The Last Bandoleros / Honeysuckle
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The Last Bandoleros are a four-piece outfit that blends Tex-Mex, country, and rock ’n’ roll.
The band's story began in San Antonio, Texas, with guitarist/producer Jerry Fuentes, who, during a musical pilgrimage to New York City, happened to meet singer-songwriter/producer and New York-native Derek James. Fuentes and James soon began collaborating in Brooklyn, New York.
However, Fuentes was drawn to his native Texas to record in the same San Antonio studio where a couple of talented brothers were emerging: Diego and Emilio Navaira, sons of Tejano music legend Emilio Navaira Sr. These two brothers were making a name for themselves around town with energetic live performances and sterling vocal chops.
Fuentes decided to combine both universes, introducing James to the Navaira brothers and inviting them to joint sessions in Brooklyn and San Antonio. Riffs and lyrics began flying fast, and the Last Bandoleros were born.
Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. The Boston-based trio has played Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza, and was nominated for Boston Music Awards in the categories of Best Americana and Best Folk Artist.
See the music video for "Fly with You" by the Last Bandoleros: