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. Gretchen Peters is one of her generation's most compelling singer/songwriters. With melody supporting that melancholy, the songs on Peters' new album, 'Dancing with the Beast', combine to lift the effort over the high artistic bar set by her last outing, 2015's award-winning 'Blackbirds'. Once tapped into a world of emotion, Peters digs underneath to see what's fuelling a particular fire, as she does so stunningly with the overwhelming insecurities of female adolescence in 'The Boy from Rye'. Knowing very well that most teenage girls endure objectification and sexualisation, and their ensuing loss of confidence and power, Peters put her pen to paper and told that story. "I remember being that age, there was a feeling that you’d crossed some invisible line and gone from being the subject in your own life, to being the object. It's a very treacherous time of life for girls”. '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 to her writing time, Peters knew that a feminist perspective would be the critical core of the record. Gretchen Peters' Special Guest is Kim Richey Two‑time Grammy‑nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. Her voice is pure, arresting and honest - it makes you take notice. Starts: 7.30pm Tickets: £27.50, £23.50 Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds This event is promoted by The Apex
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