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 20
    Richmond, VA, US Gretchen Peters at Tin Pan
  • Feb 21
    Columbia, MD, US Gretchen Peters at The Soundry
  • Feb 22
    Chester, MD, US Gretchen Peters at Macum Creek Concerts
  • Feb 23
    Vienna, VA, US Gretchen Peters at Jammin' Java
  • Feb 27
    St. Paul, MN, US Gretchen Peters at Creek House Concerts
  • Feb 28
    La Crosse, WI, US Gretchen Peters at Big River Theater - Alma
  • Feb 29
    Rhinelander, WI, US Gretchen Peters at Nicolet College
  • Mar 05
    Saratoga Springs, NY, US Chely Wright and Gretchen Peters at Caffe Lena
  • Mar 06
    Syracuse, NY, US Gretchen Peters at Folkus Project
  • Mar 08
    Cambridge, MA, US Gretchen Peters at Club Passim
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