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Deke Dickerson Rolls into Reggies Saturday Night

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Simply put, Deke Dickerson is a Renaissance man. While time seems to slow some artists, who get complacent or fall into a rut, Dickerson seems to have modeled his career after an avalanche, only picking up speed as it progresses. At this point, the man runs his own record label, is one of the nation's foremost experts on and collectors of vintage guitars, pens a regular column for Guitar Player magazine, designed a signature model for Hallmark Guitars, and still finds time to be America's foremost promoter of early Rockabilly and country twang, from a time when the emerging rock genre and the waning country swing were still kissing cousins.

Dickerson, of course, shouldn't be pigeonholed in that style, having played with noted 1980s surf/garage upstarts The Untamed Youth and continuing to colaborate with such as Nikki Hill and Southern soul artists the Bo-Keys. Ultimately, Dickerson is simply a penultimate showman, and his performances reflect his obvious deep interest in the evolution of Rock's early years. Always an impressive guitarist, it should be of no surprise that his immersion in all the stuff that he loves, and his ability to turn it into a thirty-year career have honed his performances into impressive exhibitions of the best the genre can offer.


On this tour, Dickerson is performing with the rhythm section from J.D. McPherson's band on a midwest swing that delivers them to Reggies Music Joint (2105 S. State St.) this Saturday, the 19th at 8pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. The Dyes and Kent Rose open. (21+)

 
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Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

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