The Music Nights series at White Stone UMC, 118 Methodist Church Road, White Stone, will host singer, songwriter and Nashville recording artist Dale Keller at 7 p.m. April 19.
Keller has been performing gospel music in churches for over 29 years. He will be joined by longtime friends John Dorman, dobro and piano, and Deb Weaver, vocals. Also, Keith Witt will be there to broadcast this performance on FM 90.9 to Central Pennsylvania. A first for the Music Nights series.
Keller is a native of Philadelphia, Pa., and now lives in Mexico, Pa. Making music in the Keystone State is his passion and his roots in old school country music are apparent in his performances, reported Douglas Somervell.
While he dabbled in music during his early youth, it was the result of a work accident in the early ‘90s that landed a guitar in his hands and Keller began creating his own music. Since his recovery, he has been inspired to be an old school country singer/songwriter, playing many festivals and churches.
Original compositions are Dale’s passion, but he also does covers of the artists that inspired him like Hank Williams Sr, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, said Somervell. Every song he does has a story to it and those stories are what many can identify with and that makes his performances special and memorable.
Snacks and sodas are provided by the ladies of the church. A basket for donations is provided to help musicians offset their expenses.