Dale Ockerman Project
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  • Top of the World
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (03:30) [8.01 MB]
  • Really Want To Thank You
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (02:38) [6.03 MB]
  • What If...?
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (04:00) [9.17 MB]
  • Free To Fall In Line
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (04:45) [10.89 MB]
  • Love, You Can Take it With You (feat. James Durbin)
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (03:59) [9.13 MB]
  • Expect Your Miracle
    Genre: Gospel
    MP3 (05:51) [13.4 MB]
  • Don't Be Givin' Up
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (03:14) [7.41 MB]
  • Just Let Go
    Genre: Pop
    MP3 (03:16) [7.5 MB]
  • Blues For Mother Nature
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:04) [9.29 MB]
  • Intuitive
    Genre: Pop
    MP3 (04:29) [10.27 MB]
  • Fish
    Genre: Acid Jazz
    MP3 (04:17) [9.82 MB]
  • Lucky
    Genre: R&B
    MP3 (05:17) [12.09 MB]
  • Judgement Day
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:01) [9.2 MB]
  • Iguana In the Sauna
    Genre: Instrumental Rock
    MP3 (03:34) [8.17 MB]
  • Cookie Jar
    Genre: Pop/Funk
    MP3 (03:46) [8.61 MB]
  • Only Hurt Yourself
    Genre: R&B
    MP3 (04:03) [9.26 MB]
  • Flame Burning
    Genre: Pop
    MP3 (03:52) [8.86 MB]
  • Standing In The Light
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (04:57) [11.32 MB]
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Biography
University of Michigan professor, Beatles Scholar and author (The Beatles As Musicians: Revolver through the Anthology) Walter Everrett has praised Dale Ockerman's newest release “What If…?”

“hey, i’m just listening to your cd. beautiful stuff. George H. would have been proud to sing and play in this”

Dale Ockerman is a keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter and producer who has worked with a variety of internationally-recognized musicians since the late 1960s.

He's recorded and toured with the Doobies, anchored incredible live reproductions of the Beatles White Album and Revolver, and backed many other frontliners. He penned most of the tunes on A Peace Of My Mind and his latest, What If, both which cover an eclectic mix of rock, gospel, soul, New Orleans funk, a Beatles influenced sound and he plays wicked keys tons of kick-**** B-3 plus Rhodes, synths, and piano and guitar. Among those joining him are bassist Tiran Porter and saxman/vocalist Cornelius Bumpus (both of the Doobie Brothers), Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste (the Meters), brassman Mic Gillette (Tower of Power), Jerry Miller (Moby Grape), and a variety of vocal artists.

Learning trumpet at the age of 6, Dale Ockerman's professional musical career began in '71 with Quicksilver Messenger Service, playing the 'Last Days of the Fillmore' concert and movie. Dale is best known for an eight year stint with the Doobie Brothers as keyboardist, slide guitarist and songwriter (composing four songs for the Doobies Capitol albums). Some of Dale's international touring, performing, and recording credits include Rita Coolidge, Bill Champlin, Steve Marriott, The Call, Zigaboo Modeliste (of the Meters), the Wild Magnolias, Moby Grape and Nature Boy composer Eden Ahbez. Dale often joins with Blues greats Coco Montoya, Chris Cain, Jerry Miller and Mike Schermer. A Santa Cruz resident since 1969, Dale has played locally over the years in various incarnations such as Snail, the Score, the Chain of Fools, Moving Parts and with fellow locals Ken Kraft, Tiran Porter, and Richard Bryant in White Album Ensemble.

Reviews and Praise for A Peace Of My Mind':

Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans, May 2006 ~
Theres a lot to like, beginning with some wonderfully made music. Well produced, well performed, its polished and pleasurable to listen to. Ockerman's cadre of musicians deliver the funk convincingly, laying down a groove that's decidedly New Orleans influenced, perhaps due to the strong presence of Big Easy native Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste, who performs on several tracks. Solos are plentiful and strong.

WandrinStar Reviews, Amazon.com ~
Good things come to those who wait and A Peace of Mind, by Dale Ockerman, was well worth the wait! This CD is awesome! Dale, keyboardist/guitarist for an incredible number of bands ranging from Moby Grape to the Doobie Brothers and beyond, shows why he is a player so in demand. Dale shines on these tunes, playing Hammond B3, piano, lead, rhythm, slide and acoustic guitar, and a host of other instruments. He's joined by a multitude of friends, including Tower of Power trumpet/trombonist, Mic Gillette; Doobie Brother bassist, Tiran Porter; Meters drummer, Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste; Moby Grape guitarist, Jerry Miller; and, one of my personal favourites, Doobie Brother saxophonist, Cornelius Corny Bumpus. The selections move through a myriad of styles, from Blues-to-Funk-to-Rock and Roll. Judgment Day (Badlands Lullaby) floors me. This song should receive major airplay. It has to be the first acoustic Blues song to utilize not only keys, bass, drums, and guitar, but tamboura, mandolin, tablas, and Egyptian frame drums! Gregg Allman needs to check this tune out! This is definately an maximum stars recording. Buy yourself a copy now. You won't forgive yourself, otherwise!

Dale - That is a BAD mutha#$%^! Congratulations, my man. You have outdone yourself. Tom Johnston (lead vocalist,
lead guitar Doobie Bros, China Grove, Listen to the Music)

Yeah Baby! This is the closest thing to the West Coast Meters I've ever been involved with. A Peace Of My Mind is a classic!
Mic Gillette ( trumpet and brass, original Tower of Power horns)

I played your new CD three times last night. The best compliment I can pay it is that I never tired of the songs. Each selection was different, each was unique, and each was memorable. I am staggered by the amount of talent represented in this CD including the artwork! ~ Stanley Krippner, Ph.D
(Mr. Krippner is one of the world's foremost scholars in the fields of shamanism, parapsychology, dream research and consciousness studies. Professor of Psychology at Saybrook Institute in San Francisco)

Cover Art By Kalen Ockerman AKA MEARONE

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JANET at pr@worldsoundproductions.com.

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  • Members:
    Dale Ockerman, Richard Bryant, Drew Anderson, Zigaboo Modeliste, Mic Gillette, Jerry Miller, Tiran Porter, David Tucker, Cornelius Bumpus, Tammi Brown, Donnie Caruth, Tom Dillbeck, Darnell Gill, Jim Greiner, Will Russ, Endre Tarczy, and more........
  • Sounds Like:
    Dale Ockerman, Beatles
  • Influences:
    Stevie Wonder, Billy Preston, Sly Stone, Beatles, Jimmy Smith, Ry Cooder, Peter Gabriel, Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield, Quasimodo, Lao Tzu.
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    09/09/06
  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/08/18 13:51:45

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