You saw Reverand Peyton’s Big Damn Band last summer at Friezland, but this time the Reverend has requested a bigger venue where he can see y’all dancing because once he gets started, you just can’t stay in your seat. The Oak Room at the White Hart at Lydgate is a great venue. We are lucky enough to have the Band during their UK tour sandwiched between major UK festivals at Glastonbury, Grillstock at Manchester and then after Saddleworth on to the Maverick and Cornbury Music festivals.
Reverand Peyton’s Big Damn Band from Indiana, USA with support from Garron Firth
White Hart at Lydgate, OL4 4JJ
Thursday 3rd July, Doors 7.30, show 8pm
Tickets £12.50 Advance, £15 on the door ( You can reserve tickets by texting Neil on 07707090108)
Tickets available from: Uppermill and Greenfield Post Offices, Mossley Chippy ( opposite the station), wegottickets.com, yorkshire gig guide ticket shop
Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with. The growl of a good truck engine, the fiercest passion for his country home and family and an uncanny ability to breathe new life into old forms of music give them a pedigree many Americana acts would kill for and an ironclad work ethic keeps them on the road 250 dates a year, playing for the people with hurricane force. Locked in with an audience, the band create their own community and welcome the crowd into it, transporting them away from their troubles to joyous release, the way great musicians have done for centuries. The Rev. J. Peyton, his wife Breezy and Ben “Bird Dog” Bussell are a living breathing embodiment of the traditions and hard work ethic native to their Brown County, Indiana home. Their new album Between The Ditches is a chronicle of this lifestyle.
“These guys are a hillbilly blues throwback ensemble, though, and no amount of refinement can really push them off their mark. Peyton’s voice still croaks, shouts, and roars, and his unique, kinetic slide guitar playing, whether it’s a ’30s National guitar, a cigar-box guitar, a Gibson flattop 1929 L2, or an Airline Map electric guitar, still drives and churns like a runaway train.” – Allmusic
“The latest from Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Between The Ditches on SideOneDummy Records is, in short, a revelation. An amazingly well crafted, controlled explosion of talent, the range and depth of the music performed by the trio is remarkable.” – American Blues Scene
“With his wife, Breezy, serving as a one-woman amen corner, and distant cousin Aaron Persinger laying down the floppy-boot-stomp drums behind Peyton’s spiky, waspish National steel slide guitar on tracks like “Something for Nothing”, the result is a peculiarly infectious blues crusade, touching on themes of money, morality and social responsibility.” – The Independent (UK)