Sounds Like: Tom Waits, Violent Femmes, Gogol Bordello
You have just come across the music that belongs to the best dirty gypsy blues band (perhaps the only dirty gypsy blues band) on our side of the Mississippi, that you might not have heard of, until now... We sincerely hope you enjoy.
They are called D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers. ...See Full Bio
“D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers make Austin their home during SXSW A trio of traveling gypsy musicians has made Austin their temporary home this week.With cigarettes dangling loosely from their lips, D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers flooded the corner of Sixth Street and Congress Avenue with a type of music they call “dirty gypsy blues.” The eccentric trio perform with a single drum, a white string bass and D.on Darox on accordion and vocals. Their sound is a mix of swing and Americana roots music with a New Orleans vibe, although they prefer to just call it “dirty gypsy blues.” The “dirty” in ”dirty gypsy blues” refers to Darox’s raspy vocals, and the “gypsy” alludes to the band’s nomadic lifestyle. “We just crash in different cities and play on the streets everywhere,” Darox said.The Melody Joy Bakers may be street performance veterans, but this is the trio’s first time at South By Southwest. Although they were temporarily hesitant because of the p”