Dickerson, who was born in Missouri, founded the critically acclaimed surf/garage band, Untamed Youth, in the '80s, and later teamed with Dave Stuckey to form the late Dave and Deke Combo in the '90s. The hardest working double-neck guitar player around, he plays more than 250 dates a year internationally — throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia. But Dickerson only shows up in this part of Occupied Mexico about once a year. Touring behind his recent release, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Truth, Dickerson will play at Casbeers on Thursday, October 31, with a sack full of new tunes and great old numbers.
I called up Dave to see if he would be appearing with Dickerson this time through the city, but he explained: "Deke does a different theme from tour to tour." I'm going to miss seeing Biller & Wakefield, but I'm confident that Dickerson's band, the Ecco Fonics, will contain musicians of an exceptional caliber. And this time, I'm getting to Casbeers early.
Deke Dickerson & The Ecco Fonics
Thursday, October 31
1719 Blanco Road