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Gretchen Peters

Protest Song

Kelly McCartney of The Bluegrass Situation asked me to share some thoughts post-election. I don’t normally post political items on my website. I know people come here for updates on musical things. But these are not normal times. Like virtually all my musician friends who have spoken out, I’ve been on the receiving end of … MORE

20th Anniversary Tour

Thank you

20 years ago I embarked on my first tour of the UK, a few months after my first album, The Secret of Life, came out. Although it had received some glowing reviews, they didn’t translate into sales or radio play (or gigs) here in the US, and prospects for the album were looking grim. A … MORE

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Blackbirds UK Tour 2015 walk-in music

If you’re coming to see us on our UK tour (starts March 15), here’s what you’ll be listening to before the show. 1) Gustavo Santaolalla – Alma – album: Camino 2) The Decemberists – Carolina Low – album: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World 3) Beck – Morning – album: Morning Phase 4) … MORE

Gretchen Peters - Q&A

Q&A, Part 2

After a recent Q&A I did for a music blog, someone said to me that if they’d been doing the interview, they’d have asked different questions. I thought it was a fun idea, so I mentioned on social media and in my newsletter that if anyone had any burning questions they’d like answered, I’d compile … MORE

Gretchen Peters - Q&A

Q&A, Part 1

After a recent Q&A I did for a music blog, someone said to me that if they’d been doing the interview, they’d have asked different questions. I thought it was a fun idea, so I mentioned on social media and in my newsletter that if anyone had any burning questions they’d like answered, I’d compile … MORE

For Us The Living

50 years on

Fifty years ago today, Medgar Evers was gunned down in his own driveway, within earshot of his wife and three children. As a very young child, I experienced this event, and the ones that followed like a recurring nightmare (Kennedy, King, another Kennedy), mainly through the prism of my parents’ response. My mother cried in … MORE

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Woman On The Wheel 2013 Tour – Walk In Music

Barry Walsh has once again put together a great set of walk-in music for our upcoming UK/EU tour. You can read about it at his website. Here’s what you’ll be hearing before the lights go down if you’re coming to a show: Monteleone – Mark Knopfler (Get Lucky) Down From Dover – Marianne Faithful (Easy Come … MORE

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2012 Highlights

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.           … MORE

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Ghosts and Heroes

You don’t think it’s going to be as big a deal as it turns out to be. I wasn’t raised on the Grand Ole Opry – in the suburbs of New York City it was as unknown as grits or turnip greens. But I did fall in love with country music as a teenager, thanks … MORE

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UK/EU Tour Walk-in music

If you’ve attended a show on the current UK/EU tour, here’s what you’ve been listening to beforehand: 1. At The Same Time – Tom Waits 2. Moonlight Mile – Cowboy Junkies 3. The Best is Yet to Come – Patty Griffin 4. Come Home – Ryan Adams 5. Millionaire – Solomon Burke 6. Speed of … MORE