Greg Dayton is an American singer/songwriter and guitarist/music educator based in Sausalito, California, and New York City. With influences from electric and acoustic blues, classic rock, soul, and jazz, Dayton was inducted as a "Great Blues Artist" into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in 2016. He has released two critically acclaimed solo albums, Lonesome Road (2016) and Sailing for the Sun (Ropeadope/Modern Icon Recordings, 2020) as well as the single “See My Baby” (2021). Known for his energetic live shows, he has performed at countless venues and festivals and lives on NBC's Today Show. He is currently the artistic director of the Sausalito Music Revival (sausalitomusicrevival.org), which celebrates the talent of the San Francisco Bay Area with live performances and interviews while raising money for non-profits. With degrees from Harvard University and Berklee College of Music and over 30 years performing and teaching, he has mentored hundreds of aspiring musicians in the US and Europe.
“Break the Chains” is an inspiring Elton John/Boz Skaggs inspired pop ballad with Gospel edged backing vocals written as a cry for personal and societal change.
“See My Baby” is a happy whistle-along acoustic finger-style guitar tune in the spirit of Taj Mahal’s “Fishin’ Blues,” co-written with Max Rifkin and featuring Steven Bernstein’s Boutique Brass Choir.
“Backseat”, from Sailing for the Sun album, is a classic acoustic guitar based singer/songwriter tune in the tradition of Dayton’s earliest influences: James Taylor, Jackson Browne and Neil Young. Bright, sparkly and upbeat…”put your worries on the backseat.”
"Don't Ask Me Why", from Lonesome Road album, is captivating and introspective, blending heartfelt lyrics with mesmerizing instrumentation, as it delves into the complexities of love and the enigmatic nature of human emotions.