The Only Thing Big about This Traveling Band Is the Music
Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard
There are some big things about the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, but it's not the band itself.
The group is a little trio featuring two brothers, the Rev. Josh and Jayme Peyton, and the Rev's wife, "Washboard" Breezy Peyton.
The three make big, foot-stomping sounds on washboard, drums and guitar. They are taking that sound on tour with accordion troubadour Jason Webley this month, co-headlining shows with Webley and doing select dates in support of Hot Buttered Rum.
In February and March, the group will open for Irish punk pioneers Flogging Molly.
The group proved its road-warrior status in September when a border agent in Canada refused to let Jayme cross because of some youthful indiscretion that had him banned from the country, according to the band's MySpace blog.
The married Peytons took Jayme to a Greyhound station and waited a second three hours in line to cross the border in order to keep the show date in Canada. The locals found the band a substitute drummer.
The Rev reports that it was the biggest night for CD sales of the tour.
Poor, stranded Jayme ran out of money and had to hide in the woods near a truckstop to avoid being picked up for vagrancy while waiting for the rest of the band to pick him up. But when they came back for him he was relieved, and the tour pressed on.
For the show on Sunday, Eugene's Conjugal Visitors will open, followed by individual sets from Webley and the Big Damn Band. The show will end with Webley joining the Big Band, although we're still pretty sure four people still does not a big band make.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The show starts at 9 p.m. at the WOW Hall, 291 W. Eighth Ave.
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