Grant Peeples plays a CD release show for his new record ‘Bad Wife,’ with special guest Mark Russell
Grant Peeples brings ‘Listen to Women’ CD Release Show to The Junction@Monroe
Singer-songwriter Grant Peeples is on tour in support of a new release and is bringing his CD release show home to the Junction@Monroe in Tallahassee on Friday, February 14th at 8 pm.. Accompanying Grant will be former Tallahassee musician and violin virtuoso Mark Russell.
The name of the record is ‘Bad Wife.’ It is a unique concept album and a departure from Peeples’ usual repertoire. Not known for performing other peoples’ songs, he did not write a single song on ‘Bad Wife.’ This album is made up of songs written by all women songwriters, mostly women with whom he has worked or performed, including the title track ‘Bad Wife,’ written by Austin singer-songwriter Ali Holder. Other songwriters whose songs are included on the album are Eliza Gilkyson, Carrie Elkin, Phoebe Blume, Dayna Kurtz, Myshkin, Telisha Williams, Caroline Spence, and Florida artists Rebekah Pulley and Alicia McGovern, and Tallahassee’s own Sarah Mac.
The timing of the release is significant. It is happening in the year of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote. This record is Grant’s tribute to this milestone in women’s history, and his opportunity to express his appreciation and love of their work and influence. He emphasizes the tribute with the theme of the album and the tour, ‘Listen to Women. ’
“Each song was originally heard in a live setting, where it entered me, worked me over, and never left, ” he explains. “I didn’t go looking for these songs; they found me. Bludgeoned me. And my learning them has been an exercise of re-discovery, a search for those original nerves they struck.” The album is produced by iconic Roots/Americana producer-performer Gurf Morlix, who also produced and performed on four of Grant’s previous records.
Showtime is 8 pm at The Junction@Monroe, with doors, dinner, and drinks at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 advance general admission and $13 at the door. Limited reserved seating is available for $16. Reserved seating and advance general admission available online at www.junctionatmonroe.com or by calling 800-272-3151. The Junction@Monroe is located at 2011 S. Monroe St. in Tallahassee.
Grant is the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion and wisdom of his songs,” and their “unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.” Grant tours coast to coast, and is a regular performer at The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, the 30A Songwriters Festival, and The Florida, Folk Festival. January 2019 marked a second tour in The Netherlands, where FolkForum.nl described him “…a pure storyteller, in the best American folk tradition…” and his show “…one of those gems that you will remember for a long time…” More at www.grantpeeples.com
General Admission: $10 advance / $13 at the door
Limited reserved seats: $16
Ticket link: https://junctionatmonroe.com/event.asp?E=1128
We have gravel parking on the north side of the building plus five acres behind the building. There is also parking on the south side of the building in front of the daycare after 6pm.