~From the heart of Greenbrier Valley and those Eastern Appalacian Rolling Hills- Pepper Proud was raised surrounded by a thriving arts community in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Her musical adventure began with devotion for the Performance Arts- participating in rock bands, jazz bands, show choirs, theater, guitar lessons, marching bands, campfires, dance classes, front porch jams and back porch jams- she developed a style unique to her desire to communicate- with the emotion of meaningful melodies.
~When she finished studying Voice and Performance at Radford University in 2007- Pepper headed as far west as her truck would take her and settled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Humbled by the Mountains and somber skies of Seattle she now spends most of her time writing new songs, singing loudly to the people at the markets and serenading the local bars, cafes and pubs.
"Dig- (Track number 11 on debut album "Riddles and Rhymes") treats the listener to a collage of Pepper's rhythmic and whimsical style with the thrump thrump thrumping of a heartbeat, a percussion duet on the shovel, and a savory sing song chorus sure to grease up the skip in your step. Featuring Annie Ford on Violin, Todd & Paisley Gray of the renowned Pickled Okra Band, and husband Charlie Caddock on the shovel." -James Most