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The Load Out Music Podcast


From Rock Hall-of-Famers to emerging stars The Load Out Music Podcast is hosted by journalist Aaron Perlut and features intimate, long-form conversations with leading music artists and is recorded at Gaslight Studios in St. Louis.

Jun 21, 2021

Josh Peyton was a high school homecoming king, wears only sleeveless shirts, is a Kentucky Colonel, an ordained minister, once worked as a hotel desk-clerk, has arms like tree trunks, and leads a band that plays 250 dates-a-year when not locked down during pandemics. A man with all of this girth needs something, well, girthy. He needs something big. So that’s what Peyton did in forming and driving The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.

Veteran road warriors, the Indiana-based Big Damn Band is a rather accomplished country-blues act with 10 albums and one EP to their credit. They've also toured worldwide and played notable stages such as Bonaroo and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, among many others.

In this episode of The Load Out, we speak with Rev. Peyton (his mom calls him "Rev") and discuss the his upbringing and passion for music, talk about his longtime  partnership with bandmate and wife "Washboard" Breezy Peyton – "The Miss Elizabeth of Country Blues” – and examine how he overcame the adversity of being told he’d never fret a guitar again with his hand into becoming a lifelong musician and more.

So sit back and enjoy this exciting episode of The Load Out Music Podcast.