Celebrated Outlaw Rocker JESSE DAYTON Unveils New Single ~ “Talkin’ Company Man Blues” Listen Today

Article Contributed by MAD Ink PR | Published on Sunday, September 17, 2023

Out today, Jesse Dayton’s “Talkin' Company Man Blues" is a gritty blues-driven tune that leads with loud guitar riffs and the amplified attitude from a man who’s spent his career as the music world’s best-kept secret, hiding in plain sight. A true renaissance man, Dayton’s resume is as diverse as it comes, having lent his guitar playing skills to an array of artists ranging from legendary music icons Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings to rock and roll hell-raisers Duff McKagan and Glenn Danzig. He’s toured with X, the Supersuckers and Social Distortion.  Still, his most recent collaboration with blues siren Samantha Fish finally landed him a #1 Billboard chart position for their duet album Death Wish Blues and sold-out shows across the globe.

Collaborating with Grammy-Award winning producer and artist Shooter Jennings (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker, Duff McKagan), new single “Talkin’ Company Man Blues” features Matt Hubbard (Willie Nelson) on keyboards, Jamie Douglass on drums, and Jennings bandmate Ted Russell Kamp on bass. Jennings himself makes an appearance on keyboards and percussion, while Courtney Santana delivers the sultry background vocals.

“I wrote ‘Talkin Company Man Blues’ during Covid after I saw on the news that Jeff Bezos made 13 billion dollars in one day. The lyrics are my deep and sincere concern about the declining economic health of the American working class,” Dayton laments. “I had been listening to Dylan’s 1983 release Infidels so that same vibe came out on the song. Shooter immediately picked up on that Dylan vibe and wrote an amazing arrangement for it. After listening to the playback in Shooter’s studio in LA, I felt like I’d turned another musical corner.”

Expect the Jennings-produced new studio album in spring 2024. Dayton continues his never-ending touring cycle throughout 2023 and into 2024, with more dates TBA. He also has several appearances scheduled at this year’s AmericanaFest in Nashville, September 19-23, 2023.

More About Jesse Dayton:
The accomplished Austin-based guitarist is known for his dynamic fusion of country, rock and blues, creating a signature sound that’s both gritty and soulful. His distinctive songwriting and impressive guitar skills have earned Dayton recognition as a versatile musician within Austin’s vibrant music scene and beyond. Dayton has more than 50 songs licensed to film and television, he released his critically acclaimed memoir Beaumonster in 2021 and began his Hardcharger label imprint with Blue Élan Records in 2022. He will release his 12th studio album in Spring 2024.
Jesse Dayton – Americanafest
9/19/23 - Nashville, TN – Shine a Light! Fame Recording Studios 60th Anniversary Bash
9/20/23 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley – Official Showcase
9/21/23 - Nashville, TN - Mule Kick and Devious Planet’s Rock-n-Roll Brunch
9/21/23 - Nashville, TN – Roberts Western World Livestream
Jesse Dayton
9/23/23 - Helotes, TX - Floores’ Country Store (w/ The Mavericks)
Death Wish Blues Tour
Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton’s Deathwish

10/12/23 - Baton Rouge, LA - Manship Theatre
10/13/23 - Sandy Springs, GA - City Green Live Concert Series
10/14/23 – New Orleans, LA – Crescent City Blues & BBQ (Samantha Fish w/special guest Jesse Dayton)
10/17/23 - Dublin, Ireland - The Button Factory
10/19/23 - Sunderland, UK - The Auditorium, The Fire Station
10/20/23 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
10/21/23 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
10/22/23 - Bristol, UK - SWX
10/24/23 - York, UK - Barbican
10/25/23 - Cambridge, UK - Junction
10/26/23 - Bournemouth, UK - O2 Academy
10/27/23 - Bexhill-On-Sea, UK - De La Warr Pavilion
10/28/23 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute
10/30/23 - London, UK - 100 Club
Shake ‘Em On Down Tour
Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton’s Deathwish, Jon Spencer and Eric Johanson

11/28/23 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
11/29/23 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
11/30/23 - Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall
12/01/23 - Asheville, NC - Salvage Station
12/02/23 - Richmond, VA - The National
12/03/23 - Silver Spring, MD - The FIllmore
12/06/23 - Virginia Beach, VA - Elevation 27
12/07/23 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
12/08/23 - Columbia, SC - The Senate
12/09/23 - Walhalla, SC - Walhalla Performing Arts Center
12/10/23 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
Supporting Steve Miller Band
Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton’s Deathwish

12/13/23 - Estero, FL - Hertz Arena
12/14/23 - Clearwater, FL - Coachman Park
12/15/23 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room (one off Deathwish Tour date)
12/16/23 - St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
12/17/23 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
1st Annual ROAD KINGS featuring Jesse Dayton Holiday Reunion
12/30/23 – Houston, TX – Continental Club
Death Wish Blues Tour
Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton’s Deathwish

1/14-1/18/24 – Runaway Bay, Jamaica - Island Exodus 14 with Gov’t Mule 2024
Jesse Dayton
2/4 – 2/10/24 - Outlaw Country Cruise 2024