A younger, more bluesy and jazzy version of The Texas Tornados, Copper Box draws inspiration from rock, polka, blues and zydeco. The band has performed small, intimate shows to large, main stage festivals with artists such as Little Big Town, Peter Frampton, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, W.C. Clark and The Doobie Brothers.
Copper Box is a story of two kids who met each other when performing with their families on stages across north central Wisconsin, adding two members and starting a polka band soon after. For about four years, they performed at polka festivals all over the U.S., including being featured at national and international accordion festivals. As time passed, they started writing original material that included influences of zydeco, Cajun, Tex-Mex and Tejano, combined with the sounds of artists like John Fogerty, Bonnie Raitt, Doug Sahm and accordionist Steve “Esteban” Jordan. A key identifier of this distinctly Wisconsin band is the instrumentation, which includes accordion, keys, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, baritone saxophone, vocals, guitar and washboard.