THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND
Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m.
NASHVILLE – The new Brown County Music Center located in Nashville, Ind., is thrilled to announce a hometown New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday, December 31! Headlined by Brown County-grown country blues favorites The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, this special night will boast a lineup curated by The Rev himself featuring special guests Chance McCoy of Americana powerhouse band Old Crow Medicine Show, and local American roots duo The Hammer and The Hatchet.
About The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band: 2019 BMA Award Nominee, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band are the greatest country-blues band in the world. They are 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. The band’s latest record, Poor Until Payday debuted at #1 on the iTunes Blues Chart and #4 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Reverend Peyton’s guitar work on the record is phenomenal and howls the blues.
About Chance McCoy: A virtuoso fiddler, guitarist, and banjo player, McCoy is best known as a member of GRAMMY-winning Americana powerhouse Old Crow Medicine Show, but ‘Wander Wide,’ his debut solo album, reveals a remarkable depth and versatility far beyond anything we’ve heard from him yet. Captivating in its cross of the traditional and the progressive, the record shows little regard for the conventional boundaries of genre and decade, blending old-school bluegrass melodies with modern rock and roll arrangements and rich, atmospheric production. McCoy based the album off of a live residency show he put on weekly at The Basement in Nashville, and the studio recordings here tap into the same exuberant energy he brought to the stage every night, complete with dazzling performances that unexpectedly twist and turn, sometimes transitioning from one tune to the next within the same track.
About The Hammer and The Hatchet: Birthed by the hill country pickin’ parties that are synonymous with these Brown County Hills, The Hammer and The Hatchet have created a sound that is reaching beyond the county line. John Bowyer, The Hammer, is a virtuoso mandolin player and guitar player who has used his talents as a side man, studio musician, and front man for projects like Old Truck Revival, Punkin’ Holler Boys, Chris Dollar Band, Avocado Chic, and so much more. He recognized in Jayme Hood, The Hatchet, an undiscovered talent, who has quickly moved past protege to become his musical soulmate. The Americana sound that they have created is bluegrass inspired, harmony rich, and heartfelt. They have been co-writing songs and bringing their brand of American Roots music to the region for 3 years and continue to build momentum with every show. The Hammer and the Hatchet have released 2 albums. The first (self titled) in January of 2015 and the second, Winter Fires in October of 2016.
About the Brown County Music Center (opened August 2019): Located in Nashville, Indiana, the Brown County Music Center is a visual and auditory masterpiece with cutting edge design that will bring in nationally known performers and host local events. The new 2000-seat live performance venue offers an incredibly intimate experience for each show. The farthest seat from the stage is only 106 feet away. Nestled on the banks of Salt Creek and located less than one-mile from the largest state park in Indiana and the Village of Nashville, this indoor entertainment venue will host world-class rock, blues, country, pop, jazz, oldies, throwback artists, and more.
About Brown County, Ind.: No matter what you’re looking for, escape comes naturally in Brown County. Eclectic boutiques and galleries, breathtaking scenery, welcoming accommodations, and endless outdoor adventures await in one of America’s original artists’ colonies. From art to the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, and for most, it’s only a short drive away. Unplug from daily life and reconnect with one another as you experience the rustic beauty and artisanal charm of Brown County. Plan your escape today…you’ll be glad you did.