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Dharma Bombs

Richmond, VA | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

Richmond, VA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Americana Folk


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"If It's Too Loud"

Artist: Dharma Bombs
Album: Old Time Romance
Quick Description: Good ol' jazzy tunes.
Why You Should Listen: You miss the Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Overall Thoughts: I really enjoyed this album, and this feels pure and right. It's very straightforward, it doesn't have any pretense to it, and it's just a great time all around. If you like jassy, old timey music, this is it. Don't even waste more time reading about it, fire it up.

Recommendation: A must-listen. - Jeff Raymond

"Dust Up"

Sipping, stomping and sweating is how the Dharma Bombs have liked their Thursdays at the Camel, and this past Thursday night was no different. It’s safe to say that you’ll find plenty of folks shouting from the rafters for the band’s debut album, Old Time Romance, released yesterday via Crystal Pistol Records....

The band opened with the live premier (at least in Richmond) of the title track off their new album, “Old Time Romance,” and continued with a mix of songs old and new–though all with their characteristic Appalachian Dixieland flair.

The group invited Blush Face’s Smith back to the stage for two songs, including the band’s “Ballad of Big Sandy River,” a sweeping narrative about West Virginia’s Hatfield and McCoy families and their famous feud.

Later on, the Bombs turned the Camel down-home with turn-of-the-century hoedown, “Apocalypse Now,” to the crowd’s delight.

While the set stayed upbeat (and uptempo), frontman and guitarist Trey Hall explained that this would his last show singing for a few months after damaging his vocal cords earlier this year.

Despite the solemnity of this news, he concluded with more positive news that Dharma Bombs would be featured at the next Floyd Fest, and would continue their Thursday residency at the Camel.

And it’s clear that they won’t be down for long, if their set was any indication. Dharma Bombs finished their set dancing, with plenty of affirmations of love and appreciation for their (now rather breathless) fans. - Tina Myatt


Old Time Romance - 2017 - Crystal Pistol Records
Bird Dog Basement Tapes - CP - 2016 - Crystal Pistol Records



Dharma Bombs formed in the heart of the Commonwealth with the intent to spread Appalachian music with a heaping side of Dixieland. We are a folk band equipped with a full horn section, lyrical swing, and a yearning to stir the dust off the dance floor. With diverse backgrounds from the swampy sounds of Baton Rouge to the crooning twang of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dharma Bombs is a confluence between folk music born on the street corners and ridge lines of the South. Hoot and holler, stomp and clap, twang and sang with the rowdy Dharma Bombs as they spread their special brand of authentic Appalachian Dixieland.

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