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“It’s with the earthy, ragged-but-right feel they bring to their blend of hell-bound honky-tonk, roadhouse roots-rock, and field-holler folk…[that] they’ve made their presence felt among those with a passion for raw, rootsy music.” — MTV Hive
“This dame could take paint off a wall with the power of her voice. That primal belt of hers is the only vocal I’ve found worthy of comparing to Janis Joplin in over 1000 album reviews.” — SYFFAL
With the rugged power of a flashy Super Chief locomotive, the Banditos’ self-titled debut album bodaciously appropriates elements of ‘60s blues-fused acid rock, ZZ Top’s jangly boogie, garage punk scuzz a la Burger Records, the Drive-By Truckers’ yawp, the populist choogle of CCR, Slim Harpo’s hip shake baby groove, gut bucket Fat Possum hill country mojo and the Georgia Motherf**king Satellites. From backwoods bluegrass, to slinky nods to Muscle Shoals soul and unexpected bits of doo-wop sweetness, the Banditos recall many, but sound like no one but themselves.
“If you think Alabama Shakes is too restrained and polished, this is the band for you.” — Red Eye Chicago
“Banditos don’t operate under the guise of subtlety. The Nashville alt-country outfit has built a reputation off of their gritty, whiskey soaked sound.” — Consequence of Sound
“Banditos bring rock ’n’ roll fervor to material based in deep-country traditionalism. Twanging guitars trade licks with banjo pick-and-roll behind the twin lead vocals of Corey Parsons and Mary Beth Richardson, with thumping bass (sometimes upright) and drums driving the train relentlessly.” – Austin American Statesman