Black Dirt Bandits are one of the hottest items in the Hudson Valley's booming music scene. Born in the heart of the Black Dirt Region and fronted by Hudson Valley’s own Robby Valentine. Connecting a contemporary country voice with an unparalleled stage presence, this dynamic musically talented group perform only the best new country covers and have an array of impressive original tunes. They're Patriots, that play with passion and fire. The release of their self titled EP "Extended Play" in 2016 is a showcase of authentic country music. Melodic harmonies, soulful guitar solos, and dynamic lead vocals take their audience through a musical roller coaster ride of highs and lows. The release of their latest single "Drives me Crazy," is a testament to their musicality and and their success in putting shoes on the dance floor. Dive in to their original music at your favorite streaming service or find them out live to see how country boys do it in New York. In 2017, Black Dirt Bandits opened for the legendary Charlie Daniels Band and started their set with their own arrangement of The National Anthem which brought the sold out Paramount Peekskill Theater to a long, thundering standing ovation before moving on with their set. Notably, the 'Bandits, as there called have also provided direct support for acts like Rodney Atkins, Craig Campbell, Tobey Keith, Tim McGraw.
"I’ve had the pleasure of mixing for some amazing artists (some national A’s) and yesterday was one of those days when you are reminded why you love what you do. Headlining at the Warwick Winery festival was The Black Dirt Bandits - without question one of the musically and vocally talented people of them all. Their original material was beyond fantastic and they played covers as if they were their own - all set on a stage with the mountains in the background. I hope I have the good fortune of crossing paths with them again soon."
- A1 Mix Engineer, CASH & COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL