The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band brings something special to today's music world, through a genre that first thrived short of a century ago. With a steel guitar, washboard and percussion, their root blues sound made them a buzz band at the Midwest Music Summit in 2003, and since then have earned much acclaim and success throughout the U.S.
This Thursday, November 9, Rock Music Review will sponsor their appearance at Doc's Music Hall in Muncie, Indiana.
Reverend Peyton (RP): The Reverend Peyton was nicknamed Reverend long before the internet allowed him to be ordained, and he has performed marriages all over the United States.
RMR: Is there a large scene of root blues in the United States?
RMR: Is it larger in other countries?
RMR: I myself have mistakenly referred to your music as Bluegrass. Does this happen often, and what is the difference?
RP: It happens a lot, because most people don't realize what the music even is. Country blues came first. Before BB King, Stevie Ray, Buddy Guy, and before the electric guitar - there was country blues. Roots blues actually came way before Bluegrass. Bluegrass is only as old as the 40's. Before that white country music is referred to as "Old Timey" which is different from bluegrass.
RMR: You have a new CD out, entitled "Big Damn Nation". Can you tell me how it differs from your last album?
RMR: Any special surprises on the disc?
RMR: I noticed the album is from Family Owned Records, but I can't seem to find any information on the label. Is it your own label?
RMR: Will you have releases from other artists?
RMR: You've been touring all over the U.S. lately. What are your best and worst experiences while on tour?
RMR LIGHTNING ROUND (!!)
Charley Patton or Booker T. Jones?
Charley Patton of course.
Bush Brothers or Heinz?
Van Camp's Pork and Beans
Diamonds on your neck or diamonds on your grill?
Grill, but Breezy won't let me get a gold tooth.
M&Ms: plain or peanut?
Breezy likes peanuts, but I do not.
Final Fantasy XII or Chess?
Burnt toast or cold coffee?
Burnt Toast with Apple Butter
Banjolin or Ukelele?
Their new album "Big Damn Nation" is in stores now.
For those living in Central or East Central Indiana, be sure to check them out this Thursday!
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