A moody Texas country singer/songwriter whose approach lands halfway between atmospheric Americana and lean, Red Dirt Country, Dalton Domino is part of a 21st century progressive country music anchored in Lubbock, Texas.
Born in Memphis, Domino moved frequently as he was growing up, a condition that carried over into adulthood. His musical curiosity was sparked in 2003 when he saw New Found Glory and MxPx, but as he got older, he gravitated toward Texas and its Red Dirt country. He spent some time in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but his musical career took off when he relocated to Lubbock, where he found a group of kindred spirits headed by Josh Abbott.
Forming a backing group called the Front Porch Family Band — it featured Beau Folfing on guitar, Michael Moad on bass, and Levi Fowler on harmonica — he began gigging regularly.
They cut their debut album, 1806, with producer Jon Taylor and released it in 2015. Domino and the Front Porch Band supported it with regional tours and recorded a sequel in Dripping Springs the following year. Entitled Corners, the album came out in the spring of 2017.