A self-described “vegetarian that watches NASCAR, and tree-hugger with a gun below the seat,” Grant Peeples is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor and heart-gigging ballads.
In 2014 he was the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion and wisdom of his songs,” as well as their “unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.” He was a 2016 Finalist in the prestigious New Folk Songwriters Showcase, sponsored by Kerrville Folk Festival.
Third Coast Magazine’s John Conquest says “Peeples is unusually literate, unusually honest. And the only songwriter I have ever called ‘ruthless.'”
“No one tells uncomfortable truths with more wit, precision, humor and humanity. Grant Peeples is one of Florida’s greatest sons. He tells truths you don’t find in newspaper reports and history books. He is a man of courage as well as a truly gifted musician.” —T.D. Allman, American Author, Historian, and Journalist (Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker)
“A worthy carrier of the torch previously held by the likes of John Prine and Guy Clark.”- Paul Kerr, Blabber & Smoke, UK
“A pure storyteller, in the best American folk tradition…” and his show “…one of those gems that you will remember for a long time…” – FolkForum.nl The Netherlands