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Modern blues, soul, jazz, funk, r & b, American roots rock musicroots

Our Sound

   In short, Big Daddy D & The Dynamites sound is a blend of American roots, rock, soul, rhythm & blues creating an up tempo, house rockin' sound that will keep the dance floor filled.
I tend to shy away from the worn out classic blues and rock blues so many bands are still covering, and instead provide a fresh take on mostly up-tempo, danceable music with a blues twist.
I cover other genres such as, roots rock, soul, jazz tinged blues, and R&B, but only if the fit is right for your venue and audience.
If you feel like Big Daddy D & The Dynamites would be a great fit for your venue, feel free to contact us and discuss available booking dates.

Our share of the promotion

 It is imperative that we always do our part in promoting any upcoming gig at your venue through emails, social media, and word of mouth, to ensure our night at your venue will be a success. 

Events Played

-2017 AZ Blues Hall of Fame Nominee  
-2008 & 2016 Competitor at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis,TN

-Colorado River Blues Festival 2018 with Buddy Guy

Multiple appearances at major music festivals around the state including:  - Glendale Blues and Jazz Festival

-Phoenix Blues Society Annual Blues Blast

-Bisbee, Alpine, Cottonwood, Flagstaff Blues Festival,   Pine High Mountain Music

-North Mountain Music Festival

Big Daddy D

Darryl "Big Daddy D" Porras is the front man, vocalist, and guitarist extraordinaire of the band. 

Big Daddy D has played around the Phoenix metro area, and also around the state on a regular basis since forming his band in 1999. 

-2017 AZ Blues Hall of Fame Nominee 

-2008 & 2016 Competitor at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis,TN

The Dynamites

 The Dynamites are a fluid group of well versed and highly sought after musicians from around the state.   

Let's connect and schedule a gig!

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Big Daddy D & The Dynamites