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Jesse Dayton

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: 21+ without parent or guardian     Price: $20

Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 day of show (plus service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Jesse Dayton isn't just an unsung hero of modern-day American music; he's a towering figure in the realm of Outlaw Country, a master storyteller who effortlessly blurs the boundaries between genres and disciplines. With a career spanning multiple decades, Dayton has left an indelible mark as a chart-topping songwriter, guitar virtuoso, author, frontman, sideman, producer, and relentless road warrior. From his early days with the Road Kings, where he fearlessly melded Texas Rockabilly and Country with the raw energy of Punk Rock, Dayton has been a trailblazer. His innovative style not only earned him acclaim but also paved the way for collaborations with legends like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson. Over the years, Dayton's collaborations have spanned a diverse array of artists, from blues sensation Samantha Fish—his partner on the Grammy-nominated Death Wish Blues—to icons of country like Willie Nelson and Glenn Campbell, rock rebels such as Guns 'N Roses' Duff McKagan and Glenn Danzig, and even visionary horror filmmakers like Rob Zombie. Yet amidst this vast spectrum of work, Dayton's solo albums stand as a testament to his refusal to be confined by genre, earning him recognition as a roots-rock renaissance man.

Collaborating with Shooter Jennings, renowned for his Grammy-winning work with artists Brandi Carlisle and Tanya Tucker, Jesse Dayton once again evolves with The Hard Way Blues.  Building on his signature outlaw sound, Dayton explains, "I wanted to make something that reflected where I'm at right now; so, we turned a musical corner and embraced a big sound with a lot of ripping, bluesy guitar leads. Sometimes, it sounds like Freddie King. Sometimes, it sounds like Jimmy Page. This record was completely liberating for me because it goes back to so many of my longtime influences. I don't care about genres, trends, or buzz words — I just care about being truthful to my own vision, and that's what The Hard Way Blues allowed me to do." Crafted in the heart of Hollywood, The Hard Way Blues stands as a testament to Dayton's esteemed career, meticulously blending his rowdy spirit with timeless influences and showcasing his versatility and artistry in an irresistibly melodic collection of American music.

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