The Workhouse is proud to welcome back singer-songwriter, Gretchen Peters to the Workhouse on Sunday, June 6! Gretchen’s live performance, featuring pianist Barry Walsh, will take you on an amazing musical journey spanning the length and breadth of her career. Enjoy an incredible blend of original music, favorite folk and cover songs and a handful of her hits as a Nashville songwriter.
It is a deep abiding passion for song that has brought Peters to the Grammys twice as a songwriter, and won her a CMA Song of the Year award for Independence Day (Martina McBride). Her career has taken her on repeated sold-out tours across the UK and Europe, and seen the release of seven critically acclaimed albums. Born in New York, raised in Boulder, Colorado and a Nashville resident since the late 80’s, Peters has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as talented and diverse as Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Neil Diamond, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. As a recording artist, she recently released her first “Best Of” collection (Circus Girl: The Best Of Gretchen Peters) in the UK and Europe, and most recently appeared on the US Americana charts with her new album, One To The Heart, One To The Head, a collaboration with singer-songwriter, Tom Russell. Peters is currently touring on both sides of the Atlantic.
“…in front of an audience that could not have been more reverent had the ghost of Johnny Cash just drifted into the room, she proceeded to produce an epic set…The first thing that strikes you about Peters is her voice. The vast array of singers she has written for obviously have their own appeal but it is hard to imagine how her own crystalline vocals could ever be bettered….. Kicking off with three exercises in effortless minor-chord melancholia, it didn’t take long before the audience was entranced.”
-The Scotsman (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Tickets: $20, $18 (members) or $10 with purchase of Gretchen’s CD at Workhouse Gift Shop. Doors open 30 minutes prior (5:30pm). Cash bar and light fare available.
Location: Workhouse Arts Center
or call 703.584.2900