The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band have released a new video for their song “You Can’t Steal My Shine.” Reflecting the positive message of the song, the video features fan, friend, and family-submitted video clips of people “shining too bright to let their lights be dimmed by negativity or adversity,” and includes NBA star Matt Bonner. “The theme of this song is much bigger than us,” writes the Rev. J. Peyton, “and we knew that a video for the song would have to extend beyond us. We went to our friends, family and fans and asked for help.”
Watch: “You Can’t Steal My Shine”
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.
The group recently released their ninth album, Poor Until Payday via the band’s own Family Owned Records label through Nashville indie Thirty Tigers. The album has earned significant acclaim from publications including Rolling Stone Country, who calls it “reverent take on foundational country-blues boosted by gospel energy and scrappy Heartland edge.” The record has earned similar acclaim from American Songwriter, Relix, No Depression, and more. Poor Until Payday is available for purchase here.
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.
December Tour Dates:
Dec 07 – Bijou Theatre – Bridgeport, CT
Dec 08 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Dec 09 – Mercury Lounge – New York City, NY
Dec 28 – Martyrs – Chicago, IL
Dec 29 – Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO
Dec 31 – The Bluebird – Bloomington, IN