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Sunshine, Sunshine, Sunshine! - January 21, 2009

The weather has been incredible here on the South Coast of Oregon. With so much of the country freezing, it's been extra nice to have sunny days in the 60's.

Tomorrow night is Carmen's last time playing with us for some time. He is off to India, then to Alaska and we wish him the best on his travels.

Fred Corbett, who is an incredible bass and banjo player, will be joining us next week. I have always respected Fred's ability and professionalism and look forward to playing music with him in the future.

Thanks to everyone who has been coming down on Thursday evenings at the High Tide...there is a special menu for Thursday nights and we always have a great time. I hope to see you soon!

Kia Manuia,


Happy New Year! - January 1, 2009

A happy and healthy 2009 to all!


CD's for $10.00 each - December 14, 2008

Thanks to everyone who has been supporting my music by listening to us play, buying my CDs and visiting my website. It's always special to think folks are listening to my music...I've put my CDs on sale for $10.00 to say thanks.

Have a wonderful holiday season!


A little article in the local news... - December 6, 2008

Thanks!!! - November 24, 2008

I often think of all the things I am so thankful for as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday. I wanted to take a moment and thank all of the folks who have been visiting my website and checking out my music. Every month, since I started my website, the number of visits has grown. A year ago, I had about 600 visits in November and I'll have over 3000 visits this month. For me, it's never been about making money for my music, but rather sharing my music with others. It is so great that more and more folks are listening to the music I write and play...I am truly blessed.

Thanks Everyone...


Back Home Again... - November 13, 2008

We had a great trip to Austin and WImberley, Texas. The weather, food, drink, music, and people were all fantastic, or as David says, Super Fantastic. Thanks to Dan and Denese for hosting the gig at the Wimberley Inn...a great place to go. Thanks to all the great folks in Wimberley for coming and listening to us. We enjoyed ourselves.

Mark and Andre from The Congress House were great to work with on our new CD project. We cut 13 songs that we have not previously recorded and are anxious to here them after they are mixed and mastered. We think it is going to be great. I think it's going to be called "Three Hands on the Wheel"...

We'll miss Dave tonight at the High Tide, but the full band will be back on our regular schedule next week.

Come on down...

There's a chill in the air tonight... - October 25, 2008

Come on down and hear us on Halloween at the High Tide...Costume or not, it will be a great Friday night!

We're getting pretty excited about our upcoming trip to Austin and Wimberley, Texas. We're going to play at the Wimberley Inn in Wimberley on Sunday, November 9th and take donations to help one of the Collings Guitar workers who was hit in a car wreck. We're planning on having a great time seeing some good friends and recording a new CD with Mark Hallman of The Congress House.

See Y'all Soon...


Just back from Northern California - October 6, 2008

We had a great time this past weekend at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. There was so much great talent in one place it was amazing.

Thanks to all the folks in Arcata (Humbolt County) who listened to us play our music last Thursday at Humbolt Brews. We had a great time sharing out tunes with all the great folks of Arcata who were there to hear us...what a great crowd. Thanks, Andy for having us! If you ever get a chance to visit Humbolt Brews, it's a great place to hang and they have an incredible beer selection...I surely enjoyed the Hemp Ale.

Come see us at Octoberfish this Saturday at the Old Charleston School.

Kia Manuia,


Keeps Getting Better! - September 5, 2008

We've been playing a lot of music and are getting excited for a couple of trips to share our tunes in different parts of the country. We will be heading through Northern California on our way to San Francisco to play some music the first weekend in October. Then, the second weekend in November, we will be flying to Austin to have some fun playing in Wimberley, Texas and Austin, Texas and we will be recording a new CD at The Congress House in Austin with Mark Hallman.

I'll keep you posted...

See Y'all soon!


Charlie Tuna Special! - August 18, 2008

Thanks to all who came to listen to us at the Charleston Seafood Festival. It was great to see all the regular faces around Charleston. The cool, foggy weather made it a great place to get away from the triple digit temperatures in the valley.

This Thursday will be Danny's last gig with us for a while as he's moving to Eugene. I'm sure it will be a special night....Come on down!

Kia Manuia,


Welcome To Fogust! - August 5, 2008

Here we are at the beginning of August on the South Coast of Oregon, and it didn't let us down...Full of Fog!

