“Although the world is full of suffering,

it is full also of the overcoming of it.”
- Helen Keller

songs for Haiti

Songs for Haiti
The horrific situation in Haiti has been on everyone’s hearts and minds. If you would like to help out and receive some free music at the same time, check out Paste Magazine’s Songs for Haiti. I’ve donated an exclusive live track which you can download by going to the Paste website. At the time of this writing there were more than 350 tracks available for download – all you have to do is make a donation of any size.

Wine! Women! Song!

Wine, Women & Song at the Sage - this month's download!

I’m so excited to be back on the road with my sisters in song, Suzy Bogguss and Matraca Berg. This February will bring 2 rare U.S. Wine, Women & Song shows – We’ll be up in Columbus, OH at Columbus Maennerchor* on February 6th, and at Eddie’s Attic** in Decatur, GA on February 24th. There are no other US WW&S shows on the books as of this writing, so if you’re near either Columbus or Atlanta, make plans to come see us.
*Tickets for the Columbus show can be purchased by emailing Alec Wightman or phoning 614-296-5006.
**Tables at Eddie’s Attic are sold out, but general admission tickets still remain – you can purchase them at Eddie’s website.
See the Tour Page for all details.

Our Glamorous Fantasy Lives
Matraca, Suzy and I spent an afternoon hanging around with Amanda Holden of “Britain’s Got Talent” last year, and we’re going to be on her new ITV show “Fantasy Lives” next Tuesday, February 9 at 9PM GMT. Amanda came to Nashville to “uncover the hard work, day to day reality and grit that lies beneath the glamorous public face” of a country singer. We opened a bottle of wine with her and dished. If you’re in the UK tune in a week from Tuesday!

Circus Girl – Without A Net!
Dates are being confirmed for a very special UK Tour coming this May – the “Without A Net” tour. Shows have already been confirmed for London, Cambridge, Derby, Bilston, Wavendon and Selby. We’ll make all the dates available on the website as soon as possible. Here’s the press release:
In celebration of the release of Circus Girl: The Best Of Gretchen Peters, Peters will be embarking on her first-ever “all request” tour in 2010. The intimate show will encompass and highlight her entire body of work and feature the stories behind the songs, personal anecdotes and glimpses behind the scenes of her 20+ year career. The set list (composed entirely of requests by fans via email, Twitter, Facebook and Peters’ website) will doubtless include fan favorites such as “On A Bus To St. Cloud” and “Sunday Morning (Up and Down My Street)” as well as more obscure selections from the Deluxe Limited Edition of Circus Girl, which contains 16 tracks of rarities and previously unreleased songs. The “Circus Girl – Without A Net Tour” opens in the UK in May 2010.

Janis, Craig, Tony and me

Janis Ian, Barry Walsh & me at the Bluebird Cafe

I’ll be reuniting with Janis Ian, Craig Carothers and Tony Arata at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN on Feb. 20 for another in-the-round performance. If you’re in Nashville come see us – but be sure to make reservations early as this one always sells out in a hurry! Tickets go on sale one week before the performance and must be purchased online at the Bluebird website.

Download of the Month
In honor of the upcoming Wine, Women & Song shows this month, February’s download is a live recording of Suzy, Matraca and myself at one of my favorite venues in the world – The Sage in Gateshead, UK. The track was recorded on May 30, 2009 during the last WW&S UK Tour. Visit the Download page to get February’s free download. Enjoy!

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“It is the best of all trades, to make songs,
and the second best to sing them.”

– Hilaire Beloc

One of my former writing rooms, and a favorite piano

I came across this quote while watching Clint Eastwood’s recent documentary on Johnny Mercer, who is probably my favorite of the “Great American Songbook” writers. Mercer wrote, among other things, “One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)”, “Moon River”, and “Laura”. He had a sense of the vernacular in a way that other lyricists of his time didn’t – maybe it was his southern roots, his youth spent immersed in the black music of Savannah, Georgia, or maybe he just had the gift. Johnny Mercer was also a damn good singer, and I think that being a singer can’t help but influence you as a lyricist. Oftentimes in the process of writing I favor the line that “sings the best”, because ultimately it’s the singer (me) who has to deliver it.

