james dalton

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Folk / Americana / alt.blues
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 I never realized how exciting it would be to open up for one of my favorite bands. Now, its been a long lucky streak of sharing the bill with lots and lots of great and legendary players, but tomorrow night, when i support Rusted Root, it will be a happy flashback to the 90s when I not only sat home playing along with their albums and trying to copy them, but I was catching their live shows all over the place...


Anyway, tomorrow night at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, I will be opening the show along with my good friends Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why. I usually do one solo show on the mainstage of the Pony every summer, and i always try to make it special...


I have been given a batch of advance tickets, and my price is really low, $15, so if you'd like some, just get in touch and i can pass them off to you.


Also, a new pressing for my album "Butterflies and Passerby's" has arrived and I will have them available for the first time in ages tomorrow night.


See you then!




"Along with two noteworthy and enjoyable openers who treated all who was in attendance to what was a pretty magical night of music. The evening kicked off with NJ folk artist James Dalton whose style of folk and blues allows for his raspy soulful voice to resonate thru the crowd accompanied by sweet guitar work and a harmonica that I won’t soon forget. His set left me feeling as if I had taken a ride thru the mind of a man who has seen many things and lives to describe his travels and life thru his art."  Chason Heins, Gratefulmusic.com

"His voice has a nice gruff quality to it, somewhere between John Bell(Widespread Panic) and Ted Hawkins and he's admirably capable of going from that grittiness and swooping up into a falsetto in the manner of Jeff Buckley"  M.T.H. Weitzman, Elmore Magazine

"James Dalton continues to release exceptional homegrown music without putting on airs of the folk world chameleons. It takes more than a guitar, a flannel shirt and fedora to live this music, and Frankonia is just the latest in a multitude of independent projects that continues to keep Dalton in the Shoreworld spotlight, and as Chris Barry would say, “And the world beyond.”   John Pfeiffer, Aquarian Weekly


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