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Hello Cruel World is Proper Music’s Country Album of the Year!

AOTY

December 18, 2012

Proper Music has named Hello Cruel World the Country Album of 2012 in its Best Albums of 2012 list! Hello Cruel World has already made numerous other year-end lists; a few of the highlights are listed here:

AllMusic’s Favorite Country Albums of 2012

No Depression’s Top 50 Favorite Albums of 2012 (Hello Cruel World at #13)

WFUV’s John Platt’s Faves of 2012

KDHX’s Ed Becker’s Top 10 albums of 2012

Engine 145′s Top Albums of 2012

Twang Nation’s Cream of the Crop 2012

Mando Lines (No Depression) Top 10 from 2012 (at #2)

The Telegraph’s (UK) 10 Great Roots albums of 2012

Dutch magazine Heaven’s “shortlist” of the Best Albums of 2012 and #3 in the 2012 Listener’s Poll

- Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, UK) Top 10 Singer-Songwriter albums “As good as Emmylou Harris’ landmark Wrecking Ball and a future classic.”

EuroAmericana’s 2012 Yearlist (at #7)

Folk Alley’s Listener Poll for Favorite Music of 2012

Folk Alley Top Picks by hosts Elena See and Linda Fahey

And finally, Hello Cruel World comes in at #30 for radio airplay on the Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Americana albums of 2012! (to see the full list click on Top 100 albums on the right hand side of the site)

 

  • April 27th

    Rawhide Trail Concerts
    Austin, TX, USA

    City: Austin

    State: TX

    Country: USA

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    Rawhide Trail Concerts is a series of live house concerts. Tickets are offered by invitation only to guests who are signed up for the email list. For more information and to sign up for the email list visit Rawhide Trail Concerts.

  • May 31st

    Ashland Coffee & Tea PLUS SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
    Ashland, VA, USA

    Time: 8:00PM

    Address: 100 N. Railroad Avenue

    City: Ashland

    State: VA

    Country: USA

    Phone: 804-798-1702

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    Price: $15 in advance; $20 day of show

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    Gretchen will be teaching a songwriting workshop for VOCAL during the day before this show. Workshop will take place at Ashland Coffee & Tea from 10AM – 4PM

    Workshop fee: $35 VOCAL members – 
$40 non-members
$25 Students with ID

    for more information, and to register for the workshop, visit the VOCAL website.

  • June 1st

    Gypsy Sally's
    Washington, DC, USA

    Time: 8:00PM

    Address: 3401 K Street NW

    City: Washington

    State: DC

    Country: USA

    Phone: 202-333-7700

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    Price: $20 in advance $25 day of show

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  • June 10th

    The Cutting Room
    New York, NY, USA

    Time: 8:00PM

    Address: 44 E. 32nd St.

    City: New York

    State: NY

    Country: USA

    Phone: 212-691-1900

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    Price: $15 in advance - $20 day of show

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    Nashville To New York is an evening of hit songs and the stories behind them. Patterned after the famous “In The Round” writer nights at the Bluebird Café in Nashville. With Hall of Fame songwriter Gary Burr and hit songwriters Georgia Middleman and Dave Berg.

    This show will stream LIVE from The Cutting Room in NYC! If you can’t be there in person, you can watch it on Gander TV.

  • August 26th

    The Transcontinental Limited with Fred Eaglesmith & Friends
    Portland, OR, USA

    City: Portland

    State: OR

    Country: USA

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    The Transcontinental Limited with Fred Eaglesmith & Friends

    A transcontinental musical train adventure August 20-28, 2014 • New York • Chicago • Glacier Park • Portland • Los Angeles

    Eight nights and over 4,400 miles – six nights on board the beautifully restored, streamlined rail cars of LA Rail & two nights in hotels

    Live performances on the train!

    For more information visit Roots On The Rails

  • August 27th

    The Transcontinental Limited with Fred Eaglesmith & Friends
    Los Angeles, CA, USA

    City: Los Angeles

    State: CA

    Country: USA

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    The Transcontinental Limited with Fred Eaglesmith & Friends

    A transcontinental musical train adventure August 20-28, 2014 • New York • Chicago • Glacier Park • Portland • Los Angeles

    Eight nights and over 4,400 miles – six nights on board the beautifully restored, streamlined rail cars of LA Rail & two nights in hotels

    Live performances on the train!

    For more information visit Roots On The Rails

  • October 31st

    Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering
    Heber City, UT, USA

    Time: see Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering website for lineup and stage times

    City: Heber City

    State: UT

    Country: USA

    Phone: 435-654-2352

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    Tickets go on sale June 1st, 2014!

  • November 1st

    Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering
    Heber City, UT, USA

    Time: see Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering website for lineup and stage times

    City: Heber City

    State: UT

    Country: USA

    Phone: 435-654-2352

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    Tickets go on sale June 1st, 2014!

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