Singing and songwriting have been on my mind lately, as I’m looking ahead to spending a healthy chunk of the winter of 2010 writing new songs. Last year was a whirlwind: 97 shows, 137 days on the road, and a lot of new friends and fans (for all the highlights, check out the new video, noted below). But it’s time to get back to my other job – writing. The reaction to the new song “Woman On The Wheel”, which we opened most of our late 2009 shows with, was so overwhelmingly enthusiastic that I feel pretty good about facing the blank page (check with me when I’m three days in and haven’t come up with a thing!). But whether I’m coming home from a marathon tour like the one we just finished, or looking ahead to a long (and sometimes lonely) stretch of writing, I still feel I have the best two jobs in the world.

That’s not to say that we won’t be on the road in 2010 – there are a few dates on the website already and a lot more in the works. Hope we see you out there.

Chat Time!

  1. Laura217, whom many of you know from our forum, created a chat room for last year’s Circus Girl webcast back in August of 2009. It was such a success that we’ve decided to try another chat, only this time I’m going to be in the chat room too, instead of on the stage. Laura has organized the live chat at her fansite for January 9th. I’ll be there to answer questions, let you know how the songwriting is coming, quash rumors (and start some!), and find out how you are all doing. We’ll start at 3PM Central US time, so as to allow for our friends in the UK and Europe to participate. Pull up a chair, make a cup of tea and come chat with us at Laura’s site on Saturday Jan. 9th – see you there!

 

Minton Sparks, Marshall Chapman and I will be in Nashville on January 30

An Evening of Stories & Storytellers

Last year I hosted a benefit here in Nashville for Planned Parenthood of Middle & East Tennessee. My guest that night was the incredible Janis Ian, who wowed the sold-out crowd and made the whole event really special. The folks at Planned Parenthood were thrilled and wanted to do it again. My challenge was to organize a line-up that would be equally special. Thank goodness I have some pretty amazing friends! This year, on January 30th, we’ll be presenting an Evening of Stories & Storytellers with my friends Minton Sparks and Marshall Chapman. Minton is a mesmerizing performer, a spoken word artist, a poet, and a brilliant and wise soul. Marshall is an incorrigible wit, an author, songwriter, guitar slinger and singer, and an unrepentant rocker. These are two formidable women. The three of us will be performing at the Rutledge in Nashville at 8PM. Tickets and information are available at Planned Parenthood of Middle and East TN.

Ribbon Of Highway, Endless Skyway

Woody Guthrie’s songs were among the first songs I learned as a child. On long family road trips we’d sing “This Land Is Your Land”, “Union Maid” and “Car Song” until our ears rang. But I never heard them in quite the same way after I participated in my first Ribbon Of Highway show. This is a truly thought-provoking and moving evening – and it’s also immensely entertaining. Drawn from not only his songs, but his written words, the show is a celebration of Woody’s body of work. We’ll be at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia, WA on January 15. The cast includes ROH founder Jimmy LaFave, Michael Fracasso, Joel Rafael and Ray Bonneville and myself.

THEIR Best of 2009

I’m thrilled and proud that the album that started out as a little side-project, One To The Heart, One To The Head, has appeared on quite a few Best of 2009 lists. In no particular order, here are a few of the best:

And finally, OTTH, OTTH made the 9513‘s list of most overlooked albums of 2009. Overlooked? Not by you guys!

OUR Best of 2009

It wasn’t easy to pack all the highlights of last year into 10 minutes of film, but I tried. Watch this video to see how we spent our 2009. You never know, you may be in the video!

 

Wine, Women & Song: Suzy Bogguss, Gretchen Peters & Matraca Berg

Wine, Women & Song – on THIS side of the pond!

My soul sisters, Matraca Berg and Suzy Bogguss, and I will be doing two shows here in the US in February. We are so excited to bring this show to some of you in the States. We’re working on other dates, but for now those of you who are determined to see Wine, Women & Song may want to consider a road trip. Or if you’re lucky enough to live in Atlanta, GA or Columbus, OH, we’ll be right in your back yard.

