Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Rod Hamdallah, Liar's Trial
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
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Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with. The growl of a good truck engine, the fiercest passion for his country home and family and an uncanny ability to breathe new life into old forms of music give them a pedigree many Americana acts would kill for and an ironclad work ethic keeps them on the road 250 dates a year, playing for the people with hurricane force. Locked in with an audience, the band create their own community and welcome the crowd into it, transporting them away from their troubles to joyous release, the way great musicians have done for centuries. The Rev. J. Peyton, his wife Breezy and Ben “Bird Dog” Bussell are a living breathing embodiment of the traditions and hard work ethic native to their Brown County, Indiana home. Their new album Between The Ditches is a chronicle of this lifestyle.
Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Garage Rocker, Rod Hamdallah has been tearing up the southeast's vibrant music scene since before he was old enough to order his first drink. At 16, Rod began soaking up the Southern Delta Blues and Garage Rock sounds at a relentless pace; Influenced by early Soul, Blues and Garage Rock, Rod took his sound to another level. At 17, he started sharing the stage with influences such as, Sean Costello, Dexter Romweber and more.
Rod's original musical elements are rooted in Blues, Garage and Early Soul. Low-fidelity, dark storytelling and American Roots Music play a big part in the song writing. He creates a sound that can be likened to artists such as, The Flat Duo Jets, Captain Beefheart and The Black Keys.
Debut EP ‘Think About It’ came out May 1st 2014. Garage Rock and Lo-fi Bluesy vocals throughout all 5 tracks. The single "Think About It" keeps your head shaking with dirty guitar and a punk attitude, while the soulful vocals keep their place. "Carry You Home" featuring Colonel J.D. Wilkes of Th' Legendary Shack Shakers adds banjo and dreamy Wurlitzer piano to the Bluesy western tune. You can hear hints of The Black Keys and Jack White.
Crafting a sound from all influences and personal experience with dynamic variation and melodic vocals.
Rod is currently touring.
Crossing the genres of classic country-western and old-school rock and roll, Liar's Trial is one of the latest bands to come out of the midwest to represent the outlaw country spirit that was founded by the likes of Jennings, Kristofferson, Haggard and Nelson. Barn-burning tempos, gallows humor, shout-a-long choruses and eerie balladry comprise the heart and soul of Liar's Trial's repertoire. This band is just as comfortable pounding out anthems to a packed rock and roll club as it is wailing that lonesome sound to a honky-tonk full of good ol' boys. In fact, Liar's Trial has done just that... having supported everyone from country legends, David Allan Coe and Billy Joe Shaver, to Opry newcomers, The Steel Woods and country-punk mainstays, the Waco Brothers.