“If you’re not rocking the Casbah with X on Saturday night, the Cuban-born, South Florida–raised swampy-tonk hoodoo guru Diablo Dimes is touring in support of his latest record, Hoodoo Serpentine Blues. He’ll be conjuring “honky-tonk, hooked, hop, lushhead heebies, and a full orchestration at a barrelhouse” after likeminded locals Ypsitucky at Bar Pink....”
“Diablo Dimes releases his seventh studio album, "Hoodoo Serpentine Blues" a ten song collection of pre-war Hokum Blues, Gospel, and Ragtime Jug Band genre originals. Recorded in a three month solo stint onto analog four track real to reel tape in his Shenandoah Valley barn, it promises plenty of dirty grit, and rural confessions of a bygone era. Rhythm Chief Records”
“Diablo Dimes’ site calls him a ‘Honkytonk, hooked, hop, lushhead heebies, and a full orchestration at a barrelhouse!’ He has the confident sneer of a card-sharp and the foot stompin’ holler of a carnival barker. Tracks like “Dirty Dope Monkey Blues”, “So Long Blues” and “Down from Nothin’” will make you want to quit your jobs and just watch the world go by.”
“ “Although he resides in South Florida and lives in this digital age, Diablo Dimes surely belongs to another era and may be more well-adjusted in 1920s Paris or New Orleans. The gruff-voiced balladeer and story-slingin' bluesman pays homage to greats like Robert Johnson and Dixieland heroes, wielding his harmonica and a silver National steel guitar on tours that have taken him through New York, LA, San Francisco, and New Orleans of course. Now releasing his 6th studio album, Villains, at the end of October, Diablo Dimes is playing two sets at Kill Your Idol this Saturday night, both featuring up-and-coming local star Celine Lee on vocals — a mix of originals and rollicking covers, including "Got My Mojo Working" (a song popularized by Muddy Waters) and "Take a Whiff on Me", Lead Belly's 1930s cocaine blues stomper.” Omar Sommereyns , Flavorpill ”
"Villains" is a thirteen song muddy romp comes straight from the boogie swamp, a frog hopping collection of straight-up (with no chaser!) authentic Delta Blues. If you've ever seen his "Medicine Show", you Know how Gott-Damned Good it was -- so good that you just wanted to take him home with you, where you could wrap yourself up with him and never let go. And, Yes Lord! With “Villains” Now You Can! Because this is only just Diablo Dimes... his silky sandpaper voice... deep fried in a battered shoe-string arch-top through a nine-volt amp... a peeled wall-paper kazoo or a dime-store harmonica moaning and wailing winsome melodies... a giant ragtime bass drum pounding the four or a floored tambourine tapping the floor -- all recorded live to tape with No Overdubs. I've seen the Diablo Dimes Medicine Show twice, and after mixing his "Memoirs" sessions I thought about what kind of Dimes record I would produce if given the chance...." --Billy The Jack.
“Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 04:16 PM EST Big Easy Transplant Diablo Dimes Drops It at Bardot DIABLO DIMES, BARDOT, BLUES, SPEAK EASY, CABARET With artists and poets and other assorted travelers in the house at Bardot, Dimes played as if he were right at home. And if the hush of the crowd was any indication, this town will never wear out its welcome. Read More ”