A performance by Gretchen Peters, whose song writing has brought her to the Grammys twice and won her a CMA Song Of The Year. In 2011 she was nominated for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame (previous Hall of Fame inductees include Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, among others).
But that’s only half the story. As a recording artist she has won near-universal acclaim from media such as ‘Q Magazine’ who said there is something ‘lean and poetic, unafraid to tackle the deep, poignant stuff, yet strongly melodic too… an affecting, beautifully measured, very grown-up affair’. ‘The London Times’ went as far as saying she ‘has mastered (the craft) so completely, she can do anything she likes.’
‘Hello Cruel World’, is Gretchen Peters’ eighth album and her first solo studio effort in four years. This is her most successful album to date and went straight into the Top 75 albums, including the title track that was A-listed at BBC Radio 2.