show preview: Dick Dale at Middle East Club on Thursday, Sept 1 with Three Day Threshold


Kick off September with surf instrumental music from Dick Dale. The 79-year-old musician was born in Boston in 1937, Dick Dale grew up in Quincy. His Beirut-born father and Lebanese background influenced his music choices—drawn to Middle Eastern music and later surf instrumental. He learned to play piano at age nine and then guitar. His family moved to and he learned to surf and invented surf music in the 1950s– fast-paced, laid-back grooving guitar –that reflects the surfing experience.

Dick’s wife and manager Lana Dale writes: “Dick has a stoma bag for 10 years now, Renal Failure, Major Prostate and Bladder issues, Anemia, Fistula’s which develop from him straining and performing, Fistula’s are leakages and they are very dangerous for DD.
DD has a stoma bag, renal failure, diabetes with insulin plus
Gallstones and now recently we were just told he has Cancer again.
We are busy around the clock with Medical for him and also with Touring and Venues and Casinos and Festival Events plus me running our business and I myself Battle the disease Multiple Sclerosis and a Hurthel Tumor Rt. side Thyroid…Plus Thyroid disease and much more as i have had many Medical issues most of my life.
We believe your body follows your mind so we live life And cherish each day.
We are strong Advocates all our Lives of No Drugs, No Alcohol, No cigarettes and No red meat and have both been this way all Of our Lives! We want to see the young people survive this day and age!”

She adds: “Dick Pioneered and created the AMPS WITH LEO FENDER AND ALSO much of the equipment back in the day with Leo fender including strata-caster guitar.
AS HE WAS always called THE FATHER OF HEAVY METAL in Spain as DD is loved Dearly all over the World.
DICK WAS THE PIONEER OF IT ALL from 1955 on. THE BEACH BOYS, JAN AND DEAN, RITCHIE VALENS, BUDDY HOLLY, The Kingston Trio plus many more ALL OPENED FOR DD IN THE LATE 50S AND VERY EARLY 60S. DD taught Jimi Hendrix the slide. Jimi Idolized DD as Buddy Miles Jimi Drummer did as well and hundreds of thousands of others.”


  • Surfers’ Choice (Deltone 1962)
  • King of the Surf Guitar (Capitol 1963)
  • Checkered Flag (Capitol 1963)
  • Mr. Eliminator (Capitol 1964)
  • Summer Surf (Capitol 1964)
  • Rock out with Dick Dale and his Del-Tones: Live at Ciro’s (Capitol 1965)
  • Greatest Hits (GNP Crescendo 1975)
  • The Tigers Loose (Balboa 1983) [live album]
  • Tribal Thunder (HighTone 1993)
  • Unknown Territory (HighTone 1994)
  • Calling Up Spirits (Beggars Banquet 1996)
  • Spacial Disorientation (Dick Dale Records / The Orchard 2001)

Opening for Dick Dale is Boston alt-country/Americana band Three Day Threshold is: Zac Taylor [guitar]; PJ Aspesi [drums] Evan Gavry [lap steel and banjo]; Kier Byrnes [singer] and Johnny Stump [bass]. Three Day Threshold has performed for U.S. military in the Middle East, at a Belgian prison, at the  Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and opened for Zac Brown and The Avett Brothers.

GUITAR LEGEND DICK DALE on Thursday, Sept 1, 2016 with Three Day Threshold. Doors at 8pm. Tickets here.

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