WHAT IT IS

I believe blues music is a conduit for the human spirit. I grew up on the southside of Chicago, and have been privileged to either perform with, share a stage with or meet many of the blues masters including Lowell Fulson, Muddy Waters, Pee Wee Crayton, Albert King, Etta James, Willie Dixon, B.B. King and Honeyboy Edwards. Since I wrote my first blues song at the age of 14, this music has linked me to everyone who understands the blues. Whatever I'm feeling, good or bad, chances are someone else has experienced something similar in their lives and will connect with what I say. I tell my own stories through my music to be part of that common connection between all of us. That's the power of the blues.

Jeff Dale



"GOOD MUSIC" -– THE NEW CD FROM JEFF DALE AND THE SOUTH WOODLAWNERS






HERE’S WHAT THE CRITICS ARE ALREADY SAYING ABOUT JEFF DALE & THE SOUTH WOODLAWNERS’ “GOOD MUSIC”…

"Understanding the primal blues truths, while undertaking modern aspirations for Chicago blues, Jeff expertly blends it all. In fact, there is no doubt that this album is truly great. He gives us a crystal clear picture of the more than excellent guitarist Jeff Dale, and then about this inspiring band. Their music features a dynamic and steady rhythm, and above all, emotional expressive vocals. All in all, "Good Music" radiates subtle and highly profiled blues power."

– Soundguardian


"This is the third release from Jeff. Blues played Chicago style, with a nice blend of good music and humour. Enjoy!"

– BLUES 247

"A Chicago cat that uses that connection to add authenticity to his blues, Dale is really doing his own thing under the penumbra of old school west side Chicago blues but it’s not about homage, tribute, inspired by.,..etc. He’s playing from the gut"

– Midwest Record Review


"People like to talk about “the real deal.” Jeff Dale & the South Woodlawners are without question the real deal. If you like music that is honest, pure and just plain “Good Music,” this disc will have you clearing the living room to make a dancefloor right from the start. If I had to describe this recording in a word, that word would be fun. This is an album you will find yourself going back to quite often. This is as good as it gets."

– Reflections in Blue

 

"This is Jeff’s third release in 5 years, and he brings that Chicago sound to us on every cut! With those roots the tree goes deep into the ground, and the blues spring forth with a new blues in the old style. The more I listen to it the more I like it. That’s the kind of blues that stays around for a while. “Good Music” for sure! No extra frills or packaging here, just the real thing."


– Smokey Mountain Blues Review

"I suppose it would be easy to just draw on the music and styles of the greats that have been part of his already illustrious career but no, Dale has created his own sound. I have to say l love this one and enjoy Jeff Dale's perception of the Blues. Hope to hear more from this very talented artist."

– PBS106.7, Melbourne, Australia


You can digitally download individual tracks or entire CDs below.
Click on the "Store" to sample or purchase.



see the clip from "Justified" below





Jeff and legendary delta bluesman David "Honeyboy" Edwards, (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS).

Please click here to read Jeff's words about Honeyboy Edwards' Memorial Service in Chicago.