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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

February 25, 2024 Grand Ole BBQ Flinn Springs, CA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
March 3, 2024 Grand Ole BBQ San Diego, CA Solo
March 10, 2024 Cordova Bar San Diego, CA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
March 15, 2024 Star Bar Atlanta, GA Greg Germani benefit w/the “Beard-O-Phonics”
March 16, 2024 Jack of the Wood Asheville, NC w/the “Beard-O-Phonics”
March 17, 2024 Thirsty Beaver Charlotte, NC w/the “Beard-O-Phonics”
March 23, 2024 Arizona Rockabilly Bash Peoria, AZ as Deke and the Whippersnappers
April 11, 2024 Fullerton Market (6-8 pm) Fullerton, CA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
April 14, 2024 Grand Ole BBQ Flinn Springs, CA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
April 20, 2024 Viva Las Vegas Festival, Orleans Casino Las Vegas, NV Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival Showcase featuring Country Side of Harmonica Sam, Scotty Broyles, Mitch Polzak, and many more!
April 21, 2024 Viva Las Vegas Festival, Orleans Casino Las Vegas, NV Dave and Deke Combo Hillbillyfest featuring Mimi Roman, Scotty Broyles, Mitch Polzak, and more!
April 26-27, 2024 Honky Tonk Harbour Festival Hamburg, Germany
May 3, 2024 Fitzgeralds Chicago, IL w/ The Joel Paterson Trio
May 4, 2024 Vintage Torque Fest Dubuque, IA w/ Beau Sample and Alex Hall
May 9, 2024 Gator by the Bay San Diego, CA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
May 17-18, 2024 EastSide Boogie Festival Nashville, TN
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
June 15, 2024 Honesdale Roots and Rhythm Festival Honesdale, PA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 16, 2024 Buckley’s Valley Stream, NY as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 18, 2024 Hank Dietle’s Tavern Rockville, MD as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 21, 2024 The Hangar Troy, NY as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 22, 2024 Faces Nightclub Boston, MA as Deke and the Whippersnappers
June 23, 2024 Cafe 9 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 Scott Kempner

RIP Scott Kempner

RIP to my friend Scott Kempner, aka “Top Ten,” who passed away today. Scott was a great guitarist who played with two of my favorite bands, the Dictators and the Del-Lords.

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Afternoon with Bill Turner

Afternoon with Bill Turner

I spent the afternoon with my buddy Bill Turner, looking through old photos of his parents, who were country-western musicians in the 1950s through the 1970s. How many people can hold up a 1950s photo of Merle Travis holding a baby and say, “See that baby Merle’s holding? THAT’S ME!”

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Videos

These and more on the Deke Dickerson YouTube Channel

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