November newsletter

I’ve heard from some longtime newsletter subscribers that they haven’t been receiving the newsletter for the past few months. We’ve looked into it and are in the process of changing email services, but in the meantime, here’s November’s newsletter in case you were one of the ones who didn’t get it.

November 2017

first tracking day in the studio, October 2017

In mid-October we headed back into the recording studio to begin work on a new album. The band: Barry Walsh (piano & accordion), Doug Lancio (electric and acoustic guitars), Will Kimbrough (electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, charango), Dave Roe (bass) and John Gardner (drums and percussion).

our crew L to R Doug Lancio, John Gardner, Dave Roe, Gretchen, Barry Walsh, Will Kimbrough and engineer Chad Brown

It’s an absolute privilege to play with musicians of this caliber and I never forget it. We still have a lot of work in front of us but I’m excited to be working on new music and can’t wait to share it with you.

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Facebook Live
our Saturday afternoon Facebook Live session is posted on my Facebook page!

Barry Walsh and I were live on Facebook this past Saturday afternoon, with a new album update and a new song. If you missed our Facebook Live session you can see it here.

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The Songwriters TV show
with host Ken Paulson at a taping of “The Songwriters”

Last night Nashville Public Television aired “The Songwriters,” a weekly TV show featuring conversations with songwriters from the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. I taped my segment with interviewer Ken Paulson a few months ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it (Mac Davis and Paul Overstreet were also taping that day, and any day when you get to hang out and hear their stories is a good day). The Songwriters will begin a national roll out in January 2018 on PBS – I’ll keep you posted when my segment is due to air.

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London show November 7th
Union Chapel

Our only UK show of 2017 is a week away and is now sold out. We were last there on February 16, 2016 and for me it was one of the most memorable shows in 20 years of touring the UK. I’ll be joined by Barry Walsh, Conor McCreanor and Colm McClean; Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage open the show. More info available at London Folk & Roots Festival.



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Touring news
Old Town Hall, High Wycombe
photo by Paul Clampin/London Backline

I’m doing a rare “evening with” show (not in-the-round) at Nashville’s world-famous Bluebird Cafe on November 2. Barry and I will be playing a set which will include some old favorites and some new songs we’ll be trying out for the first time.

As mentioned above, our only UK tour date for 2017 – the London Folk & Roots Festival – is on November 7th, and is now sold out.

I will be in Memphis on December 17th for a Three Women & The Truth show, with the fabulous Kathy Mattea subbing for Eliza Gilkyson. And in case Kathy, Mary Gauthier and I aren’t enough to get you there, our very special guest will be the legendary Tom Paxton. Looking so forward to this!

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Tour Dates

Confirmed shows are listed below; for ticket links and more info, please visit my website.

November 2 – Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN an evening with Gretchen Peters, featuring Barry Walsh

November 7 – London Folk & Roots Festival, Union Chapel, London, UK (full band show)

December 17 – Halloran Centre for Performing Arts, Memphis, TN (Three Women & The Truth featuring Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters & Kathy Mattea plus special guest Tom Paxton

Times, and sometimes dates are subject to change.

As always, check my website for details and to confirm dates & times. See you out there!

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Download of the Month

November’s download is “This Used To Be My Town”, recorded at a private event in December of 2016. It features Barry Walsh on keyboards.

Enjoy. Visit the download page to get November’s free download.

x Gretchen