As the sonic architect behind the best-selling music duo, The Civil Wars, Peacock is largely known for his deft and moving productions, including “Misery Chain” by the late Chris Cornell from the soundtrack of Twelve Years a Slave and “Hush” the title theme to the AMC drama Turn: Washington’s Spies featuring Joy Williams and The National’s Matt Berninger.
Though it’s been many years since impresarios “Bill Graham and Chris Blackwell plucked him from the San Francisco punk/pop underground and pegged him for stardom” (Keyboard), Peacock often steers clear of the mainstream (despite his significant mainstream success). In 2014, Peacock explained it this way:
“I’ve always been after a lasting career – one that never peaks – just gets better. Artists I admire, like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson Paul Simon and Herbie Hancock have that kind of career story – basically a life of making music rooted in America, and that’s a music I know and love.” charliepeacock.com