Album: The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Between the Ditches (SideOneDummy)


The Reverend Peyton's brooding baritone bark is the vocal equivalent of a scowl, perfect for the blues sermons bashed out by his trio on Between the Ditches.

With his wife, Breezy, serving as a one-woman amen corner, and distant cousin Aaron Persinger laying down the floppy-boot-stomp drums behind Peyton's spiky, waspish National steel slide guitar on tracks like "Something for Nothing", the result is a peculiarly infectious blues crusade, touching on themes of money, morality and social responsibility.