Great Peacock, Cody Huggins, Darrin Bradbury

Fri Aug 10 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$7 ADV / $10 DOORS

Ages 21+

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  • Great Peacock

    Great Peacock

    Alternative Rock

    You can call Great Peacock a folk band... but don’t expect them to make music for campfires or square dances. Raised in the Deep South and headquartered in Nashville, they’re a group of red-blooded country boys who aren’t afraid of the big city. Case in point: Making Ghosts -- the duo’s harmony-heavy, guitar-driven debut album -- whose 11 songs find the middle ground between rootsy, down-home Americana and supersized arena pop/rock. “To us, it’s just pop music with organic acoustic instruments,” says Andrew Nelson, who shares lead vocals and guitar duties with co-founder Blount Floyd. “The album has some fiddle, some pedal steel and a whole lot of acoustic guitar, which sounds like the traditional setup for a country band. But this isn’t a country record. It’s not really a folk record, either. It’s a pop/record... with folk tendencies.” Nelson and Floyd first crossed paths in their early 20s, bonding instantly over a shared love of cheap beer and good Southern music. After logging several years together in a loud, Tennessee-based rock band, they split off to form their own project, swapping out the amplified swagger of their previous group for a straightforward sound anchored by acoustic guitars, anthemic melodies and two intertwined voices. Like an old-school harmony duo retuned for a new generation, they started off with a handful of classic influences -- the country croon of George Jones, the working class rock & roll of Bruce Springsteen, the heartland hum of Tom Petty -- and expanded their sound from there, turning Great Peacock into the sort of band that’s simultaneously rooted in tradition and headed toward new territory. The music on Making Ghosts reflects Great Peacock’s ambition. Songs like “Tennessee” are swooning, sweeping tributes to the band’s homeland, while “Take Me To The Mountain” pushes the band toward anthemic territory, fueled by super-sized drums and a radio-ready melody. On “Arms,” the guys jump between haunting verses and big, Technicolor choruses, capping everything off with a screeching guitar solo. These peacocks know how to strut their stuff. What’s in a name, by the way? In Great Peacock’s case, quite a bit. “We initially thought it was just a funny name for a band,” Nelson admits, “but through the evolution of everything we’ve done, we’ve always been big and colorful. That’s why Blount jumps around onstage. That’s why I wear a suit jacket embroidered with feathers, which is basically a poor man’s nudie suit. We’ve embraced the image of the big peacock feathers, and we want to entertain you. We look that way, we think that way, and we sound that way, too.”

  • Cody Huggins

    Cody Huggins

    Rock & Roll

    As Southern Americana continues to grow, Nashville based, Cody Huggins is firing on all cylinders. Being both solid in the craft of song-writing and heavily talented in guitar work, he brings to mind the rock and roll sound of Neil Young. All of which is backed lyrically with the sorrowful longings that are found somewhere between Tom Petty and Ryan Adams. Coming from a family of musicians, Cody’s roots run deep. And if you get the opportunity to see or hear him play, heed this advice: do not miss it. 

  • Darrin Bradbury

    Darrin Bradbury


    Darrin Bradbury has been writing songs, sleeping on couches, and living out of cars for a large portion of the past 8 years. He splits his time touring both solo and with his critically acclaimed NJ thrash folk collective "Big Wilson RIver". Averaging nearly 125 shows a year for the past 8 years.

    "It’s quite possible that no living artist better illustrates man’s affection for self-deprication better than Darrin Bradbury"
    - Chris Rotolo (

    "Big Wilson River plays my favorite kind of trashiness: Here you'll find songs written about badass literary figures the way other bands discuss a wild night out"
    - NY Deli Magazine

Great Peacock, Cody Huggins, Darrin Bradbury

Fri Aug 10 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
Great Peacock, Cody Huggins, Darrin Bradbury
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$7 ADV / $10 DOORS Ages 21+