The following is a list of Guests who joined us for the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Season, either live on stage or pre-recorded.
Dale would like you to meet some more Special Guests
Darrell Hale, Dale Rollins, Ben Copeland, Neil Copple
The three guys behind Dale were called Custom Fit. That was back when Dale first started performing his songs and stories. Not sure what happened to Darrell (left in photo), but he was a terrific drummer. Immediately to Dale's left is Ben Copeland a powerful bass player. Neil Copple (far right in photo above) served as a Technical Director in the early days; as well as a remarkable lead guitarist. He continued producing some great material for the multimedia industry.
Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues had inspired Dale to first try writing music. Ironically, Justin's more recent material seems to be looking towards Dale's home, in the Western Sky of America perhaps?
Why a Classic Rock legend?
If you are wonderig why Classic Rock artist Justin Hayward is listed here, it is because of his positive and largely up-beat genre', which inspired Dale to first try writing music of his own many years ago. Dale had served in the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier in combat operations during the Vietnam era. Justin's songs helped Dale consider what he too could leave behind for his own "Children's, Children's, Children", a title cut from one of the Moodys albums. He enjoyed other works like "Lovely to See You Again", "I Know You're Out There Somewhere", "In Your Wildest Dreams", "The Voice", etc. Dale began to write music and stories about what he knew about; that would be the Pacific Northwest logging camps, childhood fishing, wilderness camping, rafting wild & scenic rivers, stories of native Americans, outdoor life and rustic times, etc. Though the music came out more country than rock, it was never-the-less because of the beautiful lyrics and music of the Moodys that inspired Dale to try doing so. Their inclusion here is just Dale's way of saying, "Thank you" to the Classic Rock legends themselves. The rest is history.