Moonshine Bandits - Whiskey and Women

This California-based band has made a name for themselves by working the grass roots.  The band may not be for everyone but for those who like rock, hiphop and country, we may have found ther new favorite band.

This Review was written by Roughstock reader Betty Hames. 

Within the first beats of "For The Outlawz" featuring Colt Ford, You instantly know that The Moonshine Bandits’ blend of country music is not Taylor Swifts' country (nor is it Waylon’s for that matter). On their new album Whiskey and Women, the California natives call upon a strong group of friends to help craft the Suburban Noize Records release.

Since 1999 Moonshine Bandits’ Tex and Bird have been bringing a unique blend of country rap that’s mixed with more than enough twangy southern rock that has appealed to ‘rednecks’ everywhere looking for something that’s not on corporate controlled playlists.  They call their followers the ever-growing “Shiner Nation.”  

The Moonshine Bandits album features like-minded artists such as Colt Ford, Sunny Ledford, Mikel Knight and Rehab. To name a few the Bandits are doing "My Kind of Country" giving tributes to our soldiers with "American Pride". The Bandits are a long way from their hometown of "Los Bandos" as they play honky tonks, dive bars, and some biker bars the police department won't enter, sharing the stage with such familiar names as David Allen Coe and Shooter Jennings.

While the album certainly isn’t for everyone (maybe even most of the country music audience), the folks that take a chance on Moonshine Bandits are sure to love Whiskey and Women.

Buy: Amazon | iTunes

Watch: "Get Loose" | "Shine With Me"

Listen: "For The Outlawz" (Feat. Colt Ford) | "My Kind of Country" | "Whiskey and Cigarettes"