Rosco Bandana is:
- Jason Sanford ― Vocals/Guitar
- Jennifer Flint ― Vocals/Percussion
- Emily Sholes ― Vocals/Keyboard
- Josh Smith ― Bass
- Jackson Weldon ― Mandolin/Lapsteel/Bass
- Barry Pribyl, Jr. ― Percussion/Vocals
- Patrick Mooney ― Bass/Guitar/Banjo
After signing with Hard Rock Records, Rosco Bandana flew out to Los Angeles to work on their debut album with acclaimed producer Greg Collins (U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt). The results are spellbinding. They turn Blur's "Tender" into a rousing, gospel-informed hymn, and work similar magic on their own compositions. "Time to Begin", the first song Sanford, Pribyl, and Flint wrote together, hip-swivels like something off Exile on Main Street. The trembling, minor-key vocal melody of "El Luna" recalls both Elliott Smith and Abbey Road-era Beatles. And "Woe is Me" is a rollicking country stomp in the vein of Steve Earle. "I was trying to write a real Depression Era-style country song," Sanford explains, "and so I tried to put myself in the mindset of what people back then were going through."
Though it began as an attempt to channel the loose rootsiness of Old Crow Medicine Show, the result is a barnburner – a big, raucous number with a booming backbeat and deep-fried electric guitar. Whether loud and rowdy or quiet and contemplative, Rosco Bandana balance both extremes perfectly.