Washboard Breezy talks about playing in a successful band from Indiana and how the Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band has survived in the industry. She says the thing that made the Big Damn Band popular was giving up everything to focus on the band and constantly tour around the world.
“We got rid of our home, we lived in a van… we were homeless for years, living like hobos.”
Washboard Breezy says Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band has been doing 250 shows a year, for the past 8 years. She loves being on tour and traveling constantly, and it’s a little easier for her because she is married to the lead singer and guitarist in the band.
Washboard Breezy talks about what it’s like being in a band with her husband. She says it’s very rare and even weird how well she gets along with the rest of the band and their crew while touring non-stop.
“We’ve toured with huge bands who all hate each other and have separate tour buses and everything. But we’re all great friends!”
The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band is known for making crazy faces while playing live on stage. Breezy says it’s not pre-meditated: “It just comes naturally when I’m playing. I’m kind of in the zone.”
Washboard Breezy also talks about losing weight and keeping it off while on tour, her thoughts on inspiring people to start playing the washboard, her Catholic and Mormon upbringing, her favorite place to play in Indianapolis and the theft of her red boots recently while playing in Texas at the Alamo.
Check out this really great video of Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band with the Casualties and Andrew W.K. at the Warped Tour. For tour dates and more information, check out bigdamnband.com.
In this episode, Chris talks about the patent trolls who claim they own podcast technology and are currently suing podcaster Adam Carolla. To learn more about this or to contribute to the podcast defense fund, go to fundanything.com/patenttroll.
Jason Hadley’s Hollywood Rockin’ Wrap-Up
Jason gives you the skinny on entertainment news about Janice Dickinson, Justin Bieber and the Gwyneth Paltrow/Chris Martin divorce.
Punk Rock Night
Rich Barker tells us about a bathroom misunderstanding that resulted in a wild fistfight in another Tale from Punk Rock Night. Check out these upcoming Saturday night Punk Rock Night events at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis:
For more information, check out punkrocknight.com/upcoming-shows/
Dale J. Gordon
We catch Dale in “one of those moods” where he’s got the low voice and some beef to pick with the Chris Brake Show. This episode Dale tells us about anxiety attacks. Dale had his first anxiety attack when visiting Skatopia for the first time, and also wishes he could knock himself on the side of his head to get rid of all the different characters and voices he has circling around his head.
Dale talks about a t-shirt he had bought that said “Too Blessed to be Stressed” that really helped him out during his anxiety attack.