Singer Songwriter Acoustic Folk Country Americana Blues Original Dale Stokes Springdale Arkansas
Who is this guy?
Started playing guitar in college with two other guys. We tried to teach each other; none of us learned much.
Over the next few years I had a guitar sometimes; sometimes not.... Mostly I just did my job, kept my mouth shut and paid attention to what was going on and who was doing it. Wrote a pile of songs about it all, then lost some of them, forgot some, and threw away a bunch.... bits and pieces of them come back every once in awhile...
I'm now transitioning into to the world of piddlin' around as an OFT - Old Fart in Training. Now I'm leaving the lights on as late as I want, finding new places to play and people to play with, and still paying attention a little. That's all I'm gonna tell for now, except for once in a while in a song.
What exactly is it that I do?
I'm a Singer-Songwriter with a guitar and some time to kill; I generally play solo, but can round up someone to play with if needed.
Stuff I play could be described as country-folk-acoustic-roots-blues-americana-red dirt; It could also be described as opera I guess, but that would be a lie; I'll put it this way: If Ernest T Bass and BB King would have ever gotten together and jammed, I'd have fit right in.
I like playing whatever helps people lighten up a little and maybe join in, whether it's in a room full of people singing along or a few 5-year olds dancing on a patio. Best shows I've ever had were when I lived in Scottsville, Arkansas; I'd play out on the deck for a group of stray dogs that would walk up, lay down in the yard and take it all in. Never left a tip, but the most polite and best listening bunch I ever played for...