Peck the Town Crier is a musician and performance artist who divides his time between the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.
His output includes albums (â€œGroundhogâ€™s Dayâ€), video (â€œUnderwearâ€) and live performance art.
After a 5 year stint in New York, studying Jazz and radical politics, Peck returned to the SF Bay, and honed his skills as an MC and performer.
Peckâ€™s last full-length, Groundhogâ€™s Day was gestated on the street. â€œI wrote all those raps on Thursday nights, at the corner of 16th & Mission,â€ Peck explains, â€œitâ€™s cultural chaos, with poets, break dancers, homeless folks speaking their piece. Thereâ€™s no microphone, and itâ€™s hard to grab peopleâ€™s attention. All of that album was forged in those fires.â€
Peckâ€™s music has appeared on MTV.com, Current TV and on several Wall Street Journal shorts. â€œUnderwearâ€, the lead single from Groundhogâ€™s Day, is getting regular spins on Kpfa, Pirate cat radio, Kide, Kkup, Kcsb, Kalx, Kzsu. Other recent projects by Peck include Le Chronique, a free download album. It can be had at www.lechronique.net
This summer, Peck will release Home Phone, his first EP. He will also contribute two songs to Reach For the Sky, a Sky Saxon Tribute on GRA records.