It’ll take me awhile to process everything that happened in 2012. It was an amazing year that went by so fast I’m not sure how it got to be December already. Covering all the highlights would be difficult, but here are some of my favorite moments, in no particular order.
“Neither singer nor audience wanted the evening to end, and Peters delivered an utterly enthralling show. She was backed by a trio of fine musicians, including her pianist husband Barry Walsh, who stood up from the keyboard to add accordion flourishes to a couple of numbers, including “The Mat…
“An obvious leaning towards some of the newer material represents the prime evolution of Gretchen Peters’ songwriting. A skill that fermented like the finest old world wine. Of course there was space for some absolute live standards. Has she ever left a stage without singing ‘On a…
“What followed was spellbinding, The Matador was haunting; All You Got Is a Hammer was punchier than usual with Barry giving us some unexpectedly Jazzy flourishes on the piano. Although I gave it a favourable review in 2015; I didn’t remember Pretty Things which found Gretchen being joined by…
From Americana UK: Back on the 12th August 2022 I opened an e-mail from Gretchen Peters as many would have done across the country that morning with the single word headline ‘Announcement’. Intrigued I quickly proceeded to cast my eyes over the following paragraphs and with every passing sentence fe…
New for 2023: all CDs at my web store* are now available for $5. Not a sale! This is the new, permanent regular price. Some of you may stream your music for convenience but still collect CDs; hopefully this will give you a chance to fill in the gaps in your collection for a little ... MORE
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Great recap of such a wonderful year for two special people. My New Years resolution is to to ya’ll perform once or twice in 2013. May you both enjoy true happiness and good health for many years to come.
Just like Dierks Bentley sings, “Every mile a memory . . .” What wonderful pictures . . . especially the one of Gretchen and Barry at BBC Radio 2 . . . so much in love!
May 2013 be equally as memorable and magical for you both!
Heard Gretchen’s ‘Dark Angel’ with Rodney Crowell on Satellite TV, immediatelyl copied down the details and phoned the one and only remaining Sam The Record Man store in all of Canada, in Belleville, Ontario… and now thanks to Sam’s I have the most incredible CD of 2012 in my car stereo to make me wish my half hour commmute to work was longer!!!
Looking forward to Ratoath, great to see such an artist locally
I heard mention of a “book”…..oh, I would love to know your journey, something to read before bedtime!
Love ya and Matraca, and Marshall….play your DVD all the time. You are all an inspiration to me in
my own musical journey at 71 years old. I still have a dream.
Neets in utah (you have one of my pictures of you on your web site).
Have enjoyed following your year last year, and have just got my tickets for your Liverpool show, so I am really looking forward to seeing you again soon!
love your blog and the photos and staying connected through fb
keep up the happy vibe!
I saw your picture of the Crystal Theater in Okemah, OK. Sure was hot there wasn’t it? 🙂 In fact, my wife couldn’t stand the heat any longer, and sat out Arlo in the pick-up with the A/C running. While you were signing CD’s I told you that I’d never heard of you, but having heard you sing, I’d put you right up on top of my list, along with Karen Carpenter. Still mean that.
I’m waiting patiently for you to come back to Oklahoma. Maybe in an air conditioned theater next time.