The Boxmasters came to Buffalo last night. This was my first time seeing them live. I’ve always been a big fan of Billy Bob Thornton and his acting career. I was excited to learn that he was in a band and I fell in love with their music over the years.
The entire show was great and I enjoyed every minute of it! I got stand right up front and high fived Billy as he passed by. They told many great stories about the songs and their travels throughout the tour. The band sang many of my favorite songs and Billy was very engaging with the audience.
Since I was attending the show, I wanted to make all three of the original Boxmasters (Billy Bob, JD, and Teddy) a gift. I was lucky enough to have Johnny Cash, BB King, and Beatles records to paint on. All of those musicians have inspired their music and careers.
Billy Bob's (Johnny Cash Record):
Teddy's (B.B King Record):
JD's (Beatles Record):
It was getting late and there were a lot of people who wanted to meet the band. So they had encouraged everyone to move quickly throughout the line to get our pictures taken. I honestly didn’t want my picture to be taken (it was hot and I’ve been standing in heels for over 5 hours) and just wanted a pic of the guys to holding up the records. But when it was my turn, my nerves struck me and everything was happening so fast. I just handed them each their record and quickly introduced myself. All three of them took the time to stop and look at them. They all flipped them over and shared with each other which record they had. Billy pulled me in for the photo. Right after, he told me that these were the nicest gifts they ever received and no one had ever done anything like this for them before. He was very thankful and touched by the gesture. I gave each of them a hug and thanked them for their time. As I was about to leave, the promotor who booked the show stopped me. He asked me a few questions about my records and how I made them. The Promoter told me that he had booked The Boxmasters 4 times in Buffalo and he has never seen anyone do what I’ve done for them. He thanked me for taking the time to make them a special gift and he knew they truly appreciated it.
To top off my night when I got home, I emptied out my tote bag I got with the Meet and Greet. I was supposed to get a copy of their latest album, “In Stereo”. Instead I got a copy of “Somewhere down the Road.” This was the album that turned me on to their music. Needless to say, I'm very grateful for this entire experience.