The Boxmasters resurface "Somewhere Down the Road"
Monday, March 23, 2015
– The Boxmasters, the country rock group including actor Billy Bob Thornton, will release their fourth studio album, "Somewhere Down The Road," through 101 Ranch Records on April 7. The disc will be their first in almost exactly six years.
The Boxmasters announced their upcoming tour dates, kicking off April 3 in Greenville, Texas and continuing through May 2 in Temecula, Cal.
"With such a unique and diverse sound, The Boxmasters are sure to impress once again with their newest album," said 101's Vice President of Operations Teresa Vinson. "We are thrilled to have them be a part of our 101 Ranch Record family and we looking forward to their continued success."
Formed in 2007, The Boxmasters consists of Billy Bob Thornton Teddy Andreadis, J.D. Andrew and Brad Davis. The band released three albums in 2008-2009: "The Boxmasters," "Christmas Cheer" and "Modbilly."
The Boxmasters joined 101 Ranch Records' growing roster, which includes esteemed country artist Mark Collie and critically acclaimed bluegrass trio Band of Ruhks.
Tour dates are:
April 3 Greenville, TX Texan Theatre
April 4 Beaumont, TX Jerry Nelson's
April 5 Houston, TX Firehouse Saloon
April 7-8 Franklin, TN Franklin Theatre
April 9 Montgomery, AL Montgomery PAC w/ZZ Top
April 10 Starkville, MS Miss. State w/ZZ Top
April 11 Bossier City, LA Margaritaville
April 12-13 Huntsville, AL Merrimack Hall
April 14-16 Memphis, TN Lafayettes
April 17 Watseka, IL Watseka Theatre
April 18 Springfield, IL Boondocks
April 20 St Charles, IL Arcada Theater
April 22 Edwardsville, IL Wildey Theater
April 23 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
April 24 Clear Lake, IA Surf Ballroom
April 25 Kansas City, KS Bacon, Blues, Rock Fest.
April 26 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
April 28 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
April 30 San Francisco, CA Brick & Mortar
May 1 Napa, CA Uptown Theatre
May 2 Temecula, CA Monte de Oro Winery
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