July 19, 2012, 4:19 pm
Boogie Bone is a band that takes the blues to a special place! The guys will be rockin our Friday Early Escape Cruise tomorrow afternoon. (7/20)
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. BOOGIE BONE
Howlin’ Jake Johnson - Vocals
Steven Dee Williams - Guitar
Steve Snyder - Sax, Harp, Flute
Randy Herbert - Drums
Ben Laing - Bass
Since forming in 2006, Boogie Bone has emerged as influential contributors to the fertile blues scene in Portland, Oregon. Their style has brought comparisons from Lead Belly to Led Zeppelin and many artists in between.
In four years they have released three critically acclaimed self-produced records and shared the stage with blues legends: Coco Montoya, Rick Estrin and the Night Cats, Tab Benoit, and Duke Robillard. In 2010 they were invited to the prestigious Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival (the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi). Pro-Bone-O, their latest album, is already considered by critics to be their best effort and the album is receiving world wide airplay since it’s release in January 2011.
The song-writing duo of guitarist Steven Dee Williams and vocalist Jake Johnson is a creative force that weaves clever lyrics with deft musical offerings. Oregon Music Hall of Fame multi-instrumentalist Steve Snyder brings a Swiss army knife approach to musicianship, playing three saxophones, harmonica, flute, and keyboards. This versatility enables the band to easily shape shift from traditional blues to rockers, and from jump blues to funk masters. The rhythm section of Randy Herbert and Ben Laing provide the foundation that allows the band to spring in whichever direction the composition demands.
Some of the band’s accolades include:
• 2010 Muddy nomination for Best New Act
• 2010 Muddy Nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Band
• 2009 & 2010 Muddy Nomination for Performance of the Year
• 2009 & 2010 Muddy Nomination for Male Vocalist of the year
• 2009 Northwest Album of the Year (Bone-A-Fied).