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

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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

“It took catching Charlie Peacock unveiling his hip Miles Davis-inspired electric jazz project at New York’s Jazz Standard to unearth his CD “Love Press Ex-Curio.” It has high energy, loops and fine keyboard playing by Peacock, who is joined by saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Kirk Whalum, and electric bassist Victor Wooten, among others.” – Billboard

Years have passed since [rock icons] Bill Graham and Chris Blackwell plucked him from the San Francisco punk/pop underground and pegged him for stardom

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Grace Over Karma

From: Trout Creek Ranch
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