LOS BANOS — The Moonshine Bandits country, rock and rap group said it will go to Fort Irwin for the Fourth of July to help celebrate the national holiday with U.S. troops.
The self-described “outlaw” group said it will be headlining the annual Fourth of July bash at the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert.
“We’re feeling very blessed and excited right now. I don't know of many musicians that get a phone call from the United States Military to come play a concert for the troops on a military base, especially on the Fourth of July,” said Dusty “Tex” Dahlgren, one of the lead vocalists and co-founder of the Moonshine Bandits. “That's the ultimate honor.”
The group said it will play its hits, including “Sweet Home California” and “Moonshine,” as well as songs from its new album “Divebars and Truckstops.”
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More than 3,000 troops are expected to attend the celebration, the band said in a news release. The day-long event will also include food, contests and other entertainment, culiminating with a fireworks show.
The Moonshine Bandits hail from Los Banos. Their previous hits include “Sweet Home California” and “Moonshine,” featuring Danny Boone from the band Rehab.
For more information, contact Dusty Dahlgren (aka “Tex” at (209) 752-0459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.