Want to know the nuts and bolts about me...   Read this article from my home town magazine.  It's quick, it's fun, it's entertaining, and it's all the information about how I started playing drums...


Dickens’ drums combine rhythmic drive with keenly attenuated dynamics in a manner akin to Paul Motian. Dickens takes the tradition in a fresh direction and points to aless-travelled means of inspiration for his jazz-versed peers. Derek Taylor  Dusted  2014

Deric plays some very propulsive drums which sound just right in this somewhat spare, spatially wide threesome.This one is a definite score. Listen a few times and you'll get something you can't really find elsewhere. Gapplegate Music Review 2014

The Guardian for the being included in "The Playlist: Americana"


"...and the entrancing arc of "Waiting," where Dickens lifter the trio, pulsing like a jazzy Levon Helm

Jeff Potter- DownBeat Magazine 2014

New York City Jazz Record by Gordon Marshall

Deric Dickens "circles the explorations of his collaborators [with] remarkable stylistic consistency..."