etroducing The Moonshine Bandits - August 23, 2011
August 23, 2011
When you add the ingredients of women, whiskey, four-wheel drives, a twist of Johnny Cash meets the Beastie Boys, shake well and pour over ice ... you get the Moonshine Bandits. California’s favorite blue-collar outlaws, known as the Moonshine Bandits, have taken their outlaw brand of country hip-hop to the next level on their new album “Whiskey & Women” on Suburban Noize Records.
“‘Whiskey and Women’ tells a story of our life out on the road. Our motto has always been to live for the moment, which is exactly what we try and do with our music,” commented Tex from Moonshine Bandits. “This album is an inside look into our lives and it tells stories of the outlaws we’ve met along the road. This album offers an inside look into the women we’ve met, the things we’ve seen and been a part of out on the road. Sometimes you gotta raise a little hell to see a little heaven.”
Moonshine Bandits’ “Whiskey & Women” is a backstage pass that grants fans access to the group’s hell-raising “Shiner” lifestyle. To aid them in this backwoods bush party the group called in some close friends to throw back some cold drinks in studio. Country superstar Colt Ford and alt-rocker Big B jumped into the studio on “For the Outlawz,” while Danny Boone from REHAB (who produced the radio hit “Bartender Song/Sittin’ At A Bar”) contributed the monstrous hook on “Moonshine On Me.” Daddy X and Dirtball from the Kottonmouth Kings drop by on the track “Fire It Up,” and singer/songwriter Sunny Ledfurd adds some Country flavor to “Los Banos. The album also features production by some of the best in both the hip-hop and country worlds including Tyrant (E-40, Bubba Sparxxx, Tech N9ne), Shannon Houchins (TLC, Colt Ford, Usher, Jamey Johnson), and former Uncle Kracker drummer Eric Hoegemeyer.
Moonshine Bandits’ blue-collar work ethic has allowed them to develop a fan base completely independent of the red tape of the music business. Moonshine Bandits have been seen performing with outlaw Country music stars like David Allan Coe and Uncle Kracker, as well as hip-hop acts like Kottonmouth Kings and Haystak. The ultimate honor for Moonshine Bandits was receiving a phone call from the United States Military to perform at Fort Irwin, CA. The Moonshine Bandits performed on July 4th, 2010 at the Fort Irwin Military Base located in the Mojave Desert for thousands of U.S. Troops. The group has also earned an impressive amount of radio spins independently on channels like Nashville 11 on SiriusXM Radio and various Top 40 FM stations.