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Banditos envision new release

Monday, March 13, 2017 – Banditos announced today its second disc, "Visionland," will be out June 23 on Bloodshot.

Israel Nash and Ted Young produced the Birmingham/Nashville-based group's second full-length. "Fine Fine Day" is the first single from the release. The group includes guitarist Jeff Salter, singer Mary Beth Richardson, singer/guitarist Corey Parsons, drummer Randy Wade, banjo/vocalist Stephen Pierce and bassist Danny Vines.

The members of Banditos first met playing in various punk and rock projects around Birmingham, Ala. at D.I.Y., all-ages venues. In 2010, Parsons and Pierce began busking around town and were soon asked to perform at their favorite local bar. Without a full band they invited friends Randy Wade, Salter, and Richardson to join them. Vines joined the band later.

CD reviews for Banditos

Visionland CD review - Visionland
Over the years, country music has proven to be a complementary peanut butter to the chocolate provided by other genres. Rockabilly, country rock, Americana, alt.-country, cowpunk, whatever it was the Grateful Dead did with it; it don't mean a thang if it ain't got that twang. Nashville-based Banditos has a firm grasp on its country roots, given the band's collective Alabama childhoods, but they've got deep and equal love for a variety of other potent musical styles as well and »»»
Banditos CD review - Banditos
It takes a certain raw instinct to make music that's as unhinged and unruly as that purveyed by Banditos. Originally from Alabama and now ensconced in Nashville, this scruffy looking bunch of 20-somethings makes a sound that's wholly raw, raucous and unrefined, a perfect anecdote to the polite, plaintive melodies that defines much of what's typecast as Americana these days. That said, Banditos take their cue from any number precedents - the Southern swagger of Lynyrd Skynrd, the »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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