'A solid, unpretentious musician with cleanly crafted performances, Dale’s music on this album is honest and gritty at the base. Dale has a number of modes his songs follow, so there are similar types of songs, but a lot of variety, both in sound and mood.
Every song has a stroke of understated genius.
You won’t find obsessive histrionics anywhere on these tracks, quite simply because Dale Sechrest’s talents are set to serve the song, not the artist himself or his ego. And if that sounds like a subtle dividing line, it is not – It is that massively gaping crevasse that separates a performer from being a true artist.
Often Dale’s tone is much more conversational, personal, and the music is more intimate, yet urgent – as can be heard on the title track “The Journey”.
Dale does not simply sing his songs – he interprets them in every facet. This is storytelling the way only the best breed of singer-songwriters are capable of doing.
Dale Sechrest fleshes out themes that are occupied with the primary and essential things in life. He doesn’t broadly look at the jigsaw puzzle, instead he picks out little pieces and scrutinizes how and why each piece does or doesn’t fit the big picture.
Michael Clark’s elegant production allows these songs to breathe freely, and Dale’s voice to deservedly stand out front and center. Close-up and personal, “The Journey” is a truly fulfilling listening experience" - Rick Jamm - Jamsphere Magazine.
This album contains a mix of 'Americana' - Singer Songwriter and Christian songs.
Musicians include Troye Kinnett - Keyboardist (Mellencamp), Steve Dokken - Bass (Sandi Patty), Chris Pyle - Drummer and Michael Clark - Guitar, Steel Pedal (Mellencamp)
This was recorded at The Lodge Studios, Indpls, In.
Songs about life, about love, about God, songs about the journey of life.