Charlie Peacock

Charlie Peacock

Instrument: Piano | Location: Nashville

Like a sound chemist, Charlie Peacock mixes acoustic jazz with electronica to create some interesting music.
—Mark Turner, All About Jazz

Updated: February 24, 2021

Born: August 10, 1956

CHARLIE PEACOCK is a Nashville-based, 4x Grammy Award-winning, multi-format jazz and pop recording artist, composer and record producer. Peacock’s production credits range from Chris Cornell and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to AAA and Americana successes such as The Lone Bellow, Holly Williams, The Civil Wars, Ben Rector and Brett Dennen.

Peacock began his iconoclastic career in the 1980s as a singer-songwriter for Exit/A&M, then Island Records. In addition to his unique solo efforts, Peacock has played a lead role in creating major chart hits in three separate decades—most notably Amy Grant's "Every Heartbeat" (1991), Switchfoot's "Dare You to Move" (2002), The Civil Wars' Gold debut album Barton Hollow (2011) - earning Grammys for Best Folk Album and Country Duo - and the (2013) #1 Billboard Pop debut, The Civil Wars, featuring the co-written single, “The One That Got Away.” In recent years, Peacock's solo output has included his acclaimed singer-songwriter release, No Man's Land (2012), and three jazz/improvisational releases. A 4th jazz release, When Light Flashes, has a street date of February 16, 2018.

Considered one of Nashville's most prolific cultural influencers, Peacock has dedicated himself to championing the independent music scene. Toward that end he has worked with Brooke Waggoner, The Civil Wars, Ruby Amanfu, k.s. rhoads, Lenachka, and the Ten Out of Tenn project featuring Erin McCarley, Matthew Perryman Jones, Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig and more. A long-time advocate for social justice, Peacock has worked directly with The ONE Campaign for over a decade, a fruitful relationship that began in 2002 when he hosted co-founder Bono and, later, ONE President David Lane at his home, putting them in front of Nashville's artist community.

Peacock's many endeavors include working in Film/TV as a music supervisor, producer and composer, and as writer/director/producer for the short film The Legend Hank Cochran (2010) starring Merle Haggard, Elvis Costello, Lee Ann Womack and Jamey Johnson. Peacock was also music producer/film producer/director for Brooke Waggoner’s short Go Easy Little Doves concert DVD, and producer for the award-winning Any Day Now documentary of the Ten Out of Tenn Fall Tour 2008 starring Erin McCarley, Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig and Matthew Perryman Jones. His title theme score for the AMC drama TURN: Washington’s Spies is in its fourth season. In 2017 Peacock co-produced the feature film, And Then I Go starring Justin Long, Melanie Lynskey, Tony Hale and Carrie Preston.

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“A mainstay of the Nashville music scene Charlie Peacock is one of the most prolific cultural influencers to come out of Nashville.” – Brite Revolution

“Fans of cross-genre records will find plenty to like amidst Peacock’s universe of contemporary sound sculpture that still leaves room for inspired solos and a relaxed sense of interplay.” - All About Jazz

“Peacock blends a jazz sensibility with rock-soul fervor.” – Jazz times

“The folksy piano solo ‘Frank the Marxist Memorial Gong Blues’ sounds quite unlike its title – are we sure Peacock really lives in Nashville?” – One Final Note

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Nashville

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Clinic/Workshop Information

Record Production, improvisation, songwriting and composition

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Grace Over Karma

From: Trout Creek Ranch
By Charlie Peacock

Charlie Peacock Albums