Deke’s first long-player with the Whippersnappers (and first new album since the pandemic) is chock full of great new songs, written by Deke and Bert Avalos and Zander Griffith of the Whippersnappers. There’s lots of wild rockabilly, including the title track “Honky Tonkin’ Rhythm,” “Now That You’re Gone,” and “Great Big Cowboy.” There are also great 1950s-style country numbers, including “Bucket of Blood,” and dramatic Western numbers like “Paying for That One Mistake.” And in addition to all the new songs, two of the group’s biggest numbers from their first EP are included as well: “Here Kitty Kitty” and “Wild Wild Thing.”
|May 17||Moe’s Alley||Santa Cruz, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|May 18||The Siren||Morro Bay, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|May 19||Grillin’ and Chillin’||Hollister, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|May 20||Torch Club (early show)||Sacramento, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|May 21||Hopmonk Tavern||Sebastopol, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|June 10-11||Screamin’ Festival||Calella, Spain||Deke’s Doo-Wop/Rhythm and Blues show|
|June 15-19||Rockabilly Rave||Camber Sands, UK||with the Ecco-Fonics featuring Crazy Joe Tritschler, Kyle Eldridge and Bobby Trimble, also Deke will be playing guitar for the Bellfuries|
|June 30||Johnny Horton tribute show at Sassafras Saloon||Los Angeles, CA||featuring Tommy Horton, Deke and the Whippersnappers, Grey DeLisle, Eddie Clendening and many more!|
|July 6||Fullerton downtown Market||Fullerton, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|July 8||Big Bakersfield Bash||TBA (save the date, it’s going to be a good ‘un!)|
|July 14-22||Dates and venues TBA||Alaska||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|July 29||Deke plays the music of Link Wray at the Surf Guitar 101 convention||Los Angeles, CA|
|August 5||Greazefest||Brisbane, Australia|
Articles and thoughts from the mind of Deke
1940 Scully Lathe Educational Film
The Whippersnappers and I cut the master disc for our brand new vinyl album, Honky Tonkin’ Rhythm, on my 1940 Scully Record Lathe. Here’s an “educational film” produced by Science Lab Educational Films and Westinghouse demonstrating the process.
RIP Chris Strachwitz
RIP to the great Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records. It’s impossible to overstate his importance or his influence in the world of music. That’s a mighty big statement, but it’s true.
Loading in at the Orleans Casino, 2:20 AM
Load-in is brutal, that cannot be denied. Especially after driving five hours through the desert. There are a few early-bird Wednesday-night rockabillies already getting their drink on, watching the guy load in carts of guitars and amps.
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