Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band have consistently delivered one great record after another and, with Poor Until Payday, they clearly intend to keep that streak going.
Poor Until Payday is the group’s second offering on their own Family Owned Records label through Thirty Tigers. The 3-piece group made up of The Rev, his wife Washboard Breezy, and drummer Max Senteney are as much ZZ Top as they are Bukka White. Writing original songs in the country blues style of White, Charley Patton and Mississippi John Hurt, they crank a single 1949 Supro amp as far as it will go, and perform them in their particular incendiary style.
With Breezy on the washboard, and Max playing everything from traditional drums to suitcases and maple syrup buckets, the Big Damn Band lives up to its name and keeps the tradition of country blues alive, while performing it with their electric style.