The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - CD Release

Western Reserve Folk Arts Association presents

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - CD Release

The Juke Hounds

Thu, November 29, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $23.00

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - CD Release
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - CD Release
Southern Indiana-bred singer-guitarist Reverend Peyton is the bigger-than-life front man of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. That passionate inspiration has made Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band one of America’s foremost country blues outfits. They’ve released eight albums and one EP thus far, and their latest release is 2017’s The Front Porch Sessions. The album showcases Peyton’s dazzling guitar mastery and irrepressible personality, while echoing the enduring spirit of acoustic blues icons.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is known for their expansive live shows, which are renowned for their intensity and abandon. The Reverend’s dedication to delivering the goods on stage is reflected in his flamboyant performance persona.
The Juke Hounds
The Juke Hounds
In 2006, the Juke Hounds were drawn together by a shared attitude about the world. A Midwestern grit that made each of them relate to the blues in the first place -- and then to each other.

The Juke Hounds play ”rock n’ blues with a feeling” all right. But that feeling is not the familiar woe-is-me nobody-loves-me pose, but one of defiance and swagger that says "you can't keep me down." The music, the lyrics and even the bands aggressive stage presence, announce they are a force to be reckoned with.

The Juke Hounds know something about defiance. When friends, family and even fellow musicians insisted that playing the rock and blues in Ohio was a foolish waste of time, The Jukes took their advice as a personal challenge. Today, the Juke Hounds are rocking hard edged rock infused blues to packed houses across Northeast Ohio -- not to mention all the way to Memphis.

In 2010, The Juke Hounds won the Cleveland Blues Society “Road To Memphis” competition and represented Akron, Canton, and Cleveland at the 2011 International Blues Competition in Memphis where the band showcased at the Hard Rock Café’ on Beale Street. Then in 2013, The Juke Hounds won the NEOBA Blues Competition representing Northeast Ohio at the 2014 International Blues Competition held in Memphis TN with feature stories in regional papers and a cover photo in the Enjoy Section of the ABJ.

Steeped in electric rock n’ blues, these seasoned musicians bring their considerable musical skills to put a Midwestern spin on strong original material and a traditional rock n’ blues repertoire. Frontman, Bob Gardner belts out melodic vocals that soar over the groove with the rock solid bottom by bassist Gerard Dominick, and the hard-hitting spare beat laid down by drummer Keith McFarren, and now the triple added punch with sax, lead & backup vocals and rhythm guitar compliments of J. Calvin.

Right now The Juke Hounds have songs on rotation internationally throughout Europe and Australia. Regionally, the tracks "Ohio", “Leavin’ Memphis” and “Rustbelt Strong” are spinning now on 91.3 The Summit and the “330”.

The Juke Hounds hit hard, that's for sure. But their musical pugilism isn't about knocking anybody down. It's about bringing the crowd to their feet and keeping 'em there until it's time to go home -- maybe even a little later. Catch a show near you or check out their website,
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240