Singer Songwriter, Folk, Christian, Messianic, Americana.
When asked to give a concert, I play my own music and a few cover tunes. When an event manager asks me to, I will share personal stories of how I have seen God at work in my life.
I often share background about the songs that I write.
Two of my songs have been on radio stations throughout the Mid-west region and two additional songs have been used in commercials.
I have worked with Jim Ryser and Tim Grimm (Americana Folk Singer).
My last professional recording, (The Journey), was with Gold-Record Producer, Michael Clark and Troye Kinnett, (Mellancamp), Steve Dokken,(Sandi Patty, Steve Camp).
I also serve as guest Worship Leader.
Dale was so fantastic at or funeral service for my wife’s mother. The service was complete with his musical gifts.
Many great comments from those attending.
Response from Dale Sechrest:
Thank you for the kind review. So glad you were blessed by the music. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.
Price Range: $250.00 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
I play guitar and sing, sometimes use a harmonica.
When I give a 'Concert' I play mostly my songs with one or two cover songs.
When I am asked to play at a Christian event, or, retreat, I usually play my songs and cover tunes, such as 'Heart of Gold', 'City of New Orleans', 'Cats in the Cradle', 'Spirit in the Sky'.
When I am asked to play and share my own testimonies, or, life experiences of what God has done in my life, again, I usually give background to my songs, play a few cover songs that people would recognize and share how God brought me through the dark times of losing a spouse, going through a divorce with children, playing on a sidewalk and the people you meet, the process of being a musician.
Singer Songwriter/ Folk / Christian / Messianic / Americana
My journey with music has enabled me to meet a lot of great people - From being an extra in the movie, 'Breaking Away'; to playing a song for Jim Nabors; having a chat with with the 'real' Batman: Adam West on a tv set; playing music on the sidewalks, bars, dinner cruises, television, radio, my music has allowed me many wonderful opportunities, but the thing that amazes me the most is the wild notion that some people like to hear my music.
That is humbling.
My first CD was 'Speed of Light', of which the title track was played on many radio stations on full rotation. One station played the CD continuously for six hours.
My second CD was all acoustic. 'Worship' came about after a couple of people from church asked me to record some music that may assist them in their prayer time. A very simple recording with very personal songs.
In 2015 I recorded 'The Journey' with producer Michael Clark and musicians; Troye Kinnett (Mellancamp), Steve Dokken (Sandi Patty). From that album, 'It's All About Love' and 'With All My Heart', has been heard on radio stations. 'It's All About Love', has also been used for a radio spot for New Song Mission, a refuge for modern-day orphans and the fatherless in Indiana. 'With all my Heart' is a theme song for the Christian Ministry, 'Art of Invitation'. It's also being used in numerous churches.
In 2017, I started working with a Rabbi, who prompted me to do a solo recording of several Hebraic songs, so 'Judah' was recorded, mainly for those who attend his class, but also available on my site.
As of mid 2018 I am connected with half dozen ministries and churches and still do occasional fund-raisers, concerts. I'm also available for seminars, events and continually fill in as a 'Guest Worship Leader' at various churches.
I am able to give Solo performances, or, with a full band.
- See more at: (link hidden)
Additional Booking Notes
Need to know if the gig is for a solo, duo, or, full band.
For solo gigs:
If you have your own sound equipment and PA, please let me know.
One vocal mic, one chair, or, stool.
Monitor. Small table nearby, for water, coffee, harp, etc...
Duo - just double the solo info.
For Band gigs:
Again, do you have your own sound equipment and PA?
At least 3 mics/stands. monitors for four musicians, music stands,
More info upon booking.
Past Booked Events
|July 03, 2018 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
My last set list, from a Men's Retreat, hosted by a Church, included the following songs:
Heart of Gold - (Neil Young)
Dream #19 - (From my CD, Speed of Light)
Unchain My Heart - (Ray Charles, Joe Cocker) (From my CD, Speed of Light)
The Mountain -(new song I've written)
Cats in the Cradle - (Harry Chapin)
Best of Friends - (From my CD, Speed of Light)
City of New Orleans - (Arlo Guthrie)
New Orleans - (From my CD, Speed of Light)
Speed of Light - (From my CD, Speed of Light) (received radio play)
It's All About Love - (Song I've written and was used for radio commercial)
Influences & Inspiration
Bob Dylan, Harry Chapin, Paul Baloche, Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, Moody Blues, John Denver.
A PA for guitar and mic. One vocal mic. A double acoustic guitar stand would be nice, otherwise, two acoustic guitar stands.
Equipment needs increase if the full band, or, duo is requested. If you don't have the sound system, or, equipment, please advise.
Recent review: Jeff was wonderful and compassionate. He sang at a memorial service for my dog and he couldn't…
Recent review: Do not hesitate to book Johnny Wall for your upcoming event. My expectations were high and he…
New Albany, IN
Recent review: We found Carman here on GigSalad. I had never met him before our event. We hired him for our…
Recent review: Thank you for performing at our event. We received lots of positive feedback and look forward…