Americana band According to Bazooka writes original music inspired by life in Northern California. Their original songs blend genres into a crossover retro-pop-roadhouse-bistro universe. Melodic and engaging, A2B’s sound lives in a timeless world that draws from blues, rock & roll, old time jazz, and 60s pop-rock sensibilities. Featuring guitar, accordion, classic keyboards, violin, upright bass, and drums, A2B offers up rich harmony, texture and relatable observations of everyday life. The chemistry and love of the craft is clear between these musicians. The result is a unique sound and an inviting musical experience.
According to Bazooka’s vibrant Americana-pop infused sound blurs the lines of American roots music like rock, folk, blues, jazz, pop and zydeco. This fusion of sound grew out of the original instrumentation of the band which included an accordion and a bouzouki, hence the name According to Bazooka. Band members Don Johnston, Jamie Knapp, René Martucci, Richard Urbino and newest member Daphna Rahmil on violin, bring together a varied group of influences that draws heavily California’s rich musical landscape.
Their unique vintage instruments always grab the attention of the audience both visually and sonically. It is quite inventive to find an accordion, upright bass, and random percussion instruments, mixed with elegant 3 part vocal harmonies.
An ease with the art of storytelling lifts According to Bazooka to an even higher place. They write songs that every listener can relate to while happily swaying along. Wrapped in catchy, singable melodies, these vignettes come with an ‘easy come, easy go’ perspective on the absurdities of life that we all share.
They have recently release a video of their song “Bakersfield” inspired by real events of long drives to gigs and old cars.
According to Bazooka’s recent album “Swanky” makes their 4th release. With three full length albums already released (Easy Come, Easy Go (2015), Where We Are Now (2017), and The Devil's in the Details (2019), this new release makes the third recorded and produced at Moon Studio with Sacramento's David Houston.
Sacramento News & Review music award nominations (SAMMIES):
According to Bazooka: 2018, 2019, 2020 "Best Folk/Bluegrass band"
Richard Urbino: 2019, 2020 "Best Singer Songwriter”
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