The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band are synonymous with gritty swamp blues and one of the most fun live show experiences out there today. On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, they will release So Delicious. The three musicians that make up this big damn band are the Reverend Peyton, his wife, Washboard Breezy, and drummer Bird Dog. All three are awesome, The Rev slays on slide guitar and with a voice that was destined to sing this kind of music, Breezy plays a washboard like no one else, and it’s rare a live show ends without a washboard being set on fire, Bird Dog’s frenetic drumming ties it all together.
All that awesomeness of a live performance is heard on So Delicious right from the first notes of “Let’s Jump A Train”. One of the most badass guitar riffs you’ll ever hear, plus the fact it’s all The Rev on one guitar playing the chugging bass line and lead guitar at the same time. The next track is one of the most fun tracks on the record, “Pot Roast and Kisses”, which is where So Delicious gets its name from. My favorite track on the record is probably “Raise a Little Hell”. Raisin’ hell is something I feel is synonymous with the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and this track kicks all kind of ass, it even features a children’s choir singing the chorus.
The rest of the album is also a blast, “Scream at the Night” is a fantastic change of pace, slower track sandwiched in between the rocking “Raise A Little Hell” and “Hell Naw”. On “Front Porch Trained” The Rev talks about his musical past, “I never trained at Berkeley, I never went to music school” … “got good on the front porch, I’m front porch trained!” The whole record is a blast, and the final track, “Music and Friends” is a celebration of the music and friends they have made over the years.
So Delicious is one of the most fun record you’ll hear this year. It has unique, witty songwriting, some impressive guitar playing, and a rhythm section that’ll keep you stomping your feet for days. Check out the video for “Raise Some Hell” and stream a few tracks below!
Photo credit: Tyler Zoller
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