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.


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Upcoming Events

Previous events

Bend Roots Revival

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Midtown Corridor - More info on

The 17th year celebration of local music and education. Visit for set times, location, and specific information.

Keep Your Head Up

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A community fundraising concert to raise funds for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) - Oregon Chapter. Headlined by Billy and the Box Kid.

Bend Roots Live Radio Show

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Silver Moon Brewing, Bend

Billy and the Box Kid live radio show with the founder/creative director of Bend Roots Revival Festival, Mark Ransom. Live at Silver Moon Brewing. Listen live on KPOV 88.9 FM or Live Stream on Bend Roots Revival's YouTube channel.

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