Nashville came to Shoreham for an evening of fine country music but without the sequins and lipstick.

Peters began with Woman On The Wheel and encored with When You’re Old. These titles convey the tone of the entire performance, songs mostly celebrating hardship and endurance.

Peters’ vocal was simple and clear, her guitar playing unfancy. Hello Cruel World, the title track of her most recent album, was outstanding. As was her slowed-down version of Independence Day, the Grammy-nominated song which launched her songwriting career back in the 1990s.

Barry Walsh, Peters’ husband and long-time collaborator, supplied the meat with his solid and at times majestic piano. Christine Broughie added some magnificent pedal steel, and also gave colour and depth with her minimal guitar and percussion. Her contribution helped keep the sold-out audience focussed for the whole of the 90-minute set.

Peters’ next show was at Glastonbury the following day, so it was apt she finished with her version of The Stones Wild Horses. She was rewarded with a standing ovation. Shoreham liked this no-frills Nashville lady.