As a part of Grammy nominee Kate MacKenzie’s touring band, Dale has performed across the U.S. and Europe. Many of the Northwest’s premier Bluegrass bands have benefited from Dale’s creative mastery of the guitar including the groups Out of the Blue, Dr. Corn’s Bluegrass Remedy, Frontline, True North, Old Growth Acoustic Quartet. Dale’s first solo release, “Alone in the Red Room,” has opened a new musical chapter. The CD is a significant departure from high-energy bluegrass flatpicking, and shows a dimensional fusion of the fingerstyle guitar played with a flat-pick. Dale Adkins’ musical influences can be traced to his parents’ love of music with many hours spent playing and singing at home and family reunions . By the age of six his instruments of choice were ukulele and banjo, by sixteen his love for the guitar had eclipsed his other interests.