Join us for Third Thursday Music Night featuring Diablo Dimes!
Diablo Dimes is Blues, Americana, Ragtime, Boogie Woogie, Dixieland, Calypso, Hokum, Roots...Self described as 'Honkytonk, hooked, hop, lushhead heebies, and a full orchestration at a barrelhouse!'
It's no wonder one raves about his unique
sound, and memorable performances like few others.
Dimes has played extensively from coast to coast for all types of audiences. From CBGB's in New York, to Slim's in San Francisco, to Le Bon Temps Roule in New Orleans, to The Viper Room in Los Angeles... He's warmed up stages, and dives, for the likes of Chuck E. Weiss & The G-Damn Liars, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Radiators, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Iguanas, Royal Crown Revue, Cashed Out, The Sonics, Lady Dottie & The Diamonds, Mad Juana, Yard Dogs Road Show, Janes Addiction, Detroit Cobras, Mike Ness, Chris Whitley, The Toledo Show, Bingo, Nervous Cabaret, Pine Hill Haints, G Love, Jake LaBotz, Reverend Billy C. Wirts, Andre Williams, Leon Russell, Dwight Yoakam, and Wayne "The Train" Hancock to name a few memorable nights.
This is a sincere, primitive, and nostalgic approach most songwriters only dream of. With a smoky freight train for a voice box, Dimes complements it well as an authentic, and seasoned multi- instrumentalist.
In the last few years, Dimes has managed to have his music featured in a myriad of expression, from HBO, to The Discovery Channel. Sixteen months airplay on national college radio charts, and a featured performance on long time friend, and collaborator Chuck E. Weiss' album "23rd & Stout" on Cooking Vinyl Records. There's also numerous independent films, play productions, and musicals that promise to keep this songwriter at work.
Available for purchase on Rhythm Chief Records, is the vinyl release of the hokum blues/ragtime deluxe "Hoodoo Serpentine Blues"- New album in the works for 2018, so do stay tuned... He always thrills his company, weather it's an intimate ragtime holler, the carnival like one man band Medicine Show, or with either of his backing bands, The Bloodhounds, or His Dixie Deacons. A true original, raw and passionate, with enough charisma to fill a concert hall or, a dirty juke joint brawl!
“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”
- Ryan Smith, Erie Reader (Aug 01, 2016)
“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.”
- Bibliodiscoteque (May 19, 2013)
“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....
- Barnaby Monk, San Diego City Reader (Nov 25, 2015)
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