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April 4, 2018









If you want Jeff to listen to a song, please bring it on CD, iPad, iPod or cell phone and have a Lyric Sheet. One song per writer, please.



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Jeff Dayton is one of Music City’s busiest as a touring artist, session guitarist and songwriter. Originally from MN, he lived in AZ from 1979 to 2000 and earned his music degree from ASU, scored a #1 record at KNIX, appeared on Hee Haw and Nashville Now and more. His Jeff Dayton Band was voted Best of the Decade’s Best by the editors and readers of New Times. They opened concerts for about two dozen major artists and while performing with Merle Haggard, the Judds and Alabama, he was discovered by Glen Campbell and became his bandleader and guitarist for the next 15 years.

Jeff has lived in Nashville since 2000 and tours nationally with his Salute to Glen Campbell and American Troubadour shows. He is a longtime member, supporter and friend of the AZ Songwriters Association.

Jeff has released 12 CDs of his own, the latest being two 2017 releases, Live My Truth and The Glen Connection.

** If you want Jeff to listen to a song, please bring it on CD, ipod, ipad or cell phone and have a Lyric Sheet. One song per writer, please.

Jeff says: You can bring songs for me to listen/pitch to a Texas writer/artist who will be recording early summer, think Jason Isbell meets Lyle Lovett and Guy Clark.  Also, songs for Sarah Darling and Kenny Chesney.


Nashville writer, producer and touring artist, 21-year Valley resident. Platinum cut with George Strait, other cuts with Doug Stone, Sarah Darling and Grammy zydeco winner Chubby Carrier. Tour guitarist for Kenny Chesney, Glen Campbell and Lee Greenwood. Appeared on Grand Ole Opry, Nashville (ABC) and Hawaii Five-O (CBS).Jeff has released 12 CDs of his own, the latest being two 2017 releases, Live My Truth and The Glen Connection.


Jeff Dayton

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 entertainer who loves performing live, making records and sharing his music all over the US.

Jeff has toured with Kenny Chesney, Lee Greenwood and 15 years with Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell. Other artists Jeff has backed include Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Buck Owens, Steve Wariner, John Michael Montgomery, Bryan White, Mark Wills and many more.


Arizona Songwriters Association

AZ Songwriters Association is led by active professional and amateur songwriters. The AZ Songwriters is committed to the development and recognition of Arizona composers, lyricists and songwriters by pursuing their right to benefit from and receive fair compensation for, the use of their work, the advancement of the craft and enterprise of songwriting through educational programs, networking opportunities, dissemination of business knowledge and other services




Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music. Some performances are pre-sale ticketed and some are at-door pricing. Your purchase will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.

The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center on the west side of 7th Street, south of the traffic light at E. Highland Rd., tucked away from the street at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Additional parking is available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room Phoenix.