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05 June 2014

The Wind Did Move

John Michael Dexter 'Dex' Romweber was born in Batesville, Indiana in 1966. His older brother Joe Romweber was the lead singer for UV Prom, while his sister Sara Romweber was a member of Let's Active & a founding member of Snatches of Pink.

After moving to Chapel Hill, NC, Dexter began playing with Chris 'Crow’ Smith in the mid-80s, mostly covering material culled from his family's extensive record collection. Dex & Crow called themselves The Flat Duo Jets, named after Gene Vincent's preferred Gretsch Duo Jet guitar. Their music stemmed from a love of 1950s rock-n-roll artists like Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Little Richard & many more.

Much has been written about rockabilly roots-rocker Dexter Romweber over the years. Sorting fact from fiction is not easy. He's been called "crazy", "possessed", "frenzied", & "demented" juxtaposed with "authentic", "visionary", "genuine", & "genius".

From the start, Flat Duo Jets shows became legendary for the fierce drumming of Crow & the blazing guitar work of Romweber. After nearly 15 years as a band, Dexter & Crow went separate their ways. Dexter maintains that the primary reason for the split was embezzlement of the band's proceeds on the part of Crow, though Crow disputes this.

Dexter's current band, The Dex Romweber Duo, began as Dexter & drummer Crash LaResh from 1995 to 2007. The original Duo toured extensively, recorded several 7 inch releases, & recorded two full length albums, Chased By Martians & Blues That Defy My Soul. Crash LaResh left the band in 2007. He was replaced by Dexter's sister, Sara. In 2009, the pair released their debut album, titled Ruins of Berlin on Bloodshot Records. The album featured guest appearances from Exene Cervenka of X, Cat Power, Neko Case, & longtime friend Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids.

Here's a special 7" of the Dex Romweber Duo with guest Jack White released on Third Man Records: Dexter Romweber - vocals, guitar, piano, & organ; Jack White - vocals, guitar, bass, & saw; & Sara Romweber – drums & percussion.

Dex Romweber Duo with Jack White - The Wind Did Move 7",
Third Man Records TMR009, 2009.

Side A –
The Wind Did Move
Side B –
Last Kind Word Blues


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