Brophy Dale might be Long Beach’s best kept secret – a world class guitar player, a “musician’s musician,” and a life-long professional roots/rockin’ blues player with a magnetic stage presence.
Fans worldwide know Dale from his decades of touring in the rockabilly band of the Stray Cat and primo slap bass player Lee Rocker. Together they recorded eight albums, toured four continents, and entertained audiences worldwide. They were joined on two of those tours with Elvis’ original guitar player and manager Scotty Moore. Scotty Moore happily recalled working with Dale, “Everybody brings something to the band. Brophy brings the soul.” Recently, Dale toured in the Grammy-nominated Janiva Magness Band playing both European and U.S. festivals as well as venues such as Daryl’s House.
Here, West Coast blues fans have been fortunate to know an intimate and passionate side of Dale’s talent live at many of Long Beach’s best venues and festivals. It was in Long Beach that Dale recorded and produced two highly acclaimed CDs: Night Hawkin’ and Big Valley Girl. Both receive airplay on KJZZ.
So if you’re looking for a world-class band with local roots, Brophy Dale is just a few blocks away!