Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre - November 24!

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Tickets Go On Sale This Friday July 20 At 10AM!

Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band

Indiana’s finest roots rockers Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will host their annual Thanksgiving bash at the Ballroom at the Taft on Saturday November 24 with local heroes The Tillers.

General admission tickets, $15 ADV & $18 DOS (plus applicable fees), go on sale this Friday July 20 at 10 AM at http://www.ticketmaster.com, http://www.tafttheatre.org, the Taft Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band… playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone. Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire… You’d best know… this trio is a force to be reckoned with! The growl of a good truck engine, the fiercest passion for 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. An ironclad work ethic keeps them on the road 250 dates a year. The Rev. J. Peyton, his wife Breezy and distant cousin Aaron “Cuz” Persinger are a living, breathing embodiment of the traditions native to their Brown County, Indiana home. Their brand new fifth album, Between The Ditches, is a chronicle of this lifestyle.

With a reputation for their incendiary live shows well established, The Big Damn Band set out to make the album that would finally capture the same heat. Recorded at White Arc Studio in Bloomington, Indiana, the album was produced by The Rev. Peyton and Paul Mahern (John Mellencamp, Iggy Pop). Between The Ditches features a new level of craftsmanship in both recording technique and songwriting. The Rev. feels that it’s their best album to date. “I’m very proud of this album, the songwriting and the playing.” The guitar playing alone should put the Rev. in the same class with his much revered idols. The songwriting boasts an added maturity and runs the gamut in subject matter from the barn burning, tongue in cheek, “Shut the Screen”, (where “It’s too dang hot and the bugs are too dang mean”) to the evils of strip mining… an issue close to the hearts of this Indiana born and bred band…in,“Don’t Grind It Down”. There seems to be a theme expressed throughout the album and stated clearly in their first single, “Devils Look Like Angels”: “Devil don’t live down in hell, the devil’s right here doing very well”.

In 2009, they toured opening for Clutch, an extensive headlining tour of Europe and began their relationship with the Van’s Warped Tour, playing 12 dates in 2009 on the Kevin Says stage. They were on the entire 2010 Van’s Warped Tour on the Alternative Press stage and they received the Best Band of Warped Tour award, voted by the crew, bands, and promoters. They’ve also toured with Flogging Molly, Rev. Horton Heat, Derek Trucks and Mofro just to name a few.

This band is fun sure, a lot of fun, but they are for real. From virtuoso musicianship to great songwriting, Between The Ditches has got it all. All from a little Brown County, Indiana band that’s got the nerve (and the right) to call themselves, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band!

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