Story by UEC
Gretsch endorser, Gregg Stocki recently recorded with Hollywood’s Billy Bob Thornton for an Album titled “Private Radio” on Lost Highway Records. The Actor’s project is scheduled for released on Sept.11. Joining Gregg for the session was fellow band mate Steve Arnold, also with Marty Stuarts’s Band. Both are seen here in the photo taken at Thornton’s LA studio with Billy Bob and Matt Damon. “I don’t think he[Matt] plays an instrument but I did give him a few tambourine lessons so he could participate in the jam we had at the end of the day” as Gregg recalls.
Gregg explains how he got involved…”We originally got hooked up with Billy when we did the score for his yet to be released film entitled ‘Daddy and Them.’ It stars Billy, Laura Dern, Andy Griffith, Jim Varney, John Prine and Kelly Preston. We’ve since done another movie called ‘Waking Up in Reno’ which should be out this fall.”
“Private Radio” will feature mostly Thornton’s originals with a few covers. A second album is in the works as well that is all 60’s cover tunes such as Kicks by Paul Revere & The Raiders and Love is All Around by The Troggs. It will be released on BBT Records and the date has yet to be announced. 2 videos were shot in support of the upcoming album. While in LA, Gregg and the band celebrated a surprise birthday party for Billy thrown by his wife Angelina Jolie.