N.B. WE ARE PROMOTING THIS INCREDIBLE GIG AT THE HIGH BARN, GREAT BARDFIELD, ESSEX, CM7 4SL.
Tickets here or by telephone – 01371 811 291
Some months ago I started to hatch a plan to bring one of my favourite artists to Essex. I am delighted to tell you that this has all come together and the wonderful Gretchen Peters will be performing for us at High Barn, the perfect (if somewhat bijou, for her) venue with its grand piano and wonderful natural acoustics. To see Gretchen in a cosy venue like this is a real treat and I encourage you to come!
GRETCHEN PETERS ~ WOMAN ON THE WHEEL 2013
Coming on the heels of her successful 2012 release Hello Cruel World, and an 11 month tour to promote the album, Gretchen Peters is back on the road in 2013 on her “Woman On The Wheel” tour.
2012 was a landmark year for the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter from Nashville: she appeared at the prestigious Isle Of Wight and Cambridge Folk Festivals (also appearing at the latter as special guest to John Prine), and she supported Prine, as well as country and folk legends Guy Clark and Arlo Guthrie at additional shows in the US. Hello Cruel World was a Top 5 Americana album in the US, while holding down the Number One spot on the Euro Americana chart for an entire month; the title track held a spot on BBC Radio 2′s B playlist for an unprecedented seven weeks.
Her own peers may be her biggest fans, though; Rodney Crowell (her duet partner on “Dark Angel”) calls Hello Cruel World “beautiful, brave and poetic”, while her “Saint Francis” cowriter, Tom Russell, calls it “the best record I’ve heard in many, many years.” Peters calls Hello Cruel World her “most close-to-the-bone work, written at a time when I felt absolutely fearless about telling the truth.”
She keeps the accent on beauty throughout this, her ninth disc, with both her poetic language and the spare, evocative sounds she created supporting her organic story-telling. Of her sold out live London show, the Financial Times said “Peters specialises in tales of regret and loss, sung with great clarity.”
Support from Ben Glover.
Doors – 7.30pm. Tickets £23 via link (to High Barn website): Tickets or by telephone – 01371 811 291 High Barn is now a CIC (a non-profit Community Interest Company).