Wine, Women & Song (Gretchen Peters, Matraca Berg & Suzy Bogguss) in concert:

February 6 – Columbus Maennerchor (Columbus, OH)

for tickets email Alec Wightman or phone 614-296-5006

February 24 – Eddie’s Attic (Decatur, GA)

for tickets visit Eddie’s Attic

What’s an RSS?

Just a reminder – one of the cool features of the new website is the RSS feed. You can sign up for the RSS feed at gretchenpeters.com – just click on the News link and read all about it. If you’re not sure what RSS is or why you’d want it, you can find out here.

Download of the Month

This month’s download is “On A Bus To St. Cloud,” recorded at Daniels Hall, Swallow Hill Music Association in Denver, Colorado one frosty February evening in 2009. Download the song at my website.

I hope 2010 brings you joy.

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Tomorrow starts Christmas week and I am going to take some much-needed time away from music, touring, websites and the rest to take a deep breath, relax and reflect on the 12 months that have just flown by. I love this time of year, but it’s easy to lose the peace in the midst of the hustle.
Before I start wrapping presents and watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, as my holiday gift to you, I present my grandmother Adele (Mohr) Klein’s recipe for Gingerbread – I promise you this stuff is incredible and will fill your house with the very essence of Christmas. I just pulled these two out of the oven an hour ago:

Hot Water Gingerbread

Every year Gram reminded me that we were related, through her side of the family, to Joseph Mohr, who wrote “Silent Night”. The story goes that the organ in the church broke down on Christmas Eve, and forced Mohr and Franz Gruber, the organist, to perform this carol for the first time with only a guitar for accompaniment. Whether or not it’s true, I love that story. And I like to think I come by my songwriting ability partly because of Joseph. When it came time to make the Northern Lights album, there wasn’t any question that “Silent Night” would be on the track list. You can download my version of it here, for free.

Merry Christmas, and a very happy New Year.

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Hot Water Gingerbread

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup blackstrap molasses
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 eggs
3 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder

Beat all ingredients together with electric beater. Bake @ 350° in two square pans or one oblong pan for 45 minutes or until knife comes clean.

The month-long marathon European Tour of 2009 is history. We started out in Northern Ireland after a short but miserable flight from Newark. The airlines are the new Greyhound buses. Enough said. Got through passport control/customs in record time and got our rental car – we decided we’d drive ourselves throughout Ireland for the first 10 days. Sounded like fun at the time – but I soon had second thoughts. The rearview mirror looks impossibly wrong. The danger of scraping the car on the lefthand-side curb (because of depth perception issues) is surpassed only by the danger of having a head-on collision due to a minor lapse in judgment. Still, we (and the people of Northern Ireland) managed to survive. We played a series of beautiful, state-of-the-art concert halls with fabulous sound and great crew. Our saving grace was our merch guy/soundman Brendan Donnelly, who saw to every last detail and made us sound great. We were buoyed by an incredible audience in Belfast, revisited the sweet little Bronte Church in Rathfriland, got lost on one-lane roads that looked like little more than sheep trails, had a wonderful 24 hours in Dublin where we visited friends at RTE Radio, had a great Italian dinner on Dame Street and took a stroll down in Temple Bar afterwards.

In Rathfriland, we began a stretch of dates which we found ourselves calling “The 14” – 14 shows in 14 dates, over 3 countries. We’d been in denial, but now it was crunch time. We paced ourselves through five Northern Irish dates, then flew to Heathrow and played Buckingham that very night. Our tour manager/merch man/nanny, Paul Sawyer kept us on the right (left) side of the road while we absolutely flew through England. Hotel/venue/hotel/van/hotel/rinse/repeat. We raced through six great English shows including especially magical nights in Maidstone, Bath and Stockton-On-Tees. How lucky are we to see so many familiar faces again, meet some new ones, and play to packed houses every night!  After a very rainy stay in Bath, we were off to Amsterdam to finish “the 14” with a show that night in Lage Vuursche and two more before a blessed and much-anticipated day off. In Lage Vuursche I was presented with a birthday cake, a bottle of champagne and 160 Dutch people serenading me with “Lang Zal Ze Leven”, the Dutch birthday song. I had a good excuse – it was my birthday. Can’t think of a better way to spend it.

