We love Orville Peck and we love him for bringing his uniquely classic style to country music. Who the hell is Orville Peck? Good thing you asked! Orville Peck is the masked cowboy musician you should already know about and if you don’t, he released a mini-documentary titled The Orville Peck Story, which sees him discuss his influences, his love for westerns, songwriting, and more.
The Orville Peck Story runs just shy of seven minutes and is sponsored by Honda-Stage. The mini-documentary opens with Orville Peck stating his desire to be a country/western star, before listing Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash as artists of that status.
Orville Peck’s documentary, directed by Alfred Marroquín, sees the masked country singer/songwriter discuss his experience with loneliness as a child due to his parents moving around frequently, and his love for Westerns, specifically The Lone Ranger. The musician reflects on how the “image of a cowboy connected to me so hard” in relation to being an “out of place, lonely kid”.
He also discusses his love for performing and the stage and goes on to explain how Dolly Parton’s “larger-than-life” approach caught his eye as a child. He praises Parton for keeping a “really beautiful balance between the theatricality and the campness that country music innately has in it”, and how she “balanced that perfectly with sincerity”. He adds that those things “framed who I wanted to be as an artist”.
Orville Peck goes on to explain his songwriting process, which usually begins in “a visual type of place”, and reveals that Orville Peck only came to fruition because he found new confidence to be that artist after taking a big break from the music industry.
Our favorite Orville Peck song? Hard to pick one, but Dead of Night of night is the tits.