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.