The long running local showcase known as the Village Homes Performer's Circle features an open mic from 7-8:15. Then hear a set of original music by According to Bazooka in an intimate outdoor stage. This event is free to attend. Singer songwriter Richard Urbino writes songs with an easy come easy go perspective on life in California. His catchy melodies and singable refrains have become the signature sound of According to Bazooka. Audiences can't miss the synchronized joy of this tight knit quintet of musicians that clearly love what they do. René Martucci (vocals, accordion), Jamie Knapp (harmony, upright bass), Don Johnston (drums) Daphna Rahmil (violin) and Richard Urbino (vocals, guitar, harmonica) bring an upbeat and inviting experience and a unique sound all their own.
Enjoy a free concert of catchy original music by the band According to Bazooka in Davis's Central Park. Bring the whole family and check out crafts and vintage items. According to Bazooka's original music is inspired by life in northern California. A little bit folky, a little bit jazzy with pop, rock & roll sensibilities, their sound has a familiar feel of music of the past. The result is a unique sound and an inviting musical experience. Lush harmony, guitar, harmonica, accordion, violin, keyboards, upright bass and drums bring these songs to life with a timeless vibe that blends catchy melodies with clever lyrics and authentic stories. According to Bazooka’s vibrant Americana-pop infused sound blurs the lines of American roots music like rock, folk, blues, jazz, pop and zydeco. Their unique show features well-crafted tunes, rich harmonies and irresistible "retro-pop" melodies. 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 bring together a varied group of influences that draws heavily California’s rich musical landscape. 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.
Friday June 10, 7:45-8:30 (open mic 6:30-7:30) Purple Tree Cafe presents A2B at the Hootenanny! Hunt-Boyer Mansion, free all ages www.purpletreecafe.org