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Thanksgiving time has come around again, and even in these times there’s a lot to be thankful for. Say grace. Happy Thanksgiving.
I’m thrilled to announce the Strings Attached Tour, coming to the UK for eight very special shows in April 2019. Along with my band, Barry Walsh, Conor McCreanor and Colm McClean, we’ll be joined by the Southern Fried String quartet at each of these shows. Reprising our set at the Southern Fried Festival in Perth, Scotland last summer, … MORE
NPR and Mountain Stage have made our recent set there available online. In a recent tweet, NPR said “Gretchen Peters delivered a compelling and honest performance for her fifth appearance on Mountain Stage.” This episode of Mountain Stage was recorded on October 7, 2018 in Charleston, WV. You can listen to the entire show at the … MORE
Last month we visited Mountain Stage for my fourth (!) appearance there. We joined guests Livingston Taylor, Jill Barber, Amber Rubarth and Sean Rowe for the evening and had, as always, a fabulous time. Our performance will be broadcast this week on local NPR stations all over the USA – check your local listings to hear … MORE
Carlene Carter Champions Women at Memorable Bluebird Cafe Concert series with Gretchen Peters and Matraca Berg
Carlene Carter concluded her first “Wonderful World of Women Who Write” series of in-the-round performances at Nashville’s Bluebird Café Tuesday night, with the casual atmosphere, off-kilter humor, surprise guests and memorable performances making for an enchanting pre-Halloween treat. Featuring Gretchen Peters and Matraca Berg, with additional unannounced performances by Terri Clark and Erin Enderlin, the … MORE
Last month, I got together with actor & singer-songwriter Elizabeth McGovern (Ordinary People, Downton Abbey) at her house in London for a Talkhouse podcast. We talked about music, marriage, acting, feminism, Downton Abbey, and much more. It was an exhilarating hour which flew by – and now you can listen in on our conversation. Download our … MORE
Our entire set from Shrewsbury Folk Festival, recorded on 26 August 2018, is now available to watch on YouTube. Featuring Barry Walsh on keyboards, Conor McCreanor on bass and Colm McClean on electric guitar, the show was part of the Dancing With The Beast European Tour which took us to festivals in the UK as … MORE
“When I turn on the radio – which is rarely – but when I do it just seems like it’s just pure testosterone. Honestly, one thing I think we all have to remember is people programming commercial stations are not selling music, they’re not selling songs – they’re selling tires, deodorant, whatever they’re running ads … MORE
After her recent sell out concert, Gretchen Peters was gracious enough to spend some time with Folk and Tumble and have a chat about her career, songwriting and her fans: … “There are certain characters that really speak to you and appeal to you for different reasons and that certainly has something to do with … MORE
…a beautifully balanced performance with superb musicianship from the talented band that comprises Barry Walsh (accordion, keyboards), Conor McCreanor (Electric & upright bass), Colm McClean (guitars) and Gretchen herself on acoustic guitar. The understated playing is so beautifully realised, always serving the song and adding just enough interplay to allow for the spaces between the … MORE
While in the UK recently, I had an in-depth chat with Mandy Morton for her Cambridge 105 radio show, The Eclectic Light Show. We talked about Dancing With The Beast, feminism, the political atmosphere that was the backdrop for the songs on the album, and much, much more. This episode also features British folk artist Eliza … MORE
…the encore is rememberable for two different reasons. The first is a spirited rendition of Rodney Crowell tune, ‘Ain’t Living Long Like This’, which sees Walsh kick his stool backwards, and fly at the keyboard with gusto, which is met by equalling shining solos from the Fender of Colm McClean. This is pure musical theatre … MORE
While we were in Dublin during the Irish leg of our European tour, Barry Walsh and I stopped in at Beardfire Studio and played a couple of songs for Rhythm & Roots on 103.2 Dublin City FM. We had a chat with host Rohan Healy. Here’s “Say Grace”.