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6 Degrees Entertainment

Title - Dance Songs For Hard Times
Artist - Rev. Peytons Big Damn Band

For those unaware, the new album from Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band was written by candlelight and then recorded using the best technology available . . . in the 1950s!

But listeners will not find another album as relevant, electrifying and timely as Dance Songs for Hard Times (out now via Thirty Tigers).

Far from a depressing listen, Dance Songs For Hard Times lives up to its name by delivering action-packed riffs and rhythms across 11 songs.

1. Ways and Means
2. Rattle Can
3. Dirty Hustlin
4. Ill Pick You Up
4. Too Cool To Dance
5. No Tellin When
6. Sad Songs
7. Crime To Be Poor
8. Til We Die
10. Nothings Easy but You and Me
11. Come Down Angels

On an album that unashamedly conveys the hopes and fears of pandemic living, through eyes young and old, this quite magnificently vibrant and authentically original album opens on the sterner storytelling of Ways and Means (a song that edges close to mimicking the hook line of Dr. Feelgoods Milk and Alcohol, and which here details bleak financial challenges), that is backed by the upbeat, gently frenetic Rattle Can, the rhythm and blues underbelly of Dirty Hustlin is up next, and then we get the forthright, foot-stomping, dancehall swing of Ill Pick You Up.

Rev. Peyton, the Big Damn Bands vocalist and world-class fingerstyle guitarist, then truly comes to the fore on fervent swing beats of Too Cool to Dance which he backs with a personally impassioned statement of unknowing with regard reunions with loved ones on No Tellin When, and then we get the boisterous, Meat Loaf-esque Sad Songs, the funky Crime to Be Poor, a quite brilliant guitar piece within Til We Die, with the album rounding out on the all-out rocker Nothings Easy but You and Me, closing on the Rev.s impassioned plea for celestial relief on the righteous Come Down Angels.

In short, the country blues trio that won over crowds on more than one Warped Tour damn sure know how to make an audience move!

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