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River Jam Artist Preview: Jesse Dayton

Few artists come to the table with more legitimate bonafides than Jesse Dayton.  He’s the real deal.  A hard-charging troubadour with a range of style and catalog of songs to back up his badassery.  Lead guitar for Waylon and Cash? He’s done it.  Selling out venues across the globe?  He’s done it.  Collaborating with Rob Zombie on film projects? He’s done it.  Quite simply, if it’s cool, it is Jesse Dayton.  He’s not only an alarmingly great guitar slinger, he’s a songwriter of significant talent as well.  Dayton’s live show is renowned for its intensity and energy and we’re beyond stoked to have him plying his trade for us at River Jam this year.  Come see this living legend do his thing!


RJ Tickets:  RJ Tix

Performance date/time:  Sat July 28 at River Road Icehouse.  Approx 8pm

Years at River Jam:  Debut

Twitter: @jessedayton


River Jam Artist Preview: Kayla Ray


A honky-tonk throwback firecracker.  Relatively unknown outside of her central Texas roots, she’s drawn comparisons to other stone cold troubadours.  She’s somewhere between Dale Watson and Miranda Lambert if that makes sense to you.  Her records have been produced by Jason Eady so that should sort of give you an idea of what this girl brings to the table. Excited to have her back at River Jam this year and let people experience her music for the first time.

**She is joining fellow River Jam artist Haley Cole at Floathouse this weekend if you’d like a preview!

RJ Tickets:  RJ Tix

Performance date/time:  Sun July 29 at Lone Star Floathouse.  Approx 6pm

Years at River Jam:  Two

Twitter:  @KaylaRayMusic

River Jam Artist Preview: Haley Cole


Haley Cole has been stealing stages across the state and beyond for the past several years.  Buzz began heating up around 2015 and reached fever pitch including noise up in Nashville.  Haley has a voice that mixes power, range, sass and soul, all of which she completely owns.  … Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: The Buffalo Ruckus

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Comparisons are easy to come by, but hard to live up to.  One of my most trusted gatekeepers of taste in this scene once told me that The Buffalo Ruckus was as if The Band met the Allman Brothers in Texas and never left. … Read the rest

River Jam Artist Preview: Garrett Bryan

Fresh perspectives are hard to come by in this music scene.  Sometimes it feels like it’s all been said and done, then you hear a young songwriter like Garrett Bryan.  It sounds familiar, yet new all at once.  The type of songs anyone can dig into, but that those who appreciate deeper meaning in their songs can sink their teeth into. … Read the rest