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Disc two includes cover songs: Tom Rush's Merrimack County to the classic country song Half A Mind (originally made famous by the great Roger Miller) to the Rolling Stones' As Tears Go By to John Hartford's Gentle On My Mind.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