Seven Is the Number

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Seven Is the Number
Studio album by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer
Released October 17, 2006
Recorded Dec 26, 2001 – Jan 2, 2002
Genre folk, singer-songwriter
Label Tracy Grammer Music
Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer chronology
Flower of Avalon
(2005)Flower of Avalon2005
Seven Is the Number
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
FolkWax (9/10)[1]
Kevin McCarthy (favorable)[2] link
MusicMatters (favorable)[3] link
Sing Out! (favorable)[4]

Seven Is the Number is a 2006 album by American folk duo Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer. It was the duo's final recording, released over four years after Carter's unexpected death due to a heart attack in July 2002.

Nine of the songs were previously recorded by Carter for his 1995 solo release, Snake Handlin' Man (now out of print). These songs were re-recorded along with two new Dave Carter songs, "Seven Is the Number" and "Gas Station Girl" in December 2001. Unlike the duo's previous two albums, Tracy Grammer does not sing lead vocals on any of the songs. As with their first album together, When I Go, her role on this recording is more that of a supporting musician adding harmony to Carter's lead vocals and solid instrumental work on fiddle, mandolin and guitar.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Carter.

  1. "Seven Is the Number" – 2:40
  2. "Snake-Handlin Man" – 3:35
  3. "Red (Elegy)" – 3:31
  4. "The Promised Land" – 3:27
  5. "Hey Tonya" – 3:50
  6. "Texas Underground" – 3:51
  7. "Gas Station Girl" – 4:00
  8. "Long, Black Road into Tulsa Town" – 5:30
  9. "Workin for Jesus" – 4:58
  10. "Gun-Metal Eyes" – 5:49
  11. "Sarah Turn 'Round" – 4:51


External links[edit]

  • Music page at official Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer web site (lyrics and sound samples)
  • Music page at official Tracy Grammer web site (lyrics and sound samples)

Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Arthur Wood, "An Evolution and an Ending" [Review], FolkWax, July 26, 2006 (link requires free subscription)
  2. ^ Review: Seven is the Number, Kevin McCarthy's Celtic & Folk Music CD Reviews
  3. ^ "Featured review: Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer - Seven is the Number", Music Matters Review, 23
  4. ^ "Off the Beaten Track: Seven is the Number" by , Sing Out!, Vol. 50, # 4, Winter 2007, p.