS(Madison WI)
"LIVE AT FIVE" - Promoting the MAMAs (see 3/18 show below).

Mar. 18 (Sat)
8:00 pm
Madison, WI

Performing at the Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs)
Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street, downtown Madison. Tickets are on sale now - see www.union.wisc.edu/theater 
I'll be joining forces for this event with will the outstanding Madison-based group SubVocal, winner of the BEST UNIQUE ALBUM award at last year's MAMAs. Randy Green will also be part fo the band. We'll do one of Subvocal's songs and one of mine. Proceeds benefit music in the schools. For the full performer line up, CLICK HERE.
CONGRATULATIONS to my manager/producer RANDY GREEN, of RANDY'S RECORDING, a nominee for BEST RECORDING STUDIO this year!

Apr. 1  (Sat)
7:30 pm
Red Wing, MN

The Music Loft
920 State Hwy 19

With special guest Rachel Nelson, a wonderful multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter
Rachel will offer an opening set AND will join me on stage for some of my tunes with her marvelous violin playing! I will also join her on cello for a tune or two during her set. I'm very excited and honored to have Rachel join me for this show and hope those of you in the area can make it. Please help spread the word.

April 5 (Wed)
Noon
Madison, WI

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
5701 Raymond Road (608)271-6633
Peforming during Lenten service, with Elixir Chamber trio

April 8 (Sat)
7:00 pm
 
Madison, WI

Live appearance onHigher Ground radio program, hosted by Jonathan Overby, on the Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio. This is a fun variety show featuring music, poetry, and more.  
Airs LIVE! Madison area listeners, tune in at WHA AM 970 or W215AQ FM 90.9; other areas, see listing here. STUDIO AUDIENCE WELCOME/ENCOURAGED!  Experience Higher Ground upclose and rather personal right in Studio One, 7th Floor of Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue, on the UW-Madison Campus.  

April 22 (Sat)
8 pm (doors
open at 7:30)
San Diego, CA

Twigg's
4590 Park Boulevard, San Diego
Also on the bill: Dan Tedesco(tentative), Josh Hall, Paisley Yankolovich & another Wisconsinite, Victoria Vox
(My set begins at 8:00 pm)

May 12 (Fri)
8:00 pm
(Doors open 7:30)
Cedarburg, WI

Cedarburg Cultural Center
Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series,
"WOMEN OF THE HEARTLAND" showcase - Four performers
W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI 53012
Concert line: (262) 284-9777 
We'll each do solo sets and will also back each other up a little; I'll be taking the cello in addition to my guitar and the venue has a lovely piano.

Alaria Taylor is a 3-time WAMI nominee including 2006 Best Folk/Acoustic Act. "Alaria Taylor is a gifted and talented singer/songwriter. She has written a beautiful, fun, quirky and touching collection of songs...put simply, Alaria Taylor is a great songwriter!  Fans of singer/songwriters definitely need a copy of this record!" - Mark Lush/Midwestbands.com

Julie Moffitt's music has been described as Sheryl Crow meets Fiona Apple - sultry chick rock. Musical memoirs expressed through piano, guitar and especially her powerful, memorable voice.  Julie captures the uncertainty of life and the emotions of change - at turns melancholy or optimistic but always reflective and honest.

Susan Julian is a self-taught idealistic musician, singer, songwriter whose songs touch on life and truth in a way that touches the depths of the heart.  She toured all over the world as a member of the Bodeans and opened for U2 in addition to touring with her own band. Her voice has been compared to Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt.

May 13 (Sat)
Madison, WI

Private Event

May 27 (Sat)
8:00 pm
Madison, WI

The Brink Lounge
701 E. Washington Ave. Suite 105
608-661-8593
Duo show with Randy Green (keys, guitar)
Opening for blues duo Mare Edstrom & Kenn Fox
See this article from the Wisconsin State Journal for more about this new venue!

June 9 (Fri)
8:15 pm
Downers Grove, IL

Two Way Street Coffee House
1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 630-969-9720
(See their sitefor specific directions.)

