Revival of the Delta Country Blues Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band
During the 30s and 40 the Blues sound we all know was a result of the lack of electricity Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson just had their acoustic guitar, drums and maybe a washboard, Son House had it too. It was the blues with a feeling, right from the soul. These days the early clean blues sound of Patton and Johnson returns a lot because of modern Hillbilly, Bluegrass and Country Blues bands. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is one of them. These Indiana musicians make it easy for us: clean blues music combined with Hillbilly rhythm.
How Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band does it? Well that’s easy, these guys are roaring out of the southern Indiana Foothills playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone. Put two ’30s National guitars, a cigar box guitar, a custom shop Gibson flattop 1929 L2 and an Airline map electric guitar together with a great speachin’ voice.
Rev Payton’s band and ethic
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. 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.
Reverend Payton’s Album Release
Rev Payton released eight albums over the years. The Pork and Beans Collection their first album is a delta kind of Blues album with as we can expect a Hillbilly flavour. Over the years Rev Payton electrified a little bit, it doesn’t change the style, feeling, attitude and sound of their music. Rev Payton stays a musician you will like to listen to while sitting in your car, on the grass or at the bar. It is drinkin’ music while tapping your shoe on the floor. Their latest album is from 2012 called between the Ditches, listen to Devils Look Like Angels especially!
For Blues fans Peyton on Patton is a must listen, an exclusive album full of Charlie Patton Covers. As a real musician should be, Peyton´s Big Damn Band put their own flavour on top of Patton´s songs.
Modern revival of the Blues Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band
Reverend Payton’s Big Damn band is one of the bands that contribute to the revival of early twentieth century music we all love. It is great to see musicians who bring songs with soul and put a honest feeling back into music. A big stage or the backyard, for Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band is doesn’t matter playing music is pure god damn fun, and that is what you hear.
Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band Spotify
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – The Money Goes
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Don’t Grind It Down
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – I Don’t Know
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Shake ’em Off Like Fleas