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Music City Roots has released a 2012 anthology on iTunes which includes “The Matador”, recorded before a live audience at the Loveless Cafe on May 23, 2012. The anthology also includes tracks by Darrell Scott, Ben Sollee, Malcolm Holcombe, Alejandro Escovedo and more. You … [MORE]
The live concert CD/DVD/book, Woman On The Wheel: Live From The Hello Cruel World Tour 2012 will be available at gretchenpeters.com exclusively starting on May 7th. The CD was recorded in April 2012 at Hugh’s Room, the famed Toronto listening venue, with Barry Walsh … [MORE]
Review is in Dutch; to read, click here.
Record Collector Magazine Gretchen Peters Gateshead Sage 2 3/2/13 View: rear stalls seating There’s a persuasive quality to Gretchen Peters’ human condition songs, such as Woman On The Wheel, the hall filling with melody and texture as Peters, husband Barry Walsh (piano.accordion/vocals) and Christine … [MORE]
“…Perhaps because the set-list is less fixed or maybe as they’ve become more familiar with and explored one another’s playing the combination is both looser and tighter than in 2012.…” To read the review in its entirety, click here.
I’m honored to be nominated for three “Reader’s Choice” awards by The Alternate Root: Roots/Americana Performer Solo or Duo, Roots/Americana Female Vocalist, and Roots/Americana Songwriter. This is a reader-voted poll, so if you would like to vote, go to The Alternate Root Reader’s Choice … [MORE]
I’m proud to be included in this free sampler from The Alternate Root Magazine celebrating Women’s History Month. The song is “Mother”, written for Mother Jones. Special thanks to Ed Becker of Mt. Olive, IL for suggesting I write the song and pointing me … [MORE]
“…an hour and a half of the finest, best observed and emotionally affecting songs you’re likely to hear. Backed by hubby Barry Walsh on piano and the charismatic Christine Bougie on lap steel, Telecaster and snare drum, they make a sound nuanced and subtle … [MORE]
VERY few singer/songwriters do melancholic misery better than Gretchen Peters, and we’re grateful for that. Especially when the maudlin melodies are laced with clever, thought-provoking lyrics and their performance bridged by charming and witty anecdotes about how they were written. Ably supported by husband … [MORE]
“… but if she revisits metaphors (domesticity and circuses re-occur) Peters also confounds expectations by looking at themes from a different point of view than you might anticipate. This freshness in her material is reflected in her current tour which is far more than … [MORE]
“…Americana heaven as Gretchen is joined by support artist Ben Glover to deliver this Gram Parsons classic. There can be no finer way of honouring the approaching fortieth anniversary of his sad demise especially on the eve of South by South West and the … [MORE]
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 … [MORE]