Friday, June 27, 2008



" Dex Romweber was and is a huge influence on my music. I owned all of his records as a teenager, and was thrilled at the fact that we were

able to play together recently on tour. His attitude towards music is remarkable. His songwriting, along with his love of classic American music

from the south, be it rockabilly, country or R&B, is one of the best kept secrets of the rock n roll underground." - Jack White, White Stripes

Bloodshot Records and Dex Romweber announce the signing of a multi-album deal – a match made in heaven between two arbiters of the edgy side of rock,

R&B and country. The first album, as yet untitled, will feature duets between Dex and Cat Power, Neko Case and Exene Cervenka. Recording commences

in mid-August at Overdub Lane in Durham, NC; John Plymale (Meat Puppets, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Corrosion Of Conformity) is producing. Said Nan

Warshaw, Bloodshot co-owner, “Dexter’s reputation as a musician’s musician is well-established and so deserved, but we here at Bloodshot are also in awe of

the unbridled fury and raw soul he has unleashed for decades.”

The Dex Romweber Duo will stretch their legs prior to the recording with a tour that is bookended by two festival dates: Festival For The Eno July 6 in Durham, NC and the Deep Blues Festival July 19 in Lake Elmo, MN. All tour dates are listed below.

Dex Romweber is nothing less than an icon of the American music underground. The former frontman for the world famous psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk

combo Flat Duo Jets, released his first of nine albums in 1990 to rave reviews worldwide. He starred alongside R.E.M. and The B-52s in the 1987 cult classic film “Athens, GA Inside Out”. His first national tour in 1990 was as opening act for The Cramps. He was showcased on MTV's The Cutting Edge and 120 Minutes, starred in the Flat Duo Jets videos "Wild Wild Lover" and "Radioactive Man", made a stunning performance on Late Night with David Letterman, and has shared the stage with dozens of other rock icons including Iggy Pop and the White Stripes.

The Dex Romweber Duo also features Dex’s celebrated sibling Sara Romweber (Mitch Easter, Lets Active, Snatches of Pink) on drums. Together the two have been performing electrifying concerts all over the US, including touring with Cat Power, Neko Case, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, Southern Culture On The Skids and the Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Dex Romweber Duo Summer Tour Dates:

July 6 Festival For The Eno - Durham, NC

July 11 Mansion 462 - Chapel Hill, NC

July 13 The Hi-Fi Concert Club - Lakewood, OH

July 14 Cafe Bourbon Street - Columbus, OH

July 15 The Latchstring - Ft. Wayne, IN

July 16 Red Line Tap - Chicago, IL

July 17 Club 505 - Rockford, IL

July 18 Davey’s Uptown - Kansas City, MO

July 19 Deep Blues Festival - Lake Elmo, MN

July 21 Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO

July 22 Sam’s Saloon – Indianapolis, IN

July 23 White Water Tavern - Little Rock, AR

July 24 Murphy’s - Memphis, TN

July 25 The Nick - Birmingham, AL

July 26 Pilot Light - Knoxville, TN

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