June 11 (Sun)
1:00 pm
Madison, WI

Marquette Waterfront Festival - TRIO show, with Randy Green (keys, guitar) and Steve Kasprzak (upright bass
Full lineup for the day - Plan to spend some quality time!!!!: See theirweb site for details .
11:45-12:45 - Dear August (FKA Box Elder)
1:00- 2:00-- Tracy Jane Comer trio
2:15- 3:15--The Gomers
3:30--4:40-- Charlemagne
5:00 --6:15 The Kissers
6:30 -- 7:45-- The Rousers

June 24 (Sat)
Madison, WI

Private Event, with Alchemy Ensemble

June 25 (Sun)
11:30 am to
2:00 pm

Madison, WI

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

June 30 (Fri)
9:00 pm
(opening act
at 8:00 pm)
Madison, WI

The Brink Lounge - FULL BAND SHOW!
701 E. Washington Ave. Suite 105 Madison
FULL BAND show with Randy Green (keys, guitar) + Steve Kasprzak (bass) + Rock Williams (drums)!
See this article from the Wisconsin State Journal for more about this venue!
Opening act: Laura Day, 8-9 pm

Jul. 1 (Sat)
7:00 pm
(other music
will start by
3:00 pm)
Madison, WI

Latte Da Espresso
PRE-FIREWORKS PARTY!
RAINDATE: Sunday July 2
864 Jupiter Drive (Just off Cottage Grove Rd.)

PRE-FIREWORKS PARTY - MUSIC ON THE PATIO!
Great view of the fireworks from this venue's location!
Also performing:
The McDougals (Mike and Patty) (3:00 pm)
Old Man Sanders (5:00 pm)

Jul. 8 (Sat)
8:00 pm
Waukesha, WI

Sprizzo Gallery Caffe
(262) 513-5640
378 W. Main St., Waukesha WI 53186
Duo show with Randy Green

July 31 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Spring Green, WI

Rural Musicians Forum concert series
Performing as part of trio Sticky Fingers
(Michael Bryant, Damon Bourne + Tracy - This is a side project, see separate web site for more about this group!)

Held at the historic Unity Chapel, across from Taliesen, just south of Spring Green at Hwy 23 and County T. The series is in its 21st year. Call Doug at 608-469-2887 for more info.

Aug. 11 (Fri)
6:00-9:00 pm
Hartford, WI

Hartford Gallery Night
DUO PERFORMANCE with RANDY GREEN
Outdoors, downtown, weather permitting; location and other details TBA

Aug. 19 (Sat)
1:00 pm
Madison, WI

Folk on State - 500 Block of State Street
"Concrete Park" (across from State Street Brats)
(rain site: Rathskeller, Memorial Union, Langdon Street)
DUO PERFORMANCE with RANDY GREEN
Live acoustic music at new location on State Street this year (due to construction at Peace Park).

Co-bill with David LaMotte, who will perform at 2:00

Aug. 19 (Sat)
Evening
Madison, WI

Private Party

 

Late August and into Sept. 2006 -- TOURING in the Carolinas
Special guests for some of these shows:
Cellist Leslie Alperin of Chapel Hill (who was my cello teacher for several years!) and Triangle-area singer/songwriter Keith Howard.

Sep. 1 (Fri)
6:00 pm

Beaufort, NC

The Boardwalk Cafe
510 Front Street, on the water in beautiful downtown Beaufort

Sep. 8 (Fri)
7:00 pm
MEDICAL BENEFIT for Mary Ann Ingram
family 
Garner, NC

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

Triangle-area singer/songwriter Keith Howard will do a special guest set, and cellist Leslie Alperin will join me for some of my tunes. It should be a magical evening!

Sep. 9 (Sat)
8:30 pm
MEDICAL BENEFIT for Mary Ann Ingram & family
Pittsboro, NC

The General Store Cafe
39 West Street, Pittsboro

Triangle-area Singer/songwriter Keith Howard will do a special guest set, and cellist Leslie Alperin will join me again (see Sept. 8 show).

Sep. 10 (Sun)
7:15 pm
Apex, NC

Youth Gathering at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church
3008 Old Raleigh Road, Apex

Sep. 15 (Fri)
6:00 pm
Wilmington, NC

Airlie Gardens (2006 Airlie Concert Series)-
Opening for CATESBY JONES, a singer/songwriter who penned songs for several Nashville publishing companies in the '80s, including hits recorded by Travis Tritt (Country Club) and Chet Atkins (Read My Licks), before moving to Wilmington in 1993.

