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.”
|September 23||Country Music Hall of Fame||Nashville, TN||Merle Travis book panel and performance with Deke, Tommy Emmanuel, Eddie Pennington, Merlene and Cindy Travis, and more|
|November 10||Sassafras Saloon||Hollywood, CA||Johnny Horton tribute with Tommy Horton, Deke and the Whippersnappers, Grey DeLisle, Eddie Clendening and more|
|Feb 1-4, 2024||Rockin' Race Jamboree||Torremolinos, Spain||with Dave and Deke Combo, Deke and the Whippersnappers|
Articles and thoughts from the mind of Deke
I spent some time before my DJ gig tonight at the house of Josh Curtis, brother of tonight’s club promoter, Cahn Curtis. Josh is like a brother from another mother! But before I start, let me tell all you creeps: none of this stuff is for sale!
I was in Fullerton today and stumbled across this: the original location of Leo Fender’s radio repair shop, where the very first Fender musical instruments were made in the 1940s!
We went to two museums today in Fairbanks, the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum (one of the best I’ve ever been to) and the Fairbanks Ice Museum.
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