Deke’s new song, “The Year That Got Away,” was conceived as a ROCK ANTHEM: a chorus everyone could sing together, at the top of their lungs, while holding a cigarette lighter in the air. Plus cowbell! Featuring Jim Laspesa of in Brian Wilson’s band, Dave Davies, the Muffs and Green Jelly on drums. Many thanks to Sirius XM for the airplay!
|October 21, 2021||Hillbilly Jeff's Bday Bash, Supply and Demand||Long Beach, CA||with Deke and the Whippersnappers, Mitch Polzak, West of Texas, and J.P. McDermott|
|October 23, 2021||Royal Palace Banquet Hall||El Cajon, CA||Bostonia Ballroom Reunion with Deke’s “Bostonia All-Star Western Swing Band” (featuring Deke, Dave Stuckey, Scotty Broyles, Russ Blake, Tommy Harkenrider, Benny Brydern, Brent Harding) also featuring Mitch Polzak, West of Texas|
|October 24, 2021||Los Angeles Farmers Market Fall Festival||3rd and Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|October 30, 2021||Secret Island Tiki Bar||Long Beach, CA||appearing with Joey Simeone of the Bellfuries, opening for Tiger Army|
|November 6, 2021||Godmother's||San Pedro, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|November 12, 2021||West Coast Ramble live audience TV taping||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|January 27, 2022||The Quarry||Bisbee, AZ||as Deke and the Whippersnappers, with Franks and Deans|
|January 28, 2022||Yucca Tap Room||Tempe, AZ||as Deke and the Whippersnappers, with Franks and Deans|
|January 29, 2022||Yucca North||Flagstaff, AZ||as Deke and the Whippersnappers, with Franks and Deans|
|February 3-6, 2022||Rockin’ Race Jamboree||Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain||with Bloodshot Bill|
|February 17, 2022||Will’s Pub||Orlando, FL||with Bloodshot Bill|
|February 18, 2022||TBA||Tampa, FL||with Blind Rage and Violence|
|February 19, 2022||Rockabillaque Festival, Seminole Casino||Immolokee, FL||with Bloodshot Bill|
|April 14-17, 2022||Viva Las Vegas||Las Vegas, NV||Guitar Geek Festival, Dave and Deke Hillbillyfest, more TBA|
|June 16-20, 2022||Rockabilly Rave||Camber Sands, England||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|July 1-3, 2022||V-8 Brothers Village||Hooglede-Gets, Belgium||backed by the Don Diego Trio|
Articles and thoughts from the mind of Deke
I had a super fun day “Cavortin’ in Davenport” today. What a cool little Mississippi River town!
First we talked about the impossibly rare 1963 Guild Merle Travis model. He got it out and talked about his journey to find it and have it restored to an incredible level of museum quality. As Rick put it, “MAXIMUM ORNAMENTATION!”
I spent pretty much all day today sorting a large group of ancient music magazines from the early 1900s through the 1930s. This stuff is really out of my wheelhouse and my field of interest, but even so, I found it riveting.
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