Review By: Mike Gerry
Photos By: Jamie Platus
Great Peacock is a folk rock act that is a little bit country, and a lot of rock n roll. They first started gathering buzz with a trip to SXSW two years ago and the release of their great self titled EP. We have seen these guys grow over the last two years seeing them a number of times in different venues and cities. They have gotten better and better every single time we have seen them, and that’s high praise considering we loved the very first set we saw. Two years later and we are eagerly awaiting their debut LP Making Ghosts, due out May 12th via This Is American Music. It’s finally ready for the world to hear and the buzz is rising. 2015 is poised to be the year of Great Peacock, come join the ride! With frontmen Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd trading vocals, killer guitar licks from Clay Houle, live is where this group owns everyone’s ears. Great Peacock is infectious, lead by Blount’s stage energy, you can’t help but have fun along with this 5 piece group. Great Peacock rocked Eddie’s Attic, playing through songs from their EP, the upcoming LP, and even snuck in a few unrecorded so far. The harmonies were heavy and it was hard for the crowd to just sit in their chairs at Eddie’s. A large percentage of the crowd seemed to be there, like us, for Great Peacock, but if they weren’t coming their for GP, they left with the Peacock on their hearts and minds.
Here is a video of Great Peacock performing “Desert Lark” at Eddie’s Attic:
Sam Burchfield is a soulful and passionate folk singer that brought with him a horn section to complete the night. He is a little bit bluesy, and little bit funky. This guy can sing his heart out, as evidenced by his appearance on American Idol. A fact I found out in the middle of the show but luckily his brand of talent had already shined through. I didn’t know much about Sam before this show, but seeing him play to a packed out house, wowing them with his own well written tunes, showed a talent in his own right. Of course, he had to throw in a few cover songs like a little Outkast for Atlanta. Sam Burchfield was an added bonus for us, to an already perfect night of music with Great Peacock.
Make sure to catch Great Peacock when they come to a city near you. Here are a few tour dates already lined up: