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If you listen to SiriusXM Outlaw Country, you might’ve had a chance to catch JESSE DAYTON‘s new single, “Daddy Was A Badass” getting some virtual spins over the past few weeks. The track comes from Jesse’s new album, THE REVEALER (previewed here), which will hit the streets on September 16 via Blue Elan Records. A lyric video has been released (see it below) and pre-orders are now live on the Blue Elan site (with exclusive offers) and all the usual spots like Amazon, iTunes, etc.

From Official Album Announcement:

The Revealer starts right off with a bang, from the track titled “Daddy Was A Badass,” a driving piece recalling the hard charging life of DAYTON’s own father and uncles. This opening track explains a whole hell of a lot about who JESSE DAYTON is and why he sounds so different from the current wave of Americana artists. Other highlights include “Three Pecker Goat” which Dayton co-wrote with longtime friend and Americana star Hayes Carll and a duet on “Match Made In Heaven” with Austin songbird Brennan Leigh.

An early chance meeting with Austin blues impresario Clifford Antone (the man who discovered Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughn, Charlie Sexton, Doyle Bramhall Sr. & Jr, etc.), led to an invitation for DAYTON to “come to Austin and play Antone’s, anytime.”  This priceless exposure, coupled with the #1 ranking of his first record, Raisin’ Cain (1995) on Americana radio, led to DAYTON being hired at a young age to play with his heroes. DAYTON played lead guitar for Waylon Jennings’ on the album Right For The Time and on Ray Prices’ Prisoner of Love.  Then he recorded with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Johnny Bush & played live with Kris Kristofferson & his hero Glen Campbell. DAYTON formed his own label in 2002, Stag Records, and began his most prolific recording period. He recorded five solo records, one duet record and one live record, all on Stag. He also recorded two soundtrack recordings, Devil’s Rejects and Halloween 2, for rocker/director Rob Zombie. DAYTON also found time to act in movies and music videos, produce several records for other artists (the latest being Supersuckers front man Eddie Spaghetti’s The Value Of Nothing on Bloodshot Records), write two screenplays, and most recently write and direct the horror movie, Zombex starring Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, John Doe, and Lew Temple (The Walking Dead).


Solo Dates

  • SUN AUG 21 – Bothell, WA Anderson School – The Shack
  • TUE AUG 23 – Centralia, WA Olympic Theater
  • MON SEPT 4 – Mammoth, CA – Rock N Rye Music Festival

w/The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and the Supersuckers:

  • FRI OCT 7 – Englewood, CO, Gothic Theater
  • SAT OCT 8  – Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
  • SUN OCT 9- Boise, ID, Neurolux
  • THR OCT 13 – Bellingham, WA, The Green Frog
  • FRI OCT 14 – Seattle, WA, Tractor Tavern
  • SAT OCT 15 – Portland, OR, Dante’s
  • SUN OCT 16 – Bend, OR, Volcanic Theatre Pub
  • TUE OCT 18 – Sacramento, CA, Goldfield Trading Post
  • WED OCT 19 – San Francisco, CA, Bottom Of The Hill
  • THR OCT 20 – Petaluma, CA, Mystic Theatre
  • FRI OCT 21 – San Jose, CA, The Ritz
  • SAT OCT 22 – San Luis Obispo, CA, Slo Brewing Co
  • MON OCT 24 – Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex
  • TUE OCT 25 – Las Vegas, NV, Backstage Bar
  • THR OCT 27- San Diego, CA, The Casbah
  • SAT OCT 29 – Phoenix, AZ, Valley Bar
  • SUN OCT 30 – Tucson, AZ Club Congress 
  • WED NOV 2 – San Antonio, TX, Sam’s Burger Joint
  • THR NOV 3 – Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey
  • FRI NOV 4 – Austin, TX, Antone’s
  • SAT NOV 5 – Houston, TX, Fitzgerald’s
  • SUN NOV 6  – New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s
  • MON NOV 14 – Atlanta, GA, Masquerade Hell Stage
  • TUE NOV 15 – Athens, GA, 40 Watt
  • WED NOV 16 – Asheville, NC, Asheville Music Hall  
  • THR NOV 17 – Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle
  • SAT NOV 19 – Philadelphia, PA, Milkboy
  • SUN NOV 20 – Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Sound Stage  

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