Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band “Scream At The Night” — Exclusive Premiere

by Acoustic Nation
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at 1:10am

With a title like “Scream At The Night,” who wouldn’t sit up and listen?!

From the band’s upcomingSo Delicious album, it starts off with twangy guitars and a down and dirty harmonica, this could be called a protest song. A call to action.

If nothing else it got me tapping and nodding. It’s a juicy plain spoken assault on conformity. I dig it.

As the Reverend himself shares, “The chord progression of this song started as a joke. I was just playing around with some of those famous "hit song" chord progressions, but playing them backwards. The progression in the verses came to me messing around like that. Then I came up with the walking fingerstyle runs that happen in the intro and choruses. My thumb plays what your fingers traditionally would play, and my fingers play like your thumb would traditionally play... At least in fingerstyle blues. I played it for the band and we all looked at each other and decided it wasn't a joke, but rather something really beautiful and interesting. To me it is almost like turning a song upside down in a way. Also, despite being a ‘pretty’ song, it might be the angriest song on the record.”

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will begin the North American leg of their new tour on February 25 in Chicago, Ill. The So Delicious tour will reach 50 U.S. markets including theSouth by Southwest (SXSW) music festival before hitting international territories in May and then again next fall.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band bridges genres and eras with an intensity and effortlessness few contemporary artists possess. Their new album So Delicious elevates the trio’s work to a new level.

Produced by Rev. Peyton, So Delicious, due out February 17, 2015, offers the band’s most diverse collection of songs yet, buoyed by the Rev.’s supercharged six-string virtuosity — a unique style of fingerpicking inspired by his Delta blues heroes, but taken to new, original heights.

The fifth full-length original album by the group — which includes Breezy Peyton on washboard and supporting vocals and Ben Bussell on drums and supporting vocals — is their debut on Shanachie/Yazoo Records, a label known for the historic reissues of blues and other forms of old-time American music that are the bedrock inspiration for the Rev.’s sound and approach.

In-store Dates:
Sun., Feb. 15 BLOOMINGTON, IN Landlocked Music
Tue., Feb. 17 INDIANAPOLIS, IN Indy CD & Vinyl
Thu., Feb. 19 TOLEDO, OH Culture Clash Records
Fri., Feb. 20 CINCINATTI, OH Shake It Records
Sat., Feb. 21 NASHVILLE, TN Grimeys
Sun., Feb. 22 ST. LOUIS MO Vintage Vinyl
Tour Dates:
Wed., Feb. 25 CHICAGO, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
Thu., Feb. 26 FLINT, MI Machine Shop
Fri., Feb. 27 FERNDALE, MI Magic Bag+
Sat., Feb. 28 DAYTON, OH Oddbody’s
Sun., March 1 TOLEDO, OH Frankie’s Toledo
Wed., March 4 SPRINGFIELD, IL Donnie’s Homespun
Thu., March 5 MADISON, WI – Frequency+
Fri., March 6 ST. PAUL, MN Turf Club
Sat., March 7 DES MOINES, IA Gas Lamp
Tue., March 10 JACKSONVILLE FL Jack Rabbit
Thu., March 11 ORLANDO, FL Will’s Pub
Fri., March 13 DELRAY BEACH, FL Vintage Tap
Sat., March 14 BRADENTON, FL Ace’s
Sun., March 15 TAMPA, FL State Theater
Tue.-Fri., March 17-20 AUSTIN, TX SXSW
Sat., March 21 DALLAS, TX Gas Monkey
Tue., March 24 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Low Spirits
Wed., March 25 FLAGSTAFF, AZ Orpheum
Thu., March 26 PHOENIX, AZ Crescent
Fri., March 27 SAN DIEGO, CA Merrow
Sat., March 28 LOS ANGELES, CA The Mint
Sun., March 29 LAS VEGAS, NV Beauty Bar
Wed., April 1 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge
Fri., April 3 DENVER, CO Bluebird Theater
Sat., April 4 FORT COLLINS, CO Hodi’s
Sun., April 5 LINCOLN, NE Bourbon Theater
Tue., April 7 KANSAS CITY, MO Knuckleheads
Wed., April 8 ST. LOUIS, MO Plush
Thu., April 9 FAYETTEVILLE, AR George’s Majestic Lounge
Sat., April 11 CLARKSDALE, MS Juke Joint Festival
Sat., April 18 INDIANAPOLIS, IN Butler Arts Fest
Wed., April 22 COLUMBUS, OH Woodlands Tavern
Thu., April 23 CLEVELAND, OH Grog Shop
Tue., April 28 LEXINGTON KY Cosmic Charlie’s
Wed., April 29 ASHEVILLE, NC Grey Eagle
Thu., April 30 ATLANTA, GA The Earl
Fri., May 1 CHAPEL HILL, NC Local 506
Sat., May 2 WASHINGTON DC The Hamilton
Tue., May 5 ANNAPOLIS, MD Ram’s Head Live
Wed., May 6 HARRISBURG PA Appalachian Brewing Co
Thu., May 7 NEW YORK, NY Mercury Lounge
Fri., May 8 BOSTON, MA Thunder Road

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