Boogie Bone Makes Magic With Perfect Combination of Talented, Skilled Musicians
June 30, 2008
Boogie Bone is: Jake Johnson, lead vocals, Portland, Ore.; Steven Dee Williams, guitar, Honolulu, HI; Steve Snyder, saxophone, harmonica, keyboard, La Grande, Ore.; Henry Gavaldon, bass, Phoenix, AZ; and Todd Stevens, drums, Walla Walla, Wash.
These guys have known each other and played together in different bands and styles over the past 20 years, but never all in the same band at the same time. What you notice right away are tight breaks, crisp endings that catch you off guard and a band with an attitude that is at the same time humble and fun-loving.
This is how it all began: Drummer Stevens was contacted by a friend with the PDX Brewers Club to see if he could throw together some music for the clubs' winter party. So he called Johnson to see if he was interested; Johnson said, "why not," and called Dee.