Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters, Eric Tessmer

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters

In late 2017 and 2018, The Boxmasters had the honor to team up with legendary Engineer/Producer Geoff Emerick for an album that Geoff has called, “One of the most exciting
projects I’ve worked on since The Beatles.” The Album “Speck” will be released on June 7th through KeenTone Records /Thirty Tigers. Sadly, before “Speck” was formally released, Geoff passed away.
Known for taking over the engineer’s chair on The Beatle’s albums “Revolver,” “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and more, Geoff added a familiar sonic touch to the sound of The Boxmasters, who have been unapologetic Beatles and British Invasion fans. His work on albums by Badfinger, The Zombies, America and Paul McCartney, among many others, have always been huge influences on The Boxmasters.
Sonically “Speck” touches on all of The Boxmaster’s influences, including The Beatles, The Byrds and Big Star but there are new sonic touches as well. Ukulele, cardboard boxes and the Beatle’s famous “tea towels on the drums” trick pop up on songs throughout the album. “Geoff
really did an amazing job on the mixing of this album and did it in a way that you recognize sounds you’ve known all of your life, but at that same time are in a new way. And I really
loved being able to sit back and enjoy the mixes of an album instead of sweating every tiny detail of every song,” says J.D., who typically mixes all of The Boxmaster’s material.
“Lyrically it deals with every thing from personal relationships to politics, and social issues . The theme being that we are all specks in this universe trying to navigate it , during trying times in the world we still have our own loves, desires , problems and dreams as individuals,” says Bud. “We're just little humans. No matter what our standing is in society”.
The always prolific Bud, J.D. & Teddy have also been working on finishing another long awaited project titled “And Then We Drove” as well as contributing music to an upcoming
independent feature film titled “Spare Room.”
The 2019 “Speck Tour” kicks off in the summer and again the Boxmasters will be traveling from coast to coast. For all of the details on the tour, the album, and anything else of note,
please visit www.TheBoxmasters.com.
Stay tuned! Before you know it The Boxmasters will have another album ready to go!

Eric Tessmer

Eric Tessmer (August 19, 1981) is an American right handed Blues guitarist. He resides in Austin Texas: a city which calls itself "The Live Music Capital of the World".In 2017-2018 Tessmer was named the "Best Guitarist" (Austin Music Awards) in Austin Texas.

Resurrection Road

Damon Dae
Any singer worth their salt was influenced by the greatest entertainers of eras gone by. Most have taken
these inspirations to unique heights of flattery and imitation but nothing more. Its time for a new day.
Damon Dae. Original. Uniquely his own.
With his easily identifiable sultry tenor voice, he is destined to find his place in history amongst the best.
He has the ability-- a gift really-- to take a melody and make you soar, make you submit and make you
sing along.
Born in Sioux City, Iowa, eight year old Damon, the youngest of four, and his family, moved to Fort
Worth, Texas. This is where he was first influenced by attending his big brother Raymond’s band
audition. Now in Los Angeles, Damon is not only an experienced singer but has branched out as a
songwriter & producer.
Not one to hide behind studio tracks, give Damon a microphone and a live audience and see a complete
entertainer. When he sings it, he means it. He'll make you dance up a sweat then melt you with a ballad.
Leaving you as raw emotion sensitive to the touch.
Damon embraces his influences of Jeffery Osborne, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, Luther Vandross,
Peobo Bryson, Michael McDonald but, most of all, his songs and voice are of the original Damon Dae. He
has weathered the trials and tribulations of the average up-and-coming performer and has emerged as
something more. He's a polished professional who's ready for his close-up. Giving you something you
can feel.

Jed Ojeda
Founder of The Mint in 1990, Jed helped ignite an otherwise non-existent music scene in Los Angeles,
helping the likes of Macy Gray, Ben Harper, The Wallflowers, and many, many others to become the
artists they are today. Jed also is a musician/guitarist/songwriter who joined musical forces with Damon
Dae to create “Resurrection Road”. The mission? To resurrect Soul music for soul. Originally a blues
player, Jed was able to absorb the many styles that made their way through the hallowed stage of The
Mint over the years, to create a sound of his own. The result is the fresh soulful sound you will hear with
RESURRECTION ROAD.

$50 advance - $60 day of show

Tickets

  • 8:00 - Resurrection Road
  • 9:00 - Eric Tessmer
  • 10:30 - Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters

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