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Deke and the Whippersnappers 7-inch

Featured Merch

Deke’s new band the Whippersnappers have released this fab new four-song 7-inch vinyl EP on Pig Baby Records! You’ll hear their fan favorites “Here Kitty Kitty” and “Wild Wild Thing,” as well as a Whippersnappers original “This Girl’s Gone Rockin’” and a great instrumental version of “Besame Mucho.” Limited edition, order yours now before they’re gone!

Live Dates

May 29-30, 2021 Western Swingout Festival Tehachapi, CA w/ Dave and Deke Combo
July 24, 2021 Leo and Leona’s La Crosse, WI backed by the Tinglers
July 30, 2021 Hook and Ladder Minneapolis, MN backed by the Tinglers
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

Book Writin’

Deke has just finished writing the first-ever full-length Merle Travis biography, forthcoming from BMG books, a new publishing imprint of BMG Records, in 2021! In the meantime, check out his 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 that will make guitarists green with envy. 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

A Man Like Me – The Early Years of Roger Miller

A Man Like Me – The Early Years of Roger Miller

Roger Miller was the most unlikely of country music superstars. Although he led the sort of extreme wild-man existence that no grandmother could ever comprehend, he somehow was able to charm the pants off the entire nation with his immense wit and original song style.

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Rockin’ Bones

Rockin’ Bones

One thing can’t be denied: the guitar is the vital heartbeat of the music. The music known as rockabilly would never have its spark without the youthful energy of the teenage singer; but it wouldn’t have its foundation or power without the lead guitar man behind him.

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