Greg Dale is a singing, songwriting, guitar- playing veteran of San Francisco Bay Area's fertile rock music scene. On his new full- length album Winter's Ghost, he weaves a dreamy musical web of heart-felt tales from the modern American struggle amidst surreal times. The new Higher Font Records release will be available June 9, 2017 on vinyl LPs, CD and download via iTunes, Amazon and other popular digital music destinations. Learn more about Greg Dale's music at gregdale.bandcamp.com
"Winter's Ghost is an album of short stories," explained Dale about the album's genesis. "Some are autobiographical, some are fiction. Some were forged out of real pain from the streets, where losing battles are fought over and over again. But I tried to sprinkle in seeds of hope and change, to keep the balance and to speak to where I'm at personally. Its all held together by two distinct guitar sounds which add dark or light atmospheres and punch things up when needed."
At times heart-wrenching, Dale's art-fueled roots-rock-with-a-blue- twist is a welcome breath of passion amidst today's increasingly superficial musical landscape. And even as the vinyl LP promo sticker on Winter's Ghost playfully touts "No Love Songs," Dale remains hopeful, singing: "And I merge with the day, try to keep them blues away" (from the rocking opener "My My My").
That four-on-the-floor intro paves the road for the haunting "Visitor," a showcase for Dale and his band including JC O'Donnell on guitar and Peter Schmitt on upright acoustic bass. "New Morning” features Dale’s lead guitar in an electric howl to muses from CBGBs to Laurel Canyon. The barn burning "The Ballad of Alabama
Impossible" delivers the fiery analogy: "Every hour wounds. Its the last one that will kill you. If you were a gun I would shoot you."
Greg Dale writes soul-inspiring songs, plays some mean guitar and with Winter's Ghost it is clear he has some poignant stories to share. Listen...