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!
|December 4, 2021||Secret Island Tiki Bar||Long Beach, CA||VENTURESMANIA (All-Star Surf Band with Deke, Garrett Immel of the Ghastly Ones, Mel Bergmann of the Phantom Surfers, and Duff Paulsen of High Tide)|
|December 12, 2021||Campus Jax||Newport Beach, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|January 15, 2022||Beat Farmers Reunion Show @ Belly-Up Tavern||Solana Beach, CA||special guest with surviving members of the Beat Farmers|
|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|
|February 25, 2022||Greg Germani Benefit @ Star Bar||Atlanta, FL||with the Beard-O-Fonics|
|April 14-17, 2022||Viva Las Vegas||Las Vegas, NV||Guitar Geek Festival, Dave and Deke Hillbillyfest, more TBA|
|April 22-24, 2022||Good Rockin’ Tonight Festival||Attignat, France||with Deke (backed by Don Diego Trio) and Dave and Deke (backed by Don Diego Trio)|
|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
Just watched part 1 of the Peter Jackson Get Back Beatles documentary. Fascinating stuff, I thought. A few observations that you didn’t ask for, but I thought were interesting…
It was a gift that we still had Rose Lee Maphis until 2021. Her history goes back so far that none of her contemporaries are still living. She was literally the last woman standing, until she passed away at the age of ninety-eight.
I was as shocked as anyone to see the legendary Bostonia Ballroom (one of the major West Coast music venues of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s) open up for a night of Western swing, rockabilly and honky-tonk music.
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