This Monday evening, October 7 at 6:30 pm Jesse Dayton will appear at Bar None, 245 S. 5th St., in downtown Springfield. Dayton has had a long solo career as a country artist but is only recently beginning to get his just due.
In part Dayton's solo career has taken a back seat until recently because he was working as a lead guitarist recording with Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Ray Price and Willie Nelson. He also served a stint with the punk band X when he filled in for guitarist Billy Zoom when a medical ailment prevented Zoom from touring. As if that's not enough "cool" for you, Dayton has partnered with Rob Zombie on three film soundtracks, also playing the character "Captain Clegg" in Zombie's remake of John Carpenter's Halloween 2.
Dayton's latest record, Mixtape Volume 1, is currently number 26 on the Billboard Cuntry charts. Tickets are available at www.bedrock66.com.
We spoke to Jesse Dayton about his take on Country music, his influences and his upcoming appearances.
Other upcoming Bedrock shows include Legendary Shack Shakers front man J.D. Wilkes with The Mourning Glories Saturday night at Bar None. Then coming up Friday October 18, 2018 Ameripolitan Award winners for Best Western Swing Band The Carolyn Sills Combo will perform a free fan appreciation show at Anvil and Forge Brewing, 619 E. Washington, in downtown Springfield. Show time is 8 pm and free to all.