Nashville folk rock band Great Peacock are one of the best live bands you’ll find around these days. They’ve perfected their craft by becoming touring machines, hitting all the spots around the southeast and beyond, making new fans and friends along the way. They are that band that when you’ve seen them once, you’re only left begging for more, always willing to catch them the next time they come through your town.
I’ve now lost track of how many times I’ve gotten the opportunity to catch Great Peacock live, I’ve seen them grow from buzz band with a killer EP, to touring behind their great full length debut, Making Ghosts, released in 2015 via This Is American Music. I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a bad performance from these cats. I’ve never left their show without a big smile on my face after seeing a passionate performance, owning the stage they are on. On this Friday night at The EARL in East Atlanta, it was another check mark for one of my favorite live bands.
Local favorites Quaildogs warmed us up for Great Peacock, with their own brand of Americana rock ‘n’ roll, treating the packed crowd to an energetic set from the talented musicians playing behind their own debut full length LP The Getting Old Factory. The alt-country band is led by gritty vocalist Rob Josephs, snaring over their building harmonies, a killer lead guitarist, and Graham Terban’s fiddle, that gets the crowd up and dancing.
Of course, with every Great Peacock show, the band always seems to grab one trick out from their hat for a special surprise to kick the crowd into another gear, this time inviting their friends the Quaildogs back on stage to join the band for a rendition of “Suspicious Minds”.
We sang, we danced, and now we are simply waiting for the next Great Peacock set!
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