New songs, new shows!

Summer rolls on, and the madness continues in the backyard, where a studio is trying to rise out of the hot North Texas clay….


We’re playing shows across Texas for the next few weeks before we spread our tiny wings and take flight once more. I’m super excited to be returning to the Mucky Duck in Houston and playing with my very good friends from Demitasse and Salim Nourallah. More info on the shows page! Also, last week I did a show at home via Concert Window and you can see a highlight of it below. This is “New Year,” a new song that will make it onto the next album. It’s my anthem to not giving up.


I also did a house concert in Austin with SoFar Sounds (video coming) and a house concert with the lovely Aimee Bobruk (thanks Aimee!). It’s been great to see so many faces that I’ve been missing.
This photo was taken by Elizabeth Hedley, a high goal polo photographer, shooting in CA, FL, NY, SC, WY and beyond and now establishing herself in Austin as a portrait photographer.

Photo Credit: E. Hedley

Photo Credit: E. Hedley

We’re adding new shows all the time so make sure you are signed up on the mailing list and I’ll keep you posted. Facebook ain’t always great about passing on my missives to you, as maybe you’ve noticed by now.

Love and more love,

summer lovin’

Hey y’all,
It feels so good to say y’all again and know that someone will understand me. :)
That, of course, means we’re back in Texas for a bit, and we’ve had some great shows since we’ve been home! Fresh off the plane, we played at the AT&T Performing Arts Center with the fantastic Daniel Markham, who will be joining us on electric guitar whenever possible.

AT&T Performing Arts Center, May 2014.

AT&T Performing Arts Center, May 2014. Photo courtesy of Neff Connor, copyright 2014.

We also played down at the Liquid Lounge, and I did a solo set during the inaugural edition of the Dallas Indie Festival, held practically in my backyard down at White Rock Lake. So cool to be able to walk to a gig.

These are my favorite shoes, long and skinny and teal.

These are my favorite shoes, long and skinny and teal.

We’re working on a lot of different projects right now. In a few weeks we’ll release some of the tunes that we recorded in Denmark with The Sentimentals, and hopefully by the end of the summer, we’ll be back in the studio. I have enough material now to work on at least two solo records and maybe a covers record too, so new music is coming soon. I’m also going to try to be better about just releasing things digitally in order to get them out there sooner.
In the meantime, come out and see us at a show in Texas this summer, and whenever possible, we’ll hit the road and come find you wherever you are. We’ve got a show coming up July 23 at a new listening room in town, Vagabond, and we’re stoked. Trio show in a cozy room with great food and killer drinks. See you there! Did I mention it’s FREE?

love and fireflies,

Tra la la la la!

Hey all!
Happy New Year! I feel like I can say that until February 1st. It eases the pain of having to live through January, which has to be my least favorite month. Sorry, January.

Other things that ease the pain of January: being in the studio!

recording the guitar for "206 bones."

recording the guitar for “206 bones.”

Right now we’re working on demos and hoping to have some stuff for you to hear sometime soon. Not sure if we’re releasing one album or maybe two EPs… lots of things in the works though!

Also, I’d like to introduce you to a little side project: Eunice and Bart.

We Are Unstoppable

We Are Unstoppable

Eunice and Bart are a Vanessa Peters cover band, though they do original material from time to time. They’re playing this Saturday night in Dallas – come check them out if you’re around!

Plans for this year include some touring with Eunice and Bart around the US and Europe, as well as some full-band shows here and there. We’ll keep you posted.

Love and best wishes for the new year,

Kicking off 2013 with a big ol’ European tour…


After a bit of holiday dormancy, I’m crawling out of hibernation and hitting the road again. We’ve got big tour lined up in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium, and we’ve got a few open dates left if any of you in Austria or Switzerland wants to host us for a house concert. See below!

You can find all the details on the SHOWS page. Feel free to email me with questions or if you’d like to do a house concert.


6 Feb – La Spezia (IT)
7 Feb – Firenze (IT)
8 Feb – Città della Pieve (IT)
9 Feb – Pisa (IT)
12 Feb – Urbino (IT)
13 Feb – Bologna (IT)
14 Feb – Perugia (IT)
15 Feb – Treviso (IT)
16 Feb – Poggio Berni (IT)
17 Feb – Correggio (IT)
20 Feb – Padova (IT)
21 Feb – Trieste (IT)
22 Feb – Cantù (IT)
23 Feb – Bergamo (IT)
24 Feb – Mantova (IT)
28 Feb – Den Haag (NL)
1 Mar – Den Haag (NL)
2 Mar – Ghent (BE)
3 Mar – Walsoorden (NL)
7 Mar – Ede (NL)
8 Mar – Groningen (NL)
9 Mar – Vlierden (NL)
10 Mar – Waardamme (BE)
11 Mar – Amsterdam (NL)
12 Mar – Heerlen (NL)
13 Mar – Den Bosch (NL)
14 Mar – Den Haag (NL)
15 Mar – Zaltbommel (NL)
16 Mar – Aachen (DE)
17 Mar – Paris (FR)

Come and Get It…

I’m getting organized for an awful lot of touring in 2013, and I need to make some room in my storage unit.

Until December 31, you can buy ANY of my albums for $5 directly from me. Build up your back catalog!  Shipping is FREE in the US and $5-10 internationally (depending on how many albums you purchase).

You can buy any combination of albums  – want 5 Christmas CDs?  Done!  Want to stock up on a few of my early album for friends? Easy.  Just click on the Paypal button below! In the “notes to seller” section, just tell me which CDs you’d like (title(s) and quantity). You can find my catalog listed here.

**UPDATE** “Sparkler” is now sold out.

Thanks for giving my storage unit a breather! :)
xoxo – vanessa

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Nominated for Best Folk Act!

Dallas Observer Music Awards


I am so excited to tell you guys that I’ve been nominated for Best Folk Act in this year’s Dallas Observer Music Awards!  I was born and raised in Dallas, and after all these years of independently releasing albums, it feels great to get some recognition from my hometown.

You can vote EVERY DAY until November 10, and you don’t have to be from Dallas.  You only have to enter your name and email address – no other personal info, and you don’t have to register.  It’s a super-easy voting process and I would greatly appreciate it if you’d take a minute to cast your vote for me.  Just click on the link below and you’ll be done in no time flat!

Dallas Observer Music Awards 2012

Thanks for your support!