Derek Dames Ohl is like warm butter on hot bread with blustering conduct. As a modern day herald Derek keeps his roots close with a six string on his back, ping-ponging across the United States sharing songs at every bar or dive that dares. Sounds that eclipse and perfect everything from Country, Blues and honkey-tonk. His pride in keeping the American roots music tradition alive, with punchy guitar playing will surely have every listener on their feet and stomping the floorboards. Derek has been related to artists like John Prine and Guy Clark with his quirky one second, and woeful the next songwriting style.

Derek got his start in the industry playing BASS with Boulder colorado's own Flash Mountain Flood. For the first five years of bandhood, the boys played an average of 200+ shows a year which earned them a spot on The Denver westword's "best new bands in 2017". After countless tours and at least a dozen headlining shows at the local Fox Theatre, Flash released their debut album "speak to heaven" to critical aclaim. Flash Mountain flood plays more selectively these DAYS, but you can find them AT FESTIVALS LIKE- FROZEN DEAD GUY DAYS, BOULDER CREEK FEST, BEANSTOCK, AND MANY MORE!


Live Action


Boulder daily camera

derek dames oil pays homage to the goofy side of love with new single

Songs from the Stacks

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Glide Magazine

derek dames oil rides high on country flavored "if love stinks"

See Me Live!

Derek has performed all across The states playing venues and festivals alike. Some notable artists Derek has played along with, or opened for include, Arlo McKinley, Joshua Ray Walker, Emily Nenni, Melissa Carper, Kassi Valazza, Grant Farm, Larry Keel, Great American Taxi, North Mississippi Allstars, Tenth Mountain Division and many many more! On top of that Derek is easy to hire for any private function or event!