Jesse Dayton : The Revealer – CD;Blue Elan Records;BER1022
Album Kindly submitted by Hemifran
Style : Country
Rate (1-5) :

Back in 1982, Austin impresario Clifford Antone who also discovered Stevie Ray Vaughan came across this young kid name Jesse Dayton, He invited him to play in his club in Austin and al the rest is history as they say.

The Revealer is his sixth solo album since his debut Raisin’ Cain topped the Americana charts back in 1995. Now 20 years later Jesse Dayton sounds as fresh as back in the days. Leading track Daddy was a Badass is the perfect opener for this album. “The Way We Are” is a typical country tune but on Eatin' Crow And Drinkin' Sand he’s doing what we like the most, putting some punk/rock attitude in his country music. “Take out the Trash” is a sing along tune in the vein of Bruce Springsteen while Mrs. Victoria (Beautiful Thing) is a kind of ballad done in a very nice finger picking country style. He musically (and lyrically) invokes ideas of how good it was when he was young. On “3 Pecker Coat”, Jesse plays some good country rock music but while his music is pleasantly to hear, his lyrics are often more interesting. They mostly are well written and go rather deep. In the aforementioned leading track, Daddy was Badass, he sings about his fathers explots in Vietnam and how he came home broken. Or what to think about a rockabilly tune with a title like “I'm At Home Gettin' Hammered (While She's Out Gettin' Nailed)”

The Revealer by Jesse Dayton really offers a lot if you ask me and I’m truly happy that I can recommend this album to all of you, even if it is the very last one I’m going to recommend this year. Five out of five, what better way to end the year?

Mr Blue Boogie