Upon graduation in 1981, Dewayne continued to reside in Los Angeles where he found himself working with the likes of Steve Lukather, and steel-guitar players Sneaky Pete Kleinow and J.D. Manness. After living for two years in Los Angeles, Dewayne spent sometime doing “pay your dues” road gigs, most notably with Bobby Freeman ( “Do Ya Wanna Dance”, “The Swim”).
Since returning home to the Bay Area, Dewayne has worked with a wide array of artists including Huey Lewis & The News, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, Arturo Sandoval, Jose Neto, Pat Benatar, Tracy Nelson, Pete Escovedo, Ray Obiedo, Bonnie Hayes, Charlie Musselwhite, Ruthie Foster, Henry Butler, Long John Baldry, Roy Rogers, Chris Cain, Duke Robillard, Betty LaVette, Rad, and others.
His highly acclaimed instructional video, “ The Art of Tapping”met with rave reviews and is now being sold around the globe. Dewayne has been a columnist for Bassics Magazine, and recently finished a two-year touring stint with guitar virtuoso Robben Ford.