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, like butter and toast 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 Los Angeles... Played em' all and then some. He's warmed up stages for the likes of Chuck E. Weiss & The G-Damn Liars, The Radiators, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Iguanas, Royal Crown Revue, Cashed Out, Lady Dottie & The Diamonds, Mad Juana, The Sonics, Detroit Cobras, Mike Ness, Chris Whitley, Nervous Cabaret, G Love, Jake LaBotz, Yard Dogs Road Show, Leon Russell, 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 is an authentic 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' latest album, "23rd & Stout" on Cooking Vinyl Records. Not to mention numerous independent films, play productions, and musicals.
Most recently, Dimes has released his follow up album to The Balladeer Volumes simply titled, "Villains" on Reltone Records"... He always thrills his company, weather it's a ragtime holler on the National, the carnival like one man band Medicine Show, or with The Bloodhounds. A true original, raw and passionate, with enough charisma to fill a concert hall or... a dirty juke joint brawl!