Jesse Dayton hails from Beaumont Texas and is the living, breathing, drinking embodiment of a cool country soul brother. He performs live regularly throughout Tejas, and whenever feasible, worldwide. His first album 1995's Raisin' Cane included backup from Texas legends like Doug Sahm and Flaco Jimenez and was released on Willie Nelson's Justice label. His 2001 release on his own Stag Records label "Hey! Nash Vegas" also featured a stellar cast of players including Texas fiddle king Johnny Gimble,The Dixie Chicks, and Jim Lauderdale.
Dayton now has several more solo albums under his belt these days, and has also played on records by The Supersuckers,Ray Price, Waylon Jennings, Tenderloin and three albums with his rockabilly group The Road Kings. In 2005, filmmaker Rob Zombie recruited Dayton to create music under the moniker of Banjo & Sullivan for the soundtrack to horror flick The Devil's Rejects.
Dayton's talent is unmistakable & his all-american appeal is cross genre & generational, allowing him to tour with acts as diverse as George Strait, Mike Ness and Joe Strummer. In November of 2008 he set up a series of regular weekend residencies at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for events like Nascar Week, Bike Week, and the National Rodeo Finals.