Jim Dalton (Railbenders), Jesse Dayton, Johnny Hickman (Cracker)
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Jim Dalton is a Colorado-based singer, songwriter, and musician. Dalton plays lead guitar for Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (RCPM), formerly The Refreshments, known for their 90's radio hits "Banditos" and "Down Together," as well as the theme song to the animated TV Series "King of the Hill." He was inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame as a member of RCPM in 2019. He also fronts the Denver-based country band the Railbenders, and co-founded the Hickman-Dalton Gang with Johnny Hickman of Cracker. In 2007, he had the honor of playing rhythm guitar for Bo Diddley. His solo shows are known for their loose, fun, sometimes serious, and often bawdy nature.
"...Dayton is electrifying" - Rolling Stone
"...robust Texas roots vet Jesse Dayton proclaims his striking versatility on the engaging 'Mixtape Volume 1', blending greasy boogie, bittersweet balladry, crunchy rock and roll, and old-fashioned country...the man is a walking reminder that stylistic boundaries don’t matter.”- No Depression
“...'Mixtape Volume 1' is satisfying and fun, like sifting through a stack of records with an old friend.” - No Depression
Hickman is best known for co-founding the band Cracker. His fiery lead guitar sound and spirited co-writing give flavor to that band's alternative radio hits, including Teen Angst, Low, Get Off This, and Eurotrash Girl. Cracker, founded in 1991 with childhood friend David Lowery, has nine full-length releases to date. Kerosene Hat (1994) remains an alternative music collection staple. Lowery and Hickman together are seen as godfathers of the alternative music scene, who turned gently away from plaid-clad grunge in the 1990s with more countrified and bluesy stylings. Their collaboration with the jam-band Leftover Salmon in 2003 further proved that no one genre could contain them. Cracker's most recent album, Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey (2009), garnered indie press rave reviews, with the song "Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out" finding its way into the soundtrack for the cult TV hit Californication. Cracker (Lowery, Hickman, drummer Frank Funaro and bassist Sal Maida) continue to tour internationally, with a future release likely to appear in 2013.
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