About This Event
Wednesday, Dec. 7th
Two-Step Lesson: 7:30pm
$15 in advance / $20 day of show
Deke Dickerson and the Whippersnappers
Deke Dickerson has devoted his long career to keeping America’s roots music alive while interjecting new creativity into genres of music that flourished in decades previous. Dickerson is 52 years old and has been carrying the torch since he was 13, playing in his first rockabilly band in his hometown of Columbia, Missouri. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 22 and proceeded to found his primary band, Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics, his newest group, Deke Dickerson and the Whippersnappers, as well as several side projects.
Dickerson has provided rootsy music for a slew of television shows and movie projects, including scoring the music for a Paramount Pictures film starring Johnny Knoxville, Action Point.
Dickerson has his own signature guitar, manufactured by the Hallmark Guitar Company of Maryland.
Dickerson is currently writing the official biography of guitar legend Merle Travis. He also writes for several guitar magazines and had two books published by Voyageur Press, The Strat in the Attic and The Strat in the Attic 2. Dickerson is well known as a historian of roots music and regularly contributes liner notes to reissue projects for such labels as Capitol, RCA, Bear Family, and Sundazed.
The Haywoods, are a Sun Records influenced band from Santa Cruz which originally formed in the 1990's. The Haywoods write and perform original songs while giving a nod to the original artists from that Famous Studio in Memphis. The Haywoods have multiple recording credits including their own albums, Sun Studios Tribute and Film soundtrack credits. The Haywoods have shared the stage with : Big Sandy and the Fly Rite Boys ; Kim Lenz ; The Paladins ; Wayne Hancock ; Deke Dickerson to name a few.