Dex Romweber Duo Record 7" With Jack White, Tour With Detroit Cobras

posted May 7, 2009

Dex Romweber Duo Record 7" With Jack White, Tour With Detroit Cobras

Last week, the Dex Romweber Duo met up with Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather - maybe you've heard of him?) to lay down some tracks. The result? A 7" scheduled to be released in late May on White's newly formed label, Third Man.

Again and again over the years, Jack White has preached the Dex gospel.

"Dex Romweber was and is a huge influence on my music. I owned all of his records as a teenager," White said. "[He is] one of the best kept secrets of the rock 'n' roll underground."

Twenty years ago, Romweber's band, The Flat Duo Jets, were innovators, paving the way for contemporary guitar/drum duos like The Black Keys and The White Stripes.

The session was a long time coming. In an interview with Metromix, Sara Romweber (drummer from the Dex Romweber Duo) described the scene.

"At one point, Dex was in the room with his guitar and Jack was behind the control board. Jack had the biggest smile on his face and he said, 'You have no idea how long I've waited to hear that guitar tone in my studio.'"

The session took place at White's home studio in Nashville, TN. The record was produced by Jack White and engineered by Grammy Award winner Vance Powell (The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather).

Romweber is just about to head out on the road with Bloodshot pals the Detroit Cobras. Double trouble! It's an extensive and exciting tour spanning the whole US, so check out the dates below, or right here. Romweber's latest record, "Ruins of Berlin," is just out this spring, and is still tearing up press and retail.

Tracklisting and liner notes for the 7":
Side A: Last Kind Word Blues by Geeshie Wiley
Dex plays guitar, piano and sings the lead vocal
Jack White plays acoustic guitar, lead guitar and sings a harmony lead vocal
Sara Romweber plays drums

Side B: The Wind Did Move by Dex Romweber
Dex plays guitar, organ and sings the lead vocal
Jack White plays bass sings and plays the saw
Sara played drums and tambourine

Dex Romweber Duo/Detroit Cobras tour 2009:

  • 05.06.09 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
  • 05.07.09 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
  • 05.09.09 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
  • 05.10.09 - Des Moines, IA- Vaudeville Mews
  • 05.11.09 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
  • 05.13.09 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
  • 05.14.09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
  • 05.16.09 - Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan
  • 05.17.09 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
  • 05.19.09 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
  • 05.20.09 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubador
  • 05.23.09 - Costa Mesa, CA - The Detroit Bar
  • 05.24.09 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
  • 05.26.09 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
  • 05.27.09 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
  • 05.29.09 - Austin, TX - Emo's
  • 05.30.09 - Houston, TX - Rudyard's
  • 06.01.09 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
  • 06.02.09 - Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
  • 06.03.09 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
  • 06.04.09 - Nashville, TN - The End
  • 06.05.09 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottle Tree
  • 06.06.09 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
  • 06.08.09 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
  • 06.09.09 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
  • 06.10.09 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
  • 06.11.09 - Cambridge, MA - TT the Bear's
  • 06.12.09 - Brooklyn, NY - Southpaw
  • 06.13.09 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
  • 06.17.09 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
  • 06.18.09 - Indianapolis, IN - Birdie's
  • 06.19.09 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
  • 06.20.09 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

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