Hey Nashvegas

Hey Nashvegas

by Jesse DaytonJesse Dayton


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Formerly leader the of the Road Kings, the second solo album from Jesse Dayton offers up a healthy dose of personal stories and melodies that fall even further into pure country than any previous record. Perhaps with more vocal character than the mainstream would cater to, Dayton nonetheless embraces a slicker, more Nashville-like production on Hey Nashvegas (hence the poking comparison in the title). Songs such as "Never Started Living" and "One Life Stand" have his trademark clever wordiness over his always top-notch musicians and guitar playing, while "Date With the Angels" is an example of Dayton's ability to evoke imagery with solid, enthusiastic lyrics (though bordering on over-singing at times). His voice is especially kind when coupled with others, and he gets some help from Mandy Barnett on "Hey Nashvegas" and "Don't Take Yesterday." Even the Dixie Chicks stop by to sing backups on the most fun song of the lot, "Panhandle Jane." The bittersweet longing of "Letter to Home" is good as any Merle Haggard song, and the south of the border stylings of "Heartbreak California" is a welcome and successful change of pace. What makes this album impressive is Dayton's insightful take on everyday heartbreaks, as told through a classic formula of country and with just the right amount of personality.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2001
Label: Stag Records
UPC: 0634457139725
catalogNumber: 3
Rank: 97351

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jesse Dayton   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Flamenco Guitar
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle
John Jorgenson   Bass,Vocals
Dixie Chicks   Vocals
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Floyd Domino   Piano
Flaco Jiménez   Accordion
Charlie Sanders   Bass
Brian Thomas   Dobro,Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Mandy Barnett   Vocals
Gomez   Trumpet
Richie Vasquez   Drums
Charlie Sanders   Bass Guitar,Double Bass

Technical Credits

Brian Farmer   Guitar Techician
Larry Greenhill   Engineer
Bernie Grundman   Location Recording
Randall Hage Jamail   Producer,Audio Production
Mike Ross   Engineer
Allen Sides   Engineer
Martie Seidel   Contributor
Natalie Maines   Contributor
Emily Robison   Contributor

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