I’ve tried to not just list songs but also give a little history about them when I could. Some of my favorites are not necessarily performed by the original artists.

I  hope you find and gain a new passion for listening to the roots of the blues through The Audio Museum’s Top 15 Best Blues Songs of All Time as much or more than hearing  the newer polished material that we experience today. Either way when it’s good, it’s good. And that will never change.

Enjoy!

Coming in at number fifteen is a relative newcomer to the game but don’t let that fool you. He’s steeped in “old timey” and in this writer’s opinion is a breath of fresh air in today’s musical airwaves. Based out of Brown County Indiana Reverend Peyton has brought back a style of finger picking that was almost long and forgotten due to it’s complex nature.  Big sound coming from this amazing three piece band that includes the Reverend on vocals (love his voice!) and guitar and his wife Breezy on the washboard. They recently, to this post, put out a new album only a few months ago called So Delicious. Do yourself a favor and check out The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Also check out the drummers floor tom in this video.

15. Sure Feels Like Rain

~ Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

I’m calling on you sunshine, shine down on me
I’m calling on you sunshine, help me see
The weather calls for sunshine, Just the same
Sure feels like rain

You tell me it’s all right, don’t think your lyin’
You tell me it’s all right, I think your tryin’
The weather calls for sunshine, just the same
Sure feels like rain

You tell me it’s all right, it don’t feel that way
You tell me it’ sall right, don’t’ matter what you say
The weather calls for sunshine, just the same
Sure feels like rain

I’m calling on you sunshine, shine down on me
I’m calling on your sunshine, set me free
The weather calls for sunshine, just the same
Sure feels like rain

The weather calls for sunshine, just the same
Sure feels like rain

from The Wages, track released 25 May 2010

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Washboard Breezy
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Peyton and fans
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