Outlaw country/punk icon, songwriter, and guitar maestro Jesse Dayton is set to ignite the music scene once again with the release of his latest single, “Angel in My Pocket,” from his highly anticipated album, The Hard Way Blues. Scheduled to hit shelves on May 31st via Hardcharger / Blue Élan Records, this album, helmed by acclaimed producer Shooter Jennings, delves deep into Dayton’s blues roots. Following his recent Grammy nomination for “Contemporary Blues Album of the Year” alongside Samantha Fish, The Hard Way Blues promises a captivating journey into the soul of one of Texas’ most revered musicians.

With a career spanning three decades, Jesse Dayton has earned his stripes as a guitar virtuoso, standing shoulder to shoulder with Texas’ outlaw music legends like Billy Joe Shaver, Doug Sahm, and Kinky Friedman. Renowned for his innovative fusion of Texas Rockabilly and Country with Punk Rock, Dayton’s groundbreaking approach has led to collaborations with icons such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson.

In addition to his solo endeavors, Dayton’s musical journey traverses genres, from his work with punk pioneers X to crafting memorable soundtracks for Rob Zombie’s horror films under alter egos like Banjo & Sullivan and Captain Clegg. With a repertoire straddling outlaw country, rockabilly, punk, honky-tonk, blues, and soul, Dayton defies categorization while maintaining his unmistakable sound.

Crafted with producer Shooter Jennings, known for his Grammy-winning work with artists Brandi Carlisle and Tanya Tucker, The Hard Way Blues represents a significant milestone in Jesse Dayton’s illustrious career. Recorded in the heart of Hollywood, the album draws inspiration from timeless Americana influences, with Dayton’s storytelling prowess shining through in every track.

But that’s not all. Dayton, alongside guitar marvels Ian Moore and Johnny Moeller, has formed The Texas Headhunters, a powerhouse trio deeply rooted in Austin’s legendary Antone’s nightclub. With their inaugural performance on April 25th in New Orleans, The Texas Headhunters promise to channel the spirit of ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres era, captivating audiences with their raw energy and undeniable talent. Stay tuned for exciting new music and tour announcements this Fall.

Fresh off an intimate showcase alongside Lyle Lovett at Houston’s Anderson Fair, Jesse Dayton is gearing up for his Road to Redemption record release tour, kicking off in Carlsbad, NM, on June 7th. Don’t miss your chance to experience the electrifying sounds of Jesse Dayton live in concert.

As The Hard Way Blues prepares to make its mark on the music world, Jesse Dayton continues to push the boundaries of his craft, solidifying his status as a true icon of American music.