Jesse Daniel Toasts Waylon, Releases New Tour Dates

photo: Alan Mercer

Don’t fret for the future of country music ladies and gentlemen. If need be, Jesse Daniel will strap it on his back, and carry it into the future himself. This road-doggin’, honky-tonkin’, California-born, Texas-based singer and songwriter will be keeping the twang alive for years to come, and we’ll all be the beneficiaries.

Jesse Daniel is about to play a bunch of dates in Texas, then embark on a big West Coast tour including appearances with Hellbound Glory, a big set at the Jackalope Jamboree, and opening the shows will be the “Dean of the Honky Tonks,” Summer Dean. Daniel’s calling it the “My Kind of Country Tour.”

To get you randy for the upcoming tour dates, Jesse Daniel has also released a studio version of a song some have probably seen him play live, “Just Because You Asked Me To” (listen below), which is the one song from Waylon’s iconic album Honky Tonk Heroes he co-wrote with Billy Joe Shaver.

Though folks paying close attention to Daniel have already known that his heart, his harmony, and his right hand woman is his partner Jodi Lyford, this version of “Just Because You Asked Me To” gives Lyford an opportunity for some deserved time in the spotlight too.

“Everyone has a ‘song’… A tune that brings them back to the time they met a significant other and fell in love that stays with them through the years,” Jesse Daniel says. “People play these songs at weddings, on anniversaries and to even rekindle that old feeling of long after the fire is gone. Love songs bring out such pure human emotion in us and that’s what makes this song special for Jodi and I. It was one that we just had to record at some point and I’m glad we did.”

Tickets for the tour are on sale now, and some of these dates will sell out, so be on your toes.

TOUR DATES:

2/5 – Lonesome Rose – San Antonio, TX
2/26 – The Sagebrush – Austin, TX (w/ Doug Kershaw)
3/18 – Continental Club – Austin, TX (SXSW showcase)
3/18 – The Sagebrush – Austin, TX (SXSW showcase)
3/19 – Bandit Town Texas Bound – Manor, TX
3/25 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX
3/26 – Downtown Valley View – Valley View, TX *
3/30 – The Dirty Drummer – Phoenix, AZ *
3/31 – Pappy and Harriets – Pioneer Town, CA *
4/1 – Til Two Club – San Diego, CA *
4/2 – The Wayfarer – Costa Mesa, CA *
4/3 – The Siren – Morro Bay, CA *
4/5 – Bakersfield Sound Co – Bakersfield, CA *
4/6 – The Grove House – Mariposa, CA *
4/7 – Dying Breed Brewing – Oakdale, CA *
4/8 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA * (+ Hellbound Glory)
4/9 – The Mystic Theater – Petaluma, CA * (+ Hellbound Glory)
4/10 – Folsom Hotel – Folsom, CA *
4/12 – The Dip – Redding, CA *
4/13 – Volcanic Theater – Bend, OR *
4/14 – Polaris Hall – Portland, OR *
4/15 – Sam Bond’s Garage – Eugene, OR *
4/16 – The Plaid Pig – Tacoma, WA *
4/17 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA *
4/19 – Neurolux – Boise, ID *
4/20 – Whiskey’s – Ketchum, ID *
4/21 – Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT *
4/22 – Warehouse 2565 – Grand Junction, CO *
4/23 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO *
4/30 – Devil’s Backbone – Fischer, TX (w/ Doug Kershaw)
5/21 – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Fort Worth, TX
6/11 – Chinook Fest – Naches, WA
6/24 – Jackalope Jamboree ( Shane Smith + Turnpike Troubadours) – Pendleton, OR
7/1 – Dan’s Silver Leaf – Denton, TX
7/2 – Special Event TBA – Leakey, TX
7/3 – Frio Canyon – Leakey, TX
7/9 – Stanley’s – Tyler, TX
7/16 – Black Swamp Conservancy – Toledo, OH
8/4 – Music In The Park – Des Moines, IA
8/6 – Hinterland Fest – St. Charles, IA
8/7 – Okoboji Store – Okoboji, IA

* = with Summer Dean

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