The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

With all the power of a freight train, the Big Damn Band is known for its live shows. Rev. Peyton delivers guitar pyrotechnics the old fashioned way — ten fingers, a 6 string and an amp cranked at full tilt. In the country blues style, he plays the bass with his thumb, while picking the lead with his fingers at the same time. When he lifts the guitar behind his head to play there’s nothing but skill and 16 gauge nickel strings to make the sounds coming out of the speakers.

Woodshedding since he was 12, Peyton has kept alive a tradition of finger picking pioneered by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt. However, Peyton plays with the energy and attitude of a Howlin’ Wolf. Indeed if it has strings he can play it whether that’s a custom-built National, a cigarbox, an axe or even a shotgun (seriously, Google it.).

The Big Damn Band has taken nearly a century of blues songsmanship and crafted a thing all their own, making friends and fans every place they go and there are few places they haven’t been, having performed in 37 countries. There is not a single act out there that sounds like this. This is real, from the heart, handmade music made by people, for the people.

2019 Blues Fest Line-Up

Friday, July 26th

5:00pm Tas Cru & The Tortured Souls

7:00pm The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

9:00pm Toronzo Cannon

11:00pm Nikki Hill

Friday Beer Tent Ghost Town Blues Band

Saturday, July 27th

12:30pm Tommy Bentz Band

2:30pm Craig Erickson & The Roadhouse Rockers

4:30pm Sarah Grace & The Soul
(2018 The Voice Finalist)

6:30pm Eliminator (ZZ Top Tribute Band)

8:30pm Eliza Neals

10:30pm Anthony Gomes

Saturday Beer Tent Kris Lager Band

Famous Prairie Dog Beer Girls


At the Prairie Dog Fest, you don't have to get out of your chair for a beer. These friendly, beautiful ladies will fetch 'em for ya!

Past Blues Fest Photos

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All Kinds of Blues!

Sarah Grace - The Voice 2018

A part of the great variety of blues music you will hear at the Prairie Dog Blues Festival.
Eliza Neals - Misery