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. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards.
Like The White Stripes and The Black Keys, this energized band is able to translate the spirit of those seminal masters into the 21st century to an eclectic and rabid fan base. American Blues Scene recently had him on their cover and declared, “Like the Rolling Stones in the 60’s, Reverend Peyton is bringing young music fans back to the blues.
The bands new CD Poor Until Payday will be released October 5th on Thirty Tigers. Featuring the focus tracks “Poor Until Payday”, “Dirty Swerve”, and “You Can’t Steal My Shine” Reverend Peyton uses vintage recording techniques and vintage gear to create a sound that is minimal to the point of sounding monumental. Poor Until Payday is a bluesy ode to the blue collar, working class and it delvers in spades.
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band UK Tour:
Aug 16 Borderline, London, UK
Aug 17 Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK
Aug 18 RNLI Lifeboat Park Fest, Stranraer, UK
Aug 19 The Cluny, Newcastle, UK
Aug 20 Robin 2, Bilston, UK
Aug 21 Bodega Social Club, Nottingham, UK
Aug 22 Thekla Hall, Bristol, UK
Aug 23 Arlington Arts Centre. Newbury, UK
Aug 24 Shambala Festival
Aug 26 Greenbelt Festival
Poor Until Payday Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/thirtytigers/sets/the-reverend-peytons-big-1/s-X5tdi