Dale Fowler


Everyone has a song in them. They just have to decide to stop humming and strumming everyone else's and try to write one of their own. Then a break through occurs. That is what I finally did. I'm now some 80 songs down the road, developing songs based upon the things around me, or that I can discover. Ultimately, I'm just a guy with a guitar, enjoying the process of sharing the message of life, through music, and meeting some cool people along the way that I could only connect with because of this interest. Some of you!






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Beyond the desire to play, it is a venue for the expression of interests. I leave it to others to rage against the machine. While there is a in fact a machine to rage against, and I am interested in those who do so, in my own recordings I'm expressing interest in things related to the good life toward which we all want to advance.

What is your music dream?

For my music to have an impact on the thought world of others.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

The story behind the song.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Puff the Magic Dragon

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

America Cat Stevens Jim Croce Three Dog Night

What inspires you to make music?

I just got mad. Grew tired of trying to emulate the great music of others and determined to make a song, Just one song. Now I'm some 80 songs down the road and had to sort of it off because I can't keep up capturing and recording dissipating myself this way.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

There is more going on, in everyone, and in the world, than meets the eye. It's our job to unpack it.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I've done so over the years here and there. There's always the nerve thing. Then there is always the positive responses. So feel the fear and do it anyway. You're doing it for others. You do so by focusing on the music.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

We are all fighting the lie we have seen on TV all our lives. Most big stars in every field have been first promoted, then perverted. You don't want that. You want to be valued, not a spectacle for the mere amusement of others. Provide your talent to your local region. Perhaps that is our role, and it is enough.

What do you think of Drooble?

Glad it's there. I do fade in and out with it. That's not on Drooble. That's on me. It is a meeting place for those of us with some overlapping interests and a change to dare to have someone critique what we do. So it has it's place.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Time to record, quality of recording, finding a venue, lack of cooperation among others with a similar interest, but actually want something very diferent.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, I've gone to some events. Actually trying to launch and host events via the local theater.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Humility and gratefulness. Then the savvy to penetrate those markets by virtue of persistence.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Dan Braken Haruki Hakoyama