Gretchen Peters / Press

“Spiritual and meaningful … this album is a must-have for any genuine music lover ...Pure songwriting poetry. She explores the endless questions of faith and spirituality in songs like St Francis with ethereal harmonies provided by Kim Richey or the powerful Dark Angel with Rodney Crowell adding his distinctive vocal to possibly the album’s standout track. There’s no question about it, HELLO CRUEL WORLD is a jewel—surely it will end up as the most important record to emerge in 2012.”

Alan Cackett - Maverick (UK)

“What they're saying about Hello Cruel World: Beautiful, brave and poetic, "The Matador" literally inspires me to tears. Hand over my heart.  --Rodney Crowell The best record I’ve heard in many, many years.One good song, these days, is a quiet revolution. An album full of great, truthful songs, is an apocalyptic event. Hail the apocalypse: Hello Cruel World. --Tom Russell A great record. This is seasoned writing - full of a woman' s heart and soul - and short stories brought into song length. Full of beauty and real life from a grand voice... beautiful. -- Darrell Scott The songs are timeless and true, and her mastery of melody and language is profound. It's an amazing and beautiful work of art, and people need to hear it. -- Mary Gauthier Elegant, touching and articulate. -- Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2”