Orville Peck

Orville Peck ended a successful first leg of the Bronco tour with a sold out show at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. This show was definitely an experience. Pulling up to the venue you could immediately see the line of fans wrapping around the side of the venue. Many of them dressed for the event sporting western gear along with Pecks signature fring mask in hand. The outfits made people watching a show of its own. 

Joining Peck on tour was North Carolina based band, The Nude Party. Those guys practically threw a party on stage and came out ready to hype up the crowd. They stuck to the genre and played some great “alternative” country tunes that had everyone dancing.

As I was standing in the photo pit, I turned to the crowd like I normally do and took a moment to observe the fans that stood around me. I can’t explain it, but this crowd had an indescribable vibe to it that a lot of shows I’ve been to in the past didn’t. There was a sense of community and an overwhelming feeling of excitement and support that radiated off everyone. Peck effortlessly made a crowded sold out venue feel like a small intimate setting. He took breaks in between songs to hold “rose ceremonies” where he would single out fans he connected with throughout the show. As he continued to play he’d sometimes tell a little story about the song he was about to play. One that stood out was a song called Hexie Mountains which he described as a song that he wrote about his struggle with depression. As he played the song, the audience went silent then followed it with loud cheers as it came to an end. The night continued with a few duets with fellow guitarist, Bria Salmena and more songs that had everyone dancing and cheering.

Orville Peck continues the next leg of the Bronco tour in July with stops in Hawaii, Australia and Canada.

View all upcoming dates here.


Natalie Baeza

Natalie is a photographer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area.