Jeff Dale & The South Woodlawners
(LOS ANGELES) – Steeped in his Chicago roots, “Good Music,” has it all: upbeat, lively celebration, messages for social justice, and bitter heartbreak served up the way only the blues can. Jeff Dale’s third CD release in five years expands his unique sound that is built on the foundation of having learned and played with the blues masters.
From the opening ‘Town Line Road,’ to the deeply emotional ‘Final Destination,’ Dale has put together this offering from the depths of his soul. Balancing the dark with the light, Dale’s playful sense of humor shines bright on such tracks as ‘Naked Woman in My Bed,’ and ‘My Brain Took the Whole Night Off.’
Assembling some of the finest blues musicians the city of Chicago has to offer, along with his Los Angeles-based musicians, Dale creates an album that entertains, and moves the listener’s heart and soul. “Good Music’ features many veteran players from the bands of Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Magic Slim and Otis Rush.
Jeff Dale is an award winning songwriter and performer, born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Before he could shave, Jeff was exposed to the music and live performances of Hound Dog Taylor, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Koko Taylor and many more practitioners of Chicago blues. “In the neighborhood I grew up in,” says Dale, “if you had your antennas up, you could feel the blues right there.”
After learning to play the blues from two Chicago west side musicians when he was 13, and writing his first blues based song at 14, Jeff became an accompanist for legendary blues performers like Lowell Fulson, Pee Wee Crayton and Etta James among others. His band released two albums of his original material in the ‘80s, and after an absence from the scene, Jeff came roaring back into the public eye in 2009 with a new band, The South Woodlawners on his album “Blues From The Southside Of My Soul.” Jeff also befriended the late David “Honeyboy” Edwards, the last of the original Delta bluesmen, accompanying him at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and elsewhere.
In 2011 Jeff and the South Woodlawners released the “Blues Room” CD, garnering international acclaim and radio airplay. A notable track, “Stumblin’,” was featured on the hit FX show “Justified.” American Blues News awarded Jeff its “Concert of The Year” accolade, saying “Jeff is one of the coolest cats in the blues today and his live gigs really reflect his style and personality.”
“Good Music” lovers, fans of Jeff’s shows, and listeners from all over the world follow Jeff on Twitter https://twitter.com/jeffdaleblues Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/jeffdalebluesYouTube, http://www.youtube.com/user/killinflor?feature=mheeand his website:http://www.jeffdaleblues.com/