The Boxcars – new band in 2010

The Boxcars - Ron Stewart, Harold Nixon, Adam Steffey, John Bowman, Keith GarrettIt’s December, so that means it’s time for more band explosions.

Next up is The Dan Tymisnki Band. It was a great ride while it lasted, and everyone who had a chance to catch them live should cherish the memory. With Alison Krauss headed back into the studio, and planning to tour in 2010, Dan and Barry Bales will be tied up with AKUS. So Adam Steffey and Ron Stewart have helped start a new group that has also decimated Blue Moon Rising.

They will be known as The Boxcars with Steffey on mandolin, Stewart on banjo, John Bowman on fiddle, and former Blue Moon Rising members Harold Nixon on bass and Keith Garrett on guitar. Both Bowman and Garrett are outstanding vocalists, and Steffey will also contribute his distinctive vocal style to the band’s sound.

They will be in the studio quite soon, planning to release a debut CD in the first quarter of 2010. According to Mike Drudge, who will represent the band, they are in discussion with a label but nothing has been finalized.

Mike says that they will do some dates soon in support of Adam Steffey’s new CD, One More For the Road, and that he is now accepting dates for them in 2010 and beyond.

We’ll find out more about this intriguing new group in the next few days, and report back on their plans, plus what will happen with both Blue Moon Rising, and JD Crowe & The New South, where Bowman had been playing bass.

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