Grazing on the local life as a native Woodlander, Dale picked up the bass at the age of 15 cutting his musical teeth on rock, blues and jazz into the mid-70’s. In ‘75 he got a nudge from a friend to move to Santa Cruz where he dove into the music scene head-first playing bass in 3 different original bands and doing some recording. After ping-ponging from Woodland back to the Bay area and back again to Woodland, Dale got the itch to move to Los Angeles in ’84, where the live rock scene was exploding. Almost immediately he was able to hook up with several music projects and by the fall of ’85, found himself in a comedy/music group on a national tour as the opener for the legendary Minutemen. In ’92, Dale released his first solo record, “Uncle Dale, Tell’n Stories” and started playing solo gigs in various coffee houses and clubs around SoCal. He eventually formed the Rubatos who were known for their tangents of improvisation mixed into the list of Dale’s original songs. Along with the Rubatos, Dale enjoyed a long run playing clubs and festivals with bands ranging from punk rock to blues to improv from 1985 to 2014. Dale even brought the Rubatos to Woodland to perform at Plainfield Station with… Four Barrel as the opener!!! After 33+ years in Los Angeles, Dale moved back to Woodland in 2017 and by chance met up with Phillip at a local hardware store. Both happen to be looking for a new water heater and as it turns out, Phillip just happened to also be looking for a bass player… and the rest is history! Dale brings a rocking bottom end that compliments the fun and high energy of Four Barrel.