Friday Mar 03, 2023 7:00 PM - Friday Oct 20, 2023 7:00 PM | $29.00 - $59.00
Jeff Dayton Band - Nashville Showcase
JEFF DAYTON - 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.
Jeff's 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.
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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