The smack Dabs

Swing Blues from the 1930s

The Smack Dabs specialize in good-time Swing Blues music from the 1930s, featuring the songs of Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy, The Harlem Hamfats, and many others. 

This delightful and timeless genre features a rich variety of musical styles, ranging from mournful blues to joyful celebrations, setting the stage for incredible solo and group improvisations and delighting audiences and dancers alike.

what people are saying...

Quotes from Press/Presenters

joyous” “rowdy yet disciplined” “jubilant sound of surprise” “danceable jazz” - Daniel Gewertz

The ArtsFuse

...charming rootsy sounds” - Jay N Miller

The Patriot Ledger

They are a big hit, great bunch of blokes and I guarantee they will perform at (our venue) every year. Love those Dabs!”
This band is the real deal; tons of potential on the regional and national circuit”
Nobody else is doing what you guys are doing - I love it!”

quotes from fans

You're all very talented musicians and thank you so much for introducing me to the music of the Harlem Hamfats and Tampa kind of music! Keep up the great work.”
We had a blast and we are now fans for life!! I didn’t even know my friend could dance! Your music made it irresistible!! 🤗🙌🎶💕”

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