The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
@ Cafe 11 in Saint Augustine Florida April 6th, 2012
performance and interviews
There aren't a lot of Warped Tour vets who can claim proficiency in the use of washboards, bottleneck slides and five-gallon buckets. Most didn't spend their teens playing along to Charlie Patton and Bukka White albums. And just about none are fronted by a commissioned member of the Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels. Nor have most been invited to festivals as diverse as Monolith, Austin City Limits, Vancouver Folk, All Good and Lillehammer Blues Weekend.
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band actually isn't that big. It's kinda like your husky pal everyone calls "Tiny." The young, modest three-piece from Indianapolis makes up for its size deficiency with a high-energy sound steeped in classic Blues tradition. With just acoustic guitar, the occasional dobro, a minimal drum kit and the always reliable washboard, the trio concocts a rousing, hyper and authentic brand of Blues that sounds like what might come out of that secret meth lab nestled deep in the backwaters of the Mississippi delta. But the pumping adrenaline doesn't take anything away from the trio's virtuosic grasp on the genre. The Rev. Peyton has a stirring voice dripping with the hallowed, life-worn distinctiveness of the masters, while cousin Aaron "Cuz" Persinger (drums) and The Rev's wife, "Washboard" Breezy, stir up a tornadic rhythmic whirl.
Great Foot Stomping Performance...
With Some insight from the Reverend Peyton Himself.
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Shot and Edited by Aloe
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