Jimmy Dale Richardson is keeping the integrity of roots music alive through his versatile vocals and biting guitar leads. Jimmy was featured in UK Rock n Roll magazine, Vintage Rock magazine, and Blue Suede News. He is an Ameripolitan Music Award recipient for “Best Rockabilly Male” with his original songs that sound like obscure music from the 50s and 60s. Live shows move through genres and decades from honky tonk to soul and blues to screaming rock n roll. Jimmy’s vocal range has been compared to Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins, and Chet Baker.
In 2019, Jimmy joined Reverend Horton Heat’s label Fun Guy Records and together, they released the Dallas Barbershop Sessions in 2020 featuring guitar by Nick Curran and Jimmy’s vocals. The album reached number 5 on the Alt Country Chart. In 2021, the team released a 45 rpm of original songs “58 Buick” and “She’s Wild.” The record release party included Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats drumming on the new songs for live performance. Jimmy plays boogie-woogie piano parts in “58 Buick” as well as trading lead guitar licks with Jim Heath on "She's Wild" for the recording. The back-to-back singles reached number 17 on the Alt Country Chart.
Jimmy and his wife Lynn own a vintage entertainment company and dance studio established 2009 with choreography created to compliment live music. The team provides 1800s through 1990s show concepts with giant props and era costumes as well as aerialists for a variety of music genres. Since 2019, he has been booked to headline as the bandleader and singer in Spain, Italy, UK, and Canada. Jimmy and Lynn are excited to bring their era shows to life around the world combining a shared passion for historic art forms, music abilities, and vintage dance revue.
"In the 80s, acts like the Stray Cats and Robert Gordon revived the old-fashioned exciting rockabilly sound. And if there is one contemporary artist who can once again bring such a revival, it is the American singer, guitarist and pianist Jimmy Dale Richardson." Writer: Peter Marinus - bluestownmusic.nl - a news and media website for blues, rock, roots, and Americana