Deke Dickerson Hits Nashville, Feb., 2001
Deke Dekerson with Gail Davies. Gail is an awesome artist having scored numberous hits including five which hit Billboard's country Music Top Ten: "It's a Lovely Lovely World," "Grandma's Song," "Blue Heartache," "I'll Be There, If you Ever Want Me,"
Gail's Son, Chris Scruggs, is a rocking young upright bassist who performs regularly in Nashville with rockabilly band the Shack Shakers.
Deke pictured with Andy Moseley. Andy Moseley and his brother Semie Moseley were equal partners in Mosrite Guitar Company. Semie was the guitar builder/craftsman, Andy was the businessman. Andy Moseley now runs Mosrite Records.
(L) Ron Dziubla is a multi-instrumental talent on sax, guitar, and vocals. A comment oftern heard is, "When I walked in the club, and saw the sax sitting there on stage, I said, 'Oh No' but when I heard that cat blow I said 'This ROCKS!'" Rocks, indeed -- Ron is from Miami Florida and since he's arrived in L.A. he's been raising the roof with his King Curtis style of honking sax. In addition to playing the tenor and baritone saxes, he also plays a mean guitar! You pronounce his last name JOOB-LA!
(Center) Brent Harding has been the official Ecco-Fonic upright bassist extraordinaire since the band's inception in 1998. Not only is he the happiest bass player you've ever seen, but he can sing well and play the guitar very well, which the band uses to its advantage for the "Rockin' Gypsy." His repertoire of between-song jokes told on stage may be limited (arrgh!) but there's no limit to his energy on stage!
(R) Deke Dickerson playing sax.
(Unseen in Photo): Damien Llanes. Drummer from Corpus Christi, Texas spent several years playing for Austin's surf kings the Surf Finks before deciding to move to Hollywood and the big time! He comes from a musical family (both his dad and his brother play the drums too), so beating on things comes quite naturally to him. Ladies, he's single and ready to mingle! Make him feel at home!
Deke is really quite the cat around town and many illuminaries were there for his show at the Sutler. Here Deke is pictured with Rose Lee Maphis, widow to Joe Maphis. On the left is Joe and Rose Lee's son, Jody.
Bob Moore, Barbara Fileti, Deke
MIKE VINCENT RECORDS IN NASHVILLE. Jan, 2001 - Pictured left to right: Karen Fontana, D.J. Fontana, Bob Timmers, Mike Vincent, bassist Goeff Firebaugh, Bob and his daughter Stacy (studio owners).
Update: February 10, 2201
Billy Block gets bumped from CMTFrom Tennessean music writer Craig Havighurst:
NASHVILLE - It was a bitter pill to swallow on your birthday. On Tuesday at the Exit/In, Billy Block, host of Western Beat, announced to the assembled roots country fans that the show's second season on Country Music Television had been canceled just weeks before taping was supposed to begin. It wasn't Billy's birthday. It was the show's. For five years, at three locations, Block has booked four or five bands each week that were either established names or up-and-comers in the alternative-country universe. It's been a gathering place for like-minded music fans, artists and business people. And through its weekly radio broadcast (now Sundays at 8 p.m. on WSIX, 97.9 FM, and Mondays at 8 p.m. on WANT, 98.9 FM), it has put on the airwaves local and national acts who are routinely ignored by corporate radio. Those radio broadcasts will continue. "Western Beat is about a community -- not about a TV show," Block told the crowd. "I believe with my heart that what's happened with CMT is one door closing so another can open."
Update: January 10, 2201
One of Germany's tp rockers ROCKIN' ROARY visited Tennessee from mid-December 2001 into January 2001 with his wife, Bianka. Roary was in the studio at Burns Station Sound AND performed on stage New Years Eve at Nashville's Hall of Fame Hotel. Pictured here lounge owner, Tony.
"Seen" at Nashville Christmas Parties, 2000 . . .
Johnny Counterfeit and his lovely wife Karen.
Audrey Malone (Dave Roe's wife), Katy K. (clothier to the stars) and another totally hip woman!!
Left to right: the Bassist for Patton James Band, a swingin' little classic combo who play at the Havana club on Second Avenue south every Wednesday night. Bassist Bob Moore, Bassist Dave Roe and James Morgan a rockin' Country Blues guy out of California whom If we had to compare him to anyone we would roughly compare him to Phil Alvin. Raw throbbing vital style.
Left to right (1.) upright Bassist Chris Welborn, (2.) Unidentified doll baby with flat top and horned rims, (3.) Chuck Mead Singer/Guitarist with BR5-49, (4.) Upright bassist Bob Moore.
Posted Dec. 2, 2000
At the Old Pickin Parlor, on 2nd Avenue.
Top: Rosie Flores, Kenny Lovelace, Scotty Moore, Bob Moore Thom Bresh.
Inset: Brenda Lee and Tommy Hill.
Lower left: Scotty Moore with Paul Burch.
Lower right: Kenny Lovelace and Reggie Young