One of The Boot's 2018 Artists to Watch, Vandoliers are musical wunderkind, making a name for themselves on the tour circuit with raucous live sets. They've clearly built up a dedicated following, as readers voted the band the winners of Best Regional Live Act in the 2018 Golden Mic Awards.

Blending punk progressions, Texas country rowdiness, a touch of Western swing and a hint of Tejano-inspired horns, Vandoliers offer a live performance experience that requires no genre classifications. Whether it's "cowpunk" or "Ameri-kinda," it's just plain fun, and a fan favorite in the Texas-Oklahoma Red Dirt music scene, as the votes in their favor attest.

A high-octane, wildly energetic act from Dallas, Vandoliers had a breakout year in 2017: They earned a great deal of praise -- from Rolling StoneAmerican SongwriterVice and No Depression, among others -- for their uniquely regional sound. The Native is the band's sophomore and most-recent album, and they've clocked plenty of time on the road supporting the project alongside Americana stalwarts Old 97's.

With 37 percent of the votes in the Best Regional Live Act poll, the six-piece band of Texas natives just barely edged out Cody Johnson for the award. Both Lone Star State artists left a number of other regional favorites -- including Wade Bowen and the Turnpike Troubadours -- in their dust.

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