Dayton has it covered
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
– Jesse Dayton will release "Mixtape Volume 1," a collection of coveres, on Aug. 9 on Blue Elan Records.
Dayton offers his own reinterpretations of songs from Neil Young, The Clash, Elton John, ZZ Top and others.
The track list is:
1. "Redneck Friend"
3. "If You Could Read My Mind"
5. "She's A Heartbreaker"
6. "Country Comfort"
7. "She Does It Right"
8. "Whole Lotta Rosie"
9. "Just What I Needed"
10. "State Trooper"
Hailing from Beaumont, Texas, Jesse Dayton got his start performing in zydeco bands at the age of 15 before securing a residency at the Broken Spoke in Austin. Dayton played guitar for artists including Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Ryan Bingham, Duff McKagen and X.
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