Billy and the Box Kid emerged as a duo in the Bend open mic scene when singer-songwriter Anderson Koenig (also known as Billy) and Scottie McClelland (the Box Kid) collided, both searching for an outlet for their musical talent. They combined Koenig's fast-paced acoustic country Rock'n Roll with McClelland's high-energy and distinctive style of playing the Cajon aka "box drum". The band has since expanded into a five-piece group with the addition of Tommy Lutz on mandolin, Ryan Harris on lead blues guitar, and Ben Woessner on bass, helping to create a unique sound for the group. Their music is influenced by 1950s Rockn' Roll, country, and bluegrass, with a hint of Southern blues. Their mission is to get folks out on the dance floor and stomping their feet.
Based in Bend, OR.