The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band are no strangers to the road, and have been on tour almost continually since since the group was formed over a dozen years and some 3,000 shows ago. Today they have announced a new run of tour dates, and have dropped a hint about a forthcoming musical project. “We gearing up for a huge world tour, and we have some massive news coming,” writes the Rev. “It’s never been more busy or more exciting for us as a band.” See below for a full list of dates.
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band are the world’s greatest practitioners of classic country-blues, featuring the foremost finger-picking steel guitar player in the Rev, and the sensational rhythm and vocal accompaniment of “Washboard Breezy,” Rev’s wife of 15 years, who has played by his side since the band’s inception and is known for setting her washboard on fire, Jimi Hendrix-style, as part of the group’s dynamic live performances. A devotee of what he calls “front porch blues” since he was 12 years old, Rev and the band have followed their lifetime immersion in and devotion to this music with pilgrimages to its birthplace of Clarksdale, MI, and the Chess studios in Chicago. A student of Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson, Furry Lewis, Bukka White and Mississippi John Hurt, Rev’s style has been honed through studying with the late David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Robert Belfour and T-Model Ford.
Rev and Breezy make their home in Bean Blossom in the hills of Southern Indiana – the adopted home of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe, which features his memorial park along with national forests in what began as an artist’s colony. “Most of the people here can both paint a picture and skin a deer,” laughs Breezy. The twosome – along with drummer Max — live and breathe the music and culture, but that doesn’t mean they’ve turned their back on modern civilization.
Rev is even a bit of a YouTube star, featured in a pair of viral videos, one that features him playing (and shooting) a guitar made from a 12-gauge shotgun, the other in which he chops wood with one fashioned out of an axe.
“This is the easiest-going and happiest times we’ve ever had as a band,” says Breezy. “I’ve never felt there are limitations to what we can do musically,” adds Rev. “I always believed if we played, real, from-the-heart, handmade music with reverence, and in earnest, we can continue doing this as long as we live.”
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Tour Dates:
July 20-21 – Beaver Island Music Festival, Beaver Island, MI
July 28 – Bacon, Blues and Brew Festival, Batesville, IN
Aug 03 – Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Aug 04 – Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco, CA
Aug 05 – Greater Nevada Field, Reno, NV
Aug 10 – Heritage Music Festival. Wheeling, WV
Aug 14 – Muzikale Dinsdagen, Ypres, Belgium
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, Kettering, UK
Aug 26 – Greenbelt Festival, Kettering UK
Aug 29 – Folk a Rock, Malmo, SWE
Aug 30 – Hus 57, Angelholm, SWE
Aug 31 – Brunnsparkens Cafe, Ronneby, SWE
Sep 01 – Rampley’s, Silkeborg, DEN
Sep 02 – Grantoftegaard, Ballerup, DEN
Sep 04 – Patronaat, Haarlem, NDL
Sep 05 – Hedon, Zwolle, NDL
Sep 06 – Mezz, Breda, NDL
Sep 07 – Räucherei, Kiel, Germany
Sep 08 – Das Kieselstein, Chemnitz, Germany
Sep 22 – Holler On The Hill, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 26 – McGarvey’s, Altoona, PA
Sep 27 – The Soundry, Columbia, MD
Sep 28 – The Hamilton Live. Washington, DC
Sep 29 – OktoberWest Festival, Charleston, WV
Oct 05 – Knuckleheads, Kansas City, MO
Oct 06 – Blues,Brews & BBQ Newton,KS
Oct 10 – Fort Worth Live, Fort Worth, TX
Oct 12 – HOB, New Orleans, LA
Oct 13 – The Mucky Duck. Houston,TX
Oct 14 – Gas Monkey Grill, Dallas, TX
Oct 15 – Antone’s, Austin, TX
Oct 18 – Launch Pad, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Oct 19 – Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 20 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix,AZ
Oct 21 – The Hotel Congress, Tucson, AZ
Oct 24 – The Siren Morro, Bay, CA
Oct 25 – Alex’s Bar, Long Beach,CA
Oct 26 – World Records Bakersfield, CA
Oct 27 – Soda Bar San Diego, CA
Oct 28 – Nov 4 Legendary Rhythm Cruise, San Diego, CA
Nov 06 – Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 08 – Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
Nov 10 – Reverb Room Omaha, NE
Nov 13 – Cosmic Charlies, Lexington KY
Nov 14 – Zanzabar, Louisville, KY
Nov 15 – Exit-In Nashville, TN
Nov 16 – The Ramkat, Winston-Salem, NC
Nov 17 – Asheville Music Hall, Asheville, NC
Nov 18 – Masquerade. Atlanta, GA
Nov 23 – The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
Nov 24 – Southgate House, Newport, KY
Nov 29 – Kent Stage, Kent, OH
Dec 04 – Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ
Dec 06 – Thunder Road, Somerville, MA
Dec 07 – Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport, CT
Dec 08 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
Dec 09 – Mercury Lounge, NYC, NY
Dec 28 – Martyrs, Chicago, IL
Dec 29 – Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO
Dec 31 – The Bluebird, Bloomington, IL