Chanteur Country US né à Beaumont (Texas).
Raised in Beaumont, TX, near the childhood home of George Jones, Jesse Dayton grew up on the hardcore honky tonk of Jones, Hank Williams, Sr., and Lefty Frizzell, but also blues artists such as Lightnin' Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb. During the late '80s and early '90s Dayton fronted two rockabilly bands, the Roadkings and the Alamo Jets, playing around the state in honky tonks and dives. After beginning a solo career, he played support slots at shows by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings, and even appeared as the bandleader in a Pam Tillis video. Signed to Justice Records in 1995, he released Raisin' Cain that same year and also appeared on the Willie Nelson tribute record, Twisted Willie. Dayton's songs also appeared in the FOX-TV series Melrose Place and in the film Curse of the Starving Class. In fall 2000, Dayton issued Tall Texas Tales. Hey Nashvegas followed in 2001, and Country Soul Brother in 2004. That same year Dayton received an interesting phone call while en route to a gig. It was Rob Zombie calling, and he wanted to know if Jesse would write some songs for a movie he was working on. The result was Rob Zombie Presents…Banjo & Sullivan: The Ultimate Collection 1972-1978, released in June 2005 to coincide with Devil's Rejects, Zombie's sequel to his 2003 cinematic debut House of a 1000 Corpses. In the film's elaborate, imaginative backstory, Roy Sullivan and Adam "Fingers" Banjo were honky-tonk musicians who met their gory end at the hands of the homicidal gang known as the Devil's Rejects. Zombie commissioned Dayton to write and perform a series of songs as Banjo & Sullivan, and the result were tongue-in-cheek, but well-done honky-tonk numbers like "Dick Soup", "Lord Don't Let Me Die in a Cheap Motel," and "I'm at Home Getting Hammered [While She's Out Getting Nailed]." The album even included a cover of "Freebird".
Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
Style musical : Pop/Rock, Traditional Country, Tex-Mex, Rockabilly, Alt-Country, Latin, Alternative Indie Rock, Mexican Traditions
Years in activity :
|07/1995||CD JUSTICE 1901 (US)||RAISIN' CAIN - Kissing Abilene Goodbye / Big City Blues / Stitch In Time / Carmelita (Show Me How To Dance) / Blood Bucket Blues, Pt. One / Train Of Dreams / Boystown / Angel Like You / Playing With A Memory / Next Time I'm In Town / Time To Go / Raisin' Cain|
|10/2000||CD BULLET 2 (US)||TALL TEXAS TALES - Never Turned My Back On You / Every Now And Then / Jumped Head First / Creek Between Heaven And Hell / Harris County Blues / Molasses Girl / Arkansas Chrome (Duct Tape Song) / One Year, Three Months, A Week To The Day / Old Faithful / Angel's Touch / The Room Full Of Blues / Blackjack|
|09/2001||CD STAG 3 (US)||HEY NASHVEGAS - Hey Nashvegas! / Never Started Living (Until I Started Loving You) / Date With The Angels / I Dream Too / Heartbreak California / Wayward Soul / Don't Take Yesterday / Panhandle Jane / Mama's Guilty Fool / Letter To Home / Never Been Too Good At Goodbyes / One Life Stand / Roses Ain't Enough|
|10/2004||CD STAG 6 (US)||COUNTRY SOUL BROTHER - Country Soul Brother / All Because Of You / Ain't Grace Amazing / Just What I Needed / Daily Ritual / Jesus Pick Me Up / It Won't Always Be Like This / Tall Walkin' Texas Trash / Just To Get You Off My Mind / Moravia / One Of Them Days / Talkin' Bobby Dale's Hard Luck Blues|
|03/2006||CD STAG 3 (US)||SOUTH AUSTIN SESSION - Loretta / Mexican Blackbird / Why Do I Love You / Sometimes / Roadworn & Weary / Cornbread, Peas And Black Molassas / Swan Song / Waymore's Blues / Coco Loco / Where The Beer Keeps Flowin'|
|12/2007||CD STAG 011 (US)||HOLDIN' OUR OWN AND OTHER COUNTRY GOLD duoS - Jesse DAYTON & Brennen LEIGH - Let's Run Away / Holdin' Our Own / Two Step Program / We Hung The Moon / Somethin' To Brag About / Brand New Heartache / Take Me / Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man / Back Street Affair / We Lost It / Somethin' Somebody Said / Everything Looks Good (On The Outside)|
|01/2011||CD STAG 29703 (US)||ONCE FOR THE DANCE HALLS - One For The Dance Halls / Camden Town / Lately I've Let Things Slide / Pretty Girls Make The World Go 'Round / Back To Back / Falling Apart / Bad 'Ol Days / Good Times Are Now / Years / Texas Bound|
|11/2011||CD South Central Music 16 (US)||JESSE SINGS KINKY - Rapid City South Dakota / Autograph / Lady Yesterday / Nashville Casualty And Life / Sold American / Marilyn & Joe / Twirl / Highway Café / Wild Man From Borneo / The Silver Eagle Express|
|09/2016||CD Blue Elan 1022 (US)||The Revealer - Daddy Was A Badass / Holy Ghost Rock n' Roller / The Way We Are / Eatin' Crow And Drinkin' Sand / Possum Ran Over My Grave / Take Out The Trash / Mrs. Victoria (Beautiful Thing) / 3 Pecker Goat / Match Made In Heaven / I'm At Home Gettin' Hammered (While She's Out Gettin' Nailed) / Never Started Livin' / Big State Motel|
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