Friday Mar 04, 2022 7:00 PM - Friday Mar 04, 2022 9:00 PM | $29.00 - $49.00
Jeff Dayton - Guitar Deluxe
Songwriter - Artist INSPIRED - CREATIVE - INNOVATIVE
Nashville artist Jeff Dayton's career is a success story built on hard work, faith and professionalism. From his 15 years as bandleader and guitarist with Hall of Fame legend Glen Campbell to his tours on guitar with Lee Greenwood and megastar Kenny Chesney, Jeff has kept the same upbeat gratitude and energy he's had since his early days in club bands. He's played shows on guitar with Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker, Toby Keith, Buck Owens and Bo Diddley to name a few of the greats.
Jeff was born and raised in rural Minnesota and grew up influenced by his mom's diverse record collection of Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, Kingston Trio plus, Dixieland, Caribbean and calypso styles. It wasn't long before he discovered his own love for guitar greats Eric Clapton, Jerry Reed, Jimi Hendrix and naturally, Glen Campbell plus bands like the Byrds, Moody Blues and Allman Brothers. He still credits his Twin Cities time working with Dizzy Gillespie, Thad Jones and sidemen from Bob Dylan and Prince for giving him a deep sense of the value of "the groove."
Next up was his move to Arizona and his Jeff Dayton Band years where he built a major following, had a regional #1 hit, a Best of The Decade's Best Award and opened shows for dozens of major tours that came thru Phoenix. It was at one of those shows with Merle Haggard, the Judds and Alabama that he met Glen Campbell who had been listening to his band's set. The very next night, Jeff was playing a Jack Nicklaus grand opening and there was Glen again. After an impromptu jam session that delighted the VIP crowd, Jeff got the phone call that would change his career forever.
After the passing of his mentor, Jeff got so many requests for a show of Glen Campbell's music that he launched "Salute to Glen Campbell," an intimate, upbeat presentation of his hits and the first-person stories of their years together. 2019 was their busiest year yet filled with sell-out crowds and national tours.
"Where I've been and what I've learned is to be yourself till it's your turn."
Jeffs years with Glen Campbell were filled with stories, shows and adventures, traveling and recording with one of Americas best-loved and most-respected country/pop artists of all time. Its only natural that with Glens passing, there would be a demand for his music to still be heard. Jeff has been answering that call with some of the stories and the songs of his long time friend....
The loss of his old buddy prompted Jeff to write this song Long Slow Train Out of Town
Jeff Dayton has been busy since his 15 plus years with Glen Campbell. In "A Salute To Glen Campbell" Jeff will tell the stories and play the music that he experienced with his 15years on the road and in the studio with the legendary Glenn Campbell... check this video of Jeff & Glenn, at 2:05, Glenn was a heck of a guitar player!
From the White House to the Wildhorse Saloon, Jeff has been playing guitar and performing all his life. He's been a Nashville writer for fourteen years and thrives on the concentrated creative scene in Music City. His hometown roots in Minnesota and years in Arizona earned him a the job of bandleader with Hall of Fame artist Glen Campbell. He also found time to land his music degree, regional hit records and the honor of backing artists like Vince Gill, Buck Owens, Bo Diddley, Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, Gene Autry, Toby Keith and many more. Once relocating to Nashville, Jeff was soon touring with megastar Kenny Chesney, Lee Greenwood and others.
Today, Jeff is an active Nashville music producer, songwriter, session guitarist, touring artist and educator and tours as a dynamic solo artist.
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