The members of Great Peacock all did stints in raucous, plugged-in Southern Rock bands before deciding to translate that same anthemic energy with (primarily) acoustic guitars, pedal steel, Pop melodicism and classic harmonies. Great Peacock’s self-titled 2013 EP gave a clear indication of what the quintet had in mind for this next chapter in its creative life, but its just-released debut full-length, Making Ghosts, is the band’s mission statement, amazing first step and masterpiece all rolled into one at the crossroads of history and potential. Great Peacock lives up to its name with a brash and colorful presentation that belies its delicate foundation.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Bruce Springsteen and The Avett Brothers giving George Jones’ songs the Nebraska treatment. (BB)