Friday, January 31, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Artist:The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Song:Jesus Is A Dying Bedmaker
Album:Peyton On Patton

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is an acoustic blues tribute band. They mostly perform songs from the 20s. This 2011 CD is a tribute to blues pioneer Charley Patton. The leader of the group is Josh Peyton. He was born Apr. 12, 1981 in Eagletown, IN. As a teen, he formed Drive Thru with younger brother Jayme Peyton and played local clubs. Eventually he got into the blues. He was forced to give up music for a while due to pain in his left hand. But surgery corrected that and while recovering, he met his future wife Breezy and she introduced him to Delta blues. She plays washboard in the band. The third member of the band is drummer Ben Russell. Constant touring led to a contract with indie label Side One Dummy. Though Peyton writes songs, the 2011 CD Peyton on Patton is a tribute to legendary blues pioneer Charley Patton. It's also mostly a solo album. The only problem with the CD is it's only a half hour long. Their latest CD Between The Ditches was released Aug. 2012. If you're a fan of acoustic blues, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is worth your time. They are certainly not for everyone. They are currently on tour so check them out if they come to your town. Here's The Reverend Peyton performing Jesus Is A Dying Bedmaker.

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