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LISTEN: Grant Peeples, “Rich Man”

Feb 10, 2020

LISTEN: Grant Peeples,

Artist: Grant Peeples
Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida
Song: “Rich Man” (written by Rebekah Pulley)
Album: Bad Wife
Release Date: February 14, 2020

From the Artist: “I unknowingly gathered these songs [on Bad Wife] for years. I’ve worked with all these women in some aspect of the business; they are all friends. I heard all the songs for the first time in a live setting, where they entered me, worked me over, and never left. As I began the project, I didn’t have to go looking for songs. They had already found me. My learning and recording them was an exercise of rediscovery, a search for those original nerves the songs had struck.

“In 2008 I wandered up to a camp at the Florida Folk Festival and heard Rebekah singing this song. I feel it is the only unmitigated love song on the album — hopeful, adoring, and accepting. It is Hank Williamsian in both its depth and its simplicity.” — Grant Peeples


Photo credit: Inga Finch

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