Monday, August 27, 2012
Hey everybody! What's goin' on?
If y'all got a free weekend on September 22nd, come on out to Cleveland, Ohio for another iteration of the Deep Blues Festival (20 bucks...obscenely cheap!)! One night (a Saturday), 9 bands, including headliner Bob Log III, Robert Belfour, Molly Gene, Ten Foot Polecats, The Scissormen, the mighty Husky Burnette, and more killer bands! You can fly or train(our choice, naturally) it in on Saturday, head home on Sunday, no work lost, and a party all day and night! We'll be there, of course. So should you!
In that that tradition, let's talk about the new record from Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, "Between the Ditches"!
Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band is, in actuality, not a big band in terms of personage. It's 3 folks, Reverend Peyton his very self (and his awesome beard), Washboard Breezy Peyton, and Aaron "Cuz" Persinger. A family affair? But Rev. Peyton himself...he's a big damn man, in terms of stature and talent, and the record is a party from start to finish.
Get yr grill a'goin', throw on some corn cob goodness, some greasy BBQ, line up yr guests and get ready to boogie yr ass southern fried. Summer's fading, and this record's gonna take y'all to the promised land, fading sunsets and moon-howled grind!
You've got some serious slide geetar meet washboard rhythm (yes, "Breezy" indeed kicks out some killer washboard god-head), slinging a hollerin' hootenanny, with Rev. Peyton testifyin' over the top, nasty and groovin' like hay bales alive, the dirty boards thumping and under-stompin', thwack a doodle on rhythm drumming, tribal and do-si-do...
That sometimes the band takes a break from sweat-inducing backyard rave-up, and allows for either slow, coleslaw-thick close-dancin', or well-traveled sense of place that demands a raised glass, only adds to the very nature of the vision of the record. It's a travelin' record, primed for diesel and rooted to the very earth we walk.
Shake, sugaree, indeed!
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: Brokedown Everywhere (mp3)
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: Shut The Screen (mp3)
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: Clap Your Hands (mp3)
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