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Hawaii Five-O (CBS)

The Voice (NBC)



Destination America

TV and FILM appearances

Hawaii Five-O (three episodes)

Nashville (seven episodes)

“The Identical”


Jeff envisioned and organized the MN Guitar Summit Oct. 2015, a 100% benefit concert that raised thousands of dollars for MusiCares and featured dozens of the best musicians in the Twin Cities area. They were even awarded a Governor’s Proclamation, naming the date Minnesota Guitar Day.

Minnesota State Fair 2015 - Sept. 2 & 3 at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell with Old Dominion

Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, October 2014 & 2015

Frank Brown Songwriting Festival 2013, 2014, 2015

Grand Ole Opry with Sarah Darling (two appearances)

Kauai Music Festival (six years)

Waikiki Ukulele Festival (three years)

James J. Hill Days, Wayzata, MN (street dance headliner, 3 years)


Maiden Dixie (single)

Shane Martin (two singles)

Christie Huff (multiple album cuts)

Diamond Dixie (two cuts and a single, more coming winter 2015)

Sarah Darling (song on upcoming 2016 release)


Minneapolis Interviews and performances on WCCO-AM 830, KMSP-9 FOX television, BUZN FM

New airplay reported in the UK on TamesSideRadio

Jeff’s songs are getting played on Permanent Vacation, Beachfront and Big Burrito Radio

KONG FM 93.3 on the island of Kauai has Jeff’s songs  in steady rotation

Switzerland’s Radio Suissé featured Jeff and music from his new CD... in German!

International radio airplay includes the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia and the UK


Feature story in Lake Minnetonka Magazine, summer 2014

Music Row Magazine , Nashville’s top music industry publication, says  the single “Never Been Better”  has “a cool attitude, and the rocking track backs it up all the way.

Music News Nashville choses Jeff’s  CD Never Been Better for a Featured review


Shipwrecks, Pirates and Gold

You Don’t Mess With Happy

There For You

Twang On CD shakes up iTunes!

Includes a special tribute to Jeff’s old touring buddy Glen Campbell, featuring Gentle On My Mind and The Highwayman. Dayton spent 15 years on guitar with Campbell and toured the world with him. The CD also spotlights his own version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow to honor Jeff’s Hawaiian connection.

NEW SINGLE ON ITUNES: Jeff’s newest single “Long Slow Train Out of Town” is on iTunes and other e-retailers. Link here:


Nashville songwriter, guitarist and producer Jeff Dayton is one of Music City’s busiest touring and recording artists. With songs recorded by George Strait, Doug Stone, Sarah Darling, Grammy winning zydeco artist Chubby Carrier and placed on hit shows The Voice and Hawaii Five-O, Jeff is a dynamic and interactive performer who loves bringing his music all over.