“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
“In a word 'fun!' ”
— Randol White, Insight, NPR
“...indie-pop with more than a dash of jazzy blues with some zydeco thrown in for good measure...”
— The River News Herald
“Delicate, minimalist, ambient melodies—created so often with Martucci’s accordion and organ—provide the backdrop for Urbino’s sometimes bluesy, sometimes jazzy, sometimes new-agey electric phrasing. Add to that, the combination of Urbino’s dry 50’s-style rock vocals with Martucci’s ultra smooth and melodic timbre (think: Morcheeba’s Skye Edwards), and what comes out the other side is a truly authentic piece of Americana music.”
According to Bazooka
According to Bazooka gives you something to chew on -- indie-folk-pop tunes with a vintage vibe. Their original songs dip into the communal subconscious to come up with instant oldie favorites that blend catchy melodies with timeless lyrics. A2B delivers their signature sound with a blend of archtop guitar, accordion, upright bass, drums, and vocal harmony.
A2B's neo-folk stylings gained the band two Sacramento Music Award SAMMIES nominations in 2020 & 2019 as well as one in 2018 for best "folk/bluegrass" and best "singer songwriter."
The folk genre only begins to describe this Northern California band's distinctive sound. A2B's music walks the boundaries of definition. Their musical world evokes a nostalgic response as it draws from rock and roll, folk, blues, country, zydeco and beyond. A2B's lively songs and honest lyrics invite listeners on a playful journey of relatable tales and everyday humanity. The quartet's contagious energy spills over in live performances as their irresistible musical interplay lures listeners to the dance floor.
According to Bazooka features Richard Urbino (guitar, vocals), René Martucci (accordion, vocals), Jamie Knapp (upright bass, vocals) Don Johnston (drums, percussion).
Their 2019 album, "The Devil's in the Details," marks According to Bazooka's third independent release. It was produced by Sacramento Pop talent David Houston and recorded at Moon Studio, as was A2B's 2017 record "Where We Are Now." A2B's 2015 album debut "Easy Come, Easy Go," was recorded in Dixon, Calif., at Foxtail Sound. A2B's music is available on Spotify, iTunes, CDbaby, and Bandcamp.