New Releases For January 31, 2012

Gretchen Peters
Hello Cruel World

Gretchen Peters - Hello Cruel World

The title of Gretchen Peters' new Hello Cruel World is a pun on the famed exit line - a joke that, like the lovely melodies and deliciously textured arrangements framing these 11 songs - sweetens this captivating music spun from a year of turmoil.

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter from Nashville calls Hello Cruel World her 'most close-to-the-bone work, written at a time when I felt absolutely fearless about telling the truth.' Peters and her guest Rodney Crowell sing, 'life is still a beautiful disaster,' on 'Dark Angel.' But Peters keeps the accent on the 'beautiful' throughout her ninth disc, with both her poetic language and the spare, evocative sounds she created in the studio to support her organic story-telling.

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"Hello Cruel World"


  1. 1. Hello Cruel World
  2. 2. St. Francis
  3. 3. The Matador
  4. 4. Dark Angel
  5. 5. Paradise Found
  6. 6. Woman On The Wheel
  7. 7. Five Minutes
  8. 8. Camille
  9. 9. Natural Disaster
  10. 10. Idlewild
  11. 11. Little World

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Feb 17
    Lewisville, TX, US Gretchen Peters at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater
  • Mar 06
    Fort Smith, AR, US Gretchen Peters at 801 Media Center
  • Mar 07
    Fayetteville, AR, US Gretchen Peters at Walton Arts Center
  • Mar 09
    Houston, TX, US Gretchen Peters at McGonigel's Mucky Duck
  • Apr 13
    Durham, UK Gretchen Peters at Gala Theatre
  • Apr 14
    Whitby, UK Gretchen Peters at Whitby Pavilion
  • Apr 16
    Manchester, UK Gretchen Peters at RNCM
  • Apr 17
    Sheffield, UK Gretchen Peters at Sheffield City Hall
  • Apr 19
    Bristol, UK Gretchen Peters at St George's Bristol
  • Apr 20
    London, UK Gretchen Peters at Cadogan Hall
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