Gretchen Peters May Be Retiring From Performing Live But ‘The Show’ Must Go On (review)

“…Peters’ lyrics are poetic in their rich imagery and descriptions of the human condition. She deservedly won the Academy of Country Music’s Poet’s Award in 2021. The Show reveals the depth and breadth of her talents. She’s accompanied by her touring band that features Barry Walsh (piano, vocals), Colm McClean (electric guitar, vocals), and Conor McCreanor (electric and upright bass, vocals), as well as an all-female Scottish string quartet featuring Seonaid Aitken (violin), Amira Bedrush-McDonald (violin), Sarah Leonard (viola), and Alice Allen (cello). This frames Peters’ impassioned vocals with a formal backing. She sounds eloquent even when being colloquial and never comes off as pretentious. The arrangements allow her voice to always be at the forefront…”

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