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Between The Ditches
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band have created a unique sound, built on the foundation of roots delta blues, with a bit of hillbilly on top. Based in Indiana, the Big Damn Band consist of the Reverend on lead guitar and vocals, his wife Breezy on washboards and drummer Aaron Persinger.

If you love raucous blues guitar, you'll be a fan of the Reverend. No pedals needed, it's just guitar, cable and amp. He plays slide on a few old National guitars and also plays a cigar box model. His fingerstyle (modeled after delta blues legend Charlie Patton) gives the band a fuller sound than you'd imagine from three musicians. Having seen them live, I can tell you that it's all in the fingers, not in any overdubbing.

Between the Ditches is a return to the sound they delivered in 2010's The Wages, after 2011's Peyton on Patton, where they covered Charlie Patton's classics. The return is strong. Compelling stories, covering a range of topics, all supported by great musicianship.

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band are probably unlike any band you've ever heard. But you'll want to hear them again and again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band (consisting of Josh Peyton on a slew of cool guitars, his wife "Washboard" Breezy on washboard, percussion, and red leather boots, and distant cousin Aaron "Cuz" Persinger on a drum set that incorporates a 5 gallon bucket), celebrates hard times, life on the road, self-dependency, family, and righteous protection of our land from greedy corporations (and, no, corporations are not people) is this latest batch of songs on "Between the Ditches."

Whether a label like Delta Blues, madcap Americana, or Rasputins of folk best fits the music really does not matter. The pent-up wallop of the songs, the earnest stories, the incredible facility on a guitar do. This collection is a great starting point for those new to the Reverend's flock of die-hards and an even-better must-have recording for fans who have been following this band back and forth on the road for the past several plus years. (I can almost give this one a 5th star, but not quite.)

Do yourself a favor and get to one of their live shows. You will like the recorded music even more and see firsthand that technique, practice, touring, and unbridled glee result in some memorable music being unleashed. Thank you, Reverend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 11, 2012
If you are a Peyton fan, this is their best album yet. True to their form but cleaned up a bit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2012
Got the album today, it's one of those albums which if you aren't bobbing your head or tapping your toes withing ten seconds of pushing PLAY that you might need to seek medical attention.

I had heard of the groups older stuff and to some of it, it sounded like someone gave Johnny Bravo a guitar and a microphone, this album however seems a lot more structured than some of the other songs I've heard...it's got heavier rifts, addictive rhythm and as my title states, I can't believe this is made by a trio who's repertoire includes a cigar box, a 5-gallon bucket, a washboard, thimbles and golf gloves. The end result is is an album packed full of gritty, raw, and eclectic sounds bordering blues and bluegrass...a much welcome relief in a world constantly in favor of auto-tuned "artists" and fabricated talent.

Get these guys in with The Black Keys and you'd have a heck of a show :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2012
The songs are based on true events and stories, the music is fast and they are even better live!
If you have a chance to see them, do not let that chance pass you by.
Also check out The Wages cd.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2014
Bitchin' Great original Music.
If you get a chance to see them live don't miss it.

Had a blast at Jammin Java on Halloween!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2013
Great Blues Album! If you love both old Country Blues and modern blues and Southern Rock you will dig this. And it is from my home state!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2015
Fast delivery! Listening to The Reverend always makes me happy. Amazing guitar!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2015
Freakin' awesome! Will buy more of their albums.
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on July 10, 2014
Another great one by the good Reverend and his Big Damn Band.
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