In Nashville, the two met Kenny Mims, and the three of them created a new sound for the band, mixing the acoustic power of Led Zeppelin III with similarly styled folk, bluegrass, and country influences. In 1994 the band was signed to Capitol Records and released an album entitled Stomp Revival in Mid 1995. The band toured with some major acts during 1995-1996, including Bob Seger and Santana. During these touring years the band also featured Jason Dunaway on bass and Mickey Grