The Slacks to support Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Press Release – The Label

95bFM’s Border Radio & The Tuning Fork Presents

A night of down-home rural blues spanning
Indiana to Taranaki

“The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is a twenty-year-old bourbon in a room of vodka Red Bulls and PBRs; vintage yet timeless, exciting and still welcoming…”MXDWN.COM

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
announce The Slacks will support them at
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Friday February 23rd

With 35 million views on all social media platforms, the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band stake a claim on being the greatest country-blues band in the world. Led by Reverend Peyton, who most consider to be the premier finger picker playing today. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards.

Rev Peyton’s one club show in New Zealand for 2018 will be kicked off by the jocular swagger of Taranaki’s favourite band, The Slacks. This foursome struck hokey-pokey gold in 2016 with their single “Big Aroha” which, thanks in part to a video shot in a local 4-Square store, proved to be a hit with schools, Kapa Haka groups and ex-pat Kiwis all over the world. Right at this moment, the lads are putting the finishing touches on their next single “Yeah Nah” due for release in early March 2018 and looking forward to supporting their Beanblossom Indiana kindred spirits, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.

Big Aroha by The Slacks Played at the 2017 Strum Strike and Blow Festival in Christchurch
Don’t miss your chance to spend a magnificent summer evening a hootin’ and a hollerin’ with the fantastic Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
The Tuning Fork – Auckland
Friday 23 February 2017

Tickets available from Ticketmaster

Playing Tuning Fork, Auckland Friday Feb 23
and Splore Festival, Tapapakanga Park – Feb 24, 25, 2018

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“With his wife, Breezy, serving as a one-woman amen corner, and Max laying down the floppy-boot-stomp drums behind Peyton’s spiky, waspish National steel slide guitar on tracks like “Something for Nothing”, the result is a peculiarly infectious blues crusade, touching on themes of money, morality and social responsibility.” – The Independent (UK)
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