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Bio: Banditos are famously eclectic, paying tribute to a little Aretha here, a little CCR there, with a tidbit of Squirrel Nut Zippers packed around the edges. While such a myriad of influences would bury a lesser band in tuneless muck, Banditos use their disparate influences to forge a more assured i...See Full Bio
“Banditos are a downright dirty band. That’s not an observation about their personal hygiene, but an analysis of their aural impact, although it’s open to interpretation when lead guitarist and lap steel player Jeffery Salter describes the construction of the country-rocking outfit’s sound by saying, “Each person brought their own stank to the collective nostril.” And they did, after all, once make a batch of home-recorded tunes called The Filthy Sessions. Without taking a ride on the Banditos tour bus, we’ll have to assume the sextet’s “stank” quotient comes chiefly from the earthy, ragged-but-right feel they bring to their blend of hell-bound honky-tonk, roadhouse roots-rock, and field-holler folk — for easy ID purposes, let’s be lazy and call it Americana. The band came together in Alabama just a couple of years ago, but couldn’t stay in one place for too long. “We recently uprooted from Birmingham and moved to Nashville to get out of our comfort zone,” s”