JESSE DAYTON Releases his debut memoir BEAUMONSTER

Article Contributed by MAD Ink PR | Published on Sunday, November 14, 2021

Out now, the companion soundtrack to Jesse Dayton’s debut memoir of the same name, Beaumonster. While the inspiring soundtrack hits Friday, the book will quickly follow on November 9th. Filled with song interpretations that are part-greaser, a whole lotta twang, and quintessentially outlaw country badass the Beaumonster soundtrack encapsulates a life filled with adventure and lore featuring some of the greatest musicians this world has ever known. Listen on all streaming platforms NOW.
Dayton’s life story reads like a “who's who” of American music. In his debut memoir Dayton reveals the stranger-than-fiction encounters and outlandish experiences that have ensued across his wide-ranging career. After sneaking into nightclubs to play gigs in his youth, 18-year-old Dayton and his trio began packing clubs and theaters across Houston, Dallas, and Austin. His first solo record—featuring great luminaries like Doug Sahm, Flaco Jiménez, and Johnny Gimble—hit #1 on the Americana Radio Charts, and then he was off to the races, touring the world as an opener for punk legends Social Distortion, The Supersuckers, and X, and helping with arrangements and guitar on The Supersuckers’ biggest selling record, “Must’ve Been High.” While doing press in Nashville, Dayton caught the attention of Waylon Jennings and was whisked off to Woodland Studios, where he was greeted by none other than Johnny Cash, who told Dayton, “We’ve been waiting for you.” After that initial meeting Dayton went on to play guitar on Jennings entire “Right For The Time” record.

Dayton’s ride across the entertainment industry, traversing genre and format, has become even wilder since that first encounter with Cash and Jennings. Whether it’s playing guitar on records and film with the likes of Cash, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, and Glen Campbell; writing and recording soundtracks for horror director/rockstar Rob Zombie; directing Malcolm McDowell and Sid Haig in his own horror movie; or a personal invitation from John Doe to fill in for the iconic punk band X’s guitarist, Billy Zoom, on a massive 40-city US tour, Dayton is down to make his mark—making Beaumonster a uniquely entertaining tale that will impress new and old fans alike.
The companion album finds Dayton performing songs written by the many talented musicians and songwriters featured throughout his memoir. The album zigs and zags from Waylon Jennings to Social Distortion and Townes Van Zandt to Willie Nelson — all who shared a connection with the storied Beaumont guitar slinger.
Now a successful independent act, in the last handful of years Dayton has played guitar on Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan’s latest solo album, launched his own weekly show, Dayton's "Badass Country Show," on Gimme Country Radio and licensed more than 50 songs for film and television...not to mention touring his arse off playing over 150 live dates per year throughout Europe and North America while also releasing five albums for Blue Élan Records.
Beaumonster Soundtrack:
1. Burning House of Love (X)
2. Pretend I Never Happened (Willie Nelson)
3. Wild Man From Borneo (Kinky Friedman)
4. At The Crossroads (Doug Sahm)
5. White Freightliner Blues (Townes Van Zandt)
6. Born With A Tail (Supersuckers)
7. Just To Satisfy You (Waylon Jennings)
8. I'll Be There (Ray Price)
9. Sold American (Kinky Friedman)
10. Story Of My Life (Social Distortion)
Jesse Dayton on Tour/Book Events:
11/09 - Mesa, AZ - Roosters Country
11/10 - San Diego, CA - Whistle Stop Bar
11/11 - Huntington Beach, CA - Gallagher’s Pub
11/12 - Newport Beach, CA - Campus JAX
11/13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Redwood Bar & Grill
11/15 - Albany, CA - Ivy Room
11/16 - Novato, CA - Hopmonk Tavern
11/18 - Bend, OR - Volcanic Theatre Pub
11/19 - Portland, OR - The Jack London Theater
11/20 - Prosser, WA - Brewminatti
11/24 - Seattle, WA - Funhouse
11/26 - Tacoma, WA - Jazzbones
11/27 - Whitefish, MT - The Remington Bar
11/28 - Bozeman, MT - Live From the Divide
11/30 - Denver, CO - Tattered Cover Bookstore
12/01 - Ft. Collins, CO - Wolverine Farm
12/03 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
12/04 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
12/05 - Denver, CO - Soiled Dove
12/07 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival Room
12/08 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
12/09 - Syracuse, NY - Funk N Waffles
12/10 - Boston, MA - City Winery
12/11 - New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
12/12 - Providence, RI - Askew Bistro
12/14 - Wakefield, RI - Roots Hoot House Concerts
12/15 - Brooklyn, NY - Skinny Dennis
12/16 – Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
12/17 - Washington, DC - The Pie Shop
12/18 - Thomas, WV - Purple Fiddle