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Mixing old-school Americana with high-strung folk-punk, Indiana-based trio The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band swings through town in support of last year’s So Delicious LP. Peyton’s manic, bluesy style of guitar playing nicely complements his gruff, urgent singing voice, while his wife, Breezy Peyton, helps out on vocals and—what else?—washboard. Meanwhile, drummer Ben “Bird Dog” Russell keeps things moving steadfastly forward. The band’s setup makes for a kitschy sonic stew, but thankfully the songs are pretty terrific, too. The Big Damn Band’s overall sound is taut yet carefree, traditional and iconoclastic. It’s great fun.
REV. PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND Country-infused DIY rock band from Indiana. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.