Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band put on a big damn performance in the Windy City on Friday night.

If you have not yet come across Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, now is the time. It won’t be hard to catch them in a city near you, as they seem to be constantly on tour. Having just returned to the US from New Zealand, they will be continuing on tour throughout the US before heading over to the UK.

Last February, when they rolled into Chicago, the severe weather prevented a lot of fans being able to come along and enjoy the show. This time around, they were out in force. However, it has to be said that Reverend Peyton does seem to bring the snow with him whenever he comes to town.

Chicago was delighted to be privy to a set list that combined both older material, such as Left Hand George and Devils Look Like Angels, and newer material from their 2015 album, So Delicious, including fan favorites, “Raise A Little Hell” and “Pot Roast and Kisses”. Fans were also treated to a sneak peak of a couple of songs from an upcoming album which they recently recorded during their time in New Zealand.

For a three-piece band, their sound and presence on stage pack a punch. It’s great to see something different to the norm, with Breezy on her washboard and Ben on his drum kit consisting partly of an upside down plastic bucket. Fans of slide guitar should look up Reverend Peyton himself. He plays some of the best slide guitars you will ever see, whilst making it all look effortless. As the song says, he was “Front Porch Trained.”

Trying to describe the show is not too easy to do. You need to witness it in person. Sometimes words cannot do a show justice, and this is one of those times. You can’t help but enjoy yourself; the fun they have on stage is contagious. There’s always that cheeky look in Rev’s eye, just shortly before he kicks Ben’s cymbal across the stage. An absolute must-see show.

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

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