The Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Salina is welcoming back Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters!
Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters will return to the Stiefel stage at 8 p.m. Friday, August 19th. Good seats are still available for just $12, $18 and $24!
Teddy Andreadis, J.D. Andrew, Brad Davis and Billy Bob “Bud” Thornton make up “The Boxmasters”; an American roots-rock band of seasoned musicians whose sound is rich in rhythm and story. They perform a rootsy, jangly rock that harkens back to the 60’s.
Formed in 2007, the band released the self-titled debut record “The Boxmasters” to critical acclaim. This two-CD set was comprised of original songs, including the Americana Radio hit “The Poor House”, and eclectic covers of tunes by The Beatles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mott The Hoople and Mel Tillis.
After touring the country in 2008, The Boxmasters released a Christmas album, “Christmas Cheer”, and by April of 2009 had released their third album, “Modbilly” (a term that they coined as their style of music which was influenced by 60’s British mod music and influences from Southern American music, both pop and country), which was yet another double album that spun to the top of the Americana charts for two weeks. “Modbilly” later was ranked #14 on the 2009 Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Albums of The Year.
The Boxmasters are back with a new album, “Somewhere Down The Road”, which was released in April, along with an aggressive tour schedule with a slew of LIVE performances from Texas to Tennessee and throughout the South and for the second time a stop in Salina. Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters previously performed at the Stiefel Theatre in August 2008.