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“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 presents lush harmonies, archtop guitar, accordion, upright bass and drums to create original Americana Pop music that travels beyond the limits of it’s folk-rock roots. Based out of Sacramento, A2B is known for its unique and upbeat songwriting. Infectious melodies and plenty of hooks wrapped in a vintage feel gives this quartet a vibrant sound reminiscent of 1960s pop-rock.
These engaging tunes invite listeners into delightful vignettes of everyday humanity with a playful perspective to life’s twists and turns. The band offers a charismatic show of clever lyrics and well-crafted tunes and a pop infused sound that draws from rock and roll, blues, country, zydeco and more. The joy is contagious as Richard Urbino (vocals, guitar), René Martucci, (vocals, accordion), Jamie Knapp (vocals, upright bass) and Don Johnston (drums, percussion) groove together as one to create irresistible musical interplay.
According to Bazooka celebrates two album releases and has a third to debut next year. Their 2017 record "Where We Are Now” was produced by Sac Pop talent David Houston (String Theory) and recorded at Moon Studio in Sacramento. A2B’s 2015 album debut “Easy Come, Easy Go” was recorded in Dixon at Foxtail Sound. Both albums feature a delightful range of upbeat music full of melodic musings that are both surprising and satisfying. CDs are available at iTunes, CDbaby, Spotify, Bandcamp and more.