As an artist, Gretchen has regularly toured in the UK, Ireland and Europe to sold out crowds. In a review of her self-titled album, GRETCHEN PETERS, The Associated Press says, â€œThis is not jukebox music - the stuff that exists to fill in the pauses in conversation. This IS the conversation.â€
Praise for "Gretchen Peters":
... If Peters' '96 debut, The Secret of Life, had the answers, her edgier follow-up poses the questions, mostly about how to navigate rough emotional terrain. Full of surprises - "Eddie's First Wife" has a randy lesbian at its center - Peters brings the pop sensibility of Sheryl Crow to meditations on Amelia Earhart and Picasso's cat. Easy to see why she's already captured the Brits. B+
Rarely has a singer-songwriter had a better showcase than "Gretchen Peters," and she has mostly herself to thank for it. The lovely, leisurely paced album finds Peters co-producing; singing all the harmonies; and playing many of the instruments, including electric sitar and six-string bass. Peters displays a keen, off hand observational sense - she's a Sheryl Crow worth, well, crowing about - on the likes of "Love and Texaco" and the sly tale of "Eddie's First Wife," who takes up with someone just like the girl who married dear old dad. Even more remarkable, her singing is so winning, she manages to top even Patty Loveless' earlier version of her exquisite "Like Water Into Wine."
-San Diego Tribune
...her own girlish Alice-In-Wonderland instrument provides an ideal guide for exploring her picturesque scenarios and exotic characters. There's no filler or empty cliches here. Peters' every line seems weighed and considered with a master jeweler's squinting precision, her best songs imbuing the sweat and confusion of everyday lives with the serenity of the blessed.
- Music Row Magazine
...the genre hardly matters when you have such penetrating material. From the soulfully romantic "Like Water Into Wine" to the jazzy, provocative "Eddie's First Wife," Ms. Peters' musical vignettes explore life's gray areas with honest eloquence.
-Dallas Morning News
...Peters' voice , sweet with a hint of weariness, is front and center, making the honesty of her words all the more sharp. These are unforgettable songs that deserve as much attention as the chart-toppers that Peters created for other artists.
-Boulder (CO) Daily Camera
Gretchen was nominated in 2003 for a Golden Globe award for her work on the DreamWorks animated film, â€œSpirit: Stallion of the Cimarronâ€, and her multi-award winning "Independence Day" was recently included in CMT's list of The Top 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.
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2. In A Perfect World
3. I Don't Know
4. Love And Texaco
5. Love Is A Drug
6. Like Water Into Wine
7. Eddie's First Wife
8. Picasso And Me
9. Lilies of the Field
10. Waiting For Amelia