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.
“It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it,” claims Deke Dickerson. Such efforts have rewarded him with the Ameripolitan “Musician of the Year” award, among other accolades.
“This is the great music of the American 20th-century experience: rock and roll, rockabilly, western swing, rhythm and blues and surf music. It’s every bit as vital and important as jazz or classical. Wherever I go, anywhere on the planet, people love this music.
Deke Dickerson will be performing at GreazeFest on Saturday August 5.
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