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WATCH: Banditos, ‘Waitin”

Aug 17, 2015

WATCH: Banditos, 'Waitin''

From Birmingham — by way of Nashville — Banditos are a blues-rocking gaggle of 20-somethings who tear it all the way up on their recently released self-titled debut. Think Drive-By Truckers mixed with CCR and a bit of Janis Joplin, and you'll be close to the mark of what singer/guitarist Corey Parsons, singer/banjo player Stephen Pierce, drummer Randy Wade, guitarist Jeffrey Salter, vocalist Mary Beth Richardson, and bassist Danny Vines are up to.

At this year's Lagunitas-sponsored Bloodshot Records SXSW party, Banditos ducked into the Yard Dog Art gallery, unplugged, and tore it up in a different way. Richardson says, “The weather decided to be a non-conformist and poured during our set outside, but luckily the crowd happily obliged, ducked under the tent with us, and danced through it. It was a great show. We set up shortly on the couch in the art gallery with a slightly wet dog look, but I think it worked for us. We don't normally play acoustically, but 'Waitin'' seemed like a good song to start. It was a fun filming because the folks on the street behind stopped to watch through the windows and the filming team were really great to work with.”

Tour Dates
9/18-9/20 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots
10/10 – Greenville, SC – Fall for Greenville
10/15 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
10/16 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel*
10/17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
10/19 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club*
10/20 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl*
10/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl*
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
10/23 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt*
10/24 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom*
10/26 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club*
10/27 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
10/28 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
10/29 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room*
10/30 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room*
*w/ Old 97’s

Photo by Albert Kuhne

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WATCH: Banditos, 'Waitin''
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