2018 Countdown | Great Peacock

We love things that don’t fit, so when Nashville band Great Peacock hit our ears we knew they were a must for Ropeadope. Somewhere between Americana, Country, and Rock, they bring a power and emotion that so often is missing in all three genres. Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd write together; as Nelson puts it ‘It’s all just 12 bars and the human condition’. Their second album, Gran Pavo Real, manages to blend raw power, determination, and a touch of desperation with carefully crafted songs delivered in earnest. Reminiscent of the greats, from The Band to Tom Petty with a touch of Townes Van Zandt, Great Peacock speaks of a permanent home on the American road. The core band is Nelson and Floyd with Drummer Nick Recio and Bassist Frank Keith IV; special guest Tom Blankenship appears on the album as well as Carl Broemel on pedal steel and Dex Green on Organ.