Dale Reynolds
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Dale Reynolds

North Andover, Massachusetts, United States

North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Band Folk Acoustic


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"CD Review"

Dale Reynolds, Never the Same Way Twice
self-released, 2008

Toward the Mighty Wind end of things, Reynolds is like any of your own upstanding New England neighbors plonking away at the acoustic guitar on the back porch, offering a few gentle folkie numbers (“About to Fly,” “Places in My Mind”) that most readily identify with modern Americana purveyors Golden Smog and Magic Car, which is really just a hip way of saying Pete Seeger and/or Woody Guthrie. But our boy isn’t one to sit back and get lost in the hairy-legged shuffle, preferring instead to roll the dice on swampy gospel-blues (“Say Baby”), a not-bad Tom Petty does Dylan imitation (“Around This Place”) and a metal-shoegaze acid-rock Cheney-hating dirge that’ll surely find the ZZ-Top-bearded oldsters in Oregon standing up with their Bics flicked while a couple of straights scream at them to sit down (“Gather ‘Round”). A — EWS


- Hippo Press


What You Wait'n for Boy (10 song demo)
Never the Same Way Twice (8 song studio EP)

www.myspace.com/dalereynolds (samples/blogs)



Dale Reynolds has been dabbling in music his whole life. Starting with back yard concerts as a 10-year-old singing Beatles and Hank Williams tunes down home in Anderson, South Carolina through fronting alternative garage bands as a young adult in the Boston suburbs during the 80’s and 90’s covering everything from the Alarm to X, Yes and ZZ-Top. These days he finds himself wondering if he’s “a man on a mission or a man having a mid-life crisis - it feels a bit like both” thanks to a chance meeting with a blues man.

With the kids mostly grown, Dale picked up his guitar and started performing and writing songs again in 2004. “Calling myself a songwriter is a bit of a stretch…I write ditties…and taught myself to play guitar so I could sing covers nobody else wanted to play”. Singing in a style uniquely his own he’s puzzled but quite flattered by comparisons to Woody Guthrie. Other notable influences include Townes van Zandt, Willis Allen Ramsey, John Doe and Neil Young.

After playing a few Open Mikes in the New England area, Dale started getting steady gigs and Guest Host stints at Tupelo Music Hall (tupelohall.com) covering for Robert Haigh of Old Vienna Coffeehouse fame where then unknowns like Catie Curtis, Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert performed once on the same night!. August 2006 saw Dale's international début when he played a show at Avalon Hostel Cafe in Dublin, Ireland that was well received by an international audience who purchased all the cds he brought along.

The fire in his belly these days came with the passing of Mr. Frank Brown. Dale and Frank (a former bus driver for Mr. BB King) crossed paths at the Winter Island Blues Festival in historic Salem, MA summer of 1998 under a patch of cool shade. Both were seeking refuge from the late Sunday morning sun waiting for the gospel program to begin. The friendship was instant and grew deeper in the years and adventures that followed.

“I only played for Frank once…after which he looked at me and said, "What You Wait’n for Boy?". "It really shook me and when Frank passed away those words came back and hit me even harder”.

Choosing to honor Frank's nudge onto the dream true highway, Dale purchased recording equipment instead of an airplane ticket to the funeral in Mobile. Then he recorded those songs for Frank and put them on a demo called "What You Wait’n for Boy" Now there’s a song by the same name and and a studio EP called "never the same way twice". Dale recently left a trail of them from Boston to Mobile via Memphis and Nashville on his way to pay Frank a proper last respects. His music career is rapidly expanding and he recently returned from his first west coast tour including the Cherry City Music Festival. You can catch Dale dreaming true most nights of the week from Maine to Connecticut.

Contact Info:

Dream True Productions
7 Walker Rd Suite 2
North Andover, MA 01845
phone: 978-314-7333