Dennis Robicheau and the Sophisticates
Dennis Robicheau and the Sophisticates

Dennis Robicheau's Five Most Formative Recordings

Long Beach native Dennis Robicheau's sound is, for a lack of a better word, something I'd describe as bluesy groovelica (groove based, psychedelic music + some electronica in there). We're pretty excited for Robicheau's second EP, I Just Don't Know, to come out in March. In the meantime we've asked him which acts have influenced him the most. The countdown after the jump.

1. Huggable Dust, Okay. Great simple lyrics and melodies that are really smart, and some real good use of different sounds.
2. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," Hank Williams. This song really captures a feeling exactly. He's one of my favorite song writers, and really incredible.
3. Anything by Doc Watson. He must be getting close to 90 now and is blind, a master finger-picker and flat-picker. He does a ton of great traditionals.
4. Orphans: Brawlers, Brawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits. To try and pick a single Tom Waits album is crazy, but this one covers so many styles.
5. L.A. EP 1x3, Flying Lotus. I don't do any music like his, but want to know how. A great sense of production and rawness.


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