Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters host Country Music Hall of Fame benefit
Thursday, October 2, 2008
– Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters to Host the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Second Annual All for the Hall New York Benefit October 15th
Billy Bob Thornton and his band, the Boxmasters, will host the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's second annual All for the Hall New York benefit in Times Square on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Thornton and the Boxmasters (J.D. Andrew and Mike Butler) will host a live auction, which will also include a full-band performance by the Boxmasters. Presented as an old-fashioned Nashville-style guitar pull, the benefit will feature songs, stories, musical collaborations and memories from Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris.
Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters released their debut, a self-titled two-disc CD, in June on Vanguard Records. Thornton's latest film, the action/thriller "Eagle Eye," with Shia LeBeouf, opened Sept. 26. The Boxmasters' Christmas Cheer CD will be released on Vanguard on Nov. 11.
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The liner notes for Billy Bob Thornton's latest project aptly describe the Boxmasters vintage sound as a mix of The Beatles, The Monkees, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.
The first of the two-disc set is subtitled "Ours" to indicate it contains original material. The opening track The Poor House reveals a strong Owens influence with Thornton as Buck and bassist J.D. Andrew providing Don Rich style harmonies. I'm Watching the Game has a '60s retro sound, but it's ...