1. Deacon (born Ryan David Winkle in 1977) is an American "Written, Arranged, Produced and Performed By" singer songwriter from Tulsa,OK. He is a multi-instrumentalist and plays strictly by ear. Deacon plays the guitar and bass flipped over like Jimi Hendrix except, he does not flip the strings. Also plays saxophone/woodwinds, piano and drums. Most notably, he is a singer. Winkle's songs usually pour out vocal harmonies and a wall of sound production. He has written and recorded over 700 songs since 1999.