Dale Peters

Among the unsung heroes of the classic rock era, the James Gang brought attention to two bona-fide guitar heroes: founding member Joe Walsh, and the late Tommy Bolin. Bassist Dale Peters, who came aboard for the band’s definitive platter Rides Again (1970), was a versatile player who also composed, sang, and doubled on keys, guitar, and percussion.  To my ears, Peters' extended bass improve as heard Live In Concert (1971) proves that excess is not necessarily a bad thing! Dale, Walsh, and drummer Jim Fox occasionally reunite for gigs.