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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

October 8-10, 2021 Iron Invasion Festival Davenport, IA
October 16, 2021 Vines on the Marycrest Paso Robles, CA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
October 23, 2021 Royal Palace Banquet Hall El Cajon, CA Bostonia Ballroom Reunion with Deke’s “Bostonia All-Star Western Swing Band”
October 24, 2021 Los Angeles Farmers Market Los Angeles, CA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
October 30, 2021 Wiltern Theater Los Angeles, CA appearing with Joey Simeone of the Bellfuries, opening for Tiger Army
February 3-6, 2022 Rockin’ Race Jamboree Torreomolinos, 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
April 14-17, 2022 Viva Las Vegas #25 Las Vegas, NV Guitar Geek Festival, Dave and Deke Hillbillyfest, more TBA
June 16-20, 2022 Rockabilly Rave Camber Sands, England as Deke and the Whippersnappers

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.


Articles and thoughts from the mind of Deke

RIP Don “Don Juan” Maddox

RIP Don “Don Juan” Maddox

I was lucky enough to spend time and play music with Don Maddox a bunch of times. Every time was a grand experience that I wouldn’t trade for any amount of money. Don Maddox was hillbilly royalty.

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RIP Jyrki “J.J.” Juvonen

RIP Jyrki “J.J.” Juvonen

I was gutted to learn of the death of my good friend Jyrki “J.J.” Juvonen this morning. He was the cornerstone of almost all of the great Swedish rockabilly and rock and roll bands of the last thirty years.

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RIP Don Everly

RIP Don Everly

Since I haven’t done a video in a while, I thought I would make a tribute video to the Everly Brothers featuring three of their songs from three different eras of their careers.

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