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Orville Peck

Orville Peck is a Canadian country musician.[1] Peck, who released his debut album Pony in 2019, has been widely remarked upon for his tendency to wear a fringed “Lone Ranger” mask.[2]


"Orville Peck" is a pseudonym;[3] one article published by Vice described him as "presumably older than 20 and younger than 40".[3] Peck identifies as gay.[4][5] Some sources have postulated that Peck was a persona of Daniel Pitout, drummer of the Canadian punk band Nü Sensae, based on the similarity of Peck's tattoos,[5][6] but Peck has not confirmed this on the record.[7]

Regarding his reasons for wearing a mask to perform, Peck has stated that "the only reason I don’t talk about it in depth is not because I want to dodge any questions, but because I want people to have their own take on it. I don’t want to lay it out and pin it down. I just don’t think that’s important."[8]

Peck self-produced his debut album, Pony, and released it in 2019 through a collaboration with Sub Pop.[9] In June, he performed his songs "Dead of Night" and "Take You Back" live on CBC Radio One's Q.[10]

In June 2019, Pony was named to the initial longlist for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize.[11] In January 2020, the album received a Juno Award nomination for Alternative Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2020.[12]

On January 29, 2020, Peck performed "Dead of Night" on Jimmy Kimmel Live.[13] He also announced a tour of selected cities in the United States, including performances at the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals.[13]



Title Details


Title Year Album Director of video Reference
"Dead of Night" 2017 Pony Michael Maxxis [14]
"Big Sky" 2018 Deni Cheng [15]
"Turn to Hate" 2019 Orville Peck
Carlos Santolalla
"Hope to Die" Blake Mawson [17]
"Nothing Fades Like the Light" Deni Cheng [18]


  1. ^ Lebar, Erin (2019-05-25). "Canadian country crooner a man of mystery". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  2. ^ Moyer, Matthew. "Lonesome drifter Orville Peck rides into Orlando this September". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  3. ^ a b Suarez, Gary; Joyce, Colin (2019-03-20). "Orville Peck Is a Lone Stranger Singing Country Songs From Behind a Mask". Vice. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  4. ^ "Masked country king Orville Peck would like his own version of The Bachelor". The FADER. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  5. ^ a b Hagwood, Alex (October 12, 2019). "Orville Peck, a Masked Gay Country Star, Rides Into Brooklyn". New York Times. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "Meet Orville Peck, the mysterious new country artist who plays in Ottawa Thursday". Ottawa Citizen, April 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Leonie Cooper, "Orville Peck: ‘I grew up feeling alienated – so I became a cowboy’". The Guardian, November 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Amy Campbell, "Queer Cowboy Orville Peck Is Redefining Country Music For A New Generation Of Fans". GQ Australia, January 16, 2020.
  9. ^ Nast, Condé. "Meet Orville Peck, Country Music's Anonymous Masked Musician". Vogue. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  10. ^ "Meet Orville Peck, the masked country music star". Q, June 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "Find out who made the 2019 Polaris Music Prize long list". CBC Music, June 20, 2019.
  12. ^ Melody Lau, "Alessia Cara and Tory Lanez lead the 2020 Juno nominations". CBC Music, January 28, 2019.
  13. ^ a b Jon Freeman, "Orville Peck Performs ‘Dead of Night’ on ‘Kimmel’". Rolling Stone, January 30, 2020.
  14. ^ Bryony Holdsworth, "Masked country crooner Orville Peck releases yearning Western ballad “Dead of Night”". The Line of Best Fit, January 16, 2019.
  15. ^ Olivia Swash, "Orville Peck announces signing to Sub Pop with debut cowboy heartbreak ballad “Big Sky”". The Line of Best Fit, December 4, 2018.
  16. ^ Bryony Holdsworth, "Indie cowboy Orville Peck wrestles with resentment on new country classic “Turn To Hate”". The Line of Best Fit, February 26, 2019.
  17. ^ Salvatore Maicki, "Orville Peck brings the drama in his new video for “Hope To Die”". The Fader, June 13, 2019.
  18. ^ Calum Slingerland, "Orville Peck Reflects on a Big 2019 in His "Nothing Fades Like the Light" Video". Exclaim!, December 10, 2019.