Dale Crider is a troubadour and former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist. He performed at the Florida Folklife Festival for several decades. He performed traditional bluegrass songs and in later years his original compositions. He sings about environmental themes.
He lives in Alachua County. He married Linda Bittner. They divorced and he remarried with Linda Crider, who is also his musical partner. He has six children, three from each marriage.
His song "Apalachicola Doin' Time" features in the similarly named documentary.