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Music: Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

By Brian Baker · November 25th, 2013 · CityBeat Recommends
soundadvice_revReverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Photo: Birch Miller
Could there be any unlikelier success story in music than the pride of Brown County, Ind., Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band? 

And by success, we mean still making a living nearly a decade after its self-released debut, The Pork ‘n’ Beans Collection, playing an endless tour of 250 dates per year while living in a rustbucket Chevy van.

Even more unlikely is the band’s frenetic Americana/Country Blues, a pastiche of classic hillbilly Folk and Robert Johnson’s crossroads Delta deal that the members play with an almost unhinged abandon. 

The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band may never nail a platinum record to the outhouse wall, but the members will make due with their silver fillings, their hearts of gold and one of the most original sounds in any genre.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. $20 advance; $25 day-of. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, taftheatre.org


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