Meet New On The Scene, Duo Moonshine Bandits – Exclusive Interview!
Take some Johnny Cash and add little bit of the Beastie Boys, and you have The Moonshine Bandits! Although, you can’t really compare them to anyone because obviously, they are in a lane all to itself. Tex & Bird are two California boys just trying to make a name for themselves in the world of music. What genre you ask? Well, it’s safe to say they’re avoiding labels and have decided to do things their own way. Their music is country with a hip hop flavor, and that’s just how they like it. Their video “My Kind Of Country” made it to the #1 spot on CMT, and the fellas have also reached the No. 65 spot on the Country Billboard charts. I refer to their music as “cali country” or “country hip hop.”, I enjoy it because I feel it’s real. They’re just being who they want to be. They work hard and play even harder, and that’s heard in most of their music. So, I decided to ask the boys a few questions so we can get to know them better, check it out below.
How do you know each other?
We went to high school together in a small town called Los Banos, California.
What genre do you consider yourself?
There is no genre for our style of music……Yet.
How long have you been performing together?
Since 1999 we started performing at house parties and country parties.
How many tattoos do you have?
Way too many to count. We have a sponsorship deal with Dos Changos Locos Tattoo in Modesto, California. Whenever we find free time, we pop in there and they hook us up. They have very talented artists and they are like family to us.
What do you usually do in your free time?
We bbq, spend time with our familiy or visit our Shiners Bar we just opened.
We don’t have much free time really.
What artists influenced you growing up?
Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Johnny Cash, a lot of West Coast Hiphop as well.
Is there anything you want the world to know about the Moonshine Bandits?
Yes, there is a huge family that is growing world wide and it’s known as Shiner Nation.
It’s a group of loyal people that has helped our career crush obstacles and we are forever grateful for them. Come join the Shiner Nation family and see that the hype will become a reality for you as well.
The Moonshine Bandits are nothing short of rowdy outlaws that like to party! So, for all you party animals out there be sure to join Shiner Nation at www.moonshinebandits.com. If you haven’t had a chance to check out their music, I would totally recommend it. It’s wild, crazy and has plenty of personality! Watch their video for “My Kind Of Country” below, and hear for yourself.