Jesse Daytons story reads like a whos who of American music. Want to talk about being born into it? Imagine a 15-year-old kid born and raised on the Texas/Louisiana border, playing his Telecaster guitar in all-black zydeco bands in Lake Charles, Louisiana; honky-tonk country bands with members left over from the Starday Records George Jones days around his hometown of Beaumont, Texas. Dayton was underage and sneaking into night clubs to play shows til 3am with east Texas blues legend Little Mack Minor (cousin of Lightning Hopkins and Mance Liscomb), until eventually he was spotted by Gulf Coast hit producer Huey P. Meaux. Mr. Meaux approached Dayton and asked him to record with zydeco star Rockin Dopsey at Houstons hit factory, Sugarhill Studios. And the story just keeps getting better.
As he enters early adulthood, Dayton begins packing clubs and theaters on the Texas scene with his trio in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. He records his first solo record titled Raisin Cain for Justice Records with featured guest luminaries, Doug Sahm, Flaco Jiminez and Johnny Gimble that hits Number 1 on the Americana Radio Charts. Jesse tours around the world opening for punk legends Social Distortion, The Supersuckers and X. Jesse is then asked to help arrange and play guitar on The Supersuckers biggest selling record, Mustve Been High. While in Nashville doing press, Waylon Jennings spots him on Nashville TV show Crook & Chase and calls Jesse out of the blue at his hotel to play lead guitar on his record, Right for The Time. Dayton blows off his flight back to Austin, heads to Woodland Studios where Waylon has sent a car for him, and knocks on the door. Johnny Cash answers it and says, weve been waiting for you. This leads to Dayton recording guitars on records and film with Cash, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Glen Campbell.
While Dayton is ignored by mainstream country radio, his cult following in the US and Europe continues to grow. A whole new crowd of Americana listening room folks, aging punks, and young rock fans embrace him. He embarks on headlining tours without any tour support from a label.
Jesse Dayton has been on tour non-stop for four years all over the US and Europe. His new record The Outsider was literally recorded while on tour in Atlanta, Denver, Nashville and Austin and mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer/producer Vance Powell (who has worked with the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Jack White). About The Outsider Dayton says, Its a lot like The Revealer, but even more stripped down with some sweet acoustic guitar songs and some raw electric guitar work. All the influences are there; the George Jones-inspired singing on Changin My Ways, the Outlaw country twang of Waylon and Jerry Reed on Belly of the Beast, the angst and energy of The Clash and X on hillbilly protest song Charlottesville, and the deep east Texas blues and Cajun rockabilly of May Have To Do It and Hurtin Behind The Pine Curtain. While there are many different sides to him musically, this all rolls into one big hybrid that Jesse Dayton has been honing for over 20 years. Pick up The Outsider its unlike anything thats out there.
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