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Deke and the Whippersnappers 7-inch

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!

Live Dates

June 1, 2024 Barn Burner Benefit at Mountain Valley Ranch Ramona, CA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 13, 2024 Private party Albany, NY as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 14, 2024 Francis Kite (East Village) New York, NY NY Chills ’n’ Fever Party w/ Deke and the Whippersnappers, Jukebox Jodi, more TBA (The Centuries - Rockabilly open the show)
June 15, 2024 Honesdale Roots and Rhythm Festival Honesdale, PA as Deke and the Whippersnappers (check local listings for times--Deke and the guys play the festival in the afternoon, then another club show at night in town)
June 16, 2024 Buckley’s Valley Stream, NY as Deke and the Whippersnappers (Buckley's 5 pm Father's Day show!)
June 17, 2024 Dangerously Delicious Pies Test Kitchen Baltimore, MD as Deke and the Whippersnappers (a pie homecoming with our old pal Rodney Henry!)
June 18, 2024 Hank Dietle’s Tavern Rockville, MD as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 19, 2024 Elkton Music Hall w/ The Flea Bops Elkton, MD as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 20, 2024 Muddy Waters w/ Crash & Deb opening Asbury, NJ as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 21, 2024 The Hangar Troy, NY as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 22, 2024 Faces Nightclub w/ Jittery Jack Malden, MA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 23, 2024 Cafe 9 w/ The Centures opening New Haven, CT as Deke and the Whippersnappers
July 12-21, 2024 Alaska tour Cities TBA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
July 27, 2024 Surf Guitar 101 Festival Long Beach, CA w/ The Untamed Youth

Book Writin’

Sixteen Tons: The Merle Travis Story (BMG Books, 480 pages)—the first-ever full-length Merle Travis biography—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. 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

RIP Duncan

RIP Duncan

Today was a sad day here at the house. If you remember my little dog buddy, Duncan, the feisty but lovable little chihuahua, we had to put him down at the vet today.

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Harmon and Kitty Dickerson

Harmon and Kitty Dickerson

I’ve been reflecting at how lucky I was to get the parents that I had. I didn’t get to choose them, but I feel like I won the lotto when I got Harman Dickerson as my dad and Kitty Dickerson as my mom.

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RIP Jerry Case

RIP Jerry Case

Jerry was a wildly talented jazz guitarist who played with many of the Western swing and jazz bands in Texas, including the last touring version of the Texas Playboys that Bob Wills played with, circa 1966–67, before moving to Los Angeles.

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Videos

These and more on the Deke Dickerson YouTube Channel

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