Peyton on Patton
The Reverend Peyton Big Damn Bandreview by chrisolah
This is what the Album cover would look like if we had it. The band itself normally plays Mississippi Delta Blues reminiscent of blues from the 20’s and 30’s. This album exemplifies music from that time genre by playing and recording through one mic and in monochrome. TRPBDB is attempting to give Charley Patton credit where credit is due for essentially being one of the creators of Mississippi Delta Blues. While TRPBDB plays music from that time period anyways this album seems even more stripped down than their previous release(s). While I give the band some respect for trying to record in the same manner that Charley Patton did, it’s not the same. The major difference is Charley Patton was a tenor and sings/talks on his recordings. TRPBDB lead singer is normally a baritone and shout/talk and is a little overbearing when he comes through. If you are looking for a throw back recording of blues this could be it.
Recommended Tracks: 1/3/4/7/8/13
RIYL: Mississippi Delta Blues, Scott H Biram, Charley Patton, Hillstomp, Leadbelly, Robert Johnson