The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Sun Feb 27 2022

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Lafayette's Music Room - Memphis

2119 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN 38104

$15.00

Ages 21+

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Doors open at 6 pm. Join us for dinner and drinks. Add Four-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for One $70 / Dinner for Two $130 (Tax & Gratuity Included). See the options below.

APPETIZER to share 
Roasted Stuffed Mushrooms
Roasted herb tomatoes, smoked Gouda cheese *Vegetarian
Melon Ceviche
Light and refreshing melon and shrimp marinated in lime juice *Gluten Free
Spring Rolls
Fried vegetable egg rolls served with teriyaki and sweet chili sauces *Vegetarian

SOUP OR SALAD  choice of
Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo (cup)  *Does not contain seafood. Contains pork
Red Beans and Rice (cup) *Vegetarian
Side House Salad
With dressing of choice *Gluten Free and Vegetarian

ENTREE choice of 
Braised Boneless Short Ribs
Braised boneless short ribs, sour cream mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, burgundy mushroom pan sauce
Paneed Chicken 
Lightly battered chicken breast, lemon caper butter, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, linguine
Blackened Redfish
Redfish served over slow-cooked N'awlins style red beans and rice with roasted tomatoes *Gluten Free. Blackened seasoning is spicy
Midtown Mac-N-Cheese
Rotini pasta tossed in rich white cheddar sauce, with cornbread topping and blackened chicken *Blackened seasoning is spicy

DESSERT choice of 
Chocolate Layer Cake
Turtle Cheesecake


Bottle Service
Veuve Clicquot $148
Mumm Napa Brut Champagne $47
Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio $47
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot $47

*General Admission seats are first-come, first-serve Vegas-style. With Vegas-style seating, you will be seated with other guests.

**All Sales are final. No refunds and or exchanges.

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

  • 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.”

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$15.00

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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.

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Sun Feb 27 2022 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Lafayette's Music Room - Memphis Memphis TN
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

$15.00 Ages 21+

Doors open at 6 pm. Join us for dinner and drinks. Add Four-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for One $70 / Dinner for Two $130 (Tax & Gratuity Included). See the options below.

APPETIZER to share 
Roasted Stuffed Mushrooms
Roasted herb tomatoes, smoked Gouda cheese *Vegetarian
Melon Ceviche
Light and refreshing melon and shrimp marinated in lime juice *Gluten Free
Spring Rolls
Fried vegetable egg rolls served with teriyaki and sweet chili sauces *Vegetarian

SOUP OR SALAD  choice of
Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo (cup)  *Does not contain seafood. Contains pork
Red Beans and Rice (cup) *Vegetarian
Side House Salad
With dressing of choice *Gluten Free and Vegetarian

ENTREE choice of 
Braised Boneless Short Ribs
Braised boneless short ribs, sour cream mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, burgundy mushroom pan sauce
Paneed Chicken 
Lightly battered chicken breast, lemon caper butter, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, linguine
Blackened Redfish
Redfish served over slow-cooked N'awlins style red beans and rice with roasted tomatoes *Gluten Free. Blackened seasoning is spicy
Midtown Mac-N-Cheese
Rotini pasta tossed in rich white cheddar sauce, with cornbread topping and blackened chicken *Blackened seasoning is spicy

DESSERT choice of 
Chocolate Layer Cake
Turtle Cheesecake


Bottle Service
Veuve Clicquot $148
Mumm Napa Brut Champagne $47
Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio $47
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot $47

*General Admission seats are first-come, first-serve Vegas-style. With Vegas-style seating, you will be seated with other guests.

**All Sales are final. No refunds and or exchanges.

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.”

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
General Admission seats are first-come, first-serve Vegas-style. With Vegas-style seating, you will be seated with other guests.
$15.00

Delivery Method

Will Call

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.