Born and raised in the South East corner of Texas, Macon Hatton, spent his days trying to find a place in the world. He found comfort in the sound of a six string acoustic and his ability to sing and write.
Many doors opened for Macon’s musical journey after moving to Dallas in 2005. He began to tap into his musical influences and channel their passion into his own creativity. Of course, for Macon, there was always that clarion call of the South – music infused with the hardship of growing up poor and disadvantaged – he was inspired by the blues. B.B. King, Jeff Buckley, and Stevie Ray Vaughn are a few of the early influences. This becomes very evident when hearing Macon perform. There’s an element that his life depends on “telling the story” through word and chord – passion and power come through clearly. His style would eventually be tempered by other artists such as Amos Lee, Ray LaMontagne, and Allen Stone. A beautiful marriage of blues and folk, his stage presence exudes a charisma that engages the audience during his between-song“conversations”. Everyone who listens feels like they are taking part in the music.
Macon has played restaurants and bars from Deep Ellum to Uptown and Downtown Dallas. Most recently he’s partnered with Alex Faith, a producer and recording artist, who has been mentoring and producing Macon since 2014.
Always the performer, Macon is steadily booking shows this year. Dallas’ newest up-and-coming artist is most certainly looking forward to what will be his brightest year.