Jimmie Bones and the Crooks

Jimmie Bones and the Crooks

The Artisanals, Half/Brother

Tue · March 6, 2018

7:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

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This event is 21 and over

Jimmie Bones and the Crooks
Jimmie Bones and the Crooks
Jimmie Bones is most widely known as the blues and soul influenced roots rock and roller at the piano, organ, harmonica, and backing vocals with Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker Band as well as being a solo artist, singer/songwriter playing driving piano and delivering greasy, soulful lead vocals as he fronts his band The Snakebit Wanderers. Bones broke away from a few years of formal keyboard training which began at age ten and immersed himself in the music that spoke to him. His classroom was anywhere that had a piano and a record player and his professors were Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Otis Spann, Big Maceo Merriweather, Johnnie Johnson, Billy Preston, Booker T. Jones, Earl Van Dyke, Nicky Hopkins, Ian Stewart, Ian McLagan, and so many others who graced the early Blues, R & B Soul, and Rock and Roll records that Jimmie was and is still addicted to.
Jimmie Bones was born James Trombly in Detroit, Michigan at a time when both the automobile and the music industries were thriving there. If you didn't work directly for the "Big Three" building cars you worked in one of the companies that supplied them to keep the assembly lines rolling out cars that defined the "Motor City" and also gave a name to a record label called MOTOWN that would impact pop music forever and leave a profound impact on the heart, soul and ears of a young kid who would later become known as Jimmie Bones. The radio was always playing and Jimmie was not only hearing the R & B Soul of the time but also the sounds that the world was falling in love with coming from the "British Invasion" lead by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Bones was drawn right in with everyone else which eventually lead to exploration of what those groups were influenced by which was Blues and early roots Rock and Roll.
By the time Jimmie got into high school, music had cast it's spell and he began to get together with other young musicians forming bands and doing gigs at school dances and the local VFW teen dances. When there wasn't a paying gig Bones and company were playing for groups of friends in garages and basements mostly until the police arrived to turn down the volume or in many cases shut down the party. In the best case scenarios the cops would hang out and listen for a bit as a break from their more serious work. Soon Bones began to gig in the Detroit club scene and found himself not only fronting his own band Jimmie Bones and the Graverobbers but also being called upon to record and do shows with many Detroit acts as a sideman keyboardist. This lead Bones into a stint as part of the backing band for an artist signed by RCA records named Robert Bradley. Bones tracked on the debut record and toured with Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise. It was during the sessions for the first Robert Bradley record that Jimmie met a young artist who was working on one of his own independent releases in the B room of that same studio. That young artist who went by the name of Kid Rock asked Jimmie to lay some piano tracks and soon do some live shows on keys as part of his band. In time Bones would eventually become Kid Rock's full time keyboardist both recording and touring as a member of The Twisted Brown Trucker Band. Bones soon began contributing backing vocals and harmonica as well as co-writing credits with Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker. Jimmie's co-wrotes include 'Yeah Yeah Yeah', 'Better Days', and 'You Can't Take Me', from the multi platinum Uncle Kracker debut "Double Wide". Bones also contributed heavily throughout Uncle Kracker's "Double Wide" on keyboards and backing vocals notably the B-3, Wurlitzer, and backing vocals on the hit single "Follow Me". Bones has taken his wood shed, street level musical education with him into a career that has found him onstage and in the studio with not only Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker but also Bob Seger, Peter Wolf, Sheryl Crow, Billy Gibbons, R. L. Burnside, Hank Williams Jr., Beth Hart, Mark Farner, Brad Whitford, Derek St. Holmes, Dick Wagner, and many others.
As a singer/songwriter and recording artist Jimmie Bones has completed his debut solo record 'Snakebit and Wandering' now available on Funky D Records. Produced by Martin 'Tino' Gross, 'Snakebit and Wandering' is a mix of Bones' blues, soul, roots rock and roll influences poured into his gritty singing, playing, and songwriting. Tino Gross and Jimmie Bones are the pair who collaborated on the critically acclaimed R. L. Burnside release 'A Bothered Mind' on Fat Possum Records.
The Artisanals
The Artisanals
Somewhere on a dusty road or a well traveled interstate, right at this very moment, a rock n’ roll band is pounding the rock. They’re probably wearing the same clothes they had on yesterday, and reminiscing about last night’s gig. Inspired by a guitar lick that cuts to the bone or a melody that lingers on refrain, this band is following a path forged by countless other musicians who’ve lived and died in dive bars or ‘made it’ with their posters taped to bedroom walls. What makes this band of brothers any different? This band is The Artisanals.

Johnny Delaware grew up in a small South Dakota town surrounded by cornfields and dirt roads. For 19 years, he lived in a wide-eyed perspective baptized in the setting of a John Mellencamp song. In order to personally evolve and carry out his musical destiny, Delaware knew that the heartland wind would have to blow him around the country. Eventually, Delaware would move to Charleston, SC and team up with guitarist Clay Houle, drummer Josh Hoover, and bassist Eric Mixon to form The Artisanals in late 2016. Within a year of forming, The Artisanals dropped their four-track debut EP, Literally, Anywhere, and promptly received critical acclaim from Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Daytrotter, PopMatters.

Now, The Artisanals are set to drop their debut self-titled full length album. Produced by Wolfgang Zimmerman and set to release on AWAL on September 21, 2018, The Artisanals, is the first ever record to come out of the Magic Barn - an Iowa studio-converted-barn that features the Neve console and gear from NYC’s now defunct Magic Shop Studio which recorded David Bowie’s last two albums, Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, and can be seen on Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways.

With sonic influences ranging from the heartland rock of Bruce Springsteen (“Angel 42”), and neo-psychedelia anthems of My Morning Jacket (“Pound The Rock”), to the dream-pop work of The Cars and The War On Drugs (“Drag”), The Artisanals 10-track LP showcases Delaware and Houle’s knack for writing hooks as well as their ear for quality production. The album utilizes everything from a gong, organ, piano, sitar, french horn, trombone, and koto, to a string section sourced from the nearby University of Iowa. Mastered by Howie Weinberg, (Spoon, Ryan Adams, Nirvana), there’s no filler on The Artisanals. From start to finish, this record is a straight banger.
dad rock for non-dads
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003