According to Bazooka

  • Genres
  • Americana Pop
  • Retro Folk-Pop
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2018 Nominee★ Folk/Bluegrass ★
  • Musicians
    • Don Johnston — drums, percussion
    • Jamie Knapp — upright bass, vocals
    • René Martucci — accordion, vocals
    • Richard Urbino — guitar, vocals
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Favorite colors?

Urbino: Black and burgundy.

Favorite guitar player?

Urbino: Pete Anderson.

How do you describe your music to people?

Urbino: Agonizing reappraisal with humor.

Name a pet peeve.

Urbino: Moving the goal post.

Name a recent personal food trend.

Urbino: Waffles.

What did you want to be when you were 7?

Urbino: A comedian.

What drives you to keep playing even though the music industry can be so harsh?

Urbino: Getting me to stop playing music would require an intervention.

What was the first song you learned to play?

Urbino: The Beatles' version of “Twist and Shout.” I worked it out on my friend’s guitar—I didn’t have my own yet.

What's a big musical inspiration that would most surprise your fans?

Urbino: The guitar players on the Lawrence Welk Show.

What's your favorite local artist/group (other than yourself, smartypants)?

Urbino: David Houston.

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