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Jesse Dayton To Release ‘The Outsider’ On June 8th Via Blue Élan Records

Guitar slinger Jesse Dayton has announced the release of this forthcoming album The Outsider, out June 8, 2018 on Blue Élan Records. In anticipation of the release, he has shared the first single “Hurtin’ Behind Pine Curtain” via Guitar World. Jesse Dayton’s career reads like a who’s who of American music, having recorded guitars on records and film with Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Glen Campbell and more. He has toured the world with punk legends X, filling for guitarist Billy Zoom on a 40-city U.S. tour. Rob Zombie asked him to write and record a soundtrack for his film ‘The Devils Rejects,’ which then lead to co-writing songs for Rob’s follow up franchise film, ‘Halloween 2’ (which Dayton appears in playing the part of character ‘Captain Clegg’). Listen and share “Hurtin In The Pine Curtain” here.

Dayton says of the track “Pine Curtain is a nick name for East Texas which is surrounded by pine trees…I wanted to get that 70s hillbilly rock guitar vibe I heard growing up down there”

Jesse Dayton has been on tour non-stop for four years all over the US and Europe. His new record “The Outsider” was literally recorded while on tour in Atlanta, Denver, Nashville and Austin and mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer/producer Vance Powell (who has worked with the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Jack White). About “The Outsider” Dayton says, “It’s a lot like ‘The Revealer’, but even more stripped down with some sweet acoustic guitar songs and some raw electric guitar work”. All the influences are there; the George Jones-inspired singing on “Changin’ My Ways,” the Outlaw country twang of Waylon and Jerry Reed on “Belly of the Beast,” the angst and energy of The Clash and X on hillbilly protest song “Charlottesville,” and the deep east Texas blues and Cajun rockabilly of “May Have To Do It” and “Hurtin Behind The Pine Curtain.” While there are many different sides to him musically, this all rolls into one big hybrid that Jesse Dayton has been honing for over 20 years.

Be sure to catch Jesse Dayton on tour in a city near you performing material from The Outsider.

Jesse Dayton Tour Dates:

3/30 – Courtyard Wine – Columbus, TX
3/31 – Old Quarter Acoustic Café – Galveston, TX·
4/5 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
4/9 – Brick and Mortar – San Francisco, CA
4/11 – Dante’s – Portland, OR
4/12 – Brewminatti – Prosser, WA
4/13 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
4/14 – Remington Bar – Whitefish, MT
4/15 – Live from the Divide – Bozeman, MT
4/17 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
4/18 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
4/19 – Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
4/20 – Hoot’s Pub – Amarillo, TX
4/21 – The Kessler Theatre – Dallas, TX
4/27 – The Broken Spoke – Austin, TX
4/22 – The Heights Theatre – Houston, TX
4/27 – The Broken Spoke – Austin, TX
4/28 – Mystic Quarry – Canyon Lake, TX
5/4 – Coupland Dance Hall – Coupland, TX
5/25 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
5/26 – Pappy and Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA
5/27 – Pearl’s BBQ – Los Angeles, CA
6/1 – Broken Spoke – Austin, TX
6/2 – Flint Riverquarium – Albany, GA
6/7 – City Winery – Nashville, TN supporting Reckless Kelly
6/9 – Two Doors Down – Maryville, TN
6/12 – City Winery – New York, NY supporting Reckless Kelly
6/13 – Narrows Center for the Arts – Fall River, MA supporting Reckless Kelly

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