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.
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.
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.