The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Nominated For 2019 Blues Music Award, “Best Blues Rock Album”


Poor Until Payday, the new album from The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, has been nominated by the Blues Foundation for Best Blues Rock Album of 2019. Previous recipients of this award include Tedeschi Trucks Band, Johnny Winter, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The 2019 Blues Music Awards will be held in Memphis, TN on May 9th at the Cook Convention Center.

“We are so honored to be nominated for a Blues Foundation, Blues Music Award,” states The Rev. “I’ve dreamed of being nominated for a BMA practically my whole life. Thanks for noticing this record y’all. Poor Until Payday is up for best Blues Rock Album. Just floored by this.”

The band has also announced a new run of U.S. tour dates beginning in February, listed below.

Poor Until Payday is the group’s ninth album, released on 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.

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.

The band have released music videos for the songs “You Can’t Steal My Shine” and “Poor Until Payday.”

2019 Tour Dates:

2/16/19 – St. Augustine, FL – Cafe Eleven
2/17/19 – Sebastian, FL – Earl’s Hideaway
2/20/19 – Boca Raton, FL – The Funky Biscuit
2/21/19 – Stuart, FL – Pirate’s Cove
2/23/19 – Clearwater, FL – Clearwater Sea Blues Fest, Coachman Park
2/24/19 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
2/26/19 – Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds South
2/27/19 – Dahlonega, GA – The Crimson Moon
2/28/19 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
3/01/19 – Newport News, VA – Boathouse Live
3/02/19 – Snowshoe, WV – Homegrown Music Festival
3/03/19 – Richmond, VA – The Tin Pan
3/05/19 – Greenville, SC – Gottrocks
3/06/19 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center
3/07/19 – Winchester, VA – Bright Box
3/08/19 – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
3/09/19 – Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag
3/10/19 – Cleveland, OH – The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
5/31/19 – Minden, WV – Mountain Music Festival
9/01/19 – Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Music Festival