Jesse Dayton with Taylor Shannon Band, Mike Stinson
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
6:30pm doors, 7pm show, Buy Tickets
Revered guitarist, singer, songwriter and filmmaker Jesse Dayton will perform at Southgate House Revival on September 24 in support of his new album Mixtape Volume 1 (August 9, Blue Élan Records), a collection of deeper cuts by legendary artists infused with Dayton’s Texas/Louisiana-influenced style. Through his decades-spanning career, Jesse Dayton has become one of the music industry’s best kept secrets and valuable weapons with a sound that blends rock, blues, old school country, punk-rock and zydeco. On Mixtape Volume 1, Dayton offers his own reinterpretations of songs from iconic artists including Neil Young, Elton John, ZZ Top and more. Listen to the album via Rolling Stone Country HERE.
Hailing from Beaumont, TX, Dayton got his start performing in zydeco bands at the age of 15 before securing a residency at the famed Broken Spoke in Austin. Over the ensuing years, Dayton developed into a true Renaissance man, performing as a guitarist for a range of artists including Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Ryan Bingham, Duff McKagen and seminal L.A. punk band X. He has toured with the likes of Social Distortion, The Supersuckers and John Doe, written soundtracks for three Rob Zombie films, wrote and directed his own film and just signed a publishing deal to write a memoir. With more than 50 songs licensed to film and television, 11 studio albums and one EP, Jesse Dayton is a gifted, intelligent, socially-conscious and unstoppable creative force who continues to tour nearly 250 days a year. After three decades as a jack of all trades, while hiding in plain sight and working with a who’s who of artists, Dayton now enters a new chapter focused primarily on his own career. On Mixtape Volume 1, Jesse Dayton revisits some of the songs that helped build his musical foundation while paying homage to the icons that have inspired him.
Early on, Dayton realized the correlation between the raw passion and honest songwriting of the country artists who toured through his hometown and the spirit of the punk-rock of his youth. He illustrates these commonalities on Mixtape Volume 1, offering compelling rockabilly interpretations of Bruce Springsteen’s “State Trooper” and Dr. Feelgood’s “She Does It Right” while turning The Cars’ “Just What I Needed” into a classic southern two-step. (Hear his take on The Clash’s “Bankrobber” and listen to his updated version of Jackson Browne’s “Redneck Friend”). After 30 years, Jesse Dayton is more focused now than ever. Though he has mostly flown under the radar, Mixtape Volume 1 affirms things are about to change. He has found a renewed sense of energy while reconnecting with the music of his past and looking toward the future.