Guitar badass Samantha Fish and outlaw country maverick Jesse Dayton have released their first collaborative effort, ‘The Stardust Sessions’. The EP is available digitally Here via Rounder Records. Watch the video for lead track “Brand New Cadillac” below.
Fish and Dayton deliver a scorching take on “Brand New Cadillac,” one of the all-time great rock and roll songs of the original 1950s era. They share the lead vocal, drop killer harmonies, and light up their guitars like hot rods. Both performers are firebrands individually, so unleashing them together on a track like this is an instant winner. The video shows Samantha and Jesse laying it down live in the studio and gives us a glimpse of what it was like to be at this session. Need to rock your cares away? Crank this one up and hit the streets.
It started out as an innocent co-writing session between the two musicians. They envisioned a sound that married the explosive blues with alt-rock. On the last day in their New Orleans studio, they jammed on some songs that embodied this musical aesthetic and were eager to hear how their voices and guitars meshed. So they let tape roll, and the unexpected result was ‘The Stardust Sessions’. The pair recorded “Brand New Cadillac,” made famous by The Clash but originally written in the late 1950s by Vince Taylor, “I’ll Be Here in The Morning” by Townes Van Zandt, and “Feelin’ Good” by Magic Sam. Joining them in the studio were bassist Austin Clements (Omari Neville), and drummer Mike Dillon (Rickie Lee Jones, Les Claypool Garage Jazz Band), with Rueben Williams wearing the producer’s hat.
‘The Stardust Sessions’ precedes a full-length album containing 10 new original songs written by the pair and produced by the legendary Jon Spencer. The album, ‘Death Wish Blues’, will be released in late Spring via Rounder Records.
On December 3rd, the wild pair will hit the ground running, first stop, Bakersfield, followed by a gig at LA’s famed Whiskey-A-Go Go on December 4th. This show will be live-streamed; tickets are available to buy HERE.
Watch “Brand New Cadillac”
Listen to “Brand New Cadillac” Here
An award-winning singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist, Samantha Fish has released six albums over the course of her acclaimed career, with 2019’s Faster and 2021’s Kill or Be Kind both appearing on Rounder Records. “It’s not pure rock and roll, it’s not pure blues, it’s not pure soul, it’s not pure pop — it’s a mixture of everything,” Fish says of her genre-bending sound, which has regularly taken Fish around the world. A road warrior, she performs 200 shows yearly, both domestically and abroad.
Jesse Dayton has been bringing his unique mashup of East Texas/Louisiana Blues, old-school country, and punk rock to the world since he released his debut album in 1995. Thirteen records later, he remains a staple on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country and the Americana Radio charts, where his debut LP ‘Raising Cain’ reached Number 1. Jesse’s career reads like a veritable “who’s who” of American music. He’s toured with Social Distortion, Supersuckers, George Strait, Ryan Bingham, and L.A. punk pioneers X and has recorded with legends such as Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, and Willie Nelson. He has also recorded three soundtracks for filmmaker Rob Zombie. One can read about Dayton’s storied past in his 2022 memoir, ‘Beaumonster’.
NORTH AMERICAN 2022/2023 TOUR DATES
Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton
Dec 3—-World Records————Bakersfield, CA*
Dec 4—-The Whiskey-A-Go Go–Los Angeles, CA*
Dec 6—-Oven Auditorium———-Charlotte, NC+
Dec 7—-DPAC————————Durham, NC+
Dec 8—–Rocky Mt, VA————–Harvester
Dec 9—–Va Beach, VA————–Elevation 27
Dec 10—Winston-Salem, NC——Ramkat
Dec 12—Alexandria, VA————-Birchmere
Dec 13—Warrendale, PA————Jergels
Dec 14—Kent, OH———————Kent Stage
Dec 15—Westland, MI—————-Token Lounge
Dec 16—Chicago, IL——————Park West
Dec 17—Milwaukee, WI————–Shank Hall
Dec 18—Minneapolis, MN———–Fine LineSamantha Fish & Jesse Dayton
Dec 29—Biloxi, MS——————–Ground Zero Blues Club**
Dec 30—New Orleans, LA———–Tipitina’s**
Jan 12—Dallas, TX——————–Kessler Theatre**
Jan 13—Austin, TX——————–04 Cente r**
Jan 14—Austin, TX——————–04 Cente r**
Jan 15—Houston, TX—————–Heights Theatre**Samantha Fish
Dec 31—Richmond, MO————-Branded Steakhouse
Jan 19—-Beaver Creek, CO——–Vilar PAC**
Jan 20—-Boulder, CO—————-Boulder Theatre**
Jan 21—-Grand Junction, CO——Avalon Theatre**
Jan 22—-Fort Collins, CO———–The Aggie**
Jan 25—-Memphis, TN—————Lafayette’s***
Jan 26—-Memphis, TN—————Lafayette’s**
Jan 27—-Nashville, TN—————The Ryman++
Jan 28—-Macon, GA——————Hargray Cap Theater**
Jan 29—-Asheville, NC—————Salvage Station**
Jan 31—-Savannah, GA————–District Live**
Feb 1—–Stuart, FL———————Lyric Theatre**
Feb 2—–Ft. Lauderdale—————Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center++
Feb 3—–Orlando, FL——————Hard Rock Live++
Feb 4—–Atlanta, GA——————-Symphony Hall++
Feb 5—–Walhalla, SC—————–Walhalla PAC**
Feb 7—–Chattanooga,TN————Barrelhouse Ballroom**
Feb 8—–Jacksonville, FL————-Florida Theater**
Feb 9—–Melbourne, FL—————King Center**
Feb 10—Clearwater, FL—————Ruth Eckerd Hall***The ZipGuns
+Fish & Dayton supporting Allman Family Revival
+++Fish supporting Kenny Wayne Shepherd