Jeff Dale didn’t earn his blues in the cotton fields, he earned them on Chicago’s southeast side among the steel mills and all their toxic waste that was a way of life back in his day. Once again leading a bunch of cats that are serious about loving their work, this hard charging set is sure to bring millennials to the blues even if the leader of the movement has a load of grey hanging off his chin. Hard stuff delivered with a blast that could only have come from the steel mills.
— Chris Spector, Midwest Record
After all these years, you don’t have to teach Jeff Dale the job anymore. With The South Woodlawners on ‘Blues Power’, he literally recorded a powerful album…
— ESC for Rootstime

Blues Power

Jeff Dale and the South Woodlawners

“Blues Power,” the newest album by Jeff Dale and The South Woodlawners, is exactly what the title says it is. After over 40 years of performing and writing original roots music, Jeff Dale delivers a batch of tunes that radiate his hard scrabble beginnings on the south side of Chicago, his resiliency through tough times and his well-earned sense of humor. “Blues Power” is Jeff Dale’s sixth commercial recording in the last nine years and here are some stand out facts:

Blues Power is co-produced by Americana legend, Marvin Etzioni. Marvin was an original member of the Geffen Records roots rock band Lone Justice and his playing and his producing credits can be found from The Counting Crows to Trombone Shorty to Stephen Stills and Judy Collins.

Guest performers on Blues Power include Rock n Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of the band Chicago, Lee Loughnane, members of Buddy Guy’s current band, the late James Cotton’s drummer, a young, hard touring jam rock band “Hunter & The Dirty Jacks”, and the first chair cellist of the L.A. Opera.

Blues Power is mastered by four-time Grammy® winning engineer Joe Palmaccio.

Thanks to the Angel producers for helping to make Blues Power come alive:

Raffi Adlan, Arlene Chernoff Berger, George & Debbie Leavitt Castleberry, Eddie Castro, Rena Schweizer & Peter Feldman, Michael & Carolyn Gliona, Dr. Bailey & Ruth Jacobson, Ron & Mary Jacobson, Tammy Kizer, Sharon & Mike Kroopkin, Quentin & Louise Leef, Gerald Magid, Jake Magid, Kevin Kroeker & Lynn Miyamoto, Steve and Jeanne Murow, Craig Pettigrew, Dr. Vicki Radel, Judith Reif, Corey Schiff, Kay & Cliff Shultz, Jeff Stone, Liane Thurow.