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

  • Apr 25
    Copenhagen, Denmark Gretchen Peters at BETA
  • May 01
    Rotterdam, Netherlands Gretchen Peters at LantarenVenster
  • May 02
    Hengelo, Netherlands Gretchen Peters at Metropool
  • May 03
    Nijmegen, Netherlands Gretchen Peters at Merleyn
  • May 04
    Amsterdam, Netherlands Gretchen Peters at Het Zonnehuis
  • May 05
    Edinburgh, UK Gretchen Peters at The Queen's Hall
  • May 18
    Newburyport, MA, US Gretchen Peters at Belleville Roots
  • May 19
    Bath, ME, US Gretchen Peters at Chocolate Church Arts Center
  • May 24
    Tulsa, OK, US Gretchen Peters at Unknown venue
  • May 25
    Winnsboro, TX, US Gretchen Peters at Winnsboro Center for the Arts
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