Three time Blues Music Award nominee’s The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, the greatest country-blues band in the world, have announced their UK tour. Led by Reverend Peyton, who most consider to be the premier finger picker playing today. We got the chance to have a quick chat about the tour and more.

1. Thanks for your time, you’re coming back to the UK this month. What can fans expect from the shows?

New Songs, Old Songs. I’ll be playing stuff from almost every record we’ve put out, and some unreleased stuff. Who knows! I’ve been taking chances and having a lot of fun playing lately.

2. Last time we spoke you told us some of your wildest shows were in the UK. Did your last tour live up to that?

The UK is always a bright spot on our European tours. I know that some would say it isn’t Europe, but you know what I mean! UK fans are informed music fans, and it’s we’ve just always had a great time all over the UK. Plus the the Indian food and Nandos is worth the trip alone.

4. You released “Dance Songs for Hard Times” in 2021, given the state of the world then, it seemed like an appropriate album. When will fans get a new album from the band?

We have another record coming out this year, and we have been releasing singles to streaming platforms and we also have been releasing a ton of music to our Patreon page as well. We don’t stop! I have to always be pushing and creating or I get bored.

5. In terms of new material, what has been inspiring you when it comes to writing?

Since Covid, our life has been a bit tumultuous. There has been plenty to write about.

6. The live show has been a huge part of the band from day one, after live music returned, did you see a change in energy with the shows?

I don’t think there has been a change necessarily, but it finally feels like things are 100% “back.” I don’t think people realize how long the live music industry suffered through Covid. We are a live band that makes real, from the heart music. Our live show is our meat and potatoes. I think the fans feel this too. We are trying to not take life for granted, we missed playing shows and seeing all our fans.

7. The connection between the band and the fans again is quite special. You described them as the lifeblood of the band. How did being unable to tour and not play to fans emphasise that?

I’ve been a professional musician in some capacity or another since I was 13 years old. I didn’t realize how integral it was to my mental well being until I couldn’t do it. We were able to do livestreams which helped us financially and emotionally during the downtime. We are so glad to back on stage doing what we do best, we are addicted to the road and love seeing our fans.

8. How did you keep that passion and dedication alive in the band while you were unable to tour?

We continued to create. We recorded. I wrote songs, etc. We did everything we could do to stay sharp. We started a Patreon, which gave us the ability to continue to make music for people.

9. Curveball question, which movie monster would you have the easiest time beating in a fight and how would you win?

Wolfman- we are American… we’d just shoot him with silver bullets and be done with it, lol. Also, you should check out our song “Wolfman Can’t Come” that we put out last Halloween.

10. Thanks for your time and good luck with the UK tour. What’s next for The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band?

After UK/EU tour we will tour the USA (all over), release a record, and keep fighting the good fight.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band UK Tour:
5/13/24 Norwich Arts Centre Norwich, UK
5/14/24 The Greystones Sheffield, UK
5/15/24 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
5/16/24 The Cluny Newcastle, UK
5/17/24 Downstairs At The Dome London, UK

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