A good way to judge the quality of an electric band is to hear them unplugged. This video proves that The Bandit Kings are one of Gloucester’s best. Here they are unplugged on a tiny TV set delivering all the power and energy of their fully electric shows. Plus Renee and Ann Marie’s harmonies are perfect!
The video above features one of three of their songs from their excellent show (Decompression off their excellent Precious Stones CD – get it here).
You can see the entire show this week on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 beginning Wednesday at 6:3opm. It also features one of Allen Estes‘ very popular (relatively new) songs, Peace and Harmony, which is not available anywhere for download or on CD. This is part of our summer reprise of the most requested shows from Local Music Seen with Allen Estes.
If you don’t have cable or you don’t live in Gloucester you can watch the entire show on-line here.
Best of all, you don’t have to wait until Wednesday to see the Bandit Kings. Go to the Rhumb Line tonight where they host the open jam to get your fix of one of Gloucester’s most distinctive sounds. And check out the enterprising way they are raising money to make a new record — a very good cause, indeed. I just donated and can’t wait to hear the new album.