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Sixteen Tons: The Merle Travis Story (BMG Books, 480 pages) is the story of Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Travis, a brilliant, multi-talented, and deeply troubled artist who is widely considered a genius. A world-class guitarist who dazzled audiences with his Kentucky thumb-picking style, Merle was also a pioneering country songwriter who wrote such classics as “Dark as a Dungeon” and “Sixteen Tons.” Additionally, he was responsible for early electric guitar innovations in the 1940s, and was a gifted actor, writer, and cartoonist, among many other talents. Now coming in November 2022 (sorry! supply chain issues)… Pre-order now!!

Live Dates

August 13, 2022 Wichita-Sedgwick Historical Museum Guitar Lecture and Presentation Wichita, KS
August 16, 2022 Cooper’s Landing Columbia, MO
August 17, 2022 Private Event Des Moines, IA
August 20, 2022 RippleSippi Music Festival Aitken, MN with the Tinglers
August 21, 2022 Sand Creek Brewery Black River Falls, WI with the Tinglers
August 22, 2022 Private Event Minneapolis, MN with the Tinglers
August 24, 2022 The West Theater Duluth, MN with the Tinglers
August 25, 2022 Lakewoods Resort Cable, WI with the Tinglers
August 27, 2022 Hot Wheels Weekend Marysville, MI with the Tinglers
August 28, 2022 Tip Top Deluxe Grand Rapids, MI with the Tinglers
September 1, 2022 Fitzgerald’s Berwyn, IL with Joel Paterson, special two-man show!
September 2, 2022 “Twang Thang Jamboree,” The Main--An Event Space La Crosse, WI with the Tinglers--with Tony Andreason, Greg Koch, and much more!
September 4-5, 2022 Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, MN with the Tinglers

Book Writin’

Sixteen Tons: The Merle Travis Story (BMG Books, 480 pages)—the first-ever full-length Merle Travis biography, now coming in November 2022 (sorry! supply chain issues)—is the story of Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Travis, a brilliant, multi-talented, and deeply troubled artist who is widely considered a genius. Pre-order it now via the button at right!
Also check out Deke’s two earlier books:
 
The Strat in the Attic: Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology (Voyageur Press, 256 pages), in which musician, journalist, and “guitarchaeologist” Deke Dickerson tells the true tales of 50 thrilling rare guitar finds. Foreword by Jonathan Kellerman.
 
The Strat in the Attic 2: More Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology (Voyageur Press, 256 pages), with even more stories behind dozens of astounding guitar finds.

Musings

Articles and thoughts from the mind of Deke

Day Two in Floyd County

Day Two in Floyd County

Day two in Floyd County—Aunt Betty, Evelyn and I drove over to where my mom grew up in Willis, Virginia. Her family had a sixty-acre spread that originally had a big farmhouse with lots of outbuildings.

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Videos

These and more on the Deke Dickerson YouTube Channel

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