2nd Show Added: LOS LOBOS w/ Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and Jeremy Short

Sat Dec 10 2022

7:15 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB

6615 W Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL 60402

$79

Ages 21+

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FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB PRESENTS:

LOS LOBOS w/ Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band & Jeremy Short 

$79 / STANDING ROOM ONLY

7:15pm - Jeremy Short
8pm - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
9:30pm - LOS LOBOS

The journey of Los Lobos began in 1973, 50 years ago this year, when David Hidalgo (vocals, guitar, and pretty much anything with strings), Louie Perez (drums, vocals, guitar), Cesar Rosas (vocals, guitar), and Conrad Lozano (bass, vocals, guitarrón) earned their stripes playing revved-up versions of Mexican folk music in restaurants and at parties. The band evolved in the 1980s as it tapped into L.A.’s burgeoning punk and college rock scenes. They were soon sharing bills with bands like the Circle Jerks, Public Image Ltd. and the Blasters, whose saxophonist, Steve Berlin, would eventually leave the group to join Los Lobos in 1984.

 

Grab dinner before the show at BABYGOLD BARBECUE
 

***PARKING***

There is rather limited street parking in the area, we recommend arriving by rideshare, bicycle, or rickshaw.  

FITZGERALDS Presents
2nd Show Added: LOS LOBOS w/ Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and Jeremy Short

  • Tickets to this event are Sold Out.
  • Los Lobos

    Los Lobos

    Rock

  • The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

    The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

    Country Folk

    There aren’t a lot of Warped Tour vets who can claim proficiency in the use of washboards, bottleneck slides and five-gallon buckets. Most didn’t spend their teens playing along to Charlie Patton and Bukka White albums. And just about none are fronted by a commissioned member of the Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels.

    But the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, who appeared for two weeks on the 2009 Warped Tour and will be on the entire 2010 tour, are all that and more. With wild sing-a-longs and flaming washboards, their live shows have been converting skeptics left and right.

    Now, with the May 25 release of “The Wages,” the soulful, swinging country-blues trio proves they’re more than just a world class live band. Their second album for SideOneDummy Records, it was produced by Paul Mahern (Zero Boys, John Mellencamp) and recorded in the band’s Big Damn Tradition: live in the studio with no overdubs on honest-to-goodness analog tape.

    Appropriate to our times, “The Wages” is thematically rooted in the blues tradition of hard-bitten reality matched with enduring optimism.

    There are songs that deal with crystal meth abuse and the disappearance of the American family farm (“In a Holler Over There”), the cost of living (“Everything’s Raising”), unrequited love (“Sure Feels Like Rain”) and, of course, murder (“Lick Creek Road”).

    But the Reverend’s brood also celebrates rural life on “Born Bred Corn Fed,” serves up danceable sing-a-longs like “Clap Your Hands,” and offers renewed hope for hard times in “Just Getting By.”

    The Big Damn Band is very much a family affair, with the good reverend on finger-style resonator guitar and lead vocals, his wife “Washboard” Breezy Peyton on washboard and vocals, and distant cousin Aaron “Cuz” Persinger on drums and bucket. The band’s home base is deep in the hills of Southern Indiana’s Brown County, which boasts a population of 14,957. (Or 14,954 when the band’s out on the road playing close to 250 gigs a year, including appearances at the Austin City Limits festival and tours with Flogging Molly, Derek Trucks, and Clutch.)

    “I grew up in the country, and rural life and rural culture has shaped me and my music,” says Reverend Peyton, who really is a Kentucky Colonel, just like Elvis Presley, Roy Rogers and Tiger Woods. “I have been playing music since I was a little kid. I am pretty sure we are on to something now.”

    That combination of authenticity and originality is evident throughout “The Wages,” driven by the trio’s big damn vocals and melodies, gutbucket guitar playing, and foot-stomping rhythms, all in service of songs that are honest and moving, devoid of irony or artifice.

    “We may be few in numbers, but we sound big,” says Washboard Breezy. “And I think we stand for something big too. Even if sometimes it’s just that it is okay to be a regular person.”

  • Jeremy Short

    Jeremy Short

    Blues-Rock

FITZGERALDS Presents

2nd Show Added: LOS LOBOS w/ Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and Jeremy Short

Sat Dec 10 2022 7:15 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB Berwyn IL
2nd Show Added: LOS LOBOS w/ Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and Jeremy Short
  • Tickets to this event are Sold Out.

$79 Ages 21+

FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB PRESENTS:

LOS LOBOS w/ Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band & Jeremy Short 

$79 / STANDING ROOM ONLY

7:15pm - Jeremy Short
8pm - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
9:30pm - LOS LOBOS

The journey of Los Lobos began in 1973, 50 years ago this year, when David Hidalgo (vocals, guitar, and pretty much anything with strings), Louie Perez (drums, vocals, guitar), Cesar Rosas (vocals, guitar), and Conrad Lozano (bass, vocals, guitarrón) earned their stripes playing revved-up versions of Mexican folk music in restaurants and at parties. The band evolved in the 1980s as it tapped into L.A.’s burgeoning punk and college rock scenes. They were soon sharing bills with bands like the Circle Jerks, Public Image Ltd. and the Blasters, whose saxophonist, Steve Berlin, would eventually leave the group to join Los Lobos in 1984.

 

Grab dinner before the show at BABYGOLD BARBECUE
 

***PARKING***

There is rather limited street parking in the area, we recommend arriving by rideshare, bicycle, or rickshaw.