Texas 45 RPM Showdown is a tribute to two of Dayton's biggest Texas based influences. On the A-side is "At The Crossroads" by Doug Sahm, and on the B-side is "White Freightliner Blues" by Townes Van Zandt.
"If you open your arms to the world, it's amazing what will come back atcha," drawls East Texas native, singer/songwriter/filmmaker/author Jesse Dayton, who has a bunch more homespun wisdoms where that came from. A veteran of more than 30 years as a musician, Dayton was discovered as a young teenager playing a dive in his hometown of Beaumont by legendary club owner Clifford Antone, who booked him into his famed Austin venue, then immediately shifted him over to the honky-tonk Broken Spoke, where the likes of Willie Nelson, George Strait and Ernest Tubb have had residencies.
Over the years Dayton has played on recordings and live with Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Ryan Bingham, X, John Doe and many more.