From the White House to the Wildhorse Saloon, Jeff has been playing guitar and performing all his life. 

He’s been a Nashville writer for fourteen years and thrives on the concentrated creative scene in Music City.

Not half bad for a guy from the small Minnesota town of Orono! 

Today, Jeff makes his home in Nashville and is an active music producer, songwriter, session guitarist, touring artist and educator and tours as a dynamic solo artist.

Jeff was the former bandleader and guitarist for 15 years with Hall of Fame artist Glen Campbell and later Kenny Chesney, Jeff Dayton leads a band of top pros from Music City, USA.

Jeff and the JDB have played at the White House, the Grand Ole Opry and appeared on network TV shows like The Voice, Hawaii Five-O, NBC’s Today Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

He also found time to land his music degree, regional hit records and the honor of backing artists like Vince Gill, Buck Owens, Bo Diddley, Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, Gene Autry, Toby Keith and many more. Jeff's songs have been recorded by George Strait, Grammy winning zydeco artist Chubby Carrier. Once relocating to Nashville, Jeff was soon touring with megastar Kenny Chesney, Lee Greenwood and others.

His new CD “Twang On” is due June 1st, with eight brand new songs and a special tribute to Glen Campbell including Gentle On My Mind and The Highwayman. Dayton spent 15 years on guitar with Campbell and toured the world with him. The CD will also feature a special version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow to honor his Hawaiian connection.

Their music is an uptempo blend of classic and new pop, country and audience favorites, including blues, classic R&B, bluegrass and rock; always interactive, always fun and totally pro in every way.

Today Show (NBC)
Nashville (ABC)
Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC)
Glen Campbell Live (PBS)

Kenny Chesney (Road Case, When The Sun Goes Down)
Toby Keith (Honkytonk U)
Glen Campbell (Wichita Lineman, Galveston, etc)
Grinning Like I’m Winning (Jeff Dayton)
Flutterby, Butterfly (Jeff Dayton)

Platinum Record Award (George Strait)
CMA and ACM Album of the Year (George Strait)
Country Band of the Decade (Phoenix)
Marlboro Country Roundup (winner)
Wrangler Country Showdown (2x winner)
Hall of Fame (Verde Valley, AZ)

Glen Campbell
Kenny Chesney
Lee Greenwood
Toby Keith
Willie Nelson
Bo Diddley
Tammy Cochran
Sarah Darling
Gene Autry
Dizzy Gillespie
Mac Davis
Vince Gill
Buck Owens
Mark Wills
Steve Wariner
BC Jean
Heidi Rojas
Kevin Kronin (REO)
Nicolette Larson
Pam Tillis
Gary US Bonds
Mickey Dolenz
Jimmy Dean
JM Montgomery
Clint Black
Bryan White
Mickey Gilley
Johnny Lee
David Pack (Ambrosia)

We Fest (Detroit Lakes)
KISS Chili Cookoff (Miami)
CMA Music Festival (Nashville)
Chilliwack and Merritt  festivals (British Columbia)
State Fairs (Iowa, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Florida etc.)
Tall Stacks Festival (Cincinnati)

May 21 • Country Music Hall of Fame • 6 pm
    Words & Music Finale • Ford Theater
May 24 • Opry Backstage Grille • 8 pm
May 28• Omni Hotel • 4:30 pm Barlines
May 29 • private event

June 2 • Minneapolis • IPR seminar 

June 4 • Chanhassen • School II Bistro 
    CD RELEASE PARTY at the Bistro
    Prizes and special fun. Stay tuned for more.
    Party starts at 6:30, music at 7:30

June 5 •  Plymouth • Lucky’s 13 Pub
June 6 •  Excelsior • Dunn Bros. • 7: 30 pm
June 7 •  Long Lake • Red Rooster • 8 pm
June 11 • Chanhassen • School II Bistro 
June 12 • Plymouth • Lucky’s 13 Pub
June 13 • Plymouth • Lucky’s 13  FULL BAND
June 18 • Chanhassen • School II Bistro 
June 19 • Plymouth • Lucky’s 13 Pub
June 20 • Navarre • Narrows • FULL BAND
June 21 • private event
June 22 • private event
June 26 • Plymouth • Lucky’s 13 Pub

July 11 • Franklin • private event
July 17-19 • NAMM Show • times tba

July 23 • Wayzata • Summer Series * 6 pm
    at the historic Great Northern Depot
    on beautiful Lake Minnetonka
July 24 • private event
July 25 • Chanhassen • School II Bistro • BAND
July 26 • Plymouth • Lucky’s 13 Pub 7:30 pm

Aug 22-23 • Storm Lake • King’s Pointe •
    with Jeff Carver

Aug 28 • Wayzata • private event
Aug 30 • Navarre • Narrows Saloon FULL BAND
Sept 5 • Plymouth • Lucky’s 13 Pub FULL BAND
Sept 6 • Wayzata  • JJ Hill Days  FULL  BAND

Sept 13 • Franklin • private event

Jeff’s music available on iTunes  at
New Jeff Dayton Band website

*Content & media from Jeff Dayton's website was used in this article. 

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