The Brandos

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Recommendation for a great band (at least in my opinion!)

Submitted: September 18, 2014

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I'd like to tell you about a great, in my opinion, band that not enough people have heard of, The Brandos.  Dave Kinkaid (vocals; guitar) and bassist Ernie Mendillo are the core members.  These guys have more talent in their pick guards than a lot of more popular, but talent-challenged bands, have in their...well, let's just say they are incredible!  I first became aware of them back in 1987, when I heard a song on the radio called 'Gettysburg'.I ran out and bought a copy of their first album, 'Honor Among Thieves', and kept my ears peeled for the next record, but 'nothing'. So I just figured they were one and done, but sometime in the early 2000's, my brother told me they had signed with a small label and were still going.  I looked them up on the internet and lo and behold, there they were, and one of the sites listed was their official site, Haunted Field Music.  So guess where I immediately went?  To the bathroom, but then their site, where I learned they had released several albums over the years.  So I eagerly purchased them all, and wasn't disappointed when they finally came.  'Gunfire at Midnight' was the first, and over the years they've added more, 'Over the Border' being the most recent, but that was way back in 2006.  I figured they'd gone the way of the woolly mammoth, but I just checked their site and it says they're working on a new album; yeah!  I enthusiastically recommend you keep an eye out for it (no, not literally!) as I'd be willing to bet you'll love it.  Kinkaid has a voice that is reminiscent of John Fogarty (CCR).  There are several videos of them up on the net; check them out!


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