JESSE DAYTON

JESSE DAYTON

Jesse Dayton's brand of country music has been labeled "turbo country", a nod to his rockabilly roots with the Road Kings and the Alamo Jets. Dayton was raised on a diet of blues, cajun and punk, but graduated into full-flown rockabilly with the Road Kings, the outfit he formed in the late 80s. His 2004 album, Country Soul Brother, was an effective distillation of honky-tonk, rockabilly, soul and folk and even included an unlikely cover version of the Cars' "Just What I Needed". The following year Dayton was contacted by Rob Zombie to write songs for his new horror movie, The Devil's Rejects. The songs from the soundtrack, released on the faux greatest hits album Banjo & Sullivan: The Ultimate Collection 1972-1978, included honky-tonk delights such as "I'm Home Getting Hammered While She's Out Getting Nailed". Dayton's 2006 release, "South Austin Sessions" draws a nod to some of his influences including Townes Van Zandt, Waylon Jennings, Jim Lauderdale and ZZ Top. In 2007 he released his duets recording with fellow Austinite, Brennen Leigh. It's titled "Holdin' Our Own" and is was hailed as the "real deal" by USA today. New for 09 is Jesse's full length album as Captain Clegg & The Night Creatures for Rob Zombie's new Halloween movie, "H2." Jesse composed, produced and recorded an entire record of tunes, some of which appear in the movie. Jesse also appears in the movie as Capt. Clegg. The movie and soundtrack will be released simultaneously in August 2009.

THE HAYMARKET SQUARES

PUNKGRASS FOR THE PEOPLE

Armed with tight vocal harmonies, bluegrass instruments and a heaping dose of righteous anger, The Haymarket Squares are Arizona's premier punkgrass trio.

Although they've been together for less than 2 years, Mark, Marc and John have played more than 100 shows in Arizona and the western U.S. They've developed a loyal following among punks, anarchists, hippies, activists and other thinking folks who appreciate rabble-rousing lyrics wrapped in a catchy melody.

Known for long sets and short songs, a typical Haymarket Squares show features ecstatic dancing, blindingly fast mandolin, and broad smiles. Who knew changing the world (or at least singing about it) could be so much fun?

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JESSE DAYTON with PAT ROBERTS AND THE HEYMAKERS, THE HAYMARKET SQUARES

Friday, June 28 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Crescent Ballroom

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