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,
vanessa

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,
Vanessa

Kicking off 2013 with a big ol’ European tour…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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.
Cheers!
Vanessa

EURO TOUR :: SPRING 2013

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)

Nominated for Best Folk Act!

Dallas Observer Music Awards

VOTE DAILY UNTIL NOVEMBER 10!

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!
love,
Vanessa

Tour Dates!

We have begun booking the fall tour dates!
We’re kicking things off with a bang in our home state with FULL BAND gigs. Yowsers.

Pecan Street Festival – September 29
Austin, Texas

AT&T Performing Arts Center – October 4
Patio Sessions
Dallas, Texas

More to come soon!
-v

Piccadilly Festival
Chiaravalle, Italy
July 2012

The Burn The Truth The Lies :: Now Available!

*happy dance*

The long wait is over!
Mostly, anyhow.
Somehow the good folks over at iTunes have spaced out and didn’t release the album today (don’t worry, the elves are HARD AT WORK on this one), but happily, you can find the album just about anywhere else, including Bandcamp, CD Baby, and Amazon. If you live in Dallas, you can also find the album at Good Records (support your local music store!).

I would greatly appreciate it if you would share the album somewhere out in the world – on your Facebook page, via Twitter, or in an email to a friend. Also, if you have a local radio station that plays independent music, please request the album so we can get added to their rotation. The first review of the record came in this morning too, courtesy of Jim Beal Jr at the San Antonio Express News, and it’s fantastic. Thanks Jim!

We’ll be adding photos from the Italian tour soon – tomorrow we play in Piazza Santo Spirito, in the heart of Firenze. If that doesn’t end up being massively photogenic, nothing will.

Big hugs and thank you, as always, for listening.
Vanessa

The Burn The Truth The Lies

CD Cover art for The Burn The Truth The LiesThe new album is finally finished! Artwork is done, tees have been designed, stickers are getting sticky wit it, and we’re just waiting on the manufacturing plant to ship us the physical CDs.

It has taken longer than I expected (what doesn’t?) but I am so happy with how it turned out. The wait was worth it for me, and I hope you’ll feel the same.

The pre-order portal of fun is now open! You can pre-order the CD starting TODAY on Bandcamp.  When you pre-order, you’ll get an instant download of one of the tracks!

There are also some cool, limited-time offers available for people who pre-order on Bandcamp.  You can get an autographed CD – PLUS an awesome T-shirt – and, if you’re feeling really special, a signed TOUR POSTER!  The T-shirts are all super-high-quality American Apparel shirts with the album logo printed in soft “vintage-style” ink.

So head over to Bandcamp and order up!  And, do me a favor, if you will – share this page on Facebook with your friends, and get them to come check out the new record.  In the new era, that’s how it all happens.

Note for my Kickstarter backers: don’t panic.  You’ll still get the entire album FIRST, before it’s commercially available, and a free download of “The State I’m Living In” is on its happy little way to you later today.

living in a state of excitement,
vanessa