Pre-order: Jesse Dayton – “Gulf Coast Sessions” – Vinyl Beaumonster Bundle
This order includes (1) 12″ Vinyl Copy of Jesse Dayton’s Gulf Coast Sessions, (1) Unisex Belle Canvas 3001 T-shirt in Vintage Black available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL (99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% poly), (1) “Beaumonster” fishing lure, (1) “Beaumonster” Trucker Hat, (1) “Beaumonster” Drink Koozie, (1) autographed postcard, and an instant download of “Lo-Fi Lover” and “Carencro Girl” *Available for desktop download only*
Order will arrive on or before street date, July 24th.
- Intro House Party
- Lo-Fi Lover
- Beaumonster Boogie
- Carencro Girl
- Mardi Gras Shake
- Feelin’s and Business
- House Party 2340 Dauphine
- Outro House Party
“The Gulf Coast Sessions was inspired by that Interstate 10 area from Beaumont to New Orleans, where I was raised and where the old music was still going strong in the 70’s when I was a kid. East Texas African-American blues & gospel was everywhere, with lots of revival church music on the radio. Some of the honky tonks & juke joints that had opened long before, during the Lucas Gusher & the Spindle Top Oil Rush, were still in full swing with live bands nightly. We had 24-hour south Louisiana zydeco & Cajun radio w/ DJs speaking broken French. We had the migrant workers cranking up Mexican balladeers who were out-singing everyone on the radio. I remember seeing the Winter Brothers (Johnny & Edgar), at the Dairy Queen and feeling like they had left behind the small-town fear of the Holy Ghost & gone global w/ the Devil’s music. I thought about all of these scenarios while we were making this raw, little, stripped-down record.
This EP was recorded on the back porch of Clay Connell’s old house-turned-vintage-shop Roadhouse Rags in South Austin with zero budget just for kicks. Since I ended up playing guitars, bass, drums & piano on it, (everything except for Beth Christman on fiddle & Bradley Jaye on accordion), Clay & I were basically goofing off trying to create these imaginary fictional characters in “the band.” The “Beaumonster” was our character’s name for our blues shouter singer-guitar-man. The joke was “Peanut was the only drummer we could get for the session” because of my overly simple drum parts. Anyway, we went for the Excello label vibe w/ our own spin & I wrote all the songs on the spot as we recorded them. It’s a different kind of record for me & I hope y’all dig it in the greasy good timin’ spirit it’s intended.”