Big Damn Band coming to Hall of Fame

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Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will perform at the Woodward Theatre at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum on August 24, 2019.

In its quest to bring in not only bluegrass, but various types of roots music, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is bringing Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and its country blues to Woodward Theatre for a 7 p.m. show on Aug. 24.

The Brown County, Indiana-based band performs between 250 and 300 shows a year.

Members are Josh "The Reverend" Peyton, guitar and vocals; "Washboard" Breezy Peyton, who plays washboard with work gloves adorned by thimbles; and Max Senteney, who plays drums and a 5-gallon plastic bucket.

On its 12-year history, the Big Damn Band has toured throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

In 2014, they performed at the International Bar-B-Q Festival in Owensboro.

A news release says, "Peyton has kept alive a tradition of fingerpicking pioneered by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt with the energy and attitude of Howlin' Wolf."

The Big Damn Band's website says it has toured with "some of the last of the great Delta blues and Hill Country blues legends like David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, T-Model Ford and Robert Belfour.

The band has released nine albums and one EP.

On October 5, 2018, it released its latest album -- "Poor Until Payday."

Tickets are $20.50.

They are available at bluegrasshall.org or by calling 270-926-789

Keith Lawrence, 270-691-7301, klawrence@messenger-inquirer.com

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