“the Melody Joy Bakers embody a sound popularized by many gypsy punk bands that emerged in the wake of Tom Waits: rave-ups in waltz time, New Orleans mojo, squealing trumpets, woozy accordions, a preoccupation with baptism and death, and a growling frontman make up the DNA of this outfit.”


-The Weekly Volcano
Tacoma, Washington 

“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.”

“D’on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers deliver several tunes that will have your mama crying and praying with her pastor.”

“Relying on their strong fan base, D.ON DAROX & THE MELODY JOY BAKERS launched a Kickstarter campaign and raised over $10,000. They asked those who donated to tell them where they would like them to go on tour, creating a fan-based tour route taking them from LA to New Orleans.”

“Agonizing Sad Beauties is the perfect soundtrack for the new depression — the fiddle parts alone could replace a week’s worth of Prozac. Soulful, poignant and skillfully executed, this recording is at once nostalgic and refreshing.”