Seems that Growler’s American Grill and Venue is the place for rock ‘n’ roll reverends. The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band is a frequent performer there, and on April 14, Reverend Horton Heat will be making a rare appearance in the valleys.
Singer/guitarist Jim “Reverend Horton Heat” Heath and his act have become a cult sensation over the years, with their psychobilly/country mix. But the Heat hasn’t been around these parts in many years. I seem to remember the band playing at Radford University a few years back, before I had this job, but my memory might fail me. At any rate, the newspaper hasn’t written about Heat since a 1992 show at the old South Main Cafe, in Blacksburg. Anyone know of any other dates the act has played around here?
Opening acts at Growler’s are The Continental and Roanoke’s own The Woody Nelsons.
Get your tickets here, and keep an eye on facebook.com/LemonheadBooking for more locally promoted shows. Among them, Wilson Fairchild with Lowlife at Growler’s on March 2.
Check out the Rev. and his men on this video for the song “Lie Detector.”