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Happy Halloween! I’ve just released “The Cruel Mother”, a Child Ballad from the 17th century which has been sung myriad times since, with varying melodies, lyrics and even with different titles (The Greenwood Side, Greenwood Sidey, etc.) . It’s a ghost story – most certainly meant as a cautionary tale for unwed mothers. Barry Walsh … MORE
I talked with Brandon Harrington recently for his podcast, Surviving The Music Industry. We had a wide (really wide!) ranging chat and you can listen to the whole thing wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Or click on the link below. From SMI: Daughter of a screen and Civil-Rights writer and housewife Gretchen Peters fully … MORE
It’s important to pause and consider this album for what it really is – an homage to Mickey Newbury, a songwriter who shaped Gretchen Peters’ own lyrical scope, for sure, but also an album where Peters, a gifted songwriter in her own right, offers, above all else, respect. The Songs Of Mickey Newbury isn’t a … MORE
Many thanks and much love to the folks at The Alternate Root, who have included The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury in their Top Albums So Far in 2020 list. The coronavirus has not stopped a lot of great music from being released this year; I’m proud to be included … MORE
On August 20th at 9pm UK time (3pm Central US time) I’ll be joined by Barry Walsh for an online show hosted by our friends at Destination Country. You can buy tickets here. We hope to see lots of you there!
I had the pleasure of talking with fellow songwriter Chris Lindsey of the Pitch List podcast recently. We talked about songwriting, Nashville, and of course, Mickey Newbury. From Pitch List: Based in Nashville, TN, songwriter Chris Lindsey (Every Time I Hear That Song” / Blake Shelton, “Poison and Wine” / The Civil Wars) has set … MORE
The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury appears at the top of the UK Official Country Albums Chart this week. I’m so proud and thrilled that this little record has found so many fans and it makes me especially happy to know that a lot of them are discovering Mickey Newbury’s music … MORE
Folk Radio UK (FRUK) has posted a review of The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury. An excerpt: …a suitably twangsome cover of the train time boogie Why You Been Gone So Long with (Barry) Walsh on a Jerry Lee piano break and he and Kim Richey on backing vocals. From … MORE
I’m thrilled to announce that The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury is the #1 song on the Folk Chart this month! I’m so grateful to all the folk DJs for playing the album and making this possible. Mickey Newbury’s music has been a big source of inspiration to me since I … MORE
I spoke to Geoffrey Himes for The Nashville Scene recently about Mickey Newbury and The Night You Wrote That Song. An excerpt: Peters wasn’t interested in copying Newbury’s original arrangements. Those versions are still out there for anyone who wants to find them. Just by bringing a female voice to songs that were mostly recorded … MORE
I recently spoke to Bernard Zuel about The Night You Wrote That Song, Mickey Newbury, songwriting, and more. An excerpt: “Another thing was the mystery that he left in his lyrics,” she says. “There was always something that was not fully said, and I think that was a huge lesson for me. I don’t think … MORE
Pop Matters recently premiered the video for “The Sailor”, and reviewed The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury as part of a feature interview on the album. An excerpt: Peters’ collection of Newbury songs, though, is the record that Newbury lovers could have only dreamed of. Eschewing standard notions of making … MORE
Off The Record has reviewed The Night You Wrote That Song; here’s an excerpt: Peters has wholly brought herself and her own sonic landscape to this record. It is masterstroke, taking a true artist to pay in equal part homage to her hero, but also completely bringing herself and her inner psyche to the reinvention … MORE