Born: August 10, 1956
Charlie Peacock is a Grammy Award-winning, multi-format performer, composer and record producer. Peacock's production credits range from Al Green and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to current AAA and Americana successes such as The Lone Bellow, Holly Williams, Ben Rector and Brett Dennen. Most recently, Peacock produced Misery Chain for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell featuring Joy Williams, from the soundtrack to the film, 12 Years A Slave. Peacock began his iconoclastic career in the 1980s as a singer-songwriter for 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 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 two jazz/improvisational releases, Love Press Ex-Curio (2005) and Arc of the Circle (2008), a duet collaboration with saxophonist Jeff Coffin. The former reached #4 on the CMJ Jazz Chart after highest debut and the latter hit #2 on the CMJ Jazz Chart with features in Jazz Times and Downbeat. Peacock has performed and recorded with such notable jazz artists as Ralph Alessi, Don Alias, Scott Amendola, Joey Baron, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Ravi Coltrane, James Genus, Felix Pastorius, Ben Perowsky, Marc Ribot, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kirk Whalum, Matt Wilson, and Victor Wooten....
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- Love Press Ex-Curio by Mark F. Turner
- Love Press Ex-Curio by John Kelman
- Love Press Ex-Curio by David Miller
“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...
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Clinic/Workshop InformationRecord Production, improvisation, songwriting and composition