Live review – Town Hall, Birmingham, UK (Birmingham Live!)

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“Could there be a more rewarding experience, than that of catching a glimpse of the artist that brings you so much joy, whilst they are firmly in the ascension of their endeavours? Judging by the standing ovation that converged upon the final notes that fleeted around Birmingham’s Town Hall tonight, I suspect, the answer to be an emphatic no.

Gretchen Peters, the former New York resident, now firmly nestled within the musical mecca of Nashville, arrives in Birmingham for the sixth date of a mammoth UK tour in promotion of her new album ‘Blackbirds’.  Indeed, it is the new album’s title track which signals the arrival of Peters and her accomplished band of multi-instrumentalists – Barry Walsh: Piano and accordion, Christine Bougie: Guitar, drums, percussion and lap steel guitar and Conor McCreanor: Electric bass and double bass – to the stage…”

To read this review in its entirety, view it at Birmingham Live!