The Bayou Bandits
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The Bayou Bandits

Phoenix, Arizona, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Phoenix, Arizona, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Rock Southern Rock




"The Entertainer Magazine"

From Bourbon Street to the Battlefield to The Bayou Bandits, Louisiana Proud - The Entertainer Magazine

"The Entertainer Magazine"

The Bayou Bandits Joshua Strickland Remembers late colleague on album - The Entertainer Magazine

"New Arizona Country: The Bayou Bandits-The Mavericks"

Obviously, right off the bat from the first two tracks, you can hear that The Bayou Bandits are coming at you Southern Rock, they are slinging mud from the sweet dark of the swamp, and they are mixing it up with something here in the Arizona Southwest that is familiar, but unique and special at the same time. - Ryan Clark

"Phoenix News Times"

The Bayou Bandits, led by Joshua Strickland, release their first album at Valley Bar tonight. Strickland originally hails from New Orleans, but after moving to the Valley a couple of years ago, he has made roots here. The old soul is introducing us to a gritty, Southern rock that is unique from what we hear in other local blues artists. It has just a little more grit and tells a different story. It makes you want to cook up a batch of gumbo and plan a trip to Louisiana. My favorites are “The Swamp” and “Take Me Back.” - Dani Cutler

"Phoenix News Times"

The Bayou Bandits
Get some Louisiana soul in your life and add Bayou Bandits to your regular listening. They released their first EP in November, and have introduced Phoenix to a gritty, Southern blues-rock that is unique from the desert rock we hear in other Valley blues artists. - Phoenix News Times


Debut Self Titled album - " The Bayou Bandits" released on 11/14/2019



The Bayou Bandits are a premier southern rock band that originated in the swampy bayou of south Louisiana and lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Hot off of their first album release early November, they have been labeled the band to watch in the south west. We have been featured as the artist highlight on 96.3 Arizona Real Country and KWSS 93..9. We have been featured in a documentary with Jordan Klepper from The Daily Show on Comedy Central. We have also been featured in numerous magazine publications such as “The Entertainer,” “Peoria News Times,” and “The National Veterans Magazine” which has over 10 million readers. We have performed every major bar/venue in the state of Arizona, such as, The Hard Rock Café, Copper Blues, The world-famous Whiskey Row in Prescott multiple times in front of thousands. We have also played throughout Rocky Point Mexico in front of thousands at Roger Clyne’s bar, Banditos among many others. We have had the honor of opening for national touring artists such as Jason Charles Miller (Trueblood HBO, Marilyn Manson, Godhead), Austin Meade (Red Dirt Country), as well as Jason Hawk Harris (Ameripolitan Artist on the rise), Brian Blush (founding member of The Refreshments/ Peacemakers).
Our newest single “Take Me Back,” received radio play within the first 72 hours it was released & can be found on every major digital platform. It was recorded at the world renown “Salt mine Studio Oasis,” with legendary producer and CEO Don Salter. The same studio that recorded the international hit, “Lollipop” by Lil Wayne, among many other world renown musicians.
The founder of the band Joshua Strickland hails from South Louisiana and has been considered one of the “young artists on the rise” (27 years old) in the state of Arizona and has received many accolades from members of the Arizona music hall of fame and the Louisiana music hall of fame and has shared the stage and is in the process of recording with nationally known acts that originated from Arizona and his home state of Louisiana. Joshua Strickland is also a combat veteran having served in Afghanistan in the United States Army and is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations.

Band Members