Jesse Dayton – “Gulf Coast Sessions” Vinyl + T-Shirt + Autographed Postcard

Jesse Dayton

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) autographed postcard, and an instant download of the entire “Gulf Coast Sessions” EP.  *Available for desktop download only*

LP Track Listing:

Side A

  1. Intro House Party
  2. Lo-Fi Lover
  3. Beaumonster Boogie
  4. Carencro Girl

Side B

  1. Mardi Gras Shake
  2. Feelin’s and Business
  3. House Party 2340 Dauphine
  4. 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.”

Jesse Dayton