Gretchen Peters at the Harvester Performance Center
450 Franklin St.
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
There’s a bittersweet beauty to the passing of time — the changes it brings are just as often heartbreaking as they are heartwarming. The inevitable tension that arises from that sway is Gretchen Peters’ most trusted muse.
Once immersed in a world of emotion, Peters digs underneath to see what’s fueling a particular fire.
Dancing with the Beast puts female characters at the fore, from teenage girls to old women. And intentionally so. With the 2017 Women’s March and #MeToo Movement as bookends.
The final female voice on the album comes from Peters’ mother, who passed away in late 2016. “Love That Makes a Cup of Tea” came out of a dream Peters had of her. “I can’t remember what the rest of the dream was, but she, in a reassuring way, held my hand and she said, ‘You know, honey, there is love that makes a cup of tea,’” Peters recounts.
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.
For tickets and more information visit: www.harvester-music.com or 540-GUITARS (484-8277).