Grant Peeples performing at Cafe Eleven.
November 3, 2023
The Original Cafe Eleven
St. Augustine Beach, FL
Half Price Happy Hour from 3pm-7pm
- Seated show
- Table seating is reserved for Reserved Seating Ticket purchasers.
- General Admission tickets have access to open seating area. Table seating is not available for GA ticket purchasers. There is no assigned seating in GA section.
- Food is available until concert begins. Once concert begins only drinks & desserts are available.
- All ages event
A self-described “tree-hugger that watches NASCAR,” Grant Peeples is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor and heart-gigging ballads.
He is the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion and wisdom of his songs,” and their “unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.” Grant tours coast to coast and is a regular performer at The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, the 30A Songwriters Festival, and The Florida, Folk Festival. In June he makes his debut at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival.
He has been a keen observer of the American condition for five decades, ever since a friend introduced him to the music of Bob Dylan. Through many years on the road, running a night club/music venue in Tallahassee, and after a ten-year stint on an isolated island off the coast of Nicaragua, Peeples turned to writing with a vengeance. He wrote poetry and songs that turned a critical eye on American culture and identity, the very definition of contemporary folk music.
January 2019 marked a second tour in The Netherlands, where FolkForum.nl described him “…a pure storyteller, in the best American folk tradition…” and his show “…one of those gems that you will remember for a long time…”
Grant’s February 2023 release, A Murder of Songs. Mars says. “It takes my mind to a reflective place. It makes me sentimental about my past, my present, my future. It has a way of humanizing me and helping me shed some of the things that get in my way.”
Currently residing in Oxford, Mississippi, Mars was at a professional standstill before Like A Bird, Like A Plane. With “no manager, no agent, no band and no money,” he doggedly developed a sonic style uniquely his own, a sound informed less by traditional rock than by sinewy and soulful rhythms that seemed to bubble up from within his soul.