Banjo Bones

The Dark Side of Americana

About Banjo Bones

Meet Mr. Bones

 Under the tagline “the dark side of Americana,” Banjo Bones sings themes of the present in a voice of the past, always staying true to the dark aesthetic concept. With lyrical content that spans the introspective to the esoteric, Banjo Bones combines elements of roots music into a genre defying style that borrows in equal portions from rock, blues, country, jazz, and folk. Whiskey infused philosopher, frustrated poet, and wannabe cowboy, Banjo Bones takes listeners on a journey filled with the musical landscape equivalent to Death Valley, as told by a pallet of characters that would be perfectly at home in a Fante or Bukowski book.

Meet the Band

Banjo Bones performs in a variety of formats including solo, as a duo accompanied by either Giorgi Khokhobashvili on violin or John Lowrey on harmonica, or full band by adding Ron Smit on bass and Steve Gust on drums and percussion.

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Influences

Banjo Bones has been accused of being the lovechild of a marriage between Tom Waits and Elvis Costello.  While we think there could be much worse insults, we think it is important to give a nod to Johnny Cash, Chris Whitley, Bruce Springsteen, Townes Van Zandt and Lucinda Williams as well.

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