The Verdant Mile
is a seven song all-acoustic EP with two originals and five beautifully chosen covers. The title track is a poignant yet upbeat meditation on loss and survival, written by Grammer to address the 2002 passing of her musical partner, Dave Carter. VM also includes a rollicking fiddle medley and lovingly-performed covers of songs by such respected artists as Kieran Kane and Carole King. VM was recorded live in an Oregon studio over two days, and features Jim Henry on mandolin, mandola, dobro and vocals.
Grammer wraps her rich, ethereal voice around Neil Diamond's Solitary Man
, evoking Joan Baez in her prime, while a lovely ray of hope rings out in Emory Gordon and Joe Henry's When I Reach the Place I'm Goin'
... Classic Americana. --Dirty Linen