Dale Murray

PedalSteel/Guitar/Mix Engineer

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I've had 25 years of experience working in many different aspects of the music business. My specialties include production,mixing and guitar and pedal steel session work. I've had the privilege of playing and recording with some of Canada's best artist and have appeared on over 150 albums, as well as having produced and mixed dozens more.

Dale Murray has proven himself to be one of the most talented and versatile musicians on the Canadian music scene. Murray is a multiple award winning musician and producer who spent the early years of his career backing some of Canada’s greatest talents (Hayden, Cuff The Duke,Joel Plaskett, Buck 65, Christina Martin, Matt Mays,Jen Grant) in the studio and on the road,until his focus shifted to more production,mixing,and session work,as well as touring extensively with his wife,singer songwriter Christina Martin.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Dale Murray
  • Floyd Brown
  • Floyd Brown
  • Floyd Brown
  • Floyd Brown
  • Floyd Brown
  • The Heavy Blinkers
  • The Heavy Blinkers
  • Two Hours Traffic
  • Two Hours Traffic
  • Two Hours Traffic
  • Christina Martin
  • Cuff the Duke
  • Cuff the Duke
  • Cuff the Duke
  • Cuff the Duke
  • Hayden
  • Hayden
  • Joel Plaskett
  • Joel Plaskett
  • Cuff the Duke
  • Cuff the Duke
  • Cuff the Duke
  • Cuff the Duke
  • Cuff the Duke
  • Kate Maki
  • Kate Maki
  • Kate Maki
  • Kate Maki
  • Kate Maki
  • Matt Mays
  • El Torpedo
  • Hayden
  • Two Hours Traffic
  • Two Hours Traffic
  • Danny Michel
  • Jenn Grant
  • Jenn Grant
  • Jenn Grant
  • Jenn Grant
  • Jenn Grant
  • The Hylozoists
  • The Hylozoists
  • The Hylozoists
  • David Myles
  • David Myles
  • Matt Mays
  • Matt Mays
  • Matt Mays
  • Matt Mays
  • Matt Mays
  • Matt Mays
  • Matt Mays
  • Matt Mays
  • Matt Mays & El Torpedo
  • El Torpedo
  • Matt Mays
  • Matt Mays & El Torpedo
  • El Torpedo
  • Matt Mays
  • Matt Mays & El Torpedo
  • El Torpedo
  • Matt Mays
  • Matt Mays & El Torpedo
  • El Torpedo
  • Buck 65
  • Buck 65
  • Buck 65
  • Buck 65
  • Ruth Minnikin
  • Ruth Minnikin
  • Ruth Minnikin
  • Ruth Minnikin
  • Buck 65
  • The Heavy Blinkers
  • The Heavy Blinkers
  • The Heavy Blinkers
  • Matt Mays
  • Ruth Minnikin
  • Ruth Minnikin
  • Ruth Minnikin
  • Ruth Minnikin
  • Buck 65
  • Buck 65
  • Black Nielson
  • The Heavy Blinkers
  • Christina Martin
  • Dale Murray
  • Ruth Minnikin
  • Dale Murray
  • Dale Murray
  • Christina Martin
  • Christina Martin
  • Le Roux

12 Reviews

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  1. Review by Ry MacGrath
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    I had tried to make my second full-length record for years, but just couldn't seem to find a producer who understood the sound and vibe I was trying to achieve with my songs. Finally, I was in the studio with Dale, and immediately knew that HE was the producer I had been looking for. His musicianship, his production knowledge, and his eagerness to try new ideas are what propelled the creation of that record, and I am grateful. Aside from his many musical accreditations, he's a warm-hearted, open and sweet guy. If you're lucky enough to have the chance to work with him, do it!

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    I had tried to make my second full-length record for years, but just couldn't seem to find a producer who understood the sound and vibe I was trying to achieve with my songs. Finally, I was in the studio with Dale, and immediately knew that HE was the producer I had been looking for. His musicianship, his production knowledge, and his eagerness to try new ideas are what propelled the creation of that record, and I am grateful. Aside from his many musical accreditations, he's a warm-hearted, open and sweet guy. If you're lucky enough to have the chance to work with him, do it!

