The Revealer


Release Date :  September 16, 2016
Catalog No. :  BER1022
Format :  CD
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Returning to the recording studio, Dayton brought what he calls, “my best batch of tunes yet.” Dayton, along with Evans and Christiansen, recorded the majority of the record live. “You could feel the ghost of George Jones, Freddy Fender, Doug Sahm & Jerry Lee Lewis (who recorded there with producer Huey Meaux), in the room while we were working!”   Dayton says, “I wanted to get great live root-sy sounds, like the records I loved growing up, but with a real Texas songwriter, story-telling, approach to the lyrics.”  Dayton has certainly gone back to those roots, that Texas/Louisiana border feel, with The Revealer. His latest album starts with a bang titled “Daddy Was A Badass” a driving piece recalling about the hard charging life of own father and uncles. This opening track explains a whole hell of a lot about who Jesse Dayton is and why he sounds so different from the current wave of Americana artists. The songs are personal, about his family and where he’s from.  The Beaumont native, turned Austin-ite also says, “this record is more guitar-centric, more stripped down and all about my guitar playing; very little piano or any other instruments”. This proves to be his best batch of tunes yet.

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