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The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

  • Alvin Youngblood Hart
  • Jimbo Mathus

This amazing tour delivers three of the most exciting roots/blues artists performing today.  Critically acclaimed, award winning and chart topping these three acts all deliver the hardcore blues fan as well as the young blues fan as a result of cutting their teeth playing blues/rock to a new generation of blues fans in indie rock bars.  Together they are the: The Big Damn Blues Revolution!

Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band is on the road 250 dates a year and they 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. With a reputation for their incendiary live shows well established, The Big Damn Band set out to make the album that would finally capture the same heat…and they’ve done just that.  Produced by Reverend Peyton and Paul Mahern (John Mellencamp, Iggy Pop), and mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Dr. John, Shins) Between The Ditches sets the standard for the genre and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Blues Chart and #2 on the Billboard Blues Chart.


The late legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn.”  Outside the South, Mathus is widely known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers.  In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, however, Mathus is the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture.  Jimbo Mathus remains a rising-star powerhouse that feeds the soul. His latest band, The Tri-State Coalition, features solid talent cut from the same Delta cloth.  Mathus describes Tri-State’s sound as “...a true Southern amalgam of blues, white country, soul and rock-n-roll.  His new album, White Buffalo, has just been released on Fat Possum Records.

Alvin Youngblood Hart is a Grammy Award-winning bluesman who in 1996 made a powerful  debut  record, Big Mama's Door, playing slide and standard guitars and banjo on a mixture of old-school and new-grown blues.  In 2003, Hart's album Down in the Alley was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.  In 2005, Hart received a Grammy Award for his contribution to Beautiful Dreamer - The Songs of Stephen Foster.  Hart was featured in the 2003 Wim Wenders film The Soul of a Man, which was featured in Martin Scorsese's film series The Blues. Hart was also featured in the documentary Last of the Mississippi Jukes.


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The Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

The Taft Theatre is a large seated theater located inside the Masonic Temple Building in downtown Cincinnati. Renovations took place in 2011 to upgrade the building from its 1928 beginnings. The Taft Theatre hosts some of the most well respected performers from around the world.