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Monday, September 17, 2012

Six Ways to Get the Most Out of the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Show

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 10:53 AM

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3. When implored to clap along, clap as loud as you possibly can. Clap, hambone, high-five your neighbors, use your thighs as drums, find whatever you can and add some heft to the rhythm section. Rev. Peyton's wife, Breezy, makes the washboard her bitch and adds a rhythmic element to the show like you've never seen. When she looks to the audience for help, be sure to lend her a hand.

2. If given the chance, or when not dancing/taking a break from hooting and/or hollering, take a moment to actually watch all the musicians. Reverend is an absurdly impeccable guitarist who can finger-slide, pluck and twang with the best of them. Because the ironically named Big Damn Band plays with a bare minimum of members, Reverend has to cover both melodic guitar parts as well as bass, but he can do it very well. Drummer and five-gallon bucket-beater Aaron "Cuz" Persinger is fun to watch as he pounds away at his drum set and innocent plastic buckets. And Breezy is an absolute treat to watch as she harasses her washboard with her gloved hands and provides added crazy, scratchy intermittent cadences and patterns.

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