Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band plays at Stickyz Saturday pic

  • Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band plays at Stickyz Saturday.

9 p.m. Stickyz. $10.

Back during my younger years, I was nuts on the subject of the blues, up to and including spending Spring Break 1995 driving around the Delta with my then-girlfriend in search of the best jukebox in Mississippi. Never did find it, but I did get to listen to a lot of great music — and eat some damn fine tamales — in the heart of the land that begat the genre.

Opportunities to see blues-fueled music in Little Rock are mostly of the traveling roadshow variety, and a sure bet might be the upcoming appearance by Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, which promises a mix of “Delta blues and hillbilly fervor,” also generally known as good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll. The band is on a 14-city swing through Texas, Arkansas and Missouri in support of its new album “Between the Ditches,” which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Blues chart. Also on the bill at this 18-and-older affair will be Jimbo Mathus, still hot on the heels of his scorching recent album, “White Buffalo,” and Grammy Award-winning guitar player Alvin Youngblood Hart.


Sounds like a good time to me.