First Thursday's w/ The Dharma Bombs! feat. The Judy Chops & Deathbird Surf Club

First Thursday's w/ The Dharma Bombs! feat. The Judy Chops & Deathbird Surf Club

Thu, April 6, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

Dharma Bombs
Dharma Bombs
Dharma Bombs is a Richmond folk group that fuses dixieland jazz with Appalachian folk music to create their own blend of southern fried melodies.

Members: Trey "Puddin'" Hall- Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals. David "Lil' Plum" Brunson- Banjo, Alto Saxophone. Drew "Olga" Brunson- Bass. Mike "Roxanne" Ferster- Plectrum Banjo, Vocals, Guitar. Josh "Buffet" Smith- Soprano Clarinet. Stephen "Jelly-Roll" Moser- Trumpet.
The Judy Chops
The Judy Chops
The Judy Chops are an indomitable force in the VA music scene, rocking audiences with original tunes, remixed covers, and mash ups since 2008. Averaging over 150 shows a year, the Chops are a high-energy 7 piece Americana group who delight in wowing audiences throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Their many festival appearances and shows have included opening for acts like Lake Street Dive, The Black Lillies, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, David Mayfield Parade, J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices, and Igor & Red Elvises have proven the Chops to be consummate performers.

The band's sound is built around strong three part harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, banjolele, searing electric guitar and fiddle solos and a unique rhythm section featuring upright bass, cocktail drums, with the occasional horn player to round out the mix. Stylistically, the band blends elements of swing, blues, rock-a-billy, classic country and western, with a modern flair, for a unique, genre-defying musical experience. The Chops have previous recorded two albums, Modern Vintage Vol. 1 in 2008 and Give Her the Gun in 2010. In 2013, The Judy Chops were voted "Best Local Roots Band" at the inaugural Red Wing Roots Music festival in Mt. Solon, VA, bringing home 20 hours of studio time at Blue Sprocket Sound in Harrisonburg VA, and a microphone package from Peluso Microphone Labs. These prizes enabled them to record their most ambitious album to date, Minor Sunshine, which is being released in June 2014.
Deathbird Surf Club
Deathbird Surf Club
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org