"Chock-full of pure energy, Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band is vintage blues with a shot of dance music on steroids thrown in for good measure. Put it this way: if the Reverend's playing and your feet aren't shuffling around you better check your pulse. That helps make The Whole Fam Damnily, a disc recorded in a church in Bloomington, Indiana, a mixture like nothing else, one that probably deserves its own category." -Terry Mullins, Jambase.com
"His playing style melded the delicate elements of Mississippi John Hurt's music, the vocal anguish and slash-and-burn acoustic slide styles of Charley Patton and Son House, the rebelliousness and everyman storytelling of folk icon Woody Guthrie, and a hint of Americana rock of the kind performed by Scarecrow era John Mellencamp, also an Indiana native. -Will Romano, BLUES REVUE MAGAZINE
"The album is soulful, entertaining, and heartfelt from start to finish. The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and their new release, The Whole Fam Damily, come with my highest recommendation to anyone who is willing to give good music a chance." Andre Monney, Something Punk
"When I first received "The Whole Fam Damnily" in the mail and gave it a listen I knew this was a band that I had to find out more about. The Album was like nothing I had ever heard before. Sure, I had listened to Son House and Robert Johnson and some other blues relics. But I had never heard a newer artist come across as completely honest as the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. They sounded like they weren't trying; they were just playing for themselves." -Isaac Smith, AMP Magazine.
"The Rev. Peyton swings country blues like a velvet hammer, its impact cloaked in rural tones and a timeless simplicity. Yet in an unassuming folk/Americana way, Reverend Peyton is capable of riling the same beast he soothes. It is this type of raw and immediate blues that addresses the human urge directly. It is this type of blues that justifies and chronicles the human condition. It is this type of blues that, in all its secular glory, can move the spirit, no matter how weak the flesh.
Peyton and his Big Damn Band - which also features his wife, Washboard Breezy, and brother Jayme, on kick and snare drums - were plowing through a set at a gig in Colorado one night when the fervor created by Peyton's frenzied fingers, his wife's work on the washboard, and his little brother's bare-bone drumming had the room in a steady boil. For a woman near the stage, confined to a wheelchair, it was all she needed to hear. She got up."
- Frank De Blase, Rochester City Newspaper.
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