the laughing bones

the laughing bones

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COLORADO'S BEST ALT-COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS ROCKERS MAKING IT IN THE MOUNTAINS!

Biography

THE LAUGHING BONES WERE FORMED ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN DAVE PERRON, MIKE JEFFRIES, RICH ZIMMERMAN, AND PAUL WATINAS MERGED TOGETHER TO PLAY A FEW SHOWS AROUND VAIL, CO. RICH AND PAUL MOVED TO BOULDER TO PURSUE THEIR BLUEGRASS TRIO SLIPSTREAM. DAVE AND MIKE PICKED UP PETE DANFORTH TO PLAY THE BASS, AND PATRICK PADGETTE THE BANJO. WE HAD OUR BUDDY KARL ON THE DRUMS, BUT HE MOVED AND WE FOUND BRIAN BONTRAGER TO PICK THOSE UP. BRIAN KNEW BOB, SO HE JOINED, MIKE MOVED TO L.A., AND THAT LEAVES US WITH OUR CURRENT LINE-UP. WE'VE BEEN IN THIS CONFIGURATION SINCE 1-7-06. THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE OUR MUSIC IS PROBABLY AMERICANA ROCK, THAT IS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY BLUEGRASS. THINK ROLLING STONES 'LET IT BLEED', MEETS LEFTOVER SALMON, MEETS JOHNNY CASH. WE HAVE PLAYED WITH DARK STAR ORCHESTRA, DREW EMMIT BAND, GREAT AMERICAN TAXI, VINCE HERMAN, THE YOUNG DUBLINER'S, AND MANY OTHERS. ALSO WE HAVE HEADLINED HUNDREDS OF SHOWS THROUGHOUT COLORADO. WHAT SETS US APART FROM OTHER BANDS IS THAT NO ONE CAN HANG WITH US. CHECK OUT MYSPACE.COM/THELAUGHINGBONES

Discography

JUST PLAYED LIVE AT KZYR

LIVE VIDEO FEEDS FROM STATEBRIDGE WHEN WE OPENED FOR DARK STAR ON OUR MTSPACE PAGE

Set List

TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS
JOHNNY CASH
MERLE HAGGARD
WILCO
RYAN ADAMS
WOODY GUTHRIE
WILLIE NELSON
TRADITIONAL BLUES
THE GRATFUL DEAD
WHISKEY TOWN
R.E.M.
VIOLENT FEMMES
THE ROLLING STONES
NIRVANA
THE LAUGHING BONES

OUR SETS VARY FROM ONE 7HOUR MARATHON, TO A FEW SHORTER SETS. TYPICALLY WE DO AN HOUR AND 15 MINUTES. TAKE A SHORT BREAK , DO AN HOUR AND A HALF. THEN A HALF HOUR ENCORE.