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Feb 8, 2017

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters LIVE at Ole Smoky Distillery in Pigeon Forge

Come out for a free concert at The Island in Pigeon Forge at Ole Smoky Distillery on May 3 with Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters!  Concert will start at 8pm EST.  

Teddy Andreadis, J.D. Andrew 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.

 

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.

 

In 2015, The Boxmasters returned to the road for 2 tours across the U.S. and released both “Somewhere Down The Road” – another double album that was named to Rolling Stone’s “30 Best Country Records You Probably Haven’t Heard” – as well as “Providence” which was a http://www.theBoxmasters.com exclusive.

 

The Boxmasters latest album – “Boys And Girls…And The World” – released in Summer of 2016 on NDR Records.

 

Music highlights:

  • Have released three albums – “The Boxmasters,” “Modbilly,” “Christmas Cheer” on Vanguard Records

  • “Somewhere Down The Road” on 101 Ranch Records released April 2015

  • “Providence” was released in August of 2015 on http://www.theBoxmasters.com

  • “Modbilly” reached #1 on the Americana Radio Chart for 2 weeks in 2009 and was #14 on the Americana Music Assn Top 100 Albums of the Year

  • Contributed a cover of “Sylvia’s Mother” to the compilation “Twistable Turnable Man-A Tribute to Shel Silverstein”

  • “I’ll Give You a Ring” is featured in the film “The Winning Season” starring Sam Rockwell on Lionsgate Films

  • Contributed a version of “Little Boxes”, the theme song for the Showtime comedy “Weeds” second season

Performance highlights:

  • Network TV performances include:

    • “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

    • “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

    • “Live with Regis & Kelly”

  • Venue performances include:

    • Performed on The Grand Ole Opry in 2015

    • Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s Benefit in 2009 & 2011

    • Hosting/Performing for The Country Music Hall of Fame’s “All For The Hall”

    • Benefit in New York City in 2008

    • Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble twice as well as Levon’s concert “Ramble at The Ryman”

    • Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, Texas, with ZZ Top as the opening act

    • Opening act for Willie Nelson and Family and Ray Price tour

    • Opened for The Steve Miller Band in Virginia Beach in 2015

    • “Virtual Concert” at Michael Nesmith’s Video Ranch

    • The Harley Davidson “Hog Rally” in Milwaukee

    • BMI Showcase at The Sundance Music Festival

    • Multiple SXSW showcases

 

Band member details:

 

  • Teddy Andreadis

    • Shared the stage with legendary artists from Guns N Roses, Carole King, Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, to B.B. King and others.

    • Long-time counselor and mentor at Rock and Roll Fantasy camps.

    • Released solo album “Innocent Loser” in 2012.

  • J.D. Andrew

    • Grammy Award-winning recording engineer whose credits include The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, The Pussycat Dolls, Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack, Guy Clark, and more.

    • Co-founded The Boxmasters in 2007.

  • “Bud” Thornton

    • Recorded four solo albums “Private Radio”, “Edge Of The World”, “Hobo,” and “Beautiful Door.”

    • Performed on numerous recordings including Warren Zevon’s GRAMMY winning album “The Wind,” the legendary Earl Scruggs’ “Earl Scruggs and Friends,” and “Anchored In Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash.”

    • Recently co-wrote the song “The Middle of Nowhere” with Tony Joe White on his album “Rain Crow.”

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