Come on down to the High Tide on our regular Thursday nights and get ready for the annual Tunnel Point Party on Saturday night! The next Saturday, we'll be at the Charleston Seafood Festival. Don't miss August 21st at the High Tide as it will be Danny's last gig with us before he moves to Eugene. He'll be back from time to time, but I know he'll do great in Eugene!

We sure enjoyed opening for ''Or, The Whale' last Friday night...Cool band if you ever get a chance to catch them.

Kia Manuia,


I'm Home... - July 26, 2008

Meitaki to all my friends in the Cook Islands for another great visit. I've been in LA a couple days, Bend, Oregon for a week and while it's great to get away, it's even better getting home. I used my new Kioloa paddle today in some fun, small surf and had a great couple sessions while the family hung at the beach. I love Coos Bay, Oregon! I'm sitting in with the band for the Little 'Ole Opry tonight on mandolin and have a fairly easy-going week.

The 17th of July we had a record night at the High Tide as a part of the Oregon Coast Music Festival...Thanks to all the many folks who came out to support us and the OCMA! You rock!

Get ready for the Tunnel Point Party coming me and I'll give you directions if you've never been before...One of a kind event!

Ka Kite,


Kia Orana, From Raro... - July 1, 2008

It's great to be back in the many great friends. I'm stoked to see everyone and I've set up a few gigs while I'm here. I went for a nice Stand Up Paddle around Muri lagoon yesterday after a few Raro Lagers....Kia Manuia!

It's All Good! - June 1, 2008

Thanks to all who came out to Rogers Zoo last night...we had a great time and played for almost 4 hours. We appreciate everyone who pitched in the cover charge that we gave to Danny, our drummer, for his college fund...he got a nice bit of cash last night.

I've had more visits to my website in May than any other month since I've had it up. Over 1600 visits from all over the world...thanks to all of you in Belgium, Germany, UK, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands for checking out my stuff...sometimes I forget that the www means World Wide Web. We are looking forward to when we get a chance to play for y'all in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand....It may not be too far off in the future.

I'm continually blessed to have the great guys who make up The Dale Inskeep Band share my music...the chemistry couldn't be better. You guys rock!

Again, Thanks to all of you who are supporting my music...It is such an honor.

Meitaki Maata,


Meitaki Maata! - May 24, 2008

Meitaki Maata means Thanks Much in Maori. I've got my plane tickets for my annual trip to visit all my bros in Rarotonga and Aitutaki, Cook Islands. If you've never been there, you're missing something...

I wanted to say thanks to everyone who has listened to, bought, inquired about, etc...regarding my new CD, Smile & Pretend. They have been selling well and I've sent several off to Europe, especially Belgium and UK for radio stations and promotions. Also, OASIS, which is the company I've used to put my music into production, asked me if they could use Smile & Pretend for their advertising materials...of course I faxed the agreement straight-away!

I've also seen a significant increase in the visits to my website from all over the globe...Thanks for checking into things and enjoy the music...I make sure all my CDs are available to listen to all the way through for free on my's always an honor to share my music with folks!

I'm taking it a bit easy this holiday weekend trying to get caught up on some stuff, but will be playing on our regular Thursday night at the High Tide and at Rogers Zoo on Saturday the 31st to close out the month. We're charging $5 at the door at Rogers, then giving it all to my drummer, Danny, who is working hard to go to college....and, it's his birthday...Come on down and have some fun with us!

Thanks again to everyone...or in Maori....

Meitaki Maata,


Smile and Pretend CD available now! - May 1, 2008

We'll be playing tonight at the High Tide as usual for Thursday nights, but my new CD, Smile and Pretend, will be available. It turned out great and so far folks who preordered one have been very positive about it. Thanks!

Saturday night, we'll be playing at Waxer's Venue in downtown Coos Bay. There will be a variety of adult beverages and all four of my CD's will be available. The $5 cover charge will go directly to the Oregon Coast Music Association which we are very pleased to support. Come on down!



Is Spring Really Here? - April 27, 2008

We've finally had a couple nice weather days, but they have been few and far between. It's been great playing music for y'all lately with all the boys joining in. What a great group of guys to be playing with...all good vibes. We'll miss having Dave with us next week at Waxers, but Carmen, Danny and Tom will be playing.

