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Drummer Gregg Stocki to Tour with Billy Bob Thornton Band

Drummer Gregg Stocki to Tour with Billy Bob Thornton Band

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)

Production Credits

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