Story by UEC
Gretsch Drum great Gregg Stocki is hitting the road with the Billy Bob Thornton Band in support of the recent release “Private Radio”. The tour starts in Dublin and goes to London, Liverpool, Hamburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan and Athens. The first week will be rehearsals in London, week 2 is promotional appearances for radio and T.V. and then the shows kick off around April 1st ending in Athens on April 17th. Then on May 16th, the band will appear on the Tonight Show, followed by concerts in Los Angeles on the 18th, San Francisco the 19th, Austin the 22nd, New Orleans ??? In June BBT will tour with Elvis Costello for shows in Denver the 11th, Detroit, Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, and Columbus. Check local venues for final dates and times.
Gregg has been a Gretsch artist for many years and also plays as one of the Rock & Roll Cowboys with the Marty Stuart Band.
About The Billy Bob Thornton Band and Private Radio
Private Radio As anyone who’s seen his movies knows, Thornton’s a natural storyteller with a seriously twisted Gothic streak. With Marty Stuart producing and Dwight Yoakam co-writing one song, Thornton travels all over the Southern musical map without ever getting within 20 miles of an interstate.
The cover of “Lost Highway,” then, is a natural, as are the two songs inspired by wife Angelina Jolie. Other songs celebrate the joys of smoking in bed or wearing a lover’s underwear. Worth hearing, if only for the way that Thornton can sound like a Dixie-fried Tom Waits on one song and, well, an actor making an album on another.
A version of this review originally appeared in USA Today.
Brian Mansfield – CDNOW Senior Editor, Country
Steve Arnold : Bass
Barry Beckett : Organ (Hammond), Piano
Jim Cox : Piano
Brad Davis : Guitar, Vocals (Background)
Don Helms : Guitar (Steel)
Dennis Locorriere : Vocals (Background)
Larry Paxton : Bass
Randy Scruggs : Bass, Guitar
Hank Singer : Fiddle
Gregg Stocki : Drums, Percussion
Marty Stuart : Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals (Background)
Billy Bob Thornton : Drums, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Alvin Batiste : Cover Art
Adam Day : Guitar Technician
Joe Gastwirt : Mastering
Tal Herzberg : Digital Editing
Paul Jamieson : Drum Technician
Holly Lamar : Duet
Jim Mitchell : Engineer, Mixing, Producer
Karen Naff : Package Design
Mark Seliger : Back Cover
Connie Smith : Producer
Marty Stuart : Producer
Mark Valentine : Assistant Engineer