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Dale grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, playing in bands and working in auto factories, before studying music at Solano Community College in California. Now an award-winning L.A.-based singer/songwriter, Dale is also a highly sought-after instructor, and is known as a vastly skilled multi-instrumentalist, including guitar, ukulele, accordion, and keyboards/piano, with a side of bass and trumpet.
Dale was a founding member of the Americana/Celtic group Kaedmon; their CD, My Love, was a 2009 Top Pick by Music Connection Magazine. He was also a founder of the popular SoCal country band Five Wheel Drive, who in 2000 was a top-five finalist (and only country band) in Yahoo’s Best Unsigned Band contest… and the only group to have songs in 6 of the top 10 slots in the Country Division of MP3.com that same year! Additionally, Dale was a top 4 finalist as Jazz Vocalist of the Year in the John Lennon Songwriting contest.
As a solo artist, Dale was a finalist at the 2010 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, 2009 Independent Singer/Songwriter Awards, 2008 LA Music Awards, and 4th place winner in the 2006 Unisong Song Contest. In 2013, "De Los Angeles," from his CD Lone Ranger, was 46th in the IFF WorldFest Houston and won the Platinum Remi Award.
Currently, Dale is a founding member of the extremely popular Beatles tribute band, The Beatunes, and the acoustic duo offshoot, Yesterday and Today. Both groups keep busy playing various SoCal locations and have quite a following for their record-accurate performances. Dale also hosts the long-running Open Mic at "Therapy at the Roar Room" in Glendale on Tuesday nights. Come on out!
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46th at IFF WorldFest Houston 2013
Winner: Platinum Remi Award
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Writing on the Wall