Sep. 16 (Sat)
8:00-11:00 pm
MEDICAL BENEFIT for Mary Ann Ingram
& family 
Clayton, NC

The Flipside
105 South Lombard Street, Clayton NC 27520
919-550-0174 or 919-553-0123
Triangle-area singer/songwriter Keith Howard will do a special guest set, and fabulous bass player Darrin Stephens (of The Revelers)will join me for some songs!

Sep. 29 (Fri)
Evening
Madison, WI

Private Event (with Alchemy Ensemble)

Sep. 30 (Sat)
7:00-9:00 pm

Cambridge, WI

HOUSE CONCERT,
Oscar H. Hanson House B & B

Duo show with Randy Green
303 E North Street (House Concert

 Oct. 13, 14, 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Battle Creek, MI

 Attending the Midwest Region of Folk Aliance (FARM)

Oct. 19 (Thu)
8:00 pm
(may start a
little earlier)
Madison, WI

The Brink Lounge
701 E. Washington Ave. Suite 105 Madison
DUO show with Randy Green (keys, guitar, bad jokes)
Plenty of free parking in the lot on Main St., half block up toward the square.

Oct. 22 (Sun)
7:00 pm
Madison, WI

First Unitarian Meeting House
900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI

Opening for ELLIS PAUL

Oct. 28 (Sat)
10:00 am
 
Madison, WI

LIVE RADIO APPEARANCE on 92.1 FM The Mic
I'll be appearing with a couple of other folks and performing a song or two to promote the show on Oct. 29 with Holly Near (see below!).

Oct. 28 (Sat)
8:00 pm
Verona, WI

Gray's Tied House
(Duo show with Randy Green)
950 Kimball Lane, Verona WI 53593
(608)845-2337

Oct. 29 (Sun)
7:00 pm
Madison, WI

Orpheum Theatre, 213 State Street
Opening for HOLLY NEAR (with piano accompanist John Bucchino)
Benefit Concert, Sponsored by: Madison Area Peace Coalition; WYOU-TV; Wild Hog in the Woods; Madison Folk Music Society
"Holly Near is a unique combination of entertainer, teacher and activist. An immense vocal talent, Near’s career as a singer has been profoundly defined by an unwillingness to separate her passion for music from her passion for human dignity..."   

Nov. 16 (Thu)
7:00 pm
NOTE EARLIER
Madison, WI
START TIME!

The Brink Lounge
701 E. Washington Ave. Suite 105 Madison
TRIO show with Randy Green & Steve Kasprzak (bass)
Plenty of free parking in the lot on Main St., half block up toward the square.

Nov. 19 (Sun)
1:00 pm
Madison, WI

Latte Da Espresso
with Alchemy Ensemble (instrumental group - side project)
864 Jupiter Drive (Just off Cottage Grove Rd.)
Beautiful venue in the Grand View Commons area.

Enjoy a light lunch and some soothing instrumental music - unique arrangements of medieval/renaissance music, folk tunes, and more. Featuring a variety of instruments.

Dec. 1 (Fri)
6:00-7:00 pm
Madison, WI

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

Dec. 2 (Sat)
7:00-9:00 pm
Cambridge, WI  

HOUSE CONCERT,
Oscar H. Hanson House B & B

Performing as part of folk trio STICKY FINGERS (Michael Bryant, Damon Bourne + Tracy - This is a side project, see web site for more about this group!)
303 E North Street (House Concert)

Dec. 3 (Sun)
1:00 pm
Madison, WI

Latte Da Espresso
with Elixir Chamber Trio (instrumental chamber group - side project)
864 Jupiter Drive (Just off Cottage Grove Rd.)
Beautiful venue in the Grand View Commons area.

Enjoy a light lunch and some soothing instrumental music - unique arrangements of holiday tunes, light classics, folk tunes, and more.

Dec. 8 (Fri)
8:30 pm
Co-bill with The LUCAS CATES BAND
Madison, WI

The Brink Lounge
701 E. Washington Ave. Suite 105 Madison

DUO SHOW with Randy Green
CO-BILL WITH THE LUCAS CATES BAND

"If Lucas Cates and his band aren't being enjoyed nationally within the year, there is something seriously wrong with the Triple A music industry.” – Jeff Black/105.5 Triple M Radio

Dec. 17 (Sun)
6 pm
(optional dinner and pot luck at 5 pm)
Green Bay, WI

HOUSE CONCERT, hosted by Robert Phillips
Solo appearance. Reservations required, limited seating.
Call 920-713-8998 or 920-498-6517

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