Deke Dickerson, Bloodshot Bill
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
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 50 years old and has been carrying the torch since he was 13, playing in his first rockabilly band in his hometown of Columbia, Missouri. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 22 and proceeded to found 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 last year’s Paramount Pictures film starring Johnny Knoxville, Action Point.
Dickerson has his own signature guitar, manufactured by the Hallmark Guitar Company of Maryland.
Dickerson is currently writing the official biography of guitar legend Merle Travis. He also writes for several guitar magazines and had two books published by Voyageur Press, The Strat in the Attic and The Strat in the Attic 2. Dickerson is well known as a historian of roots music and regularly contributes liner notes to reissue projects for such labels as Capitol, RCA, Bear Family, and Sundazed.
In 2019 Dickerson won the Ameripolitan Music Award for Musician of the Year! PKM interviewed him afterward about his many contributions to the genre.
Two of Dickerson’s songs are featured in the newest Disneyland ride, Cars Land, at Disney’s California Adventure theme park.
He is booked to play festivals, club shows, and tours throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe in 2019.
BLOODSHOT BILL started in his hometown of Montreal around 1998, with just a guitar and a stomp board. Since then, he's had over 30 releases throughout Europe and North America. Touring constantly, he has collaborated with such acts as THE 188.8.131.52.'s, JON SPENCER, KING KHAN, beat poet CHARLES PLYMELL, MARK SULTAN, DEKE DICKERSON, and SHANNON SHAW. Plays well with others but is known mostly for his One Man Band act. Artist JOE COLEMAN once called him "a cross betwen Jimmie Rodgers & Popeye", and director JOHN WATERS says he's "like Roy Orbison with a head wound". He's been in movies too, usually playing himself. Has won FME's Coup De Coeur in 2007, and has more recently been a 3x-nominee for an AMERIPOLITAN award.