MOONSHINE BANDITS BRING CALI COUNTRY TO LAS VEGAS!
Big Smo, tattoed country
425 Fremont Street - Suite 220
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Central California's country hip-hop rebels the Moonshine Bandits are making noise with their new album "Whiskey and Women", as the album landed at position No. 54 on BILLBOARD's Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists. The Moonshine Bandits' intoxicating musical mixture of hip-hop and country won over fans of different genres as their new album simultaneously hit Billboard's Rap chart at No. 44, Current Country chart at No. 65, and the Independent albums chart at No. 162. Take 1 shot of Johnny Cash influence, 1 shot of the Beastie Boys influence and a dash of dancing girls, and you've got the unconventional new duo, the Moonshine Bandits.
The Bandits have toured Nationally, recorded or performed with established artists such as Uncle Kracker, David Allan Coe, REHAB, TECHN9NE, Kottonmouth Kings, Everlast, Pepper, N2Deep, Twiztid, Boondox, Haystak, Vanilla Ice, Expendables, E-40 and the list goes on. Moonshine Bandits songs "Sweet Home California" , "Moonshine" featuring Danny Boone from the group REHAB (Sittin' at a Bar song), and "Super Goggles" have all received Radio Airplay on FM Top 40 Stations in various regions. The Moonshine Bandits are definitely the working man's champion and continue to earn their stripes in a tough industry. The Bandits endorse their own brand of Liquor beverage called "Moonshine Bandits Outlaw Moonshine" The 99 proof spirit sold in regional grocery/liquor stores and online at www.outlawshine.com. One of the reasons Tex and Bird became known as the Moonshine Bandits is because of Tex's deep family roots of bootlegging booze during the Prohibition years. Tex's great grandfather used a barber shop as a front while he peddled alcohol illegally in baby carriages to community members, family, friends and politicians. This all took place in Northern California during the years of the Great Depression.
The Bandits have earned a ton of industry credits with music placed in Extreme Sports DVDs, 4x4 DVD's, and close to 1,000 live shows performed.
Moonshine Bandits have performed in Biker Clubhouses where most Police Departments wouldn't even step foot in, Smoke Filled Dive Bars, Biker Bars, Clubs, Harley Davidson Events, Cage Fighting Events, 4x4 Mud Conventions, Beer Festivals, Music Venues, and just about every other type of venue you can imagine. The ultimate honor was receiving a phone call from the United States Military to perform at Fort Irwin, CA. The Moonshine Bandits performed on July 4, 2010 at the Fort Irwin Military Base located in the Mojave Desert for thousands of our U.S. Troops. Their Live performances rival many of today's mega super stars. Their show consists of backup singer Derrty D, Award Winning DJ ChopStiqs, Shiner Girl Dancer Kristin aka Firecracker, their drummer B. Diddy and a lifted 4 x 4 Limo. If the Bandits are in your town, be ready for a Hell Raisin' Good ol' Time!
As the Moonshine Bandits gained momentum and their fan base started spreading outside of California to different states, and to Japan, Canada, Sweden, and troops stationed overseas, SHINER NATION WAS BUILT. Shiner Nation was formed to unite all the Moonshine Bandits fans. The Definition of a Shiner is a Rowdy Individual commonly known as a Moonshine Bandit Fan. Living the Shiner Lifestyle isn't just about the music, it's also about partying it up and raising hell your own way. You only live once. The Bandits Musical foundation was built with a blue collar approach from the ground up. Their success is truely a result of hard work and doing things "their" way.
In 2002 Big Smo self released his first album, "Kuntry Kitchen" named after the historical county store located on "The Kuntry Ranch" a 32 acre farm complete with heads of cattle and openpastures backed by fish filled ponds and the gorgeous Tennessee mountains. The album received rave reviews and Big Smo was on his way to becoming a local independent force. A few years later he released his sophomore album, "The True South", a crossover album that blends his street experience with his backwood southern roots.
After receiving overwhelming demand and response to the "The True South", Big Smo knew he had found his calling. Looking to expand on his already growing musical career, Big Smo stepped back into the studio with good friend and partner DJ ORIG and industry veteran Jon Conner to refine his sound and develop new artists in the recording facility he had custom built on the ranch.
Soon Big Smo Discovered his love and passion for film production and embarked on learning a new skill set. Hard work and dedication to his new found talent helped to complete several music videos and short films. Before long Big Smo was completing productions for popular Tennessee artists. After touring as an opener with several regional and national acts , Big Smo decided to go back and re-evaluate his musical direction. As a result of many years of growing and learning Big Smo joined forces with industry executive Dan Neslson in early 2010 to form
BIG SMO INC. The company's first release was a brand new Big Smo studio album, appropriately titled "American Made". Songs like "My Life In A Jar" , "Old Dirt Road" and "Kickin It In Tennessee" send the listener on a thrill ride through the country in an old Ford with no brakes. Guest appearances by many of Nashville's underground heros and studio musicians added incredable flavor to an already infectious slab of musical delight.
Big Smo's popularity began to rise throughout the nation catapulting him into a never ending tour of shows including the Mud Bog and Trail Riding circuit in states like Florida , Georgia , Alabama , Tennessee and Texas. Soon opportunities to work with companies like TRUCKS GONE WILD and LIZARD LICK TOWING AND RECOVERYcame about. In order to feed the frenzie off his loyal and growing fan base , Big Smo released the long awaited prequel to his latest album "Grass Roots" with a select collection of cuts as an EP. With the drive and determination to please his supporters , Big Smo tirelessly works to do whatever it takes to put on a performance that is unforgettable.There is no show too big or small, public or private, for him to do. You can expect the same energy and mind blowing experiance anywhere you see him on stage.
One puplication stated: "If Kid Rock and Run D.M.C. had a love child , he would be named Big Smo."