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!
|July 28, 2021||Earth Rider Brewery||Superior, WI||backed by the Tinglers|
|July 29, 2021||Biergarten Muchen||Mercer, WI||backed by the Tinglers|
|July 30, 2021||Hook and Ladder||Minneapolis, MN||backed by the Tinglers, Trailer Trash opens|
|July 31, 2021||Private party||Grand View, WI||backed by the Tinglers|
|August 1, 2021||Bayfield Memorial Park||Bayfield, WI||backed by the Tinglers, also featuring Greg Koch and the Koch Marshall Trio|
|August 3, 2021||FitzGerald's||Chicago, IL||w/ Joel Paterson, Beau Sample, Alex Hall|
|August 7, 2021||Joe Maphis 100th Birthday Celebration||Cumberland, MD||w/ Kyle Eldridge and many more special guests!|
|August 9, 2021||Private party||Des Moines, IA||SOLO|
|August 12, 2021||Cooper’s Landing||Columbia, MO||SOLO|
|September 4, 2021||The Casbah||San Diego, CA||Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|September 9-12, 2021||Viva Las Vegas Festival||Orleans Casino, Las Vegas, NV||Guitar Geek Festival show, Hillbillyfest Show, and Blind Rage and Violence|
|September 24-26, 2021||New England Shake Up Festival||Framingham, MA||w/ Dave and Deke Combo|
|October 8-10, 2021||Iron Invasion Festival||Davenport, IA|
Articles and thoughts from the mind of Deke
An extraordinary number of musicians have passed through the ranks of the Strangers. Here we attempt to list the players who actually toured with the band during the Capitol years as well as important session players.
It’s hard to know where to begin, from the micro-frets Calibrato vibrato to the hand-welded bridge, the many additions to the pickups, the fingerboard extension to allow bass strings hanging off the edge like a harp guitar, to the 1980s-era computer interface connector.
“WHAT DO YOU WANT IT TO SAY?” He would yell in his Polish accent over the din of the machines. “ECCO-FONIC HIGH FIDELITY ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE HOLE, 45 RPM AND EF-1004 ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HOLE, LINES ABOVE AND BELOW EACH ONE!” I would yell.
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