Gretchen and I are leaving tomorrow for London, and the start of our next UK tour; the all request, "WITHOUT A NET UK Tour 2010". We've had to go back and relearn a lot of songs that have been requested in the last few months that we haven't been playing lately. We changed some arrangements to mix things up a bit, and in the process re-claimed some of the older songs that needed updating. We put together the walk-in music for the tour this morning. It's one of our favorite things about touring. We get to showcase some things we've been listening to lately, as well as some old favorites. This list is a little different. If you'll notice, there's a lot a songs about rain. We put them on the list to honor the victims of the biggest flood in our town's history. Many people were affected by this flood, and some of our town's landmarks sustained serious damage. There's also a Big Star song on the list, "The Ballad of El Goodo"; in memory of our friend and my Box Tops bandmate Alex Chilton, who passed away much too young on St. Patrick's Day this year, and who is the writer and singer of this beautiful song. So here's the list, and the tour dates are below it. Hope you can make it out to see us. It's always the highlight of our year. GRETCHEN PETERS “Without A Net” UK Tour 2010 Walk-in Music: John Boy - Brad Mehldau Rainy Night In Georgia - Hem Early Morning Rain - Eva Cassidy Im On A Roll - Over The Rhine Oh Cumberland - Matraca Berg Without Jesus Here With Me - Holly Williams The Ballad Of El Goodo - Big Star Buckets Of Rain - Neko Case Every Time It Rains - Randy Newman Box Of Rain - Grateful Dead Why Does It Always Rain On Me? - Travis Dreamville - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers We’re Gonna Pull Through - Over The Rhine Still Learning How To Fly - Rodney Crowell Birds - Holly Williams Let Him Fly - Patty Griffin “WITHOUT A NET” TOUR 2010 May 12: Bilston, (Midlands): Robin 2 May 14: Glasgow, (Scotland): King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut May 15: Cheadle Hulme (Northwest): Chads Theatre May 16: Selby (Northeast): Town Hall May 17: Gateshead (Newcastle Tyneside): The Sage May 19: London (Notting Hill): The Tabernacle May 22: Milton Keynes (Wavendon): The Stables May 23: Bristol (Southeast): The Tunnels May 25: Cambridge: The Junction May 26: East Grinstead: Chequer Mead May 27: Derby (Midlands): The Flowerpot

Upcoming shows

  • Aug 11
    Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch,  Pomeroy,
     
  • Aug 12
    Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch,  Pomeroy,
     
  • Aug 13
    Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch,  Pomeroy
     
  • Aug 14
    Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch,  Pomeroy
     
  • Sep 18
    Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity,  Banff,