LP version now available!!
Deke’s first long-player with the Whippersnappers is chock full of great new songs: lots of wild rockabilly, great 1950s-style country numbers, and dramatic Western numbers. Two of the group’s biggest numbers from their first EP are included as well: “Here Kitty Kitty” and “Wild Wild Thing.”
The long-playing vinyl version is now available! 16 tracks! Heavy cardboard “old school” album cover! Mastered by Deke on his 1940 Scully record lathe! On a first-come, first-served basis, buyers through dekedickerson.com will receive a limited edition (one of 300) RED VINYL version of the album!
|November 18||18th Street Bar and Grill||Bakersfield, CA||with Deke Dickerson’s Honky-Tonk All Stars—Deke, Brent Harding, Boo Bernstein, Billy B Horton|
|November 25||The Overland||Redlands, CA||DJ gig—Deke plays old vinyl records from 8 to 11 pm|
|November 26||Grand Ole BBQ (North Park location)||San Diego, CA||Solo gig|
|December 6||Moe’s Alley Western Wednesday||Santa Cruz, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|December 7||Grillin’ and Chillin’ Alehouse||Hollister, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers, special guests the Haywoods|
|December 8||The Ivy Room||El Cerrito, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|December 9||The Torch Club||Sacramento, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers—early show|
|December 10||Hopmonk Tavern||Sebastopol, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|December 16||Jittery Jack record release party, Faces Club||Malden, MA||Deke backed by Simon Farrell and Teddy Fury|
|December 30||Grand Ole BBQ (Flinn Springs location)||San Diego, CA||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|January 19||Rockabilly Battle Royale, club TBA||Tampa, FL||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|January 20||Rockabillique 2024, Seminole Casino||Immokalee, FL||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|January 21||Will’s Pub||Orlando, FL||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|February 1-4, 2024||Rockin' Race Jamboree||Torremolinos, Spain||with the Dave and Deke Combo, Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|February 16-17, 2024||Ameripolitan Awards||Austin, TX||with the Dave and Deke Combo|
|March 23, 2024||Arizona Rockabilly Bash||Peoria, AZ||as Deke and the Whippersnappers|
|April 18-21, 2024||Viva Las Vegas Festival, Orleans Casino||Las Vegas, NV||Deke’s Guitar Geek Show and Dave and Deke Hillbillyfest|
|April 27, 2024||Honky Tonk Harbour All-Nighter||Hamburg, Germany|
Articles and thoughts from the mind of Deke
Ready to have your mind blown? In honor of Link Wray FINALLY getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight, enjoy these Link Wray home movies from around 1960–64
Check out the guitar Grady Martin is playing in this clip—never seen him with this one in any other video!
I won an award for best history research in the folk and country music category for the Merle Travis book. This is a big honor, thanks to the folks at ARSC! I really appreciate it.
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