Gretchen Peters – Blackbirds – she gets better and better!!
My favorite Gretchen Peters’ song has always been “On a Bus to St Cloud” I’ve loved the song since the first time I heard Jimmy LaFave;s cover on his 2001 album TexOma. Notice I said “has always been”, the reason for that is that I do believe that there are several songs on Gretchen’s hauntingly beautiful new release Blackbirds that could soon take away that distinction. First, there’s the title track “Blackbirds” a murder mystery masterpiece and then “When All You Got is a Hammer” and “The House on Auburn Street”. Oh. I forgot “Jubilee” Hell it could be any one of the eleven tracks on the fantastic album! Will Kimbrough, who appears on the album, pretty much sums up what I feel about the album….