Jimmy Dale Richardson creates some of the most exciting music to emanate from the state of Oklahoma. With his versatile vocals and guitar leads, Jimmy brings new life to the obscure art of traditional Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, and jump blues as well as other roots music genres. Jimmy Dale is rooted in tradition by his grandfather Hubert Pearce, who is cousins with both Webb Pierce & The Wilburn Brothers. Hubert played honky tonks in the 40`s, 50`s, and 60`s. In his youth, Jimmy helped with his father’s record sales business and he studied a wide variety of obscure music. His passions also include delta blues, big band, jazz, soul, R&B, western bop, mountain and bluegrass.
Over the last 25 years, Jimmy has performed professionally throughout the United States. His first album, “Heartaches and Honkytonks” in 2016 offered a majority of Jimmy’s original material. It reached Japan, Spain, and England with sales and radio play. The UK Rock n’ Roll Magazine wrote an article citing Jimmy’s story and his family heritage of musicians.
The most unique aspect of Jimmy’s talent is his ability to offer a range of artists and genres of music, while doing a remarkable job of matching the artists’ vocal abilities and charisma with a genuine approach rather than an impersonation. Whether he is singing a jazz standard in the form of “Chet Baker” or he is singing while dancing and grooving in a soulful “James Brown” song, he captures the spirit of each artist. Jimmy writes and arranges his own music and is proficient playing several instruments which is an asset to his band leading abilities.