Wow! Been a few months since I updated the site! After my tour with Deke Dickerson, I had a few surgeries. Been in therapy, and now going under the knife again tomorrow! Don't worry, I'll be back on the road again, better than ever! Got lots of plans, and will keep you updated for sure!
In the meantime, here is a review from my show with Dick Dale in Mamphis TN last summer. Dick
will be back at this club this week! Tell him Laramie says hi!
" I never realized how fast so many of these tracks were…I just always assumed they sounded
fast. Instead, Dale plays a constant staccato beat, and his bassist
(Sam Bolle) and drummer (son Jimmy Dale) pound away right along with him
without appearing to break a sweat. "
" Given Dale’s age (74) and his long history of health concerns (dating
back to a mid-’60s bout of colorectal cancer that has, unfortunately,
recurred nearly 45 years later), he looked and played like a man at
least a generation younger. "
" Dean had a young band, all of whom were apparently 19 years old. Jimmy
Dale was on drums, with Hideki Ikeura on trumpet, Trevor Lucca on bass.
The additional of trumpet gave Dean’s sound a more retro surf rock
_ Stephen Scheer, Memphis,TN