Charlie Peacock

Charlie Peacock will participate in the Saturday seminars and lead us in worship throughout the weekend.

Charlie Peacock (born Charles William Ashworth, August 10, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, record producer, session musician, author, and advocate for social justice. He is often noted as a unique musical and lyrical voice, intelligent, innovative, and difficult to categorize. His resume includes touring artist, much-recorded songwriter, record producer, record company president, seminary student, jazz pianist, and Sr. A&R consultant to mega-music publisher, Sony/ATV.

Charlie PeacockKnown for his artistic integrity and diversity, Peacock is a sought out mentor to many musicians, producers and storytellers. While he continues to work extensively in the worlds of music and film as a producer and songwriter, as well as a jazz recording artist, Peacock invests most of his time nurturing Nashville’s emerging independent artists community—including the pop/rock coalition known as Ten Out of Tenn (Erin McCarley, Andy Davis, Katie Herzig, Griffin House, Matthew Perryman Jones, Trent Dabbs, K.S. Rhoads, Tyler James, Butterfly Boucher and Jeremy Lister).

Peacock is currently Sr. VP of A&R for Twenty Ten Music, an artist development and publishing company. Recently, Peacock served as music supervisor for the Samuel Goldwyn film To Save a Life, which features music by Switchfoot, The Daylights and Joy Williams. Directed by Brian Baugh, the movie stars Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg and Kim Hidalgo. Filmed in Oceanside, California, To Save a Life is set for a January 2010 release.

Peacock was also producer and the executive producer in charge of music for filmmaker Jeff Wyatt Wilson’s new documentary Any Day Now, which chronicles the “2008 Ten Out of Tenn Tour.” In April 2009, the motion picture was a first runner-up in the 40th Annual Nashville Film Festival Awards. Any Day Now follows the Ten Out of Tenn collective as it piles into Willie Nelson’s old tour bus and makes a 16-city run effectively raising the profile of Nashville’s vibrantly creative yet still underground pop/rock community. Most recently, Peacock has taken the helm as writer/director/producer for the forthcoming film The Legend Hank Cochran (2010) starring Merle Haggard, Elvis Costello, Lee Ann Womack and Jamey Johnson, and as music producer/film producer/director for Brooke Waggoner’s new Go Easy Little Doves concert DVD.

The music producer also helmed the Poison & Wine EP by The Civil Wars which features the breakout hit from Grey’s Anatomy, “Poison & Wine,” produced the song “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” by Isaac & Anna Slade (The Fray), and executive produced and performed on Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman’s latest EP sets titled Fall & Winter and Spring & Summer.

A long-time advocate for social justice, Peacock continues to work directly with DATA and The ONE Campaign, a fruitful relationship that began in 2002 when he hosted co-founder Bono and, later, ONE President David Lane, putting them in front of Nashville’s artist community.

Peacock’s most recent album is the improvisational duo recording he made with new Dave Matthews Band saxophonist, Jeff Coffin. Titled Arc of the Circle, the album peaked at No. 2 on the CMJ Jazz Charts in 2008. Peacock recently began production on his third jazz album, which is set to feature Coffin again, as well as longtime cohort Tony Miracle (of electronica group Venus Hum), Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson, bassist Felix Pastorius, and drummer Ben Perowsky.

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An Evening of Discussion & Next Steps | Tues Apr 27 at 7:30PM

Come discuss what you’ve heard at Art Music Justice and consider your next step — joining a small group, participating in local and global outreach, performing music or creating art. This event is free and open to all. Pizza and drinks will be served.

