Gretchen Peters

Nashville, TN

Gretchen Peters
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"I get a lot of juice from the musicians in the room," says Gretchen Peters.

In the case of her new album, 'Blackbirds,' "juice" is certainly understatement. Recorded in Nashville, the album features a who's who of modern American roots music: Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey, Suzy Bogguss and more. But it's not the guests that make 'Blackbirds' the most poignant and moving album of Peters' storied career; it’s the impeccable craftsmanship, her ability to capture the kind of complex, conflicting, and overwhelming emotional moments we might otherwise try to hide and instead shine a light of truth and understanding onto them.

'Blackbirds' is, in many ways, an album that is unafraid to face down mortality. But rather than dwell on the pain of loss, the music finds a new appreciation for the life we're given.

If anyone can open up that conversation, it's Peters. Inducted into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014, she has long been one of Music City's most beloved and respected artists, known never to shy away from darkness and struggle in her writing. Martina McBride's recording of her stirring "Independence Day," a song that deals with domestic abuse, was nominated for a Grammy and took home Song of the Year honors at the CMAs, and her work has been performed by everyone from Etta James and Neil Diamond to George Strait and Trisha Yearwood. "If Peters never delivers another tune as achingly beautiful as 'On A Bus To St. Cloud,'" People Magazine wrote, "she has already earned herself a spot among country's upper echelon of contemporary composers."

'Blackbirds' follows Peters' 2012 album 'Hello Cruel World,' which NPR called "the album of her career" and Uncut said "establishes her as the natural successor to Lucinda Williams." If anything, though, 'Blackbirds' truly establishes Peters as a one-of-a-kind singer and songwriter, one in possession of a fearless and endlessly creative voice.

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JAN 29 Elko, NV National Cowboy Poetry Gathering TICKETS RSVP
JAN 30 Elko, NV National Cowboy Poetry Gathering TICKETS RSVP
JAN 31 Elko, NV National Cowboy Poetry Gathering TICKETS RSVP
FEB 18 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage Coffee House RSVP
FEB 19 Felton, CA Don Quixote's International Music Hall TICKETS RSVP
FEB 20 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theatre TICKETS RSVP
FEB 21 Santa Monica, CA McCabe's Guitar Shop TICKETS RSVP
FEB 27 Franklin, TN FRANKLIN THEATRE TICKETS RSVP
MAR 6 New York, NY SubCulture TICKETS RSVP
MAR 7 Phoenixville, PA Colonial Theatre TICKETS RSVP
MAR 8 Washington, DC Gypsy Sally's TICKETS RSVP
MAR 15 Exeter, United Kingdom Phoenix Arts Centre TICKETS RSVP
MAR 16 Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom Tivoli Theatre TICKETS RSVP
MAR 17 Bristol, United Kingdom St. George's TICKETS RSVP
MAR 18 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom The Stables TICKETS RSVP
MAR 20 Harrogate, Uk Royal Hall TICKETS RSVP
MAR 21 Birmingham, United Kingdom Town Hall TICKETS RSVP
MAR 22 Gateshead, United Kingdom The Sage TICKETS RSVP
MAR 24 Worthing, Uk St Pauls Arts Centre TICKETS RSVP
MAR 25 London, United Kingdom Kings Place TICKETS RSVP
MAR 27 Lincoln, United Kingdom Engine Shed TICKETS RSVP
MAR 28 Kendal, United Kingdom Brewery Arts Centre TICKETS RSVP
MAR 29 Liverpool, United Kingdom Epstein Theatre TICKETS RSVP
MAR 31 Bury St. Edmunds, Uk The Apex TICKETS RSVP
APR 2 Manchester, United Kingdom RNCM TICKETS RSVP
APR 3 Edinburgh, Uk The Queens Hall TICKETS RSVP
APR 5 Glencarse, United Kingdom Inchyra Arts Club TICKETS RSVP
MAY 2 Blue Ridge, GA Blue Ridge Community Theater TICKETS RSVP