Peabody (born David Peabody, 20 April 1948, Southall, Middlesex,
London, England) is an English singer-songwriter, blues and folk musician,
record producer and photographer, active since the late 1960s, who has
appeared on more than 60 albums. He is primarily known for his acoustic
guitar playing, in both bottleneck and fingerpicking styles.
He first recorded in 1971 as a member of a group, Polly Flosskin, who
recorded an album, Sailin' on the Ocean, and then as a member of a successor
group, Tight Like That, on the Village Thing label. He also performed with
early versions of Savoy Brown and
Fleetwood Mac. His first, self-titled, solo album was released in 1973. In all, he has
released nine solo albums, the last being Side by Slide in 2005. He has also
performed and recorded with a wide variety of other blues musicians, notably
Charlie Musselwhite and Big Joe Duskin, as well as in a duo with Bob Hall,
and has appeared at many blues festivals in the US and in Europe.
In 1996, he replaced Paul King in the King Earl Boogie Band. Peabody was
voted 'Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year' in 1995, 2001 and 2002.