November 18, 2017
WMFO’s DJ Easy Ed and MIC Presents
“It’ s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it,” claims journeyman musician/singer/entertainer Deke Dickerson. As usual, Dickerson interjects dry wit into a serious proclamation of his career intent: keeping America’ s roots music alive while interjecting new creativity—a blood transfusion, if you will—into genres of music that flourished in decades previous. Deke Dickerson is 47 years old and has been carrying the torch since he was 13, playing in his first rockabilly band in his hometown of Columbia, Missouri.
After moving to Los Angeles at the age of 22, Dickerson carved out a niche for himself in Tinseltown. In addition to playing in his primary band, Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics, 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 the cult favorite, Johnny Knoxville–produced The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia).
“This music isn’t a cartoon to me, or some weird retro thing to be laughed at,” states Dickerson. “This is the great music of the American 20th-century experience: rock and roll, rockabilly, western swing, rhythm and blues, surf music, garage, and punk. It’ s every bit as vital and important as jazz or classical; it just hasn’t gotten its due yet. There has to be somebody out there waving the flag for this music. Wherever I go, anywhere on the planet, people love this music, yet it’ s kept out of the mainstream media simply because it’ s considered ‘old.’”
SUPPORT: Jitttery Jack and Easy Ed’s Record Hop
ADMITTANCE: General Admission, 21+ Admittance.
TICKETS: $15 in Advance, $20 day of show
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