Diggin Dirt

One Album

Diggin Dirt began planting its roots back in 2011 in the town of Arcata, CA in Humboldt County. The original lineup was a jammed out quintet that consisted of a double guitar rhythm section and a tenor saxophone. The original five (Rory Urquhart, Joey Incorvaia, Drew Weitzel, John Callahan and Aaron Gottesman) had high hopes of getting house party gigs and maybe one day performing on a stage. Practices, gigs and seasons passed as the band traveled through many incarnations of members and genres. The band took pieces from each chapter and kept moving forward, all the while staying anchored to the heavy groove element that Diggin Dirt has become known for.
In 2016, Diggin Dirt found its current form when it added a Humboldt local, the soul man, Zach Alder, and his commanding vocal element into the mix. The horn section also evolved when it rounded out its sound with the addition of Tyler Martin on baritone saxophone. The newly conglomerated 7-piece band had instant chemistry, and after only a few months of playing together, released their Full Season LP. Their debut album is comprised of 11 tracks that showcase musical influences ranging from afrobeat, reggae to rock, but always with an underlying theme of funky soul.
The band began touring in the spring of 2017 throughout California and Oregon, and was met with a tremendous response. A reputation of quality original music backed by high energy performance grew around the Dirt’s name, and in turn inspired them to keep growing. A byproduct of this growth is the recently released Bedrock EP. Showing more musical maturity and a new depth of identity, the album is a true sign of more to come.
The Dirt is more inspired than ever, and ready to bring the music to the people. With more expansive West Coast tour dates, and fresh material coming out of their preparations, the group shows no signs of slowing down as they expand their reach. Earn that paycheck, and dust off those dancing shoes because we’re looking at you tonight! Keep checking in on this funky force, and make sure to come out and groove when you happen to find them in your neck of the woods.

Music

9 songs
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Lyrics:

Everybody, in here, you’re a superstar, that’s what you are to me - take a move in your direction, you’re gonna see Everybody,in here, you’re a superstar, that’s what you are to me - take a move with what you’ve got you’re gonna see You don’t have to know what your next move will be - Get yourself together and set your body free You don’t have to know what your next move will be Ohh get your feet groovin, set your body movin Oh cause you’re a superstar Yeah that’s right, that’s what you are. C’mon baby, shine on for me Let’s break it on down - you know, you know, you know, you’re a superstar Everybody, in here. you’re a superstar - that’s what you are to me - take a move with what you’ve got you’re gonna see You don’t have to be ashamed of anything you are, no no, cause you’re a superstar to me. Take a move with what cha got, you’re gonna see Cuz you’re a superstar Yeah lemme tell you how i feel I want you to know, you’re a superstar, that’s what you are, a superstar, I want you to shine on
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Superstar (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:51
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07:48

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Alright Let’s get it, cmon, turn it up, California groove gumbo ladies and gentlemen, yeah, Let’s cook it up right now. Oh stir it up, i wanna get down. Ooo yeah Yes indeed ladies and gentlemen. You may have heard of the Memphis soul stew but today we are having California groove gumbo. Now we’ve been cookin it up for a while, and every time we dip, jive, boogaloo, and do what we do, someone says, “Hey man! What do you put in that funky stew?” Well i’m gonna tell you right now. Start off with 10 pounds of drum Alright, turn up the heat a little bit. And then, we need about 5 bushels of bass As round and as plump as you can find. Now you need 2 cups of that fine Humboldt county guitar. This is gonna taste good people Now we’re gonna spice it up with about 2 pinches of horn, give it to me Now this is starting to smell like a gumbo baby Now we have been travelin’ many miles. Searchin for that real down home roots funky profile. I’m not talkin about none of that metronome stuff. I’m talkin about real organic funk baby But if you want life, if you want a warm and wet place in which life may grow, them you’re gonna need oxygen. Give it to me, i need some room Oh alright just like that baby Now that was funky, that was good. I need some more. I need some more oxygen baby Oh yeah, can i get some love diggin dirt band? Ready? 1 2 hold up! Bring it back to me Oh baby, yow baby Oh i like it Sure is funky I feel so unnecessary Hey serve me up a bowl man I got something i got something Oh I just can’t help myself Oh I just can’t help myself I feel so good Lemme tell ya i’m in the cut Ooo i got Everybody get down with your bad self Somebody help me
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California Gumbo (Instrumental)
Instrumental
07:48

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All you funky people, get up with me now, you’ve got somethin to say, say it loud. Get proud. All you funky people, get up with me now, ‘said get down with a good vibration. All you funky people, get up with me now, you’ve got something to say, say it loud, get proud. All you funky people, get up with me now, said get down down down down down down… I know you’ve got one - I said it’s true. I know you’ve got that goove thang honey, cause your moma gave it to ya, shake your self, alright All you funky people, get up with me now, you’ve got something to say, say it loud, get proud. This is our time, you gotta get up to it now, you gotta get down with a good vibration. All you funky people, get up with me now, you’ve got somethin to say, say it loud, get proud. Just like Tammany Hall, they don’t want to give you a voice now, you gotta get down down down down When are the people gonna get the power now I said when we gonna get proud? I gotta know. When are the people gonna have the power now I said please won’t somebody get up now, when we gonna Oh won’t somebody get proud Ooo oh somebody C’mon children get— We got to get proud Im talkin about freedom Hey we got proud Oh we gotta stand up and fight Hey we gotta get proud together Take it on back
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Get Proud (Instrumental)
Instrumental
06:00

