Kiefer Sutherland plus Jesse Dayton
Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for over thirty years, starring in movies like Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, Young Guns, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, A Time to Kill, Dark City, Melancholia and most recently, a western called Forsaken, as well as the TV series 24.
But unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the same kind of dedication and commitment. The first one, beginning around 1992, was that of a cattle rancher and competitive cowboy (roper) in the USTRC team roping circuit. He ran a successful ranch with partner John English for almost a decade. During that time, Sutherland won numerous roping events around the country including Phoenix, Indio and the Los Angeles Open.
In early 2015 Sutherland played music partner and best friend Jude Cole two songs he had written and wanted to record as demos for other artists to record. Cole responded positively to the songs and the album grew organically from those recordings. Two songs became four and four grew into six, until Cole suggested that they make a record. Their collaboration resulted in Kiefer Sutherland‘s debut album Down In A Hole.
Sutherland says of the 11 tracks that make up the album, “It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on.”
Kiefer Sutherland follows his critically acclaimed 2016 debut Down In A Hole by releasing the follow-up Reckless & Me on 26 April. While country music is the beating heart of the album, its songs span wider Americana, encompassing folk, rock, blues and a whole lot more. They’re all connected by Sutherland’s love of sharing stories, whether by recounting snapshot of his own life or relating the experiences of others.
Born and raised on the Texas/Louisiana border, Jesse Dayton has played shows all over the world since being spotted by Gulf Coast hit producer Huey P. Meux. As his cult following in the US and Europe continues to grow, Jesse Dayton‘s career has included writing and recording a soundtrack for Rob Zombie’s film The Devil’s Rejects, filling in for guitarist Billy Zoom with the original line-up of iconic punk band X and recording his latest record The Outsider whilst on tour, mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer/producer Vance Powell (who has worked with the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Jack White.)
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