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Sixteen Tons: The Merle Travis Story (BMG Books, 480 pages) is the story of Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Travis, a brilliant, multi-talented, and deeply troubled artist who is widely considered a genius. A world-class guitarist who dazzled audiences with his Kentucky thumb-picking style, Merle was also a pioneering country songwriter who wrote such classics as “Dark as a Dungeon” and “Sixteen Tons.” Additionally, he was responsible for early electric guitar innovations in the 1940s, and was a gifted actor, writer, and cartoonist, among many other talents. Now coming in November 2022 (sorry! supply chain issues)… Pre-order now!!

Live Dates

September 4-5, 2022 Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, MN with the Tinglers

Book Writin’

Sixteen Tons: The Merle Travis Story (BMG Books, 480 pages)—the first-ever full-length Merle Travis biography, now coming in November 2022 (sorry! supply chain issues)—is the story of Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Travis, a brilliant, multi-talented, and deeply troubled artist who is widely considered a genius. Pre-order it now via the button at right!
Also check out Deke’s 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. 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

Jimmie Widener’s Epiphone Emperor

Jimmie Widener’s Epiphone Emperor

I just got Jimmie Widener’s Epiphone Emperor back from being properly refretted by Ryan at L.A. Guitar Works. I’ve written about this guitar before, but I’ll tell the story again—this guitar has more history than you can believe.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival

I got stuck on a Creedence Clearwater Revival kick riding my bike today. I mean, CCR were before my time, and they were always THERE, you know? They still are; it seems like a CCR song is always in some commercial or movie.

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Salina, Kansas: Chad Kassem

Salina, Kansas: Chad Kassem

Chad Kassem owns several businesses in Salina: Acoustic Sounds mail-order Audiophile records, the Analogue Productions high-end record label, the Quality Sound vinyl record pressing plant, and the Blue Heaven recording studios.

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Videos

These and more on the Deke Dickerson YouTube Channel

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