‘Blackbirds’ appears on Folk Alley’s Best of 2015

Blackbirds appears on multiple year-end lists at Folk Alley:

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Though she cut her songwriting teeth in country, Gretchen Peters has made her artist’s name in Americana and ‘Blackbirds’ has etched it into the hearts and minds of fans around the world this year. For mature audiences only, this album casts a long and lovely shadow as it walks head-on into some tough emotional terrain.

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Provoking. Gretchen Peters pushes me with this record. She’s forcing me to think of things I might not want to consider. “Pretty Things,” for example, is a heartbreaking song that inspires tears and rage in equal turns. And add to that the intense and creepy story she shares in the title track – no surprise that this record is on “repeat” on my playlist.

To see all the lists and read about the music chosen, visit Folk Alley.