Great Peacock Archive
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless. Onstage, Grey delivers his songs[read more…]
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ is an American Hard rock/Southern rock band from Atlanta, GA.
You can call Great Peacock a folk band… but don’t expect them to make music for campfires or square dances. Raised in the Deep South and headquartered in Nashville, they’re a group of red-blooded country boys who aren’t afraid of the big city. Case in point: Making Ghosts — the duo’s harmony-heavy, guitar-driven debut album — whose 11 songs find the middle ground between rootsy, down-home Americana and super-sized arena pop/rock.
“To us, it’s just pop music with organic acoustic instruments,” says Andrew Nelson, who
shares lead vocals and guitar duties with co-founder Blount Floyd. “The album has some fiddle, some pedal steel and a whole lot of acoustic guitar, which sounds like the traditional setup for a country band. But this isn’t a country record. It’s not really a folk record, either. It’s a pop/record… with folk tendencies.”
Nelson and Floyd first crossed paths in their early 20s, bonding instantly over a shared love of cheap beer and good Southern music. After logging several…
Cask + Drum featuring Warren Haynes, Green River Ordinance, Striking Matches, The Suffers, Great Peacock and more TBA.
Tickets on sale NOW![read more…]
Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 7, at 10 am CST for 2015 Cask + Drum benefiting Magic Moments. This year’s Cask + Drum will be held on October 17, 2015 in Avondale and will feature Warren Haynes, Green River Ordinance, Striking Matches, The Suffers, Great Peacock and more to be announced.
Magic Moments is the only wish granting organization devoted exclusively to creating magic moments for children in Alabama with chronically life threatening medical conditions. A “magic moment” allows children and their families to forget, even if just for a little while, the fear and pain of their illness. Learn more about this great organization HERE.[read more…]
Back in January, worn out from having spent a year on tour and facing a new album’s release and another year spent mostly on a bus, away from the comforts of home and family, I decided to try to write a book. I had made a couple of stabs in that direction before (as well as a couple of screenplays) but had so far failed to complete one. The thing is, I love to write on the road. I write most every day out there. It’s usually not songs, as completing a song amid all of the noise, distractions and music blasting on the bus is very difficult (I do often start songs there that get finished later) but writing non-musical compositions comes pretty easy for me out here and it sure passes the time. Beside, I had an idea for a story I wanted to write and it started coming very easily. By our third month on the road I already had a pretty firm outline of what I wanted and several chapters that I felt really good about.
I was calling my book “Slam Dancing in the Pews”, named after a cassette that Virgil Kane had recorded…[read more…]