Watch Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton’s Surly "Brand New Cadillac" Music Video

Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton
(Image credit: Skyler Smith)

Blues guitar sensation Samantha Fish and badass country outlaw Jesse Dayton have released a new EP titled The Stardust Sessions (opens in new tab).

With a shared musical vision of marrying blues- and alt-rock, the pair began writing together in their New Orleans studio to create a unique sound all their own.

On the last day, Fish and Dayton let rip on some songs with the tape rolling. The result is The Stardust Sessions – an EP of three classic covers that showcases the duo’s edgy vocals and world-class guitar chops.

Unveiled today with a surly performance video, Fish and Dayton's "Brand New Cadillac" is a unique take on the late ‘50s rockabilly classic written by Vince Taylor (of Vince Taylor and His Playboys fame). A cover of the track also appears on the Clash’s 1979 London Calling (opens in new tab) album.

Also featured on The Stardust Sessions is a cover of Townes Van Zandt's late ‘60s acoustic number "I'll Be Here in The Morning" and "Feelin' Good" by Chicago blues luminary Magic Sam.

If you like what you heard, look out for Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton’s forthcoming album. 

Comprising ten new and original tracks, their new LP – Death Wish Blues – was produced by the legendary Jon Spencer (opens in new tab) and is slated for release in late spring via Rounder Records.

Fish and Dayton will be kicking off their North American tour tomorrow night in Bakersfield, California. 

Visit the Samantha Fish website here (opens in new tab) or the Jesse Dayton website here (opens in new tab) for info and tickets.

Dates include:

  • Dec 3 – World Records, Bakersfield, CA
  • Dec 4 – The Whiskey-A-Go Go, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec 6 – Oven Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
  • Dec 7 – DPAC, Durham, NC
  • Dec 29 – Ground Zero Blues Club, Biloxi, MS
  • Dec 30 – Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA
  • Jan 12 – Kessler Theatre, Dallas, TX
  • Jan 13 – 04 Center, Austin, TX
  • Jan 14 – 04 Center, Austin, TX
  • Jan 15 – Heights Theatre, Houston, TX

If you can’t make Sunday night’s Whiskey-A-Go Go show in Los Angeles in person, the gig will be livestreamed from 9:00 PM PT.

Click here (opens in new tab) for livestream tickets.

Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton 'The Stardust Sessions' EP artwork

(Image credit: Rounder Records)

Stream and download The Stardust Sessions here (opens in new tab).

Rod Brakes

Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as GuitaristTotal Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab)Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.