Still The Love - The Dales
We stay in the US and travel to the West Coast and sunny LA to meet out next LCM featured band The Dales. They are a five piece Americana roots-rock band, carried by three part harmonies and a deep appreciation for classic songwriting and early country music. The band came together in early 2016 when multi-platinum song writer, Drew Lawrence, (Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts) teamed up with four of his closest friends to begin performing the songs that would become their debut album, "Marie". Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is a beautiful live NRG version of 'Still The Love' taken from their re-released debut album. It remains us a little of Brandi Carlile, we think you are going to like it
A video of their song, "Still the Love" caught the ears of Grammy nominated producer Jerry Streeter (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile). The song was written as a dedication to bass player Kyle Vanes' girlfriend, Heather Marie Allman who passed from breast cancer the year before.
This led to Jerry producing the bands debut album, "Marie" which was released in August of 2017. The Dales have spent the year on the highways of America supporting acts like the White Buffalo and Cris Jacobs. The group has also headlined sold out shows in Los Angeles as well as the west coast and midwest. Media play soon followed with features on NPR's World Cafe and Acoustic Cafe as well as TV interviews on NBC and ABC.
Ultimately, it only takes a single listen to Marie to understand why The Dales are well poised for their big breakout. In retrospect, they can’t quite be termed an overnight success, due to the fact that Marie wasn’t widely heard or given adequate distribution the first time around. Still, the second time could be the charm. And while the music originated with sadder circumstance, The Dales should find some solace in knowing that they’ve been given another chance to ensure that Marie’s memory lives on.