2012 Highlights

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It’ll take me awhile to process everything that happened in 2012. It was an amazing year that went by so fast I’m not sure how it got to be December already. Covering all the highlights would be difficult, but here are some of my favorite moments, in no particular order.

Making my solo debut at the Grand Ole Opry May 2012
Making my solo debut at the Grand Ole Opry, May 2012
(photo by Maura Satchell)
singing "Paradise" with John Prine, Cambridge Folk Festival, July 2012
singing “Paradise” with John Prine, Cambridge Folk Festival, July 2012
(photo by Andy Sheard)

 

 

The Hello Cruel World UK/EU Tour with Barry Walsh & Christine Bougie aka Outlaw Superhero Kittens March 2012
The Hello Cruel World UK/EU Tour with Barry Walsh & Christine Bougie aka Outlaw Superhero Kittens, March 2012
(photo by Ali Eisner)
Imus in the Morning TV show, NYC January 2012
Imus in the Morning TV show, NYC, January 2012
with Eliza Gilkyson at the Blue Door, Oklahoma City November 2012
with Eliza Gilkyson at the Blue Door, Oklahoma City, November 2012
(photo by Linda Earley)
at BBC Radio 2 in London for Simon Mayo's show March 2012
at BBC Radio 2 in London for Simon Mayo’s show, March 2012
(photo by Rebecca Kemp)
Hello Cruel World coming out in vinyl May 2012
Hello Cruel World vinyl edition, May 2012
Barry Walsh's "Channel Swim"
Barry Walsh’s “Channel Swim”, June 2012
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Isle of Wight Festival w/Danny Thompson, June 2012
(photo by Colin Maclean)
An outstanding writers' night at the Bluebird Cafe with Kim Richey, Jason Isbell & Matraca Berg September 2012
“In the round” at the Bluebird Cafe with Kim Richey, Jason Isbell & Matraca Berg, September 2012
opening for Arlo Guthrie at the Crystal Theatre in Okemah, OK for WoodyFest - Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday celebration July 2012
opening for Arlo Guthrie at the Crystal Theatre in Okemah, OK for WoodyFest – Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday celebration, July 2012
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A lot of this…
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...makes it possible for me to do this. Thank you for being a part of a great year!(photo by Laura Patterson)
…makes it possible for me to do this. Thank you for being a part of a great year!
(photo by Laura Patterson)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Great recap of such a wonderful year for two special people. My New Years resolution is to to ya’ll perform once or twice in 2013. May you both enjoy true happiness and good health for many years to come.

  2. Just like Dierks Bentley sings, “Every mile a memory . . .” What wonderful pictures . . . especially the one of Gretchen and Barry at BBC Radio 2 . . . so much in love!

    May 2013 be equally as memorable and magical for you both!

  3. Heard Gretchen’s ‘Dark Angel’ with Rodney Crowell on Satellite TV, immediatelyl copied down the details and phoned the one and only remaining Sam The Record Man store in all of Canada, in Belleville, Ontario… and now thanks to Sam’s I have the most incredible CD of 2012 in my car stereo to make me wish my half hour commmute to work was longer!!!

  4. Hi gretchen,
    I heard mention of a “book”…..oh, I would love to know your journey, something to read before bedtime!

    Love ya and Matraca, and Marshall….play your DVD all the time. You are all an inspiration to me in
    my own musical journey at 71 years old. I still have a dream.

    Neets in utah (you have one of my pictures of you on your web site).

  5. Hi Gretchen
    Have enjoyed following your year last year, and have just got my tickets for your Liverpool show, so I am really looking forward to seeing you again soon!
    love your blog and the photos and staying connected through fb

    keep up the happy vibe!

    Karine x

  6. I saw your picture of the Crystal Theater in Okemah, OK. Sure was hot there wasn’t it? 🙂 In fact, my wife couldn’t stand the heat any longer, and sat out Arlo in the pick-up with the A/C running. While you were signing CD’s I told you that I’d never heard of you, but having heard you sing, I’d put you right up on top of my list, along with Karen Carpenter. Still mean that.

    I’m waiting patiently for you to come back to Oklahoma. Maybe in an air conditioned theater next time.

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