"Whether raiding multiple eras and musical traditions, or pushing standard love song fare off-kilter with clever narrative twists, A2B still manage to be undemanding and buoyant performers, ready to lively up any venue with their detailed (sometimes devilish) brand of bohemian pop know-how." -- Andrew Russell, Submerge Magazine 

There are few things more enjoyable than watching a group of musicians truly having fun performing their own music. Anyone who has witnessed a show by According to Bazooka has enjoyed this experience. The Vintage Americana band offers a unique blend of genres that incorporates modern indie, classic folk, and fun pop-rock sounds. 

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, Daphna Rahmil, René Martucci, and Richard Urbino bring together a varied group of influences that draws heavily from the classic Bay Area, California sound. 

Their unique vintage instruments always grab the attention of the audience both visually and sonically. It is quite inventive to find an accordion, violin, upright bass, guitar, and random percussion instruments, mixed with elegant 3 part vocal harmonies. 

An amazing 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. Catchy, singable songs with an ‘easy come, easy go’ perspective on the absurdities of life that we all share. 

“The members of A2B have an uncommon ability to paint plenty of light into a dark scene, willing the emotional landscape to change through song alone, turning tragedy into light-hearted reflection. It’s really something.” - Noah Hittner, TheArkOfMusic.com 

According to Bazooka has built up a solid reputation around the Sacramento, California area becoming a staple at local venues and music festivals. Whether at Picnic In The Park (Davis), First Fest (Sacramento), or the Davis Chocolate Festival, the band brings its intoxicating energy to the stage for each and every performance. A rejuvenated spirit can be felt, transferred from the band to the crowd. True joy is in the air for everyone to share. 

With four full length albums already released, Easy Come, Easy Go (2015), Where We Are Now (2017), The Devil's in the Details (2019), and Swanky (2021), be prepared to open your mind and ears for the fun explosion of sound that is According to Bazooka.

    What has A2B been up to? 

    2022 things 

    New Video! 
    NPR Tiny Desk Contest includes A2B's video of "I'm Not Really Here" 
    Songs for a 5th album well underway! 
    Daphna joins on violin
    Concert for Ukraine: According to Bazooka, Misner & Smith, The Nickel Slots, Kindred Spirits
    Thursday Live! Holiday concert 
    2 Open Mic America interviews 

    2021 things 

    NPR Tiny Desk Contest includes A2B's video of "Nothing Fancy" 
    New album "Swanky" released 
    According to Bazooka featured on  ArtsCalifornia.net  
    According to Bazooka & Proxy Moon play Swanky Roof Top Party at The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts 
    The Ark of Music reviews Swanky 
    Indie Guru reviews Swanky 
    Indie Music Discover review of Swanky 
    A2B invited to perform at The Hive grand opening 
    Richard and Rene are interviewed on Davis Music Connections for a tribute to local icon the late Gary Yoder (Oxford Circle, KAK, Blue Cheer)  

    2020 things  

    Featured interview on KDVS 90.3 FM Saturday Morning Folk Show with host Bill Wagman 
    A2B's Tiny Desk Contest video "Don't Call Me"  included on NPR website  
    Nominated for 2 Sacramento Music Awards by News & Review: Best folk/bluegrass & best singer songwriter: Richard Urbino  
    A2B is featured on on Listen Up! Sacramento with host Eli Perry  
    4th album is underway at Moon Studio, Sacramento 
    introduced streaming concerts offerings through the pandemic closures
    Make Music Day 2020 "My Song is Your Song" swap with Gary Lee Yoder (Oxford Circle, KAK)

    2019 things:    

    Davis Chocolate Festival    
    Lovers Lane wins Best Song of the month West Coast Songwriters, Davis for Oct 2019    
    Video is underway.    
    A2B on Good Day Sacramento    
    Indie Band Guru review    
    Ark of Music reviews The Devil's in the Details    
    Submerge Magazine issue #291: Interview with According to Bazooka    
    Radio feature on NPR's Insight, Sound Advice: shows you cant miss      
    Review of The Devil's in the Details:Indie Music Discovery Review     
    NPR includes our Tiny Desk video.     
    Nominated for two Sacramento Music Awards (SAMMIES): Best Singer Songwriter & Best Folk/Bluegrass    
    Feature on KDRT radio - live broadcast at Armadillo with host Pieter Pastoor    
    Third independent album release: "The Devil's in the Details"    

    2018 things:    

    Richard Urbino was a finalist for the Watermelon music Singer-Songwriter Shootout.    
    Tiny Desk video was included on the NPR website    
    2018 SAMMIES award nominee folk/bluegrass    
    Selected to play Sacramento's First Festival    
    Featured on ABC 10's Sac & CO    
    Interview with The Arc of Music