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Moonshine Bandits talk about their musical hybrid, their new CD/DVD and much more

Posted Dec. 14, 2012, at 6:54 a.m.

I’ll admit, I’d never heard Moonshine Bandits music although I had started to hear a lot of rumble about them. I read their bio which begins, “When you add the ingredients of women, whiskey, 4 wheel drives, a twist of Johnny Cash meets the Beastie Boys, shake well & pour over ice – you get the Moonshine Bandits”. Okay, that sounds like a fun concoction, I’m interested. California may just have the makings of a new reputation if the Bandits continue to burn, an image that’s more blue-collar, sweat on the back of your beer bottle and middle finger in the air than the mojito, high fashion and nose in the air image so many have of the Golden State. After checking out their music and youtube channel it was clear these guys were onto something and their fan base was exploding rapidly so I threw a few questions at them and we had some fun.

LRI: I really didn’t know much about Moonshine Bandits until recently but it seems you have put together quite the following. Can you explain the early years of the group and how you got started making music?

Yes we started messing around with music in 99′ at house parties and dirt road country parties near farm shops and canal banks. We produced a demo 4 song homemade CD that we put for sale in our local mom and pop CD shop. The 4 song CD ended up selling a shitload more than we expected and we received local support from our little small town. We took the money, reinvested, and never looked back. We started doing live shows and worked hard to build a loyal fan base with a grass roots type campaign. We branded our fans as the Shiner Nation which is now a worldwide family of loyal followers that believe in what we believe in and that’s living life to the fullest and living “full throttle”.

LRI: I understand you have a new 2 disc set coming out soon. Can you explain a little bit what your fans and people who aren’t yet fans can expect from this set?

This is a Shiner Deluxe Edition of our Whiskey & Women Album. It’s a collector’s item for our loyal Shiner Nation Family. Our Whiskey and Women album did so well but we felt we could even make it better, so we added 5 new songs and a DVD with 6 Music Videos including our new video “Dive Bar Beauty Queen” starring our friend Tera Patrick. Now Shiners across the world can pop in the DVD in at parties and show friends what the Moonshine Bandits and Shiner Nation are all about. The Deluxe also comes with all new packaged artwork.

Legendary rock interviews: Your music itself is a pretty unique hybrid which isn’t easy to accomplish in this day and age where everyone’s heard everything. Others like Cowboy Troy and Kid Rock have mixed country and hip hop but MB really don’t sound like anything but Moonshine Bandits. How do your songs typically fall together?

The music we make comes natural to us. We listen to all types of music from old school hip-hop, to Creedence, some Uncle Kracker, Johnny Cash, some Waylon, some Kid Rock, REHAB, Hank 3, and more. We are influenced by all genres and our taste is pretty eclectic. Our songwriting topics come from stuff we’ve lived or experiences and people we meet on the road. Record Labels and Industry folks don’t know how to categorize our music or fit us into genre. We don’t worry about where they slot us in the stores, we just make music. We make music for people to raise hell to, party to, and we are fortunate that it’s catching fire.

December 11, 2012 by John Parks – Moonshine Bandits talk about their musical hybrid, their new CD/DVD and much more

Moonshine Bandits with Tera Patrick

I’ll admit, I’d never heard Moonshine Bandits music although I had started to hear a lot of rumble about them . I read their bio which begins, “When you add the ingredients of women, whiskey, 4 wheel drives, a twist of Johnny Cash meets the Beastie Boys, shake well & pour over ice – you get the Moonshine Bandits”. Okay, that sounds like a fun concoction, I’m interested. California may just have the makings of a new reputation if the Bandits continue to burn, an image that’s more blue-collar, sweat on the back of your beer bottle and middle finger in the air than the mojito, high fashion and nose in the air image so many have of the Golden State. After checking out their music and youtube channel it was clear these guys were onto something and their fan base was exploding rapidly so I threw a few questions at them and we had some fun. Read on…

LRI: I really didn’t know much about Moonshine Bandits until recently but it seems you have put together quite the following. Can you explain the early years of the group and how you got started making music?

Moonshine Bandits Interview – Yes we started messing around with music in 99′ at house parties and dirt road country parties near farm shops and canal banks. We produced a demo 4 song homemade CD that we put for sale in our local mom and pop CD shop. The 4 song CD ended up selling a shitload more than we expected and we received local support from our little small town. We took the money, reinvested, and never looked back. We started doing live shows and worked hard to build a loyal fan base with a grass roots type campaign. We branded our fans as the Shiner Nation which is now a worldwide family of loyal followers that believe in what we believe in and that’s living life to the fullest and living “full throttle”.

Legendary rock interviews: I understand you have a new 2 disc set coming out soon. Can you explain a little bit what your fans and people who aren’t yet fans can expect from this set?

This is a Shiner Deluxe Edition of our Whiskey & Women Album. It’s a collector’s item for our loyal Shiner Nation Family. Our Whiskey and Women album did so well but we felt we could even make it better, so we added 5 new songs and a DVD with 6 Music Videos including our new video “Dive Bar Beauty Queen” starring our friend Tera Patrick Now Shiners across the world can pop in the DVD in at parties and show friends what the Moonshine Bandits and Shiner Nation are all about. The Deluxe also comes with all new packaged artwork.

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