BILLY BOB THORNTON and the BOXMASTERS
at SANTA FE STATION
Sat 8:00 PM
The Boxmasters sound is steeped in 1960s rock 'n' roll, but has evolved over time from a strong rockabilly bent to a gritty, twangy combination of rock, country and pop that evokes the style of everyone from early Warren Zevon and the Byrds to Ry Cooder and the BoDeans.
Thornton's vocals bear a striking resemblance to those of Zevon, the late, legendary Los Angeles songwriter and performer known for such classics as "Lawyers, Guns and Money," "Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me," "Carmelita, "Desperadoes Under the Eaves" and, of course, "Werewolves of London." The two were Hollywood neighbors for a time in the late 1980s and quickly built a friendship based on a shared affliction — obsessive compulsive disorder.