Artist Search: Browse by Artist Name
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z #
Cash Box Kings

Cash Box Kings Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

Welcome to the official artist page for Cash Box Kings – your premier destination for the latest concert tickets, tour announcements, and exclusive shows near you. Dive into the music, explore the artist’s reviews and photos, and never miss another concert moment. Stay updated, stay connected, and be the first to grab tickets for an unforgettable musical experience.
On tour Yes
Followers 3,024
Category Blues
Concerts
Jul
20
The Cheelabration 2024
Thiensville
Tickets
Jul
24
Music On The Rock Concert Series
Rockford
Tickets
Jul
26
Music Box Supper Club
Cleveland
Tickets
Jul
27
Waterville Rotary Blues, Brews, and Brats
Waterville
Tickets
Aug
03
Cafe Carpe (w/ Queen Lee Kanehira)
Fort Atkinson
Tickets
Aug
09
Nanaimo Blues Festival (Aug 8 - Aug 11)
Nanaimo
Tickets
Aug
17
Edmonton Blues Festival (Aug 16 - Aug 18)
Edmonton
Tickets
Oct
12
Bukka White Blues Festival
Aberdeen
Tickets
Nov
08
Blues Heaven (Nov 8 - Nov 9)
Frederikshavn
Tickets
About Cash Box Kings
The Cash Box Kings, according to Living Blues magazine, "are one of the best blues bands in the land." The group, co-led by real-deal Chicago blues vocalist and songwriter Oscar "Mr. 43rd Street" Wilson, and Madison, Wisconsin-based songwriter, harmonica giant and singer Joe Nosek, plays masterfully raw, unvarnished, old-school ensemble blues. Wilson's huge, emotive vocals and Nosek's blistering harmonica fuel their razor-sharp original songs and always incisive reinvention of obscure blues classics. AllMusic says The Cash Box Kings offer up "an enthusiastic celebration of Chicago blues in all of its electric forms...funny and smart...slow grooves and hyper-charged shuffles. The Cash Box Kings don't merely pay homage to the past, they bring tradition into the present [and deliver] a rollicking good time." On their new Alligator Records album, Oscar's Motel (their third for the label and 11th overall), The Cash Box Kings bring contemporary authority and old-school authenticity to each of the album's 11 tracks. The band—featuring guitarist Billy Flynn, drummer Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith, bassist John W. Lauler, and keyboardist Lee Kanehira—opens a door into the intoxicating spirit and sounds of 1950s and 1960s Chicago-based blues, and then they bring it all right up to the minute with Wilson and Nosek's original, instantly memorable songs. For Oscar's Motel, recorded in Chicago and produced by Nosek, The Cash Box Kings made some significant decisions going into the studio. According to Nosek, "While we are never afraid to tackle any subject, we decided to put aside everyday problems and have a bit more fun. So, no songs about COVID and this time nothing too political. Our goal was to have Oscar's Motel be a celebration, an open invitation to leave your troubles behind and have a carefree, down-home, good time." One listen and it's clear the band succeeded. The opening two songs—the driving, cinematic title track (with lyrics so vivid you can just about smell the barbeque) and the funky Down On The South Side, are filled with real life characters ripped straight from Wilson's colorful past. Wilson says, "Such a glorious time. Growing up, there was a tavern on every corner with a band playing and music coming from front porches on every block." From the wickedly good-natured I Can't Stand You (featuring sparring partners Wilson and vocalist Deitra Farr) to the pleading slow blues Trying So Hard to the rollicking Hot Little Mess, Wilson, Nosek and company break out one gloriously jubilant performance after another. In the funny-but-true tale, I Want What Chaz Has, famed bluesman John Nemeth (who's released 11 albums of his own) adds his soulful vocals. On the gospel-inflected, deeply moving Nobody Called It The Blues, the band digs deep in an uplifting performance memorializing and celebrating the long history and healing power of blues music. On the closing Ride Santa Ride, The Cash Box Kings give Chuck Berry and his reindeer a run for their Christmas money. The history of The Cash Box Kings begins in Madison, Wisconsin where Nosek founded the band in 2001. Since 2007, his co-leader has been the charismatic, larger-than-life Chicago blues vocalist Oscar Wilson. Over 20 years apart in age and coming from vastly different backgrounds, the two form an unlikely pair, combining Wilson's indisputably authentic South Side Chicago blues vocals and gritty, street-smart songwriting chops with Nosek's storytelling vocals, dynamic harmonica and witty tunesmithing. According to Wilson, "The Cash Box Kings are a throwback to the golden age of blues with some kickin' fresh young blood. Joe is my best friend in the music world—the band is a marriage made in heaven for both of us." Says Nosek, "We have each other’s backs. We’re family." In their first six years, The Cash Box Kings' top-notch musicianship and deep blues feeling won the band a large and loyal audience across the Midwest. Wilson joined the group in 2007, bringing with him an instantly commanding stage presence and an authoritative vocal style that gives fire-breathing power to the music. A captivating singer, born in Chicago with the blues in his blood and with an encyclopedic knowledge of almost every blues song known to man, Wilson is a natural-born entertainer and a perfect foil for Nosek and the band. Born in 1953 on Chicago's 43rd Street (aka "Muddy Waters Drive"), Wilson grew up in the company of many famous blues artists. Junior Wells, Elmore James, Big Smokey Smothers and close family friend David "Honeyboy" Edwards were all regulars at weekly Friday night fish fries/jam sessions at the Wilson home. Throughout his adulthood, Wilson held regular jobs but was always welcome sitting in with Chicago blues mainstays like Melvin Taylor and Johnny B. Moore. His vocal inspirations range from Muddy Waters, B.B. King and Albert King to Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Rogers and Little Walter, but he mostly sings like Oscar Wilson. When he performs, The Chicago Tribune says, "Oscar Wilson brings a dominant, magisterial presence." A self-described blues fanatic, Nosek, born in Wisconsin in 1974 and raised the Chicago suburbs, spent his youth soaking up as much blues music as he could hear, both live and on record. In his teens, he began sneaking into blues clubs to watch Junior Wells, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Sunnyland Slim and others. Nosek recalls, "Seeing those guys made a huge impression on me and propelled me into wanting to learn how to play the blues." He took up harmonica, quickly cultivating his own aggressive, fluid style. After moving to Madison in the early 1990s, he began sitting in with artists such as Clyde Stubblefield and Luther Allison. Finding like-minded musicians hell-bent on playing raw, rough-edged, hard-charging blues, Nosek formed The Cash Box Kings. They released their first album, Live! At The King Club, in 2003, instantly earning praise from critics and fans, and gaining a reputation as one of the hottest live bands on the circuit. With ten previous releases to their credit and hundreds of live performances under their belts, The Cash Box Kings have won widespread acclaim throughout the blues world. Their Alligator Records debut, 2017's Royal Mint, was named among the Top Ten Blues Albums of the Year by MOJO magazine. 2019's Hail To The Kings! continued the trend, with the band receiving three Blues Music Award nominations, praise from media including NPR, The Chicago Tribune, AllMusic.com, UK's MOJO and Blues & Rhythm, and radio airplay around the world. Living Blues said, "The Cash Box Kings will brighten any party and keep the dance floor crowded. The stand-out vocals of Oscar Wilson and revved-up harmonica of Joe Nosek prime the pump for the band." The Cash Box Kings continue to play major festivals across the U.S. and Europe. They've blown away audiences at the Chicago Blues Festival, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival, the Doheny Blues Festival, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Cincinnati Blues Festival, the Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), the Moulin Blues Festival (Netherlands), the Lucerne Blues Festival (Switzerland), the Baltic Blues Festival (Germany) and the Edmonton Blues Festival (Canada). They have also performed in Belgium, France, Spain and Uruguay, building their worldwide audience one jaw-dropping show at a time. No matter where The Cash Box Kings perform, they bring the music to fuel the party. Between Wilson's natural blues vocal power and Nosek's talent at wringing every last drop of emotion from his harmonica, The Cash Box Kings never fail to wow their longtime fans while earning new ones at every gig. Now, with tour dates scheduled throughout the year, The Cash Box Kings invite everyone to leave their worries at home and check into Oscar's Motel, where the music is always just getting started.
Follow on Bandsintown
Genres
Blues
Band members
Oscar Wilson: Vocals, Billy Flynn: Guitar, John W. Lauler: Bass, Kenny Beedy Eyes Smith: Drums, Joe Nosek: Harmonica and Vocals
What fans are saying
Jim
4 / 5
Great show!
Crystal Corner Bar Madison, WI
Nov 25, 2019
Anonymous
5 / 5
Awesome
Terrace at Memorial Union Madison, WI
May 31, 2024
Similar Artists On Tour
Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy
Keb' Mo'
Keb' Mo'
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Nick Moss Band
Nick Moss Band
Walter Trout
Walter Trout
Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa
Tommy Castro
Tommy Castro
Tinsley Ellis
Tinsley Ellis
Tab Benoit
Tab Benoit
Jimmie Vaughan
Jimmie Vaughan
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
John Primer
John Primer
Cash Box Kings Tour Cities
Thiensville, WI Fort Atkinson, WI Edmonton, AB Rockford, IL Aberdeen, MS Nanaimo, BC Waterville, OH Cleveland, OH Frederikshavn, Denmark

