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“Everything we write is from the point of view of the everyman. We’re all in it together. I think the undertone of most of the music we write is inclusivity. Everyone can relate to it. Everyone can feel it.”
That’s Mary Beth Richardson, lead vocalist of the beloved roots rock outfit Banditos. She’s talking about the song “On My Way,” a standout track off the band’s genre-defying new album Right On, on Egghunt Records. But she gets at the core of what makes Banditos so special, the secret sauce that built a rabid following for the Nashville-based, Birmingham, AL-born quintet, who first burst on the scene with their acclaimed self-titled Bloodshot Records debut in 2015.
Right On is the third studio album from Banditos, following 2017’s ambitious, kaleidoscopic Visionland, an album that signaled a greater well of potential from Banditos and their chameleonic, ever-evolving sound. In a way, Right On is the final piece of one hell of an introductory trilogy, one that shows just how far the band has come since forming while signaling a dynamic, exciting future.
The band — Mary Beth Richardson (vocals), Corey Parsons (vocals, guitar), Randy Wade (drums), Jeffery Salter (guitar) and Stephen Pierce (vocals, banjo, bass) — wrote and recorded Right On with producer Jordan Lehning (Caitlin Rose, Joshua Hedley) in late 2019, wrapping up the project barely a month before the COVID-19 pandemic ground the music industry to a screeching halt. It’s been a long time for the prolific, energetic band to sit on new material, but that passing time has only served to underscore just how special this music is. “We’re excited about getting her out there,” Richardson says of Right On. “She’s been ready.”
THE PINK STONES
“The Best of 2023 (So Far)” – Raven Sings the Blues
“The Pink Stones are the very definition of their talent-rich town.” – Magnet Magazine
“…these Stones roll with the same surly twang and honky-tonking attitude that made the likes of The Flying Burritos and early Poco sound so fresh… The multi-talented Pinkston turns in a set every bit as enticing, organic and charming as his first… Fire up the lava lamp, black lights and your recreational substance of choice and dig in.” - Holler
“…a brilliant mix of classic Country and Indie Rock.” – Americana Highways
“Heart full and hummin’ or with the wolf of woe barking at their door, The Pink Stones thread yarns like seasoned vets. The record finds the Pink Stones coming into their own, cutting out the fat and wiping the haze from their eyes… The LP is the band at their best.” – Raven Sings the Blues
“If you don’t find yourself singing along with The Pink Stones on at least a couple of these songs, then something must be amiss. It will also inevitably evoke those glory days of hazy, country rock in the ’70s and might have you reaching for some of Parsons’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo fare. If so, that’s all good. It all fits so well together.” – Glide Magazine