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Featured Merch

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!

Live Dates

June 18, 2021 Godmothers San Pedro, CA Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 27, 2021 Grand Ole BBQ El Cajon, CA Deke and the Whippersnappers
July 24, 2021 Leo and Leona’s La Crosse, WI backed by the Tinglers
July 25, 2021 Sand Creek Brewery (1-5 pm) Black River Falls, WI backed by the Tinglers
July 30, 2021 Hook and Ladder Minneapolis, MN backed by the Tinglers
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

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

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