Merry Christmas everybody I hope you all have had a wonderful day celebrating the holiday. It is now time to unveil Number 7 on the 31 Days of Music: Best of 2013. Lighting up you Christmas day is the sweet sounds of Nashville's Great Peacock (GP).
The duo of Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd has developed a devout following through non-stop touring, a huge internet presence and killer Daytrotter & Music City Roots performances creating a massive buzz around their first album. Loaded with the tunes that are familiar to their live audiences, GP creates a big soundscape utilizing Southern infused rock with soulful vocals that paint a vivid picture of life & times in the South. They have created fresh new music that is also familiar, containing sonic similarities to the laid back sound of Gram Parsons and the intricate harmonies of the Band.
They teased folks with "Take Me To The Mountain", a song about missing, wanting and needing someone. It hooked listeners and created an open void in their music collections that could only be filled by more GP music. While the aural attributes of the record are outstanding it is the lyrical output that makes this EP so good. Take time to listen to the words in "Family Home", a song about growing old and missing family or the beautiful lyrics of "Sailing". Rounding out the five song EP are "Bluebird" and "Desert Lark" which make the album complete.
This record is about quality not quantity and yes there are only five tracks, but there is more good music on this EP than most full length albums out there today. Like I always said, give me five or six great songs vs two with a bunch of filler any day. If you dig good music then I highly suggest you check this record out because if you don't you are missing out.
31 Days of Music: Best of 2013
31 - Futurebirds - Baba Yaga
30 - Mike Snowden - One Man Cigar Box Guitar Band Live
29 - Teen Getaway - Hits and Missives
28 - Barrence Whitfield & the Savages - Dig Thy Savage Soul
27 - Robert Pollard - Honey Locust Honky Tonk
26 - Camper Van Beethoven - La Costa Perdida
25 - Je Suis France - Coleslaw III Drymouth
24 - Dorado - Anger, Hunger, Love and the Fear of Death
23 - Ezra Furman - Day of the Dog
22 - Hymn For Her - Lucy & Wayne's Smokin' Hot Flames
21 - Patrick Sweany - Close To The Floor
20 - Tedo Stone - Good Go Bad
19 - Chandler Travis Three-O - This Is What Bears Look Like Under Water
18 - Devon Allman - Turquoise
17 - Kick The Robot - Music To Fight The Future
16 - Sebadoh - Defend Yourself
15 - Escondido - The Ghost of Escondido
14 - Doc Feldman & the LD50 - Sundowning at the Station
13 - Porter & the Pollies - Self Titled EP
12 - Drivin' n' Cryin' - Songs From The Psychedelic Time Clock
11 - Deathfix - Self-Titled
10 - Chris Stamey - Lovesick Blues
09 - Have Gun, Will Travel - Fact, Fiction or Folklore
08 - T. Hardy Morris - Audition Tapes
07 - Great Peacock - Self-titled EP