Boxcar Bandits began when Texas Rex enlisted the help of some local musicians and began performing under the moniker in February 2006 in their town of Denton, TX. Early incarnations of the Bandits featured J. Paul Slavens (ex. Ten Hands) and Tamara Cauble (Telegraph Canyon). Equally at home at a beer joint or concert hall, the Bandits meld old-time, bluegrass, western swing and country with the sounds of string band instruments to create the “North Texas Skunkgrass” sound. The Bandits first album, “Smells Like Grass” was self-released in 2008. They have taken their show on the road throughout their home state of Texas and continue touring throughout the southern half of the United States, and perform every Monday at Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton when they are not on the road. In the Summer of 2011 the band signed with Flight Music Group for a Fall release of their next record, “Live at Dan’s Silverleaf”.
Break them strings!