Gretchen Peters - Lyric 2018

Gretchen Peters to perform at Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Gretchen Peters

Sunday 9th September 2018

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

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Grammy nominated Nashville singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters comes to the Lyric Theatre to present her new album, Dancing with the Beast. 

Dancing with the Beast puts female characters at the fore, from teenage girls to old women. With the 2017 Women’s March and #MeToo Movement as bookends to her writing time, Peters knew that a feminist perspective would be the critical core of the record. “You can trace the feminist DNA in my songwriting back to ‘Independence Day’ and probably before. The thing that 2017 did is just put it front and centre. It was very easy to kind of go to sleep for a while and just not think about that stuff because we were lulled into complacency for eight years.”

Though Peters doesn’t consider herself a political writer, she is politically minded and, therefore, knew she had to address the 2016 election and all that has happened since… but in her own way.

Beauty tempered by dread, sorrow buoyed by hope, these are the ever-present tugs of war that make life worth living and songs worth writing. And they are the over-riding themes that make Gretchen Peters one of her generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters.

Gretchen Peters - Lyric 2018

one of Nashville’s greatest talents of the past two decades… still equipped with the ability to stop clocks with a well-turned phrase.” – Uncut (9 out of 10 stars)

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.” – Q Magazine 4/5 stars

“‘Blackbirds’ is one of the most affecting murder ballads since Bruce Springsteen’s “Nebraska” left a trail of corpses strewn across the American landscape.” – Rolling Stone

Sexy and sublime, angelically clean and devilishly dirty, blemished yet beautiful, the apex of quality songwriting, excellent playing and world-class production.” – The Bluegrass Situation

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