“Home Base: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia “Storyville Balladeerin’ Dixie Boxcar Ridin’ Funeral Stompin’ Tearjerk Moanin’ Frolic Jumpin’ Moonshine Hollerin’ Roots Music!” That’s how the uncommonly talented Diablo Dimes self-describes the sound that he and his Dixie Deacons bring from deep within the belly of the Shenandoah Valley. And while that description does it some justice, the inspired, gravel-voiced troubadour’s sound truly must be heard to be properly understood (or really, properly felt). He’s brought his fresh, deep, primitive vision of the Americana aesthetic to stages and dives all across the country, warming up crowds for the likes of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Yard Dogs Road Show, and Jane’s Addiction. Now, the Blues & Jazz Fest crowd gets a chance to experience raw, impassioned music – for which many only wish they had the muse. - Ryan Smith RIYL: Scott H. Biram, Tom Waits, Pokey LaFarge”
“Diablo Dimes’ site calls him a ‘Honkytonk, hooked, hop, lushhead heebies, and a full orchestration at a barrelhouse!’ He has the confident sneer of a card-sharp and the foot stompin’ holler of a carnival barker. Tracks like “Dirty Dope Monkey Blues”, “So Long Blues” and “Down from Nothin’” will make you want to quit your jobs and just watch the world go by.”
“If you’re not rocking the Casbah with X on Saturday night, the Cuban-born, South Florida–raised swampy-tonk hoodoo guru Diablo Dimes is touring in support of his latest record, Hoodoo Serpentine Blues. He’ll be conjuring “honky-tonk, hooked, hop, lushhead heebies, and a full orchestration at a barrelhouse” after likeminded locals Ypsitucky at Bar Pink....”
Big Easy Transplant Diablo Dimes Drops It at Bardot Cabaret! With artists and poets and other assorted travelers in the house at Bardot, Dimes played as if he were right at home. And if the hush of the crowd was any indication, this town will never wear out its welcome. Read More ”
- John Hood, NBC Miami
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