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The Boxmasters

Fronted from the mercurial actor and musician and drummer Billy Bob (known here as W.R., — certainly William Robert) Thornton, the Boxmasters (the regular membership, at least in the saving capacity, rounded away by J.D. Andrew on bass, guitars, and vocals and Michael Wayne Butler on guitars and lap metal) certainly are a California-based electrical rockabilly/country rock-band that is affected by the noises of Johnny Money, Merle Haggard, and Buck Owens but places a distinctive spin around the genre with the addition of a dash of English Invasion-era rock and roll (Beatles, Rocks, Kinks) towards the blend. The music group honed its abilities in its start by playing a small number of concert events in the California region, and a few gigs in Tecate, Mexico. The three-piece quickly entered the studio room — after acquiring a cope with Vanguard — and documented its 2008 debut, basically entitled The Boxmasters. To augment their sound — and invite W.R. Thornton to come out from behind the drums to consider the vocals towards the people — the Boxmasters recruited some sidemen to defend myself against their road travels. These music artists included Brad Davis on mandolin, electric guitar, and vocals; Teddy Andreadis on harmonica and body organ/tips; and Mike Bruce on drums. Afterwards in 2008 the music group released the vacation album Xmas Cheer, also on Vanguard. Released in ’09 2009, Modbilly highlighted two discs, one stocked with originals as well as the other with addresses.

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