The last night of “the 14”, we played in Eindhoven. Thanks to a tip from George, one of our New York fans who travels there regularly, we booked a dinner table at Antonio’s restaurant nearby and had an amazing meal – the best of the tour so far. That would have been enough, but Muziekcentrum Frits Philips turned out to be our new favorite venue in Holland – a gorgeous theater with pristine sound and a nine foot Steinway piano. We had a great crowd – where did all these people come from? – and sailed through the last night of the 14.

We spent our first day off in 2 weeks in Den Haag, where we stayed with our hosts Lenny & Hein in their gorgeous house near “the Fred” (Frederik Hendrikslaan) – a major shopping street. We savored every minute – lingered in a cafe over cappuccino with the cafe’s resident dog, Sam; shopped in a great bookstore; walked to the harbor, and generally lazed around. Lenny had prepared a fabulous rijsttafel and that evening we were treated to a great dinner party with lots of wine, lots of food and lots of fun. So much for being good.

While in the Netherlands we played three shows with our old friend John Lester on upright bass, which was great fun and added some class (and bottom end) to the whole affair. The Dutch dates were all in wildly different venues but with uniformly sweet and enthusiastic audiences. It was also very gratifying to see how the audience size had grown since last time – it’s nice to know you’re making some sort of impression. The One To The Heart, One To The Head album has been very popular in Holland, so we added in some more songs from it, including “If I Had A Gun” and “Snowin’ On Raton”. In many cases there was “recognition applause” at the beginning of the songs, even though we were mostly playing in cities where we’d never been. Amazing to feel the impact an album can have before you even get the chance to introduce it personally.

The very last show of the tour was Bush Hall in London, and between Barry and me, we thought it was the very best. I guess after 22 you find your rhythm. We had a packed-out room, a grand piano, a very demonstrative audience (especially for London!), and great sound. What more can you ask? See you in May!

The month-long marathon European Tour of 2009 is history. We started out in Northern Ireland after a short but miserable flight from Newark. The airlines are the new Greyhound buses. Enough said. Got through passport control/customs in record time and got our rental car – we decided we’d drive ourselves throughout Ireland for the first 10 days. Sounded like fun at the time – but I soon had second thoughts. The rearview mirror looks impossibly wrong. The danger of scraping the car on the lefthand-side curb (because of depth perception issues) is surpassed only by the danger of having a head-on collision due to a minor lapse in judgment. Still, we (and the people of Northern Ireland) managed to survive. We played a series of beautiful, state-of-the-art concert halls with fabulous sound and great crew. Our saving grace was our merch guy/soundman Brendan Donnelly, who saw to every last detail and made us sound great. We were buoyed by an incredible audience in Belfast, revisited the sweet little Bronte Church in Rathfriland, got lost on one-lane roads that looked like little more than sheep trails, had a wonderful 24 hours in Dublin where we visited friends at RTE Radio, had a great Italian dinner on Dame Street and took a stroll down in Temple Bar afterwards.

Barry Walsh, driving on the left-hand side
Barry Walsh, driving on the left-hand side

In Rathfriland, we began a stretch of dates which we found ourselves calling “The 14” – 14 shows in 14 dates, over 3 countries. We’d been in denial, but now it was crunch time. We paced ourselves through five Northern Irish dates, then flew to Heathrow and played Buckingham that very night. Our tour manager/merch man/nanny, Paul Sawyer kept us on the right (left) side of the road while we absolutely flew through England. Hotel/venue/hotel/van/hotel/rinse/repeat. We raced through six great English shows including especially magical nights in Maidstone, Bath and Stockton-On-Tees. How lucky are we to see so many familiar faces again, meet some new ones, and play to packed houses every night!  After a very rainy stay in Bath, we were off to Amsterdam to finish “the 14” with a show that night in Lage Vuursche and two more before a blessed and much-anticipated day off. In Lage Vuursche I was presented with a birthday cake, a bottle of champagne and 160 Dutch people serenading me with “Lang Zal Ze Leven”, the Dutch birthday song. I had a good excuse – it was my birthday. Can’t think of a better way to spend it.

