Review: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Friday November 21, 2008
Bloomington, IN
The Bluebird
Opening act: The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Headliner: The Avett Brothers

Packed into the standing room-only venue like sardines in a can, I heard some cheers from the very back of the crowd, followed immediately by the steady pounding of a drum. The Rev carried a megaphone, his wife Breezy donned her washboard, and brother Jayme pounded the small bass drum. As they slowly weaved through a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd from back to front and left to right, it quickly became apparent their three-person train was on track to pass directly in front me! I let out a loud