REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND COMES TO FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB!

Sat Dec 10 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB

6615 W Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL 60402

$20

Ages 21+

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FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB PRESENTS:

REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND seen HERE

$20 / General Admission

The new album from Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band was written by candlelight and then recorded using the best technology available in the 1950s.

But listeners won’t find another album as relevant, electrifying and timely as “Dance Songs for Hard Times.”

Scheduled for independent release April 9, 2021, via Thirty Tigers, “Dance Songs for Hard Times” conveys the hopes and fears of pandemic living. Current BMA nominee, Rev. Peyton, the Big Damn Band’s vocalist and world-class fingerstyle guitarist, details bleak financial challenges on the songs “Ways and Means” and “Dirty Hustlin’.” He pines for in-person reunions with loved ones on “No Tellin’ When,” and he pleads for celestial relief on the album-closing “Come Down Angels.”

Far from a depressing listen, “Dance Songs” lives up to its name by delivering action-packed riffs and rhythms across 11 songs. The country blues trio that won over crowds on more than one Warped Tour knows how to make an audience move.

 

Grab dinner before the show at BABYGOLD BARBECUE

Or enjoy full service dining inside the club when doors open.

***PARKING***

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

 

FITZGERALDS Presents
REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND COMES TO FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB!

  • 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

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If you selected Will Call, you'll check in at the entrance when doors open for the show. Please have an ID ready. If the event is General Admission, there is no Reserved Seating. Under 21 ok if accompanied by parent or guardian. Tickets are NOT mailed to you unless you select delivery. All Tickets are Non-Refundable. All Tickets are Non-Transferrable. A NON-REFUNDABLE service charge will be added to the purchase price of each ticket - in the instance of a show cancellation, this fee will not be returned. Parking is available on the street with no permit restrictions or meters; DO NOT park in business or mini-mall lots or you will be towed. NO Filming or Audio Recording without written consent from the performing artist

Outside food and/or drink is not allowed. Enjoy dinner at our restaurant BABYGOLD BARBECUE before the show or inside both The Club & Sidebar. Place a reservation here: https://resy.com/cities/brwy/babygold-barbecue - view the menu here: https://www.babygoldbbq.com/
FITZGERALDS Presents

REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND COMES TO FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB!

Sat Dec 10 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB Berwyn IL
REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND COMES TO FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB!

$20 Ages 21+

FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB PRESENTS:

REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND seen HERE

$20 / General Admission

The new album from Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band was written by candlelight and then recorded using the best technology available in the 1950s.

But listeners won’t find another album as relevant, electrifying and timely as “Dance Songs for Hard Times.”

Scheduled for independent release April 9, 2021, via Thirty Tigers, “Dance Songs for Hard Times” conveys the hopes and fears of pandemic living. Current BMA nominee, Rev. Peyton, the Big Damn Band’s vocalist and world-class fingerstyle guitarist, details bleak financial challenges on the songs “Ways and Means” and “Dirty Hustlin’.” He pines for in-person reunions with loved ones on “No Tellin’ When,” and he pleads for celestial relief on the album-closing “Come Down Angels.”

Far from a depressing listen, “Dance Songs” lives up to its name by delivering action-packed riffs and rhythms across 11 songs. The country blues trio that won over crowds on more than one Warped Tour knows how to make an audience move.

 

Grab dinner before the show at BABYGOLD BARBECUE

Or enjoy full service dining inside the club when doors open.

***PARKING***

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

 

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Thank you for purchasing a ticket to FITZGERALDS!

If you selected Will Call, you'll check in at the entrance when doors open for the show. Please have an ID ready. If the event is General Admission, there is no Reserved Seating. Under 21 ok if accompanied by parent or guardian. Tickets are NOT mailed to you unless you select delivery. All Tickets are Non-Refundable. All Tickets are Non-Transferrable. A NON-REFUNDABLE service charge will be added to the purchase price of each ticket - in the instance of a show cancellation, this fee will not be returned. Parking is available on the street with no permit restrictions or meters; DO NOT park in business or mini-mall lots or you will be towed. NO Filming or Audio Recording without written consent from the performing artist

Outside food and/or drink is not allowed. Enjoy dinner at our restaurant BABYGOLD BARBECUE before the show or inside both The Club & Sidebar. Place a reservation here: https://resy.com/cities/brwy/babygold-barbecue - view the menu here: https://www.babygoldbbq.com/