BBC Radio 2 has added “Hello Cruel World”, the title cut from Gretchen’s upcoming album, to their “B” playlist beginning the week of December 31st. For those unfamiliar with Radio 2, that means the song will be played in regular rotation. To see the whole “B” playlist click here to go to Radio 2’s website.*
*Please note new playlist will not be posted until 31 December 2011.
Gretchen & Barry Walsh recently taped a four song live set for Music Fog. There’ll be more Music Fog videos posted in the next month on their website. In the meantime, watch the video of “On A Bus To St. Cloud.”
On January 6th Gretchen and Barry Walsh will be performing two shows on StageIt! You can hear new songs from Hello Cruel World performed live, interact with Gretchen & Barry and other audience members, and hear some of the stories behind the songs. The first show is timed for UK & European folks, at 1PM US Central Time (7PM GMT/8PMCET); the second is at 7PM US Central Time for everyone in the US & Canada. But you can sign up for both shows if you don’t want to miss anything! Details and instructions for purchasing “tickets” are available at Gretchen’s StageIt page.
The iTunes pre-sale for Hello Cruel World begins today – you can pre-order the album, which comes with a digital booklet, for just $7.99. Click on the link to pre-order through the iTunes store.
The music video for “The Matador” premieres on USA Today this morning! The video features actor Herbert Sigüenza, who is currently starring in his one-man play “A Weekend With Pablo Picasso”, and was directed by Bud Schaetzle (Garth Brooks, “The Thunder Rolls”) and Brandon Mahlberg. Watch it here and read more about it here.
My friend Mary Gauthier wrote a lovely blog entry called “Inspiration”, which I was honored to be included in. You can read it here.
My second blog for Huffington Post: read it here.
EPK for Hello Cruel World has been posted!
Recently I was asked to write a biweekly blog onHuffington Post, in the Transgender section of HuffPost’s Gay Voices community. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, and it wasn’t one I could make alone.
The Hello Cruel World pre-sale started November 14th! Check out all the extras including T-shirts, free exclusive downloads, posters, handwritten lyrics and more in The Store.
The Hello Cruel World pre-sale begins November 14th. You’ll be able to pre-order the album and be among the first to have it in your hands come January – plus pick up some cool stuff, including signed CDs, posters, T-shirts and exclusive unreleased acoustic versions (available as a download) of four of the songs from Hello Cruel World. We have a few other premiums, too, so be sure to check in here on November 14th. Printable gift cards will be available if you’re giving any pre-sale item as a gift.
Get a sneak preview of “Dark Angel”, the duet with Rodney Crowell from the upcoming album Hello Cruel World. The track is featured on Beliefnet.com.
Recently Barry Walsh and I stopped by the Country Music Hall of Fame to chat with Charlie Mattos and Bill Cody of WSM and play a few songs. You can listen to the podcast here.