The last night of “the 14”, we played in Eindhoven. Thanks to a tip from George, one of our New York fans who travels there regularly, we booked a dinner table at Antonio’s restaurant nearby and had an amazing meal – the best of the tour so far. That would have been enough, but Muziekcentrum Frits Philips turned out to be our new favorite venue in Holland – a gorgeous theater with pristine sound and a nine foot Steinway piano. We had a great crowd – where did all these people come from? – and sailed through the last night of the 14.

We spent our first day off in 2 weeks in Den Haag, where we stayed with our hosts Lenny & Hein in their gorgeous house near “the Fred” (Frederik Hendrikslaan) – a major shopping street. We savored every minute – lingered in a cafe over cappuccino with the cafe’s resident dog, Sam; shopped in a great bookstore; walked to the harbor, and generally lazed around. Lenny had prepared a fabulous rijsttafel and that evening we were treated to a great dinner party with lots of wine, lots of food and lots of fun. So much for being good.

rijsttafel in Den Haag
rijsttafel in Den Haag

While in the Netherlands we played three shows with our old friend John Lester on upright bass, which was great fun and added some class (and bottom end) to the whole affair. The Dutch dates were all in wildly different venues but with uniformly sweet and enthusiastic audiences. It was also very gratifying to see how the audience size had grown since last time – it’s nice to know you’re making some sort of impression. The One To The Heart, One To The Head album has been very popular in Holland, so we added in some more songs from it, including “If I Had A Gun” and “Snowin’ On Raton”. In many cases there was “recognition applause” at the beginning of the songs, even though we were mostly playing in cities where we’d never been. Amazing to feel the impact an album can have before you even get the chance to introduce it personally.

The very last show of the tour was Bush Hall in London, and between Barry and me, we thought it was the very best. I guess after 22 you find your rhythm. We had a packed-out room, a grand piano, a very demonstrative audience (especially for London!), and great sound. What more can you ask? See you in May!

flying through England
flying through England

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Here’s what you’ve been listening to before the show:

Lost, Night – Bill Frisell (from his wonderful Disfarmer album)

That’s Alright, Mama – Bill Frisell

King of the Road – Rufus Wainright & Teddy Thompson

Blackberry Winters – David Mead

Streets Of Baltimore – Gram Parsons

I Feel A Change Comin’ On – Bob Dylan

Almost And Always – David Mead

American Dirt – Matthew Ryan

Sicily – David Mead

They Were Wrong – Matthew Ryan

The Last DJ – Tom Petty

I Only Want To Be The Man You Love – Matthew Ryan

Sleeping In Saturday – David Mead

It Could’ve Been Worse – Matthew Ryan

Little Boats – David Mead

Disfarmer Theme – Bill Frisell

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

– G.K. Chesterton

We’re in the midst of a long stretch of touring, including the longest European tour we’ve ever done. It’s been a little daunting, thinking about being gone for a solid month. We’ll be spending Halloween in Northern Ireland, my birthday in the Netherlands, and Thanksgiving recuperating from the inevitable slings and arrows of a month on the road. But this November I will be giving thanks for things too numerous to count. I have had an amazing year in a several-years-long run of them – the opportunity to play music for more of you than ever before; some utterly inspiring and surprising collaborations with artists whose work I love, the recognition of my peers for music I’m proud of, the opportunity to travel to my heart’s content, and the creative (and yes, sometimes exhausting) life I get to live, because of you. I am not overstating the case when I say I am grateful every single day. Thank you for coming to the shows, buying the CDs, listening to the words, believing in the songs.
new gretchenpeters.com website
new gretchenpeters.com website

New website: At the time of this writing we’re days away from launching the brand new www.gretchenpeters.com website. If you’re surfing the web and see something that looks like the photo above, stay awhile and have a look around! Please bear with us (and let us know) if you encounter any glitches – this has been a major overhaul. Many thanks to Laura217, who has taken on the huge task of archiving the old message board from the old website on her fan site, so all those discussions will live on in cyberspace. Thanks for all the hard work, Laura.

Bandaged Together: I’m thrilled to be included on the new Bandaged Together CD, a compilation for the UK charity Children In Need. I recorded the classic Disney song “When You Wish Upon A Star”, by Ned Washington and
Leigh Harline, with some amazing playing by Viktor Krauss on bass, Barry Walsh on glockenspiel, and Christine Bougie on lap steel. The CD can be ordered here beginning on 9 November. £6.50 from the sale of each CD will benefit The BBC Children in Need Appeal. Many thanks to Terry Wogan, Hellen Bach and Norman Macintosh for making it happen.