Frequently Asked Questions About Cash Box Kings

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Cash Box Kings on tour?

Yes, Cash Box Kings is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Cash Box Kings concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Cash Box Kings tour is scheduled for 9 dates across 9 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Cash Box Kings scheduled to play?

Cash Box Kings is scheduled to play 9 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Cash Box Kings tour start?

Cash Box Kings’s tour starts Jul 20, 2024 and ends on Nov 08, 2024. They will play 9 cities; their most recent concert was held in Thiensville at the cheel and their next upcoming concert will be in Fort Atkinson at Cafe Carpe.

What venues is Cash Box Kings performing at?

As part of the Cash Box Kings tour, Cash Box Kings is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Jul 20 - Thiensville, WI @ the cheel
Jul 24 - Rockford, IL @ Burpee Museum of Natural History
Jul 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club
Jul 27 - Waterville, OH @ Waterville Rotary Blues, Brews, and Brats
Aug 03 - Fort Atkinson, WI @ Cafe Carpe
Aug 09 - Nanaimo, BC @ Maffeo Sutton Park
Aug 17 - Edmonton, AB @ Klondike Park
Oct 12 - Aberdeen, MS @ Blue Bluff Recreation Area
Nov 08 - Frederikshavn, Denmark @ Arena Nord
Artists
Cities