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

  • Sep 24
    Houston, TX, US Gretchen Peters at Coffee House Live at St. Andrew's
  • Sep 25
    Fort Worth, TX, US Gretchen Peters at The Post at River East
  • Sep 26
    Austin, TX, US Gretchen Peters at Cactus Café, University of Texas
  • Feb 10
    Glasgow, UK Gretchen Peters at Central Community Hall
  • Feb 12
    Leeds, UK Gretchen Peters at City Varieties Music Hall
  • Feb 17
    London, UK Gretchen Peters at Kings Place
  • May 11
    Utrecht, Netherlands Gretchen Peters at TivoliVredenburg Hertz
  • May 12
    Groningen, Netherlands Gretchen Peters with Jaimee Harris at De Oosterpoort
  • May 13
    Rotterdam, Netherlands Gretchen Peters at LantarenVenster
  • May 14
    Maastricht, Netherlands Gretchen Peters at Muziekgieterij
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