My new CD, Smile and Pretend, will arrive next week and will be available at Waxers during the show. $5 from each CD will get donated to OCMA as well as the cover charge. Come on down and join us for the fun!



Thanks, Y'all! - April 6, 2008

We had a great turnout last night at Roger's Zoo and raised heaps of money for the SMART reading program. Thanks to everyone who came out to listen to the music and support SMART.

Next week we'll be at the High Tide on Thursday night and at Sozos on Saturday night. Carmen will be in Ohio on Saturday, so Danny will play the Congas and Bongos, Dave will play bass and I'll play my acoustic guitar. Come on down and listen to the tunes and enjoy some great chowder, a tasty dessert or a nice cup of mocha!

Once again, Thanks for all the support!


Cold Springtime! - March 28, 2008

I had a great time over in Bend with the family...relaxation, music, swimming, and snowboarding. Bippo and I wrapped up our monthly gigs at The Summit in Bend, but it looks like we'll be back for a Saturday night in May...I'll keep you posted.

Danny, Carmen and I did the Bakersfield Telecaster Trio last night and had a great time...A nice full house again. Thanks, Y'all!

Next Thusday at the Tide, we'll be joined by Dave Ford and have some belly dancers during an intermission...Cool! Then, on Saturday night, we'll be playing at Rogers Zoo for a SMART Reading benefit...$5 at the door will go ALL to SMART Reading in our area...Also, you can purchase my Cd's for $15 and $10 of that will go to SMART Reading too.

I've added a few pictures on the site and all the lyrics are in place for my Saltwater Cowboy Album...Smile and Pretend is in the works and I'll be receiving the proofs of the layout on Tuesday!

Again, I surely appreciate all the support from all the great folks! Meitaki Maata!


Spring is coming! - March 14, 2008

Thanks to all the folks who have come out to the High Tide the last few weeks. We've had a full house on Thursday nights and many familiar faces. My new CD will be ready within a month as the artwork and mastered copy is now in production.

We've got some fun gigs coming up. Check the calendar and Come On Down!



Still a bit of winter, not quite spring! - February 25, 2008

This time of year is unique on the Oregon coast with pockets of sunshine... still pretty cold...plenty of rain...a mix of swells; It can feel like treading water in paradise...only, wondering how long will it last?

Every Thursday, though, we get a great group of folks out to hear us play...even when I'm tired or have things on my mind, we start to play music and after a few sips of beer, "It's All Good!"

Meitaki Maata for the support!

Valentine's Day and The Summit this week... - February 9, 2008

I'll be playing all by myself at the High Tide for Valentine's Day...then, Saturday with Bippo at the Summit in Bend, Oregon.

Check out some of the new Thursday Night Specials at the High Tide:

Microbrews $3.50 a pint

Carmen's Calamari - tubes and tentacles as skinny as Carmen...deep fried with cocktail and tartar sauce.

Danny's Rhythm Nachos

Acoustic Music Mushrooms

Surf Country Fries

Come On Down!

Have a great week!


Thanks for a great night at the Summit! - January 27, 2008

It was a great time playing for y'all at the Summit in Bend on Saturday night. Thanks for the great treatment, JC, who is the bartender that I've known for several years. That job is like an all night aerobics instructor!

It's always a special pleasure to play music with my good friend Bippo. He just lost his brother yesterday and found out right when we finished playing. My thoughts and prayers are with Bippo and his family.

I tried to get to the mountain this morning to ride some pow, but there was a bad wreck and after close to an hour of waiting in the traffic line, I turned around and headed back to Coos Bay. I was in four wheel drive with my siped and studded tires almost the entire way back to the coast and saw 13 wrecks...CRAZY WEATHER.

I hope to see y'all back at the Summit on February 16th!

Enjoy the snow and thanks again!


Thank you to Collings Guitars! - January 22, 2008

I just returned from NAMM with Collings guitars and surely appreciate all the people who make them who they are. Not only do they make the finest instruments, but they tolerate my sometimes, over-the-top antics...

Meitaki Maata,


Off to NAMM - January 15, 2008

I'll be at the NAMM show with Collings Guitars this week. If you're around the show, stop by the Collings booth and say hello.

I'll be playing at the High Tide with Carmen and Danny on the 24th and in Bend at The Summit with Bippo on the 26th.

Come On Down!

Kia Manuia,

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