Peck the Town Crier

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“I am a Town Crier, so I engage with the public by making albums, performing indoors and out, teaching guitar, putting my heart down in written form and, lastly — most important — being there to observe when something’s happening!”

-4/3/13 Interview for SF Weekly:... more

“I am a Town Crier, so I engage with the public by making albums, performing indoors and out, teaching guitar, putting my heart down in written form and, lastly — most important — being there to observe when something’s happening!”

-4/3/13 Interview for SF Weekly: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2013/04/the_write_stuff_chris_peck_the.php' target='_blank'> http://blogs.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2013/04/the_write_stuff_chris_peck_the.php

“The result of Peck’s scene shifting and style studying is a unique mixture of electric jazz, hip hop and pop. The guy can go from p-funk to honky tonk at warp speed, use his cadence like an instrument and play mean guitar licks while rapping about James Brown, underwear and other obscurities.”

-Eugene Weekly, 7/12/12 (full article here: http://www.eugeneweekly.com/article/peck-town-crier)' target='_blank'> http://www.eugeneweekly.com/article/peck-town-crier)

“Chris Peck is a singular artist. The first time I saw him perform was outside the 16th & Mission BART station during one of those Thursday night gatherings, straddling the nerdy and the hip with smart, speed-changing rhymes, a lean-in and an open-faced, underplayed hand-clap. Is this guy serious, I wondered, but the answer was obvious; not only was he compelling — directly communicating with the loud and often indifferent crowd of Dionysians — but shouts of “Peck!” and “Peck the Town Crier!” told me he’d earned the kind of respect reserved for only a small portion of the recurring performers there.”

-Evan Karp, KQED Arts blog, October 8th 2011 (read the rest of the article here: http://www.kqed.org/arts/music/article.jsp?essid=70415)' target='_blank'> http://www.kqed.org/arts/music/article.jsp?essid=70415)

“…the musical equivalent of California cuisine.”

-East Bay Express (Nate Seltenrich, full story here: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/EarBud/archives/2009/06/12/your-daily-lick-the-crymuscles)' target='_blank'> http://www.eastbayexpress.com/EarBud/archives/2009/06/12/your-daily-lick-the-crymuscles)

“Peck the Town Crier has waged war against predictability.”
-East Bay Express (Nate Seltenrich, full story here: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/local-licks/Content?oid=1088124)' target='_blank'> http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/local-licks/Content?oid=1088124)

“I’ve never heard anything quite like it…showcases Peck’s story raps – on topics like James Brown, his grandfather, coffee, underwear, the joy of living – over eclectic musical tracks … by some of Marin and the Bay Area’s finest young musicians.”
-Marin Independent Journal (Paul Liberatore, full story here: http://www.marinij.com/ci_7655384)' target='_blank'> http://www.marinij.com/ci_7655384)

“On his new album, Groundhog’s Day , Peck brings a sincere, scholarly reverence to every style explored, from the be-bop of “Jump for Joy” and the soulful p-funk of “Underwear,” to the honky-tonk of “The Widow and the Wasp” and cheerleader stomp of “Shout!”
-North Bay Bohemian (David Sason, full story here: http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/hist-hop/Content?oid=2171940)' target='_blank'> http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/hist-hop/Content?oid=2171940)

“It’s a bit weird, a bit eccentric, but hey, it’s what San Francisco is all about!”
-SFist.com

“Peck celebrates the voice as instrument and explores new avenues of rhythmic counterpoint. Every track shines forth with originality…”
-avproductionworld.com

“Kicking off with “Shout!”, Groundhog’s Day immediately establishes itself as a record jam-packed with positive, sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous lyrics, pounding, dedicated rhythm, and a backing outfit that creates the perfect aural setting for Peck’s unique, mile-a-minute delivery.”
-roundthedial, music blog

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