Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Greg Dayton Pre-Release Performance For “Sailing For the Sun” – Nov. 8 Triad Theater


Scott H. Thompson

Greg Dayton
Pre-Release Performance
November 8th - Triad Theater
Sailing For The Sun

Sailing for the Sun, is the second solo album by singer/songwriter Greg Dayton, produced and mixed by Adrian Harpham, and mastered by Greg Calbi in New York City. The versatile guitarist was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame shortly after the release of his debut solo album, Lonesome Road in 2016. He began work on the new album in January of 2018, taking his time to create a full album in the old school vinyl style.

While Dayton's music has strong blues influences, his songs draw upon a much wider range of styles in the spirit of the great songwriters of classic rock, folk, and soul. The 12 songs on Sailing for the Sun (release date February 7, 2020) are full of contagious grooves with intricately detailed arrangements from hard hitting and funky to acoustic and intimate, all united by Dayton's honest voice, hook-filled lyricism, soulful guitar layering and a powerful rhythm section led by Adrian Harpham's creative drumming. Covering a broad musical landscape, the new album features Dayton's present band which has been his regular lineup since 2016, with special guests on horns and vocals.

Greg will celebrate the pre-release of Sailing for the Sun with his full band at the Triad Theater in New York City, Friday November 8th at 9pm.

Greg Dayton: Lead Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Adrian Harpham: Drums, Percussion, Synths
Anthony Robustelli: Piano, Keyboards, Organ
Dave Inniss: Bass
Clayton Bryant, Towera Smith, Nia Drummond: Backing Vocals
Steve Bernstein: Trumpet
Erik Lawrence: Bari, Tenor Sax
Doug Wieselman: Tenor Sax
Anson Jones: Backing Vocal (Tracks 6, 10)
Max Rifkin: Resonator Guitar (Track 5)

Label: Ropeadope / Modern Icon Records Produced, recorded, and mixed by Adrian Harpham, Big Pulse Productions, NYC.
Drums recorded by Matt Muir at Kawari Studios, Wincote, PA.
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NJ.
Copyright GMDayton Music (ASCAP), 2019.



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About the Author | Scott H. Thompson

Scott served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York for almost a decade. With a background in broadcast journalism, Thompson’s voice and work has been heard on the Associated Press Radio Network, the Mutual Broadcasting network and NBC-AM New York, on The Morning Show. His experience spans radio, television, print and the internet. Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000. A prolific writer, Thompson has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and the All Music Guide. He penned the CD liner notes to Herbie Hancock Head Hunters, Weather Report 8:30, George Duke Brazilian Love, Stan Getz The New Collection, The Essence of Maynard Ferguson, and The Essence of Al DiMeola. Scott is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Editor’s note: Style Quarterly is very pleased to make the connection with Scott and values his enthusiastic support of Jazz.


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