In This Episode
- Meet “Roy Dodger”, “Clarissa the Clairvoyant”, and “Bonanza Jellyfish” and learn about “bandit names” and train “stick ups”
- Hear about a fateful subway encounter that built the band and a song.
- We discuss the trials of being an independent artist and specifically challenges around race and preconceived notions of what “folk musicians should sound like”
- We feature “Love in the Underground”, “Sing You To Sleep” and they’ll perform “You Have Changed” live
- Stick around to the very end because we get to premiere their new single Reach Back! Make sure you presave on Spotify, Apple Music or your music service of choice!
Links to Topics Discussed
- Sydney is currently playing the title role in Lizzie – a musical (9/29-10/22)
Theater Works Hartford – Lizzie, September 29-October 22
- Regina wrote an article “Group Projects Never End” for Atwood
“Group Projects Never End”: An Essay By Regina Strayhorn (of Bandits On The Run)
- Adrian stars on Dickinson on Apple TV+
Emily’s Brother On ‘Dickinson’ Is Total 19th Century Bro
Comprised of Adrian Enscoe, Sydney Shepherd, and Regina Strayhorn, Bandits on the Run is an indie-folk-pop-americana outfit consisting of three lead singers, a guitar, a cello, a suitcase drum, an accordion, and various toy instruments.
They hail from Brooklyn, NY and are known for their vivacious performance style, genre-defying sound, soaring harmonies, and ability to make music-magic happen everywhere from subway platforms to concert halls.
Their releases include 2017’s The Criminal Record, 2021’s Now is the Time and recently the singles Radio and You Have Changed, and the upcoming Reach Back