Lyrics:

Two years, twenty three long days Since my baby left me on my midnight train. Lord knows i’ve been tryin to do it right on my own. But I’m haunted with dreams of you, every night you’re gone. Help me Hold me again, never say we’re through, cuz i’m too far gone and I’m heartsick baby Thought i found love, love in you. Forty days, and forty nights. I’ve been wandering in a desert trying to find the light. Hold me again, never say we’re through, cuz i’m too far gone and i’m heartsick, I’m so in need of you.
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D.Z.D. (Instrumental)
Instrumental
07:55

Lyrics:

Left foot right foot step Feel your body, feel your soul. In times of disillusion, instead of worrying your mind away, just step. Yeah, step. When you see powerful people, leaving the rest without a say, just step. In times of trouble, left foot right foot, step. When all you’ve got is sorrow and rubble, just step. All the money goes unto the tax man. Step. Aint got nothin but pennies in your hand, just step. ??? Just Step… You see people down. Just step. Left foot, just step. Right foot, just step. Move away all your restriction… dance away all your restriction.
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Just Step (Instrumental)
Instrumental
06:02

Lyrics:

I’m just a humble public servant man and I’m doing what I can to bring that fresh cream to the commonwealth in this land. We got two main cows, Bessey and Tilly, they had a mushroom patch and their milk got silly, but if you’re drinkin it it makes you wanna dance. So if you need cream. I’ve got it for ya my friend, all you need And that’s because, I’m your milkman. There ain’t so simple standard kind of cream we keep here among us, we’ve got our own culture of Funkacillus Groovidophilus, and Baby if you want it try it on out, keep that sweet cream movin south, and you just might want to get right up and hop with us. If you need cream. I’ve got it for ya. On demand All you need And That’s because, I’m your milkman. As a dairy man I do no harm, I milk my cows in the early morn’ and I sure do love Bessy and Tils. At 6:30 in the morning i sweat, i do so with no regret cuz i get all my kicks and all my protein pills So if you need cream, just leave out your milk can, all you need And that’s because, baby, I’m your funky milk man We’re gonna show you you how we do it now We’re gonna make funky-milk butter y’all Two steps, now git on down and do it with me Take a little squeeze from the utter (funky-milk butter) Stir it up for an hour (got that soul power) We got funky butter for your soul (funky milk butter) Take a lil bit. Stick it in your ear hole.(got that soul power) x2 We got it for you, oh you know what to do I’m your milk man and i’m bringin that funk home to you. Alright Bessy… start milkin’! Yeah!
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Milkman (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:48

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In the summertime, I would find you there, with your dark blue eyes, and your golden hair. You would speak to me, in a tongue so strange, always telling me lies, and playing your lovers game. Oh but in the end, I’ll lose ya just the same. Well then Winter came, roads, they froze into ice. I was alone on that mountain, but you never even thought twice. Sitting upon your throne, made of ivory and stone. Never once would you call me on my lonesome telephone. I was lost, and damn So alone. Where’d you go Well then spring time came, roads, they melted into clay. I came down from the mountain, but you’d already gone away. In the arms of another man, to the shores of another land. I’ll never hold your hands, or look into your eyes again. On that mountain all my love was spent.
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A Year Gone (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:58
8
06:39

Lyrics:

Well some people say it dont mean nothin But i’ve got a little soul, lemme tell ya something. My papa told me the proof’s in th puddin’ So get to work. Do your do good’n Ohh, break, break into action.. Break! Sweet satisfaction. Break! Break into action. Break! Get your satisfaction. Some people say it don’t mean nothin But mama didn't raise no fool, lemme tell ya something My papa raised me with some soul, so I gotta keep it funky n’ whole. Ohh, break, break into action.. Break! Sweet satisfaction. Break! Break into action. Break! Get your satisfaction. I said sweat! Get on the floor and don’t regret Some people say it don’t mean a damn bit of nothing. But i’ve some soul, lemme tell ya something. I got the fever can’t stop groovin, feels so good to get my body movin. (Chorus) Oh yeah, I wanna satisfy ya, I ain’t gonna lie, i wanna set your goove on fire. Papa said, the proofs in the puddin Oh papa said what you should and what you shouldn’t Ooo you know he told me, you gotta do your do good’n baby, Do the duty to your booty and shake it funky momma.
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Break! Into Action (Instrumental)
Instrumental
06:39
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Dream Fever (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:34