The Davis Odd Fellows’ Thursday Live! show on June 7 features Dirty Cello and According to Bazooka. Both acts will span many musical genres.
The Davis Odd Fellows Hall is located at 415 Second Street. Admission is free but donations are encouraged with all money collected going to the musicians. Doors open at 7p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Live! shows are always for all ages.
From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!
“Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.” – Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine
“The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist.” – Good Times Santa Cruz
“The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does.” – LA Times
According to Bazooka will open the show. Singer-songwriters Richard Urbino and Rene Martucci write Americana pop tunes performed with an unusual combination of guitar, accordion, upright bass and male and female vocals. Inspired by the vibrant west coast music scene, their catchy melodies infuse California flavor into their folk pop originals.
2018 SAMMIES nominees, According to Bazooka features an energetic vibe and a retro feel. Richard Urbino (vocals, guitar), René Martucci (vocals, accordion), Jamie Knapp (vocals, upright bass) and Don Johnston (percussion) offer up a lively show packed with enjoyable tunes and relatable themes. These melodic musings strike a familiar chord as they take a playful and authentic look at everyday humanity. With catchy pop sensibilities, these tunes are both surprising and satisfying.
Thursday Live! takes a summer break so this will be the last show until September. For more information or to be added to the email list, contact Juelie Roggli at firstname.lastname@example.org. These shows are sponsored by the Davis Odd Fellows Music Committee with the support of KDRT radio.