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Hard Times & Weirdness

Rev. Peyton's Big Damn band is a country blues band from Brown County, Indiana. Hear wild tales from the road from Rev, Breezy, Max and friends.

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Hard Time & Weirdness - Episode 19

HT&W is back together! This includes the dynamic Tommy Showbiz. Tommy shares some wild stories from his past like not having furniture for 10 years. The Band also discuss eating interesting meals on the road!

49mins

13 May 2017

Rank #1

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Hard Times & Weirdness- Episode 60

The band is feeling amazing after their huge live stream success. What did it take to pull it off? Plus, a discussion about the future of the band and music in general.

46mins

29 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 39

This week, Breezy provides an update on their disappearing tour manager and Rev goes in on someone who did the band wrong. He probably should not have told the story of why they have not been on Spotify and iTunes, but like Rev says, "It's about what's right and what's right." 

1hr

7 May 2018

Rank #3

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Hardtimes & Weirdness - Episode 15

The Big Damn Band is home in Brown County and they are joined by a special friend, who is given an incredible gift by Rev. 

39mins

4 Mar 2017

Rank #4

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Hard Times & Weirdness: - Episode 54

No special guests, No Max. Just Rev and Breezy! Car troubles at the hometown Bean Blossom Blues Fest and does Rev have a future in politics?

47mins

20 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Hard Times & Weirdness- Episode 26

How did the band pull off two shows in one evening an hour and a half apart in Finland? Nails shares one of Rev's favorite road stories and Rev has a hilarious tale about fishing in Finland.

45mins

17 Aug 2017

Rank #6

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 53

It's a podcast in motion! The band records while driving down a highway. The episode is filled with weird encounters on tour and Rev gets his hopes up about a Cigar Box company.

56mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 16

The band is all together and they have been working hard. The new album is out and a lot of promotional work has been put in. Rev & Max do business with a crazy hobo and they share their thoughts on the late Chuck Berry. 

40mins

30 Mar 2017

Rank #8

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 38

It's an emergency broadcast for The Big Damn Band. One of the crazies things in the history of the band happened this week and you'll just have to listen to find out!

44mins

21 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 27

The band is back after a brief break at the end of their European tour. Trouble in Belgium rears it's ugly head and Captain Vinny gives Rev an update after Hurricane Irma hit the Keys. 

47mins

26 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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Hard Times & Weirdness: Episode 28

A new episode of HT&W is ready! Rev, Breezy and Max welcome Squeegee to the show who is filling in for the departed Darwin. Rev shares a story of kindness from a family in Europe and the band opens up on interactions with fans.

46mins

21 Oct 2017

Rank #11

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 23

The band is touring the mountainous west region of the US this week. In episode 23, they are joined by guitar tech ,"Lovebone." This week we hear stories about dead cats, Canadian emergency rooms and tour bus fights. 

43mins

3 Jul 2017

Rank #12

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 35

Rev, Breezy, and Max are together again. Rev has a hilarious update on their fishing trip in Key West and also shares a story about their Tuna Bomb adventure. Plus, eating Puerto Rican street meat is never a good idea.

48mins

25 Feb 2018

Rank #13

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 37

The Big Damn Band is in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Clarksdale, Mississippi is a very special place for Rev and company.  It's a legendary blues town, home to some of the biggest names in American music history.  Also, Max went and watched the Walmart Yodeling Boy in concert.

52mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 51

The Big Damn Band is back! The show goes on with stories from around the world and new additions to the crew.

58mins

1 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 18

The whole band is back in Indiana and they're celebrating Rev's birthday. Rev gets in a tight spot on his pontoon boat that turned pretty serious! A helping hand would have been nice.

55mins

23 Apr 2017

Rank #16

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 31

Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band is back from an east coast tour, which including a stop for the Chad Dukes Veterans Day Jamboree in Northern Virginia. There is a Tommy Showbiz update and important information about the band's chance at a Grammy.

40mins

26 Nov 2017

Rank #17

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 20

The Big Damn Band is gearing up for a trip to Spain, but not before they share a couple more great stories. The Band ran into a crazy man while doing laundry in Cleveland. Rev also finally opens up on how he stays in shape on the road!

42mins

21 May 2017

Rank #18

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Hard Times & Weirdness - Episode 29

The Big Damn Band is on tour and hiking the Redwood Forest in California. Squeegee is coming along and hearing all of Rev's old stories for the first time. The van has some trouble on the road and Rev says goodbye to some very important keys.

45mins

2 Nov 2017

Rank #19

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Hard Times & Weirdness: Hordestock Live

The Big Damn Band is live on stage on Jammin Java in Vienna, VA for their first live podcast!

1hr 3mins

10 Dec 2018

Rank #20