The Reverend Peyton Featured on John Mellencamp's New Track EYES ON THE PRIZE
Heartland rocker John Mellencamp has released a new song "Eyes On The Prize," the first single from his upcoming record Other People's Stuff, featuring the inimitable guitar playing of Reverend J. Peyton of The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.
"Being asked to be a part of this project was such an honor," writes Peyton. "I was nervous, I was excited, I stayed up all night working on this finger-style slide guitar version of the song. When I brought it to the studio John liked what I was doing with the song so much, that we recorded it together live to tape. We were knee to knee underneath 1930's RCA ribbon mics, with my 1934 National guitar. It was one of the most powerful musical experiences of my life".
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band are the world's greatest practitioners of classic country-blues, featuring the foremost finger-picking steel guitar player in the Rev, and the sensational rhythm and vocal accompaniment of Washboard Breezy, Rev's wife of 15 years, who has played by his side since the band's inception and is known for setting her washboard on fire, Jimi Hendrix-style, as part of the group's dynamic live performances.
The group recently released their ninth album, Poor Until Payday via the band's own Family Owned Records label through Nashville indie Thirty Tigers. The album has earned significant acclaim from publications including Rolling Stone Country, American Songwriter, Relix, No Depression, and more as the group continues to build buzz while on their current national tour. Poor Until Payday is available for purchase here.
The band are currently on tour with headline dates through the fall. See full list of dates below.
Nov 14 - Zanzabar - Louisville, KY
Nov 15 - Exit-In - Nashville, TN
Nov 16 - The Ramkat - Winston-Salem, NC
Nov 17 - Asheville Music Hall - Asheville, NC
Nov 18 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Nov 23 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
Nov 24 - Southgate House - Newport, KY
Nov 29 - Kent Stage - Kent, OH
Nov 30 - Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
Dec 01 - Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
Dec 04 - Stanhope House - Stanhope, NJ
Dec 05 - Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA
Dec 06 - Thunder Road - Somerville, MA
Dec 07 - Bijou Theatre - Bridgeport, CT
Dec 08 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
Dec 09 - Mercury Lounge - New York City, NY
Dec 28 - Martyrs - Chicago, IL
Dec 29 - Blueberry Hill - St. Louis, MO
Dec 31 - The Bluebird - Bloomington, IN