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The Boxmasters ready yet another CD

Thursday, February 26, 2009 – The prolific group The Boxmasters return with their third release, "Modbilly," on April 21 on Vanguard/Sawmill. Produced by W.R. "Bud" Thornton, aka actor Billy Bob Thornton, and J.D. Andrew, "Modbilly" follows two releases in 2008.

As with their 2008 debut, "The Boxmasters," "Modbilly" offers two sides of one story. Disc one features 12 self-penned songs. Songs include Hollow Walls, Going Home and Turn It Over,"written by Thornton and Brad Davis.

Disc two includes cover songs: Tom Rush's Merrimack County to the classic country song Half A Mind (originally made famous by the great Roger Miller) to the Rolling Stones' As Tears Go By to John Hartford's Gentle On My Mind.

The Boxmasters perform two songs from "Modbilly" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, April 21 on ABC.

The band goes on the road beginning in March with a number of stops throughout Texas including this year's South By Southwest festival on March 18 at Smokin' Music. On April 5, they kick off a second tour run with Willie Nelson. Dates have yet to be announced.

The Boxmasters also contributed the bonus track "Yesterday Got in The Way" to Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm, (March 24th/Vanguard) which is available to consumers who purchase the CD from iTunes.

Tour dates are:
March 14 - Houston, TX House Of Blues
March 15 - Lufkin, TX Wild Horse Saloon
March 17 - Austin, TX American Spirits Smoking Lounge VIP Party
March 18 - Austin, TX SXSW Official Showcase American Spirits Smokin' Music
March 20 - Beaumont, TX Dixie Dancehall
March 21 - Corpus Christi, TX Brewster's Ice House

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Modbilly CD review - Modbilly
It would be easy to dismiss The Boxmasters as yet another well-established actor (Billy Bob Thornton) trying to meld his own popularity in that realm with the high profile world of contemporary country music. But one listen to last year's debut, self-titled release and then a second to "Modbilly" will convince anyone that this group isn't reaching for anything that comes easy. The music that comes from Modbilly isn't like anything on today's country radio, and »»»
Christmas Cheer CD review - Christmas Cheer
When you think of Billy Bob Thornton and the holiday season, the actor/singer's sinfully funny "Bad Santa" movie comes immediately to mind. And while "Christmas "Cheer" - recorded with his roots-y The Boxmasters trio - is not nearly as naughty as that film, one imagines Thornton's "Bad Santa" character, Willie, would get a big kick out of it. That's because it's a redneck Christmas album, which is made abundantly clear when the band starts off »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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