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The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Harvest Sons

Thu, April 4, 2019

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

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$17 (Advance) / $20 (Day of Show)

This event is 18 and over

Ticket Prices listed do NOT include additional Ticket Fees added at online checkout & box office

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
"Kindred spirits to Reverend Peyton are John Lee Hooker and RL Burnside." - The Washington Post

2019 BMA Award Nominee The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band are the greatest country-blues band in the world. Led by Reverend Peyton, who most consider to be the premier finger picker playing today. 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. Now The Big Damn Band is back with an explosive new record and world tour. Reverend Peyton's guitar work on the new record Poor Until Payday is phenomenal and howls the blues. Poor Until Payday is a bluesy ode to the blue collar - working class and it delvers in spades!
Harvest Sons
Harvest Sons
The Saga Continues...

The winter of 2015, an epiphany hit lead singer Seth Cocquit, of Harvest Sons, that would change the direction of his music and life, fooorrreeever.

The epiphany was the result of deep soul searching and realizing life is a short game we get to play.

Seth cut his teeth in the 7 member punk-grass outfit, Frank F. Sidney’s Western Bandit Volunteers, spending 5 years on fiddle in the corner of Midwest dive bars, festivals, farm parties and druuuuunkass campfires.

The first one to come to Seth’s aid was hometown friend and bass master Andy Greiner. They played their first gig at a St. Jude fundraiser in the corner of Pour House Taproom where future member Nik Grafelman was perched on a barstool. Hearing the other two playing Avett Bros. and Old Crow songs,

Nik goes, “I like what you boys played there” (paraphrasing) and the rest was HOT DAMN history.

Nik would eventually introduce the band to his childhood friend, and longtime drummer Nathan Glaser. Nathan, a Galva, Illinois native who had recently moved back home from Phoenix, AZ where he had been playing in a Social Distortion cover band, had developed an unhealthy obsession with Star Wars action figures and Metallica, and found himself 1) sleeping on his old race car bed, and 2) actually enjoying folk-rock music.

Juggling day jerbs and figuring out 4 different schedules of guys who had, like, 5 DIFFERENT projects simultaneously, eventually lead to Harvest Sons getting their shit together and putting something on a record in hopes of chasing the ultimate dream - filling 50 capacity rooms, every night, for the rest of their God given lives.

After 2 years of playing regional shows, wondering if Harvest Sons is a good or bad idea, and letting Harvest Sons discover its sound, we are now poised to put out out Flat Black Live Sessions this October, 2018.

Where it goes from there is anybody’s guess. Seeing this great big world from the vicinity of a 12 passenger van while wanting to kill each other seems like the next logical step.

Influenced by heroes Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, John Prine, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, Sturgill Simpson and countless other authentically-rich musicians, Harvest Sons will have plenty of great music to listen to on their journey.

....and hopefully, the world might one day listen to their shit too.
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701