  3. Review by Ry MacGrath
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    I had tried to make my second full-length record for years, but just couldn't seem to find a producer who understood the sound and vibe I was trying to achieve with my songs. Finally, I was in the studio with Dale, and immediately knew that HE was the producer I had been looking for. His musicianship, his production knowledge, and his eagerness to try new ideas are what propelled the creation of that record, and I am grateful. Aside from his many musical accreditations, he's a warm-hearted, open and sweet guy. If you're lucky enough to have the chance to work with him, do it!

  4. Review by Mike Aubé
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    Dale was an absolute pleasure to work with. We produced a single late last year and I hope to have him work on my next record. The process felt very organic - there was easy communication, with him making valuable suggestions and additions while still respecting my artistic vision. He followed up with minor revisions after I left the studio in a timely fashion so that I was completely satisfied with the final mix.

  5. Review by Kylie Fox
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    I recently recorded my first full-length album with Dale. Not only is his studio space cozy and comfortable and conducive for focused work, the space he creates with his calm and patient presence is ideal for the intense process of recording a studio album. He shared enthusiasm for my project that helped spark new ideas and made our final product something I was totally happy with. He has a natural way of conducting a recording studio and I would absolutely recommend his work to an artist looking for a producer, mixing engineer, mentor and friend.

  6. Review by Andrew Michelin
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    Dale is a magician when it comes to producing records! The sound he creates in his studio definitely has a uniqueness and style of his own but without changing the overall vision of the original idea of the record. Dale produced, mixed and played on my record The All Canadian Soundclash and basically created something ten times better than what I could have ever imagined it could be.

  7. Review by Nikkie Gallant
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    Dale mixed my last album, and I would happily work with him a zillion more times. He came highly recommended by my producer, Nathan Wiley. Dale brought a fresh perspective to the songs with his creative choices. He is a pleasure to work with, communicative, and very professional. He’s enthusiastic about the projects he takes on, and has great musical taste (and a great ear). I’m insanely pleased with the sound of my album, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it from listeners and audiophiles. I’m very much looking forward to working with him in the future.

  8. Review by Layne Greene
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    Dale produced, recorded, mixed, and played on both of my albums. Working with Dale was by far the best decision I made throughout the process. He has a way of bringing the best out of musicians, gently pushing them to a great performance. Dale is super easy to work with, and super fun to be around, lending a great energy to any session. Any record is made better by having some Dale Murray on it.

  9. Review by Billy Donnelly
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    Working with Dale is a joy. When he’s behind the console, he becomes part of the performance. His ears are extraordinary. Dale’s a natural. He’s always thinking. He’s quick, tasteful, focused, encouraging and very patient. He has remarkable musical comprehension combined with tremendous technical knowledge and ability. He's creative, imaginative, humble, supportive and full of ideas. A born musical diplomat. All of this holds true for Dale the musician. His sense of economy is exceptional. His playing has depth. He always makes the singer sound better. Dale Murray, quality control.

  10. Review by Jason Haywood
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    Dale produced my last album and he helped me shape the abstract, and sometimes rather vague ideas I had, into a fully realized vision that far exceeded my expectations. Dale is not heavy-handed I his approach, rather he makes gentle and informed decisions that are ultimately in service to the song. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.

  11. Review by Hans Willers
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    Well, Dale recorded and produced my album The Rocket Swing. Even if the result would not have been as good as I hoped, it would have been OK, because we had a blast. But the result was beyond my expectations. If you want your music to shine, call Dale Murray!

    Diftong

  12. Review by Christina Martin
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    Yes I'm biased. But what better endorsement than this:
    Within two years of working in the studio and touring with Dale Murray I wanted to marry him. So, I did. And since then, we've made many records and toured over a thousand shows together. Trust me, if he wasn't world class at everything, I would have left. You won't regret hiring him. He's brought out the best in me as an artist, is fun to work with, is one of Canada's best guitarists, and is the most reliable person I know.

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Norma Macdonald/Christina Martin/Billy Donnelly/Jessica Rhaye/Ryan McGrath/Jason Haywood/All Canadian Sounclash

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Terms Of Service

I can usually have a guitar or pedal steel part done within a couple of days.I want you to be happy with the final product,so I offer revisions at no extra cost.

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Gear Highlights
  • 1963 Gretsch Nashville
  • Rickenbacker 330-12
  • Duesenberg Starplayer
  • MSA Universal Pedal Steel
  • Duesenberg Pamona Lap Steel
  • Fender Super Reverb
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb
  • Wunder Audio cm-7 Microphone
  • Neumann TLM 103
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