Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band / Rosco Bandana
December 8, 2012
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band comes roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills playing a brand of Americana and delta blues combined with hillbilly fervor and musical precision sharp as razor wire. This trio is a force to be reckoned with.
The growl of a good truck engine, the fiercest passion for their home in the country, and an uncanny ability to breathe new life into old forms of music give them an exclusive pedigree many Americana acts would kill for. An ironclad work ethic keeps them on the road 250 dates a year, playing for audiences with hurricane force. The band has created their own community out on the road and performing transports them away from their troubles to a joyous release. Their new album Between the Ditches is a chronicle of this lifestyle.
With a well-established reputation for their incendiary live shows, The Big Damn Band set out to make an album that would finally capture the same heat. Recorded at White Arc Studio in Bloomington, Indiana, the album was produced by Reverend Peyton and Paul Mahern (John Mellencamp, Iggy Pop), and mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Dr. John, Shins). Between The Ditches is The Big Damn Band’s fifth album and the best yet. It features a new level of maturity and craftsmanship in both recording and songwriting technique.
Rosco Bandana is a Gulfport based band whose act includes blues/americana style music blended with modern folk and a hint of gypsy fanfare. The newly formed band has been shaking up the music scene with their energetic live performances.