CALENDAR

FRIDAY APRIL 16

  • 6:30p
    Doors open for Sara Groves
  • 7:30p
    Sara Groves concert

SATURDAY APRIL 17

  • 8:00a
    Registration/Doors Open – Nicholson Hall
  • Resource Center Open – Upper Narthex
  • 9:00a
    Opening Plenary – Historic Church
  • 10:00a
    Break
  • 10:15a-11:00a
    Session I Begins
  • Charlie Peacock “The Artist as Creator, Servant, and Prophet” – Nicholson
  • Heidi Metcalf Little (Hudson Institute) “Global Philanthropy: Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough” – Modular I
  • Christy Yates (Gordon College) “Justice Begins at Home” – Modular II
  • Elizabeth Fitch “Poetry from Pain/God’s Good Use of Our Brokenness” – Rooms 116/117
  • Ted Haddock (International Justice Mission) and Jim Wildman (National Public Radio) “Telling Stories with Words and Pictures” – Choir Room
  • Troy Groves/Shep Owen (Food for the Hungry Intl)/Jena Nardella (Blood:WaterMission) “Poverty in Africa, What You Can Do” – Southgate 106
  • Lauren Johnson (International Justice Mission) “Real Girls Beyond You.” – Southgate 112 [Cornerstone and Crossroads Girls only]
  • 11:00a-11:15a
    Break
  • 11:15a-12:00p
    Session II Begins
  • Charlie Peacock “The Artist as Creator, Servant, and Prophet” – Nicholson
  • Heidi Metcalf Little (Hudson Institute) “Global Philanthropy: Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough” – Modular I
  • Christy Yates (Gordon College) “Justice Begins at Home” – Modular II
  • Elizabeth Fitch “Poetry from Pain/God’s Good Use of Our Brokenness” Rooms 116/117
  • Ted Haddock (International Justice Mission) and Jim Wildman (National Public Radio) “Telling Stories with Words and Pictures” – Choir Room
  • Troy Groves/Shep Owen (Food for the Hungry Intl)/Jena Nardella (Blood:WaterMission) “Poverty in Africa, What You Can Do” – Southgate 106
  • Sara Groves “The Real You” – Southgate 112 [Cornerstone and Crossroads Girls only]
  • 12:00p-1:00p
    Lunch Break
  • 1:00p-2:00p
    Plenary – Historic Church
  • 2:00p-2:15p
    Break
  • 2:15a-3:00p
    Session III Begins
  • Sara Groves “The Many Sides of a Songwriter” – Nicholson Hall
  • Rev. Bill Haley “Theology and Spirituality for AMJ: Owning Our Dignity, Anticipating Our Destiny, Releasing Our Gifts”- Modular I
  • Bill Wichterman, (Wedgwood Circle) “The Culture Stream: How Our Nation is Shaped” – Modular II
  • Andi Ashworth “The Art and Work of Caring” – Choir Room
  • Katie Keister and Connally Gilliam “The Healing Power of Art & Creativity PART I” – Southgate 104
  • Nar Tiang (The Falls Church, Outreach Department) “Who is My Neighbor? Local Justice Opportunities” – Southgate 106
  • 3:00p-3:15p
    Break
  • 3:15a-4:00p
    Session IV Begins
  • Sara Groves “The Many Sides of a Songwriter” – Nicholson Hall
  • Rev. Bill Haley “Theology and Spirituality for AMJ: Owning Our Dignity, Anticipating Our Destiny, Releasing Our Gifts”- Modular I
  • Bill Wichterman, (Wedgwood Circle) “The Culture Stream: How Our Nation is Shaped” – Modular II
  • Andi Ashworth “The Art and Work of Caring” – Choir Room
  • Katie Keister and Connally Gilliam “The Healing Power of Art & Creativity PART I” – Southgate 104
  • Nar Tiang (The Falls Church, Outreach Department) “Who is My Neighbor? Local Justice Opportunities” – Southgate 106
  • 4:00p-5:00p
    Resource Center Open
  • 6:30p
    Doors open for Jars of Clay
  • 7:30p
    Jars of Clay Concert

SUNDAY APRIL 18

  • 11a
    Sunday Service – Worship Service, to include special music & messages from Sara Groves and more
  • 1p
    Lunch with Local Ministry Partners and Shep Owen – Director, Kenya for Food for the Hungry (Location: Fellowship Hall)