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!
|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|
Articles and thoughts from the mind of Deke
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.
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.
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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