Actor and yes drummer/vocalist Billy Bob Thornton along with his country rock and roll band will be performing at the Choctaw Casino in Grant, OK on April 15, 2017.
The Boxmasters were founded in Bellflower, California in 2007. It features Academy Award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton playing the drummer and vocalist, with J.D. Andrew on rhythm guita, Danny Baker (aka Unknown Hinson) on bass guitar, Brad Davis doing vocals and playing lead guitar, and Michael Wayne Butler on guitars and lap steel. The group has released three albums on Vanguard Records.
During its early days, the band played several live shows in the California area, as well as in Tecate, Mexico. From mid-2008 to late 2008, the group embarked on a tour across the United States, ending in Los Angeles. It also played for the March 2009 South by Southwest conference. The group went on to play in Canada in early 2009. In the aftermath of a controversial interview on the CBC Radio One program Q in early-April 2009, in which Thornton labeled his Canadian audience ‘mashed potatoes with no gravy’, the band stopped its Canadian tour early. It resumed touring in mid-April 2009 in the United States.
The band released Modbilly on Vanguard on April 21, 2009. The Houston Press praised the album, saying that it “confirms that Billy Bob Thornton’s writing talents aren’t confined to his Oscar-winning screenplays. The band is calling their 2017 tour the Tea Surfing Tour.
You can purchase your tickets online here. Show begins at 8 p.m.