Gretchen Peters, mainly famous for composing hits of country stars such as
Trisha Yearwood, George Strait and Patty Loveless ("You Don't Even Know Who I Am", 1996)
quickly established herself as one of Nashville's most perceptive and
evocative songwriters with The Secret Of Life (1996), notably
the personal manifesto Circus Girl,
Waiting for the Light to Turn Green and Border Town.
However, her spartan and intimate delivery (more akin to the depressed
singer-songwriters of rock music than to Nashville's bards) did not generate
enough interest for a follow-up until Gretchen Peters (2001), that
Halcyon (2004) contains the jangling Tomorrow Morning and Museum.
An artistic quantum leap took place with the introspective confessions of
Burnt Toast & Offerings (2007) such as Ghost.
The first-person lyrics were as existentialist as country music can get.
The music enhanced her tortured stories with a delicate contrast of timbres.
Northern Lights (2009) was a vastly inferior work, full of covers.
One to the Heart One to the Head (2009) was a collaboration with Tom Russell.
Circus Girl (2009) is a career retrospective.
She further refined her literary skills on
Hello Cruel World (2012) on which the lyrics can be
as allegorical as Bob Dylan's and as cinematic as Nick Cave's.
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