The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Hacienda Brothers Reunion
Sat, October 19, 2019
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
The Casbah - San Diego
San Diego, CA
$18.00 - $20.00
This event is 21 and over
2019 BMA Award Nominee The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band are the greatest country-blues band in the world. Led by Reverend Peyton, who most consider to be the premier finger picker playing today. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy, country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. Now The Big Damn Band is back with an explosive new record and world tour. Reverend Peyton's guitar work on the new record Poor Until Payday is phenomenal and howls the blues. Poor Until Payday is a bluesy ode to the blue collar - working class and it delvers in spades!https://www.casbahmusic.com/event/1873814/
singer-guitarist Reverend Peyton is the bigger-than-life
frontman of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band . He has
earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer
and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles
that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and
his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study
under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and
David “Honeyboy” Edwards.
That passionate inspiration has made Reverend Peyton’s Big
Damn Band America’s foremost country blues outfit and fuels the
Rev’s new release, The Front Porch Sessions . Peyton’s dazzling
guitar mastery is equaled here by his knack for vivid, emotionally
impactful songwriting, and his originals are matched in their
authenticity by the deeply felt vintage blues tunes that he covers.
The album showcases the Rev’s irrepressible personality while
echoing the enduring spirit of such acoustic blues icons as Charlie
Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White and Furry Lewis,
whose “When My Baby Left Me” receives a memorable reading.
The Front Porch Sessions was released March 10, 2017 on Family Owned Records / Thirty Tigers .
The Front Porch Sessions maintains a potent level of intensity throughout, from the upbeat optimism of the
album-opener “We Deserve a Happy Ending” to the blunt slice-of-life rural reality of “One More Thing” to the
rollicking, playful swagger of “Shakey Shirley,” “One Bad Shoe” and “Cornbread and Butterbeans.” Meanwhile,
the instrumentals “It’s All Night Long” and “Flying Squirrels” exhibit the Rev’s nimble, imaginative guitar work.
That lifelong pursuit of musical authenticity was instilled in his
musical consciousness while Peyton was growing up in rural
Indiana, where his early love for blues, ragtime, folk, country and
other traditional styles gave him a sense of direction that would
soon manifest itself in his own music. He and the Big Damn Band
won a large and loyal fan base, thanks to their tireless touring
efforts and high-energy showmanship, along with such acclaimed
albums as Big Damn Nation , The Gospel Album , The Whole Fam
Damnily , The Wages , Between the Ditches , So Delicious and the
Charlie Patton tribute disc Peyton on Patton .
The Rev views The Front Porch Sessions as a personal creative
milestone. “I really think it’sone of the best things I’ve ever
done,” he asserts. “I’m interested in making hand-made American
music, and the goal is to be timeless.”
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101