Northern Lights: “For those who won’t trade musical acumen for holiday spirit” says the LA Times. USA Today calls it “stark and lovely”. The folks at Just Plain Folks voted it the Holiday album of the year. If you’re more about “Bleak Midwinter” and less about “Jingle Bells”, this is probably the Christmas album for you. CDs and downloads can be had at the website.

The Cowboy Train video: video highlights from the Cowboy Train can now be seen here. Now aren’t you sorry you missed it?

Boo! a little Halloween haunting for you, in case you missed it the first time around:

Legendary (and badass) women of folk: After our show in San Diego with the wonderful Cheryl Wheeler, we knew once wasn’t enough. So we’ll be making another trip back to Colorado in December to do three shows with Cheryl – one at the Sunset Events Center in Fort Collins, and two back-to-back nights in Denver at the venerable Swallow Hill Music Association.
After that, we’ll be winding up the year with three dates with our dear friend Janis Ian on December 11-13. We’ll all be appearing at the Kent Stage in Kent, OH; The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI and the Wilmette Theater in Wilmette, IL, in that order. Shows with Janis are always a lot of fun – everyone knows she’s an incredible (and legendary) singer-songwriter, but she also happens to be a phenomenal guitar player. Lucky for us she loves to sit in with us!

Chat Time: Laura 217 has offered to host a chat on her fan site, and we’ve set a tentative date of Saturday, January 9. In order to include everyone from both sides of the Atlantic, we’ll time the online chat for early afternoon here in Nashville, early evening in the UK and Europe. More details as we get closer to the date – start saving up your questions!

Download Of The Month: This month’s download is “Mother”, recorded this past October live at Turner Hall in Mt. Olive, Illinois (final resting place of Mother Jones, the subject of the song, and perhaps the most badass woman of all-time). You can download it at gretchenpeters.com beginning on November 1.

Upcoming Shows:
Oct 31, 2009 – Newry, NI (UK) @ Sean Hollywood Arts Centre w/ Cara Dillon
Nov 3, 2009 – Rathfriland, NI (UK) @ Bronte Church – Bronte Music Club – Buy Tickets
Nov 4, 2009 – Belfast, NI (UK) @ Errigle Inn – Real Music Club – Buy Tickets
Nov 5, 2009 – Enniskillen, NI (UK) @ Ardhowen Theatre w/ Cara Dillon – Buy Tickets
Nov 6, 2009 – Coleraine, NI (UK) @ Riverside Theatre w/ Cara Dillon – Buy Tickets
Nov 7, 2009 – Derry, NI (UK) @ Millennium Forum w/ Cara Dillon – Buy Tickets
Nov 8, 2009 – Buckingham, ML (UK) @ Old Town Hall – Buy Tickets
Nov 9, 2009 – Maidstone, LO (UK) @ The Exchange – Buy Tickets
Nov 10, 2009 – Stockton on Tees, NE (UK) @ The Arc – Buy Tickets
Nov 11, 2009 – Kendal, NW (UK) @ Bootleggers Music Bar – Buy Tickets
Nov 12, 2009 – Bury, NW (UK) @ The Met – Buy Tickets
Nov 13, 2009 – Bath, SW (UK) @ Chapel Arts Centre – Buy Tickets
Nov 14, 2009 – Lage Vuursche, (NL) @ In The Woods – Buy Tickets
Nov 15, 2009 – Ottersum, (NL) @ C.C. Roepaen – Buy Tickets
Nov 16, 2009 – Eindhoven, (NL) @ Meneer Frits – Buy Tickets
Nov 18, 2009 – Oentsjerk, (NL) @ Folk in de Walden – Buy Tickets
Nov 19, 2009 – The Hague, (NL) @ Transvaria – Buy Tickets
Nov 20, 2009 – Spijkerboor, (NL) @ Cafe’t Keerpunt – Buy Tickets
Nov 22, 2009 – London, LO (UK) @ Bush Hall – Buy Tickets