A little something about us

Tired of the same old cover bands?    Then try a new mix of New Orleans funk and original music.     Formed in 2015 the Rhythm Bones are all veteran musicians playing a blend of original and cover material very much steeped in the blues and funk that has always informed their music. It is at times rocking at other times bluesy, funky and soulful.    If you come, come to dance, come to have a good time and a few laughs.

The band has been featured performers for both the Seafood Blues and Jazz fest and the Cape Fear Blues Festival.   The band puts on energetic and engaging performances - if you love the Neville Brothers, Dr John, BB King and Etta James you'll love this band.     

The core band is a 5 piece group but can expand when need to include another guitarist and a full horn section.    Hear some of the expanded band live at the Cape Fear Blues Festival here.

Check out the Calendar for additional dates.

Jim Nelson Piano & Vocals  - a songwriter, singer and piano player; Jim is steeped in the music of the New Orleans piano professors from his native south Louisiana upbringing.  Selections from his 3 independent CD releases can be viewed here.

David Bolton- Guitar & Vocals - A long time denizen of the blues scene from the Piedmont to the coast David is also an accomplished songwriter and singer.   See his solo website here

Al Payson - Bass - Bassist, audio engineer, producer - Al has worn many hats over a varied career including stints with Jose Feliciano, The Drifters, The Coasters and The Burr Johnson Band.   Check out his website here.

Dean Brennan - Tenor sax man for multiple bands from the Bay Area to the East Coast.   

Paul Baker - Drums, Birthed into a skinless Tibetan lag-na drum. Paul was destined to learn the ritual rhythms of the jhakri shamans of Nepal but at the age of 2, was banished from his village for recruiting villagers into his militant kazoo crew. After trying and failing over 30 years to make the kazoo an Olympic sport, a chance meeting with current member Dave Bolton inspired Paul to try the blues.