SUN CITY CENTER — The Peytons, a singing gospel family, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W.
Don and Karen Peyton were raised on gospel music in Appalachia — Don in eastern Kentucky and Karen in Fenwick Mountain, W.Va. That love of gospel music eventually led to them singing for groups with their daughter Joey.
After hearing one particular performance, a family friend encouraged them to expand their message. They began touring in July 2009 with their first stop in North Carolina.
Now they tour primarily throughout the Southeast, sharing their musical message with the help of guitarist Jim Gulotta, who also serves as the group's computer and sound technician. Their brand of music is described as down-home gospel, and critics praise the harmonies between Karen and Joey.
The church requests a $5 donation for the concert. For more information, call Jeff Jordan at (813) 634-2539.