Peat Moss grows from the heartland of Illinois, U.S.A. Founder and frontman, Brad Peterson, began his musical career in a group known as Brad Peterson and the Greensleeves. He then spend some time on the road, opening for Peter Stuart.
Two of the members of Stuart’s former band, Monster, would later join Peat Moss.
In the later summer of 1993, Brad moved to Chicago and hooked-up with Gravity studios guru and producer, Doug McBride (Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Cheap Trick) who began recording with him. Brad rounded out the band with the addition of drummer, Matt Walker, and started performing under the ame, The Brad Peterson Band.
As interest in the band began to mount, the band changed their name to Peat Moss. Several indie singles and a mini-album followed, as well as eighteen months of touring the U.S., supporting the likes of Jeff Buckley, The Dave Mathews Band, Alanis Morissette and Wilco. Drummer Matt Walker quit the band and last seen playing with Filter. His replacement was multi-talented percussionist/drummer Aaron Fisher.
It’s not easy to label the Peat Moss sound, their songs have a feeling of a summers day tinged with melancholy, sweet melodies combined with earthy songwriting, loose vibes that are pulled taut by an inspirational bad.