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Jesse Dayton was baptized in the tradition of outlaw country and oozes Texas when he talks, plays and sings. But he’s always had his sights on the horizon and has developed a broader worldview on music and the arts.
Our own Mike Lee, co-host of That Much Further West Podcast, caught up for a chat with Jesse after a performance last year in our hometown of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. The affable lads talked about the music they grew up with and how it shaped the wider variety of music they listen to and the artists they most admire today.
On this special episode, Jesse tells us about growing up in Texas, traveling the world, building a career in music and watching the Americana genre expand well beyond the country singer-songwriter realm from where he comes. He also talks about fighting to get Corey Feldman a part in Zombex, the 2013 film he wrote and directed that also features Lew Temple, Malcom McDowell and musical legends Kinky Friedman and John Doe.
Interspersed throughout the interview we share a batch of great music from Jesse, including a terrific take on the Townes Van Zandt classic “Loretta.” Be sure to follow Jesse’s whirlwind career at jessedayton.com and check him out as he embarks on a Western States tour with Supersuckers and Scott H. Biram in the coming weeks. He’ll be at Dante’s in Portland with Biram on Wednesday, April 27.
Here’s the playist for this podcast special:
Carmelita (Show Me How To Dance)
Think I’ll Go Out Tonight
We Lost It
One Of Them Days
Wild Man From Borneo