Rhythm Bones are an ancient percussion instrument, that is commonly made from animal bones or various woods. They are often played in Traditional Folk Music, including Irish, Appalachian Mountain, Bluegrass, and Country Blues.
Black River Coffee is fresh roasted gourmet ultra smooth micro batch. Watch the video to see a glimpse into the process of small batch roasting and rattlin’ them bones. Music by Sláinte.
For new bones players, it can be overwhelming to try to choose the right set of rhythm bones. This video compares various sets of bones made from cow rib and shin, to various types of woods. It will help you discover the specific sound you’re after.
This is a follow-up to “The Sound of Rhythm Bones”, which explores the various tones that a pair of bones can make. It’s intended to help you further refine the specific sound you want.
In this video (4) complimentary rhythms are played using different sets of rhythm bones, synchronized to a tune.
I had a wonderful experience recording rhythm bones for
Jon Harrington of east coast Celtic Rock Band, Sláinte. We collaborated on an original tune, called “The Musical Priest”.
Asheville Musician & Busker, Lyle Rickards was kind enough
to let me record bones for a non-album version of his song “Waterbound” from Come Down Where We Oughta Be.
For me, it’s all about God, family, and friends. I enjoy roasting coffee and playing rhythm bones. Occasionally, I play bones for kids at school, taking them on a musical tour from Ireland to Appalachia, then down to the Piedmont, over to the Delta, and back up to the Midwest for some “Joplin Ragtime”.
Rhythm Bones Players & Associated Musicians:
Rhythm Bones Society
Scott C. Miller (2004 World Bones Champion)
Graham Hargrove Percussionist
Brad Dutz, Percussionist
Freeman Davis “Brother Bones”
Barry “Bones” Patton
Dom Flemons “The American Songster”
Carolina Chocolate Drops
David Bragger | Old-Time Tiki Parlour
Abby “The Spoon Lady”