Dylan’s Dharma’s roots run deep here in Chico. A massive band, complete with nearly ten members (it’s a long list: Dylan Seid, Robert Meraz, Pavi Cannon, Micheal Cannon, Jimmy Fay, Dharma LaRocca, Jess McCord, King Hopeton, Mike Pascal and J.D. Dobbs are all active, contributing members), most of which have lived in Chico for decades. They love their community, and it shows, constantly perform free for all kinds of audiences ranging from their children’s elementary schools to wild bar venues. The founding members came together and formed the band four years ago and after the half decade of bringing fun, exciting and always welcoming music to this music loving city of Chico, their hard work has started to really pay off. The newest album is often handed out freely to anyone this excitable group meets and has garnered some real recognition and praise from friends, family and critics alike.