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Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band Headlines the WNKU stage at Paddlefest 2012

By Robert Fugate on June 5, 2012 in Events, Live Sound

2012-paddlefest-posterEach year the audience has been getting bigger and bigger for the live music performances at the Ohio River Music & Outdoor Festival coinciding with Paddlefest.

The event is put on each year by the Ohio River Way and is a celebration dedicated to enjoying the experience of “paddling the Ohio River” one of Cincinnati’s greatest natural assets that sits right in our own back yard. Paddlefest  is a fun filled family event designed to bring people together to paddle, enjoy the outdoors, listen to great local music and much more for the whole family.

Mind Ignition is proud to provide Sound Reinforcement for the WNKU stage.

 Paddlefest Website


The 2012 Paddlefest Lineup...

9:50 - 11:00pm

rev peytonThe Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is a three-piece American Country Blues band from Brown County, Indiana, living in a rural area north of Nashville, Ind., and south of Bean Blossom. They play more than 250 dates per year at venues ranging from bars to festivals. To date, they have released eight albums.

Official Website

8:30 - 9:30 pm

Magnolia Mountain

A powerful, rootsy “folk orchestree of epic proportion” (Mike Oberst, The Tillers), Magnolia Mountain embraces and explores That Midwestern Thing in a big-tent-Americana juggernaut that draws from folk, country, bluegrass, blues, rockabilly, and rock. But no matter where they take it, “they have the rare ability to inhabit any branch of Roots music and still sound unmistakably like Magnolia Mountain.” (Brian Baker, CityBeat).


Official Website


7:20 - 8:10pm

The Lewis Brothers

Eventually, it was going to happen.

Three brothers, all with vastly different music backgrounds, would end up in the same band. Russell P., Richard, and Jeff Lewis, combined with percussionist Dennis Foreman, form an exciting arrangement of eclectic and electric folk, rock, country, and general hillbillery. Songwriting duties are traded as often as they swap instruments on stage.

Call it punk-a-billy with traditional instruments. Call it supercharged folk rock. At any rate, call it fun.

Official Website


6:10 - 7:00pm

Tex Schramm and the Radio King Cowboys

Tex Schramm and the Radio King Cowboys are a Cincinnati based band, playing an all original mix of country, rockabilly, western swing, and roots American music.

Their first album “Greetings From” was released in early 2011 and quickly gained rave reviews from City Beat Magazine, The Cincincinnati Enquirer, and regular airplay on WNKU. The band was awarded the CEA “Cincincinnati Entertainment Award” for Best Country Band 2011. They hit the studio again in early 2012 and are planning to release their follow up in Sept of 2012.


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5:00 - 5:50pm

Jake Speed & The Freddies

For the past eight years, Jake Speed has hitchhiked down Cincinnati’s American folk, bluegrass, and ragtime music highway with his award-winning band, The Freddies. Jake Speed & the Freddies are a four-piece band made out of guitar, mandolin, tenor guitar, and upright bass (plus harmonica, kazoo, washboard, and watering can). Their traditional and original songs leap right out of Depression-era freight trains and right into Ohio River steamboats. Their near-vaudeville style stage shows and quick-witted charisma rope in loyal fans of new and old generations alike.


Official Website


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