The pride of Brown County, Indiana, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band made a stop in St. Louis as part of a promotional tour in support of their new album, So Delicious. It has been awhile since I have seen the Big Damn Band, roughly around four years as they were the opening act for the Reverend Horton Heat, one of the first shows I covered for MTC. The Reverend along with his wife, Breezy, on the washboard and drummer, Ben Brussell, tore through roughly half of the new album during this stop at Vintage Vinyl. Opening up with “Raise a Little Hell”, something caught my attention: the Reverend’s guitar playing was even better than before! The Reverend and company take a bare bones approach to their music which translates to what you hear live is pretty much what you hear on the album. The always animated Breezy, spiced up the tongue-in-cheek song, “Pot Roast and Kisses”, with her background vocals and clicking washboard. The Reverend took a second to explain to the large Sunday afternoon gathering, that his guitars were not the best in the world but he would take one of those guitars over a top of the line Fender anytime. This down home, front porch attitude is prevalent throughout the self-produced So Delicious. As with most guests that perform at Vintage Vinyl, the Reverend and his Big Damn Band took time to sign vinyl copies of the new album and pose for pictures after they concluded their set. If you’re a guitar player get out there and discover the Reverend. If you’re a fan of good hard-working, good time music, get out there and discover Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band! Thanks to our hosts Vintage Vinyl and the Rev and his Band for taking time to stop in St. Louis.
Photos of the show are below:
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band @ Vintage Vinyl, St. Louis, MO Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on 12:30:00 PM Rating: