The Road Kings

The Road Kings

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the Kings make up an inspired outfit that successfully combines rockabilly, Lone Star blues and metallic rock into a thoroughly entertaining whole. At its best, the band stirs up the most bad-assed, dark and dirty roots raunch around.

Biography

The secret to the band's success lies in triple-threat singer/guitarist/songwriter Jesse Dayton. For his singing alone, Dayton gets the nod for this year's where-in-hell-did-this guy-come-from award. A husky crooner who oozes personality with every stylistic stretch, Dayton leaps from weary bluesman to hepcat yelper and blue-metal mauler, somehow combining the better parts of Elvis, Axl Rose, David Lee Roth and Howlin' Wolf. Yeah, it's a monster that sounds scary, but it works -- thanks to Dayton's cheekiness and vocal winks. The cocky workmanship of drummer Eric Tucker and slap bassist Jason Burns make it clear that these boys from east Texas are serious.

Discography

The Road Kings - The Road Kings
05/14/2003

The Road Kings - Live at the Satellite Lounge
04/15/1997

The Road Kings - singles & ep's
Lone Star Hoedown
05/14/2003