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The Brandos

THE BRANDOS' signature roots-rock 'n roll has garnered such accolades as "the best new American band" (The Gavin Report), and "real contenders,"- Rolling Stone (US), and Time Magazine's quote "The Brandos roots run deep and offer great nourishment." Their debut album release, Honor Among Thieves, with its featured single Gettysburg, received widespread radio and MTV airplay across North America and Europe with continuing critical acclaim, and paved the way for extensive touring which has continued to this day. More than twenty years later The Brandos still receive this kind of critical acclaim - the Jan. 2007 edition of Rolling Stone (Germany) described the band's latest release, Over the Border, as "extreme hand-craftsmanship."

At the heart of The Brandos is Dave Kincaid (lead vocals, guitars, mandolin) and Ernie Mendillo (bass, vocals), with the lineup being filled out by Eric "Roscoe" Ambel (guitar, vocals), whose impressive resume includes the Del Lords, Rosoe's Gang, The Yahoos and the great Steve Earle, and Phil Cimino (drums), whose credits include John Cale and Chris Barron (Spin Doctors). The Brandos is a hard-driving rock 'n roll band - first and foremost- yet it's one with a deep respect for older music traditions, occasionally flavoring their music with American, Irish or Latin-American traditional music. The band will be joined by renowned Irish uilleann piper Jerry O'Sullivan for this special performance at El Taller.

Earlier Event: August 13
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