Boxcar Bandits

Boxcar Bandits

 Denton, Texas, USA

North Texas Skunkgrass!


Boxcar Bandits: North Texas Skunkgrass power trio and friends, homegrown in Denton, TX since 2006. Equally at home at a beer joint or concert hall, back porch or street corner, the group melds bluegrass, old-time, western swing and country with the sounds of string band instruments to create their signature Skunkgrass sound. Boxcar Bandits’ first album, “Smells Like Grass” was released in 2008, and a live set, “Live at Dan’s Silver Leaf”, was released in 2011; both are available on Break-a-Pick Records. They are currently at work in the studio finishing mixing for their third album, “A Tribute to Doc Watson.”

From 2010-2015 the Boxcar Bandits had a weekly residency in Denton, first at Dan’s Silver Leaf, next at Hailey’s, and then at Mulberry Street Cantina. The band continues touring throughout the United States. They have also opened for such acts as Junior Brown, John Cowan, Greensky Bluegrass, Mountain Sprout, Packway Handle Band, Milkdrive and Cornmeal. In the Fall of 2012, the Boxcar Bandits were nominated for a Dallas Observer Music Award in Best Roots/Americana category.


SXSW (Austin TX)
NX35 (Denton TX)
35 Conferette (Denton TX)
35 Denton

Irving Bicycle Fest

Lake Ray Roberts GreenFest (2X)

Wildflower Festival (Richardson TX)
Cottonwood Festival (Richardson TX)
Coppell OaktoberFest (Coppell TX)
Red River Revel (Shreveport LA)
PawlessFest (Gainesville TX)


"Smells Like Grass" (Break-A-Pick Records 2008)
"Live at Dan's Silver Leaf" (Break-A-Pick Records 2011)

Set List

The Bandits have 4+ hours of material, including:

Original Tunes
Old Time Tunes
Fiddle Tunes
Bluegrass Classics
Swing Standards

And random covers including:

Willie Nelson
Harry Nillson
Cee-Lo Green
Guy Clark
Merle Haggard
Buck Owens
The Beatles
Kris Kristofferson
Bob Dylan
Willis Alan Ramsey
Bob Wills
and more!

*we honor any request accompanied with a round of whiskey