Jesse Dayton released The Outsider, his new solo album, on June 8 via Blue Elan Records. The Americana guitarist is on tour opening Reckless Kelly, and they visit The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Friday, June 15.
The man from Austin has recorded guitars on records and film with Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Glen Campbell, and more. And speaking of film, Jesse collaborated with Rob Zombie on The Devils Rejects and then Halloween 2, in which Jesses portrays the character Captain Clegg.
Regarding the new album, Jesse said, “It’s a lot like The Revealer [his 2016 ninth album], but even more stripped down with some sweet acoustic guitar songs and some raw electric guitar work.”
Watch a lyric video for “May Have to Do It (Don’t Have to Like It)” by Jesse Dayton on YouTube:
American Songwriter gave The Outsider 4 out of 5 stars. In a review, Hal Horowitz wrote,
“Dayton recorded The Outsider while on tour in various cities, and even though he touches on diverse styles from classic country and honky tonk, to folk, mud-soaked Delta blues, gritty gospel and badass rocking, his leathery baritone vocals, twang-heavy approach and sheer intense drive make these songs cohere. Take Steve Earle, add some George Jones and Buddy Miller, sprinkle on Dave Alvin and you’ve got a sense of Dayton’s raucous attack.”