The Boxmasters were formed long ago when W.R. 'Bud' Thornton went in to a fast food chicken restaurant in Bellflower, California and got in an argument with the young man working the counter over a coleslaw incident. That young man was J.D. "J.D." Andrew. The incident turned out to be a misunderstanding and the two had a laugh about it and they became fast friends. They started hanging out together and eventually discovered that they had both come to California in search of the big time in the world of ELECTRIC HILLBILLY Music, W.R. 'Bud' from Hot Springs, Arkansas and J.D. from Gypsum, Kansas. They also shared a love of 60's pop and rock music and the 60's in general. They decided to combine those things and form a band. But, they needed at least one more member J.D. knew a talented, lead guitar player named Micheal Wayne Butler from Brattleboro, Vermont. They formed 'The Boxmasters' and rehearsed for months in J.D.'s apartment or 'Flat' as the British Invasion groups called it. They played small club dates around Bellflower, Long Beach, Hawthorne, Downey, Southgate and even as far as the Inland Empire as well as a couple of shows in Tecate, Mexico. And so the Boxmasters were born. The music by Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters are cover songs, ranging from bands ranging from The Beatles to The Rollins Stones and The Who. Billy Bob Thornton also writes a lot of songs for the band, many funny and most southern in storytelling messages and styles. You don't want miss this amazing group of artists!