Boxcars grace Cashbox cover

The Boxcars are featured on the cover of the May 2 issue of Cashbox magazine, in celebration of the position of their debut album atop this week’s Cashbox bluegrass chart.

This latest bluegrass supergroup is anchored by Adam Steffey on mandolin and Ron Stewart on banjo, with Keith Garrett on guitar, John Bowman on fiddle and Harold Nixon on bass. Congratulations on the cover, guys!

Cashbox was once among the premiere music business publications, launching in the 1940s to report on the then burgeoning juke box trade. It expanded to include radio play and record sales, and published weekly until the magazine folded in 1996. It has been resurrected as an online journal, still publishing weekly, with a small number of commemorative print editions each year.

They have been very generous to bluegrass and roots music of late, with both Wade Mainer and Mumford & Sons serving as cover artists so far in 2011. New issues appear each Wednesday online.