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Billy Bob Thorton and The Boxmasters

#21 Billy Bob Thornton Reduced
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BILLY BOB…BOXMASTER!: Actor/singer/songwriter Billy Bob Thornton makes a rare local appearance June 14.
Wednesday June 14, 2023 07:30 PM EDT
Cost: $50+
CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends: Let’s face it, movie star Thornton wouldn’t be able to charge this much for his music without folks wanting to see a full-fledged celebrity up close and personal in an intimate venue. That’s not to demean the cool, edgy, moody Americana he creates with Boxmasters, a band whose most recent release was over 15 years ago. And, you have to admire a guy who featured Col. Bruce Hampton in his breakout movie, Slingblade. — HH

From the venue:

Formed in 2007, The Boxmasters have recorded an impressive and diverse catalogue of music that touches on their love of a wide array of influences, but most importantly, the rock and roll of the 1960’s. Listening to The Boxmasters, one can hear obvious odes to the Beatles, Byrds and Beach Boys, but also important to The Boxmasters are The Mothers of Invention, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Big Star. 

Since forming The Boxmasters, several long-time friends have contributed to the sound of the band, but the core of The Boxmasters has always been Andrew and Thornton. As primary songwriters, the sound of the Boxmasters has been an evolution as the duo constantly strive to find new inspiration, new sounds and new ways of expressing what is in their hearts and on their minds. But at the core, there is a backbeat, a lyric with meaning and music played with emotion.

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