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Tower Of Song on Sirius/XM The Village – Show #1 playlist

Recently Sirius/XM asked me to host a series of shows on The Village, the folk channel. The show is called Tower Of Song, and the playlist for show #1, which aired on January 25, 2012, is below. Show #1 (Feat. guest: Tom Russell) intro: Tower Of Song song: Leonard Cohen “Tower Of Song” song: Bob … MORE

Hello Cruel World

Hello Cruel World

This is the last in a series of blog entries about the songs on the upcoming album “Hello Cruel World”, to be released January 2012.   Haven’t done as well as I thought I would I’m not dead but I’m damaged goods And it’s getting late   As we grow older, the monsters and ghosts … MORE

Matador

The Matador

This is the tenth in a series of blog entries about the songs on the upcoming album “Hello Cruel World”, to be released January 2012. I threw a rose to the matador Not sure who I was cheering for My aim was true, my heart was full I loved the fighter and the bull   … MORE

Paradise Found

Paradise Found

This is the ninth in a series of blog entries about the songs on the upcoming album “Hello Cruel World”, to be released January 2012. i worship no idol i seek no god i don’t believe in no holy jihad i don’t believe in original sin i believe in the heat underneath our skin   … MORE

Camille

Camille

This is the eighth in a series of blog entries about the songs on the upcoming album “Hello Cruel World”, to be released January 2012. In the heat of the moment he cried out your name But the moment it didn’t last long Ten minutes later he’s driving away And you’re putting your pantyhose on … MORE

Little World

Little World

This is the seventh in a series of blog entries about the songs on the upcoming album “Hello Cruel World”, to be released January 2012. Baby lock that old front door Got a good red wine to pour Cause the world is just too much for me tonight I’m a soldier back from war Too … MORE

Woman On The Wheel

Woman On The Wheel

This is the sixth in a series of blog entries about the songs on the upcoming album “Hello Cruel World”, to be released January 2012. There’s a man out here puts his head in the mouth of a crocodile Puts the whole thing in, takes it out and gives the crowd a great big smile … MORE

Dark Angel

Dark Angel

This is the fifth in a series of blog entries about the songs on the upcoming album “Hello Cruel World”, to be released January 2012. I got no use for harps and wings I got no time for foolish things There is no heaven, there is no hell There’s only you, my dark angel   … MORE

Natural Disaster

Natural Disaster

This is the fourth in a series of blog entries about the songs on the upcoming album “Hello Cruel World”, to be released January 2012. Earthquake shook the California ground Took a freeway out and some buildings down Well I’ve never felt the earth move under my heels But I got a pretty good idea … MORE

Idlewild

Idlewild

This is the third in a series of blog entries about the songs on the upcoming album “Hello Cruel World”, to be released January 2012. They’re in the front seat, he’s got the radio low And the moon hangs over Idlewild as the planes touch down He is talking but she’s not listening She is … MORE

Five Minutes

Five Minutes

This is the second in a series of blog entries about the songs on the upcoming album “Hello Cruel World”, to be released worldwide in early 2012.   Most nights I come home from work and I pour a glass of wine Sometimes it’s three or four before I stop And Jesse makes a sandwich … MORE

Saint Francis

Saint Francis

This is the first in a series of blog entries about the songs on the upcoming album “Hello Cruel World”, to be released worldwide in early 2012. Saint Francis begging at your doorway You want to let him in but what will the neighbors say And you know you can’t go on but you can’t … MORE

August 2011

August 2011 newsletter

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. — Sam Keen ******** Hello Cruel World Hello Cruel World, Gretchen Peters’ eighth album and her first solo studio effort in four years, will be released in early 2012. Recorded at Patty Griffin’s East Nashville studio and coproduced with Doug Lancio (Patty Griffin, The Greencards, John Hiatt), the … MORE