• Music was never a career choice for Romweber. It is, very simply, a calling, the essence of his being.
     

    — Premiere Guitar
  • Dex Romweber = Nick Cave + Link Wray + Heavy Trash

    — Slug Magazine
  • Fierce and singular in all aspects of musicianship, he’s a performer you should make a point of seeing.

    — Philly Voice
  • You can keep your Black Keys and White Stripes – here’s the best guitar-drums duo going.

    — David Menconi, News & Observer
  • It’s really no wonder people like Jack White cite Romweber as inspiration- his brilliance is undeniable.

    — New Noise Magazine
  • An artist who remains one of America’s generally unheralded dusky treasures.

    — American Songwriter
  • The Dex Romweber Duo specializes in music plucked with the soul and faith of a Sunday morning revival, a fluid mix of blues, surf-rock, rockabilly, proto-rock & roll and garage.

    — Riverfront Times
  • Dex IS hardcore Americana.

    — Exene Cervenka
  • Romweber is still ruler of his own bossa nova rockabilly kingdom, skipping from surf-guitar rave-ups to spacey instrumentals to sepulchral balladry, with the occasional Xavier Cugat cover tossed in. Only a sibling could keep up, and Sara's accompaniment is perfectly dialed into Dexter's otherworldly wavelength.

    — SPIN Magazine
Hometown: 
Chapel Hill, NC

"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, Raconteurs, Dead Weather)

Flat Duo Jets – so often emulated, so rarely duplicated – released the first of nine albums in 1990 to rave reviews worldwide. They starred, alongside R.E.M. and The B-52s, in the 1987 cult classic film Athens, GA: Inside/Out. Their first national tour in 1990 was as opening act for The Cramps (where Bloodshot Rob first saw them) and they made a stunning impression on Late Night with David Letterman

Dex was name-checked by Jack White in the guitar superstar documentary It Might Get Loud, and the Duo recorded a single and live album with White for his label Third Man Records in 2009. The Duo has shared the stage with dozens of rock icons including Wanda JacksonCat PowerNeko Case, Exene Cervenka, Detroit Cobras, Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band, Southern Culture on the Skids and The White Stripes.

In 2012, the documentary about Dex’s sometimes harrowing career Two Headed Cow was released.

Guitar fans take note.  Dex ain't one of those guys who needs series of effects pedals the size of a table top to destroy a room;  all that noise, that beautiful beautiful noise he makes just comes his guitar, his fingers and his brain.  If only 10% of guitarists played with HALF his conviction, the world would be a much better, and wilder, place.
 

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