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What Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band promises to do at the Eiteljorg June 1

by DeShong Perry-Smitherman, Eiteljorg public relations manager | May 22, 2013

                                                         Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
                                                                Performs at 7:30, June 1
                                                                 at the Eiteljorg Museum

A blast of hillbilly passion and Delta blues will captivate audience members when Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band hits the stage NEXT Saturday, June 1 at  7 p.m., here at the Eiteljorg.

The group known for its incendiary live shows promises to bring the heat - with a ferocious blues explosion never before seen inside the walls of any museum. Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, plays a brand of Americana and Blues music that stands alone. The band’s new album, “Between The Ditches,” chronicles their Indiana roots.

"I love guitars,” says the good Reverend. “The guitar has shaped my whole life, and given me a career where I get to travel the world and play music… I know it is a museum, but wine and cheese crowd be warned. We still plan to rock the place!" And because Reverend Peyton plays everything - from a 1930s National guitar to a cigar box, his act fits right in with the museum’s Guitars! exhibit.

“I am going to be performing songs in honor of the exhibit from my personal collection of rare, vintage, and custom guitars,” he says.  Here are the details about the June 1 show:

Attendees must be 21 and older
$15 general admission
$10 Eiteljorg Museum members
Tickets may be purchased by calling the museum at 317-636-9378.

Photo credits: Scott Toepfer and Bill Steber

According to their website, the Rev. J. Peyton, his wife Breezy and distant cousin Aaron “Cuz” Persinger, who make up the trio, are a living breathing embodiment of the traditions and hard work ethic native to their Brown County, Ind., home. Their June 1 concert will fill the museum with music that celebrates the growl of a good truck engine, passion for their country upbringing and the importance of family.

Hope to see you at the concert for a hillbilly good time!

DeShong Perry-Smitherman
Eiteljorg public relations manager



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