Experienced jazzrock roots reggae pop Californian lead rhythm guitarist available for studio trackings tours gigs or to join or work with band and or artist. Working recording with the founders creators of rock steady and reggae music.
Dale Hauskins is a first-generation freckled Californian Los Angeles San Diego professional reggae pop progressive jazz/rock lead-rhythm guitarist.
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Lucky working touring recording with the founders, and creators of reggae and rock steady music.
Including working, recording with west coast legendary hip-hop artists.
Grateful to be part of epic Switzerland European progressive rock historic band Flame Dream, plus the privilege to work among a collaborative of many of today's most influential artists.
A gentleman's gentleman
Pro gear acoustic and electrics
Punctual & Dependable
Domestic + international touring experience
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Interview with Dale Hauskins
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I absolutely love to travel.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do they have some kind of a budget.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Peter Gabriel, Freddy Studer, Jojo Mayer, Freddy Steady, Steve Smith, Gary Husband, Keith Jarrett, Tosh the Drummer, Caroline Chevin, Heidi Happy.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Basically, just hooking my effective state of the art pedal board through a mixing board.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: ◭Tours,Discographies & Works◮ The Alliez “The Alliez” EP 2008(Maui,Hawaii) Ione Angeles Bamiki Bandula (Massive McGregor) PATO BANTON Bargain Music(“The Magic Is Over”Beatville 2003) John Wolf Brennan Dean Butterworth (Ben Harper/Good Charlotte) Calypso Rose Martin Campbell ( 2001-2006) PHIL CHEN (The Doors,Rod Stewart,Jeff Beck,legendary bassist) Carlton “SANTA” Davis (Ziggy Marley,Soul Syndicate) EINSTEIN BROWN (SAPADILLA “Hop On The Good Foot”1998) Gary Davis (Veteran disco hip-hop producer/songwriter) Majek Fashek (African reggae superstar “Little Patience” 2005 ) FLAME DREAM «Out in the Dark» Swiss ProgRock band Vertigo/Phonogram http://www.progressiveworld.net/html/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=1555 Fully Fullwood (renowned Jamaican bassist Peter Tosh,Bob Marley,Soul Syndicate) Hanni El Khatib “Loved One” remix Scotty Coats and Mes Man Innovative Leisure Records 2017 https://innovativeleisure.bandcamp.com/track/loved- Kontiki (2004 reggae album of the year Hawaiian music award winner “Stand Tall” 2006 ) Kyng Arthur ( “Mr.Master” 2004, " Prisoner of the Flesh" produced/bass by fully fullwood 2004) JOE HIGGS (Father of Reggae) Humble Soul (“Jah Love Supreme” 2001) Iakopo (reggae artist) Nick Magnus (keyboardist for Genesis’s guitarist Steve Hackett) Marty Dread (Maui,Hawaii “Reggae Ambassador” 2014) NAMM Show 1980-2019 Myka Nyne (Freestyle Fellowship,LA rapper pioneer “Citrus Sessions” 2008) Johnny Osbourne OBRE 4 “CONSCIOUSness” Ghana reggae artist 2007 Mixed by Fully Fullwood http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/obre Triston Palmer Beth Preston “Inside Fire” 2009 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bethpreston Rankin’ Joe Coco Rousell (Happy the Man) Sapadilla (“Hop on the Good Foot” 1992 ) Scientist (“DUB 911” 2004 DUB pioneer engineer) Skunk Records Sojie "Rise Up,Native People " 2013 The Specs (Los Angeles ska band “California Ska Quake” 1992,“Changes to the Few” 1995 http://soundcloud.com/bernie-garcia/changes-to-the-few Tippa Irie (British Grammy nominated legendary MC reggae singer dance-hall rapper. Tours 2001-2018) Dave Wakeling (English Beat) Martin Zobel and Soulrise German reggae artist. https://youtu.be/EBoZ5c-uwoA
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival 2019,NAMM 2019,John Wolf Brennan,Tippa Irie 2019,Flame Dream 2019 compilation,Iakopo 19,Innovative Leisure Records 2018 remixes:Hanni El Khatib “Loved One”,Gary Davis DJKNOE1 remix
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Versatile Compassionate collaborator Memorial melodic maybe just a simple line.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Lewis Richards.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I come from the Analog realm.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Rhythm Guitar: Expert Lead Guitar: Expert Acoustic Guitar: Expert
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Traveling, positive people, professionalism.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long have I been playing guitar. Does it really matter?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Earthquaker Devices LLC, FRAMUS Electric Guitars and Amplification Markneukirchen Germany Amplification,Hughes and Kettner,DCG • David Cervantes Guitars Hawaii
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: At 19, Dale set off moved to London England, its burgeoning prog/fusion scene,haunted jam sessions at London’s Rod Argent’s shop. Soon met Peter Gabriel,Bath Spa UK. Moved to LUCERNE,SWITZERLAND to work,record tour Switzerland and Europe SWISS PROGRESSIVE ROCK band FLAME DREAM (Vertigo/Phonogram) AA Degree/Music with Dr. Williametta Spencer Professor of Music,WHITTIER COLLEGE RIO HONDO COLLEGE California.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Other genres include: Alternative, Blues, Contemporary, Folk, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Soundtrack/Film Music, World
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: More humble performances recordings with international African,British,Hawaiian,Caribbean,European;Swiss and American artists,band leaders and musicians.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Alternative, Blues, Contemporary, Folk, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Soundtrack/Film Music, World
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Versatile Compassionate collaborator A gentleman's gentleman Quintessential sideman Pro gear acoustic and electrics Domestic + international touring experience.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Endorsed + Sponsored by Kirlin Cables, Earthquaker Devices LLC, FRAMUS Electric Guitars and Amplification Markneukirchen Germany Amplification,Hughes and Kettner,DCG • David Cervantes Guitars Hawaii, MICHAEL KELLY Hollow Body Electrics, Mesa Engineering, Wilkinson Bridges & Wilkinson Tremolos.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Hooks, Jingles, Soundtracks. More humble performances recordings with international African,British,Hawaiian,Caribbean,European;Swiss and American artists,band leaders and musicians.