Deke Dickerson has toured the world and established himself as one of the foremost purveyors of roots music, headlining festivals from Las Vegas to Finland. He expertly draws from virtually every 20th-century roots genre: country, rhythm and blues, western swing, rockabilly, surf instrumentals, ghostly ballads, and pedal-to-the medal rock ‘n’ roll. His latest studio album is King of the Whole Wide World. Deke is also a writer and a music historian. He has a regular column in Guitar Player magazine and recently authored two enormous essays for Bear Family’s Merle Haggard box sets. He partnered with Hallmark Guitars to produce the Deke Dickerson model guitar. His music has been featured in a variety of movies, TV shows, and radio programs, from the Oscar-winning movie Sideways to Johnny Knoxville’s The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia to the hugely popular Sirius XM satellite radio show Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan.
Thursday, August 5, 2021