GRETCHEN PETERS ‘The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury’

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The new album was recorded at the historic Cinderella Studios, where Newbury recorded his legendary albums of the late 1960’s/early 1970’s: ‘Looks Like Rain’, ‘Frisco Mabel Joy’ and ‘Heaven Help The Child’. A lifelong devotee of Mickey Newbury’s albums as well as his songwriting, Peters chose to record his songs in stripped-down fashion at the same studio where the original magic happened. Guests on the album include Buddy Miller, studio founder and legendary guitarist Wayne Moss (Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt), Country Music Hall of Famer and renowned harmonica player Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley), Will Kimbrough, Barry Walsh and more.

In Gretchen’s words: “Mickey’s sensibilities as an artist were probably the first thing that drew me to his records. I identified with him, not only because of his songs but because of the way I felt he saw himself. I only deduced this from listening to his records; I didn’t know him (I actually had several chances to meet him when I first came to town, but he was such a hero of mine that I was afraid to) – but he was an artist. He was hugely successful as a songwriter and yet he rejected – in both his writing and his recording – the Nashville assembly-line approach. He approached everything he did as an artist, and as a young songwriter, I deeply identified with that. That was what I wanted to do, what I felt I could do best. His records were thrilling to me.”