Jim Dalton is a Colorado-based singer, songwriter, and musician. Dalton plays lead guitar for Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (RCPM), formerly The Refreshments, known for their 90's radio hits "Banditos" and "Down Together," as well as the theme song to the animated TV Series "King of the Hill."  He was inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame as a member of RCPM in 2019.  He also fronts the Denver-based country band the Railbenders, and co-founded the Hickman-Dalton Gang with Johnny Hickman of Cracker.  In 2007, he had the honor of playing rhythm guitar for Bo Diddley.  His solo shows are known for their loose, funny, sometimes serious, and often bawdy nature.


Tucson Weekly: "Weekly Picks: Jim Dalton" (Issue of Feb 16-22, 2017, Vol. 34, No. 1):  "Lord does this dude have a way with a tune, so much so a shot of cheap whiskey will magically appear before you during his song about offering up barroom rounds! This guy Dalton - not to be confused with Patrick Swayze's existential ass-kicker character in Road House - blends a fetching yet soulful (yes, we said soulful) kind of Waylon/Kristofferson craft with wry Prine-esque turns of phrase ("But when she gets into that vino/She thinks I'm Rudy Valentino"). You might know him as a guitar slinger from Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, or as The Railbenders frontman, but we really know him as an ace Colorado songsmith worthy of inclusion in any jukebox filled with vintage outlaw country. Beyond the actual songwriting you get the tunes, sometimes filled with mournful pedal steel and Dave Alvin licks." -Tucson Weekly 

Westword: The Twelve Most Essential Songs About Colorado: No. 1 - "I-70 Westbound" by The Railbenders  (October 5, 2015)  

AXS: 'Live at The Lost Highway' by Jim Dalton is a solid country album (August 20, 2015) 

Journola: Alive on the Internet: Jim Dalton, Denver, CO: "Lyrics are solid, clever without trying too hard and the low gravelly voice still has good mileage left." (April 5, 2020)

Singersroom: 10 Best Songs About Colorado: No. 8 - "I-70 Westbound" by The Railbenders (June 29, 2023) 

Music Industry How To: 33 Best Songs About Colorado: No. 28 - "I-70 Westbound" by The Railbenders, No. 29 - "Driving Back to Denver" by The Railbenders (June 30, 2023)


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