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Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band w/ Tinsley Ellis – $15/20
November 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm$15 – $20
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band The Rev and company fuse country, blues, hillbilly fervor with a youthful indie rock energy. With gritty growling vocals and striking finger picking, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is inspired by iconic bluesmen like Charley Patton and Furry Lewis. Like The White Stripes and The Black Keys, this energized band is able to translate the spirit of those seminal masters into the 21st century to an eclectic and rabid fan base. American Blues Scenerecently had him on their cover and declared, “Like the Rolling Stones in the 60’s, Reverend Peyton is bringing young music fans back to the blues.”
w/ Tinsley Ellis Southern blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis may speak no evil, but he sings and plays with the conviction of, as Billboard wrote, “…a man possessed.” Over the course of 11 albums and literally thousands of live performances, Ellis easily ranks as one of today’s most electrifying blues-rock guitarists and vocalists. He attacks his music with rock power and blues feeling, in the same tradition as his Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman and Freddie King and his old friends Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. Atlanta Magazine declared Ellis “the most significant blues artist to emerge from Atlanta since Blind Willie McTell.” Since first hitting the national scene with his Alligator Records debut Georgia Blue in 1988, Ellis has toured non-stop and continued to release one critically acclaimed album after another. Tinsley’s hometown paper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, calls his music “a potent, amazing trip through electric blues-rock.” Rolling Stone says he plays “feral blues guitar…non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge…his eloquence dazzles…he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.”