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Lopa Kothari

Duration:
1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 22 October 2010

Lopa Kothari with sounds from around the world and an exclusive studio session by The Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band. Led by Josh "The Reverend" Peyton, this family affair from Brown County Indiana have become a touring sensation in the States and have just released a new album "Wages", which covers everything from unrequited love, to murder and crystal meth abuse. Producer James Parkin.

Josh "The Reverend" Peyton was born April 12, 1981, Eagletown, Indiana. At age 12, Rev Peyton's father gave him a Kay brand guitar sending Peyton off on an exploration of the blues of BB King and Muddy Waters. Further exploration led to a desire to learn the finger-picking style of artists like Charlie Patton. At the time Peyton was unable to master it. Peyton played a party following his high school graduation, and the next morning suffered excruciating pain in his hands. At that point, he gave up music and spent a year working as the desk clerk in a hotel. Eventually an operation removed a mass of scar tissue. While recovering from surgery, Rev Peyton met (and later married) Breezy. When the bandages were removed, Peyton discovered a new flexibility in his fretting hand that enabled him to play in the "finger" style that had long eluded him. Breezy bought a washboard, and started writing songs with Rev Peyton and Jayme Peyton. Since that time, The Big Damn Band has been touring the United States, and blues festivals in Italy and Switzerland, pausing only to record their CD "Big Damn Nation". In June 2008, they signed with Los Angeles-based SideOneDummy Records. They released "The Whole Fam Damily" and it entered the Billboard Blues Chart at #4. Their album, The Wages, was released on May 25, 2010 and entered the Billboard Blues Album chart at #2.

Music Played

19 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Mekongo

    Mekongo Me Bowa Ya

    Sound d’Afrique, Island Records 204117

  • Image for Keziah Jones

    Keziah Jones Lagos vs NY

    Lagos vs NY Gilles Peterson remix, Because Records

  • Image for Ebo Taylor

    Ebo Taylor Love and Death

    Love and Death,, Strut Records STURT073CD

  • Image for Hot Club of Cowtown

    Hot Club of Cowtown She's Killing me

    What makes Bob Holler, Proper Records PRPCD071

  • Image for Paolo Conte

    Paolo Conte Sotto la Luna Bruna

    Composer L: Conte

    Nelson, Wrasse records WRASS274

  • Studio Session

    • Image for The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

      The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Clap Your Hands

      Composer: Peyton Performers: S. Joshua Peyton (guitar/vocals); Brianne Peyton (washboard/vocals); Aaron Persinger (drums/vocals)

      BBC recording by Sound Engineers Andrew Smillie and Martin Appleby, October 2010

    • Image for The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

      The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Sure feels like rain

      Composer: Peyton Performers: S. Joshua Peyton (guitar/vocals); Brianne Peyton (washboard/vocals); Aaron Persinger (drums/vocals)

      BBC recording by Sound Engineers Andrew Smillie and Martin Appleby, October 2010

  • Image for Deolinda

    Deolinda Um Contra o Outro

    Composer: Pedro da Silva Martins

    Dois Stelos e um Carimbo, World Connection WC43088

  • Image for Warsaw Village Band

    Warsaw Village Band Is anybody in there?

    Composer: Trad, Arr. M. Kleszcz

    Infinity, Jaro Reocrds 4289-2

  • Image for Wilson das Neves

    Wilson das Neves Pra gente fazer mais um samba

    Composer: Wilson das Neves/Paulo Cesar Pinheiro

    Pra gente fazer mais um samba, Totolo Records Totolo 010

  • Studio Session

    • Image for The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

      The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Everything's Raising

      Composer: Peyton Performers: S. Joshua Peyton (guitar/vocals); Brianne Peyton (washboard/vocals); Aaron Persinger (drums/vocals)

      BBC recording by Sound Engineers Andrew Smillie and Martin Appleby, October 2010

    • Image for The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

      The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Born Bred Corn fed

      Composer: Peyton Performers: S. Joshua Peyton (guitar/vocals); Brianne Peyton (washboard/vocals); Aaron Persinger (drums/vocals)

      BBC recording by Sound Engineers Andrew Smillie and Martin Appleby, October 2010

  • Image for Chaweewan Dunnern

    Chaweewan Dunnern Sao lam plearn

    The Sound of Siam, Soundway SNDWCD027

  • Image for Shugo Tokumaru

    Shugo Tokumaru Tracking Elevator

    Tracking Elevator EP, Souterrain Transmission SOU020P

  • Image for Yoav

    Yoav Greed

    A foolproof Escape Plan, PHI/You Are Here records Promo CD

  • Image for VA Capsicum Revoluion

    VA Capsicum Revoluion Immigration Clandestine

    Composer: CAPSI Revolution/Paul Ernest Sambou

    Yes we can – songs about leaving Africa, Out Here Records OH017

  • Image for Ferhat Tunç

    Ferhat Tunç Alisero

    Composer: Umur Hozatli

    Listen to the Banned, Freemuse/Helio HCD7249

  • Image for Kamilya Jubran

    Kamilya Jubran Al shatte' al Akhar

    Composer: K. Jubran/Werner Hasler

    Listen to the Banned, Freemuse/Helio HCD7249

  • Image for Etoile de Dakar

    Etoile de Dakar Jalo

    Performers: Youssou N’Dour

    Sound d’Afrique, Island Records 204117

  • Breezy Peyton

    Breezy Peyton

  • Rev Peyton

    Rev Peyton

  • Joseph Persinger

    Joseph Persinger

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