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Country, Americana
Proper Records
February 9, 2015

Format: Compact Disc



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Limited Autographed Art-Card edition is sold out and the standard CD will now be supplied with all orders.

Fresh from her induction into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gretchen Peters unveils her new album 'Blackbirds.' Co-produced with Doug Lancio and Barry Walsh and recorded in Nashville, the album features a who's who of modern American roots music: Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey, Suzy Bogguss and more.

But it's not the guests that make 'Blackbirds' the most poignant and moving album of the GRAMMY-nominee's storied career; it's the impeccable craftsmanship, her ability to capture the kind of complex, conflicting, and overwhelming emotional moments we might otherwise try to hide and instead shine a light of truth and understanding onto them.

In an atypical and unexpectedly rewarding move, Peters teamed with frequent tour-mate Ben Glover to co-write several tunes on the new album, which evokes the kind of 1970's folk rock of Neil Young, David Crosby, and Joni Mitchell that Peters grew up on, albeit with a more haunted, country-noir vibe simmering just below the surface.

'Blackbirds' follows Peters' 2012 album 'Hello Cruel World,' which NPR called "the album of her career" and Uncut said "establishes her as the natural successor to Lucinda Williams." If anything, though, 'Blackbirds' truly establishes Peters as a one-of-a-kind singer and songwriter, one in possession of a fearless and endlessly creative voice.

Press Quotes

"One of Nashville's greatest talent" - 9/10

Uncut (Feb 2015)

"Ben Glover, Jason Isbell, Suzy Bogguss and others help out along the way, but this is all Peters's show as she shines a light under some very dark rocks." - 4*

Q (Feb 2015)

"Without doubt a brilliantly crafted record, hugely enjoyable."

Folk Radio

"It is a class act, and one that is excellent by her own high standards."

Spiral Earth

"Maybe Rosanne Cash and Lucinda Williams owned the generational airways in 2014 but Gretchen can be the anointed one in 2015."

Three Chords and The Truth

"A seemingly endless trickle of loveliness, a touch of true class."

Americana UK

"The first five-star album of the year."

Northern Sky

"This is a superb album and is highly recommended." - 5*


Powerful, poignant and profoundly moving."


"An Americana tour de force, her time is definitely now"

The Sun (4.5/5)


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Catalogue number PRPCD124
Barcode 0805520031240
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 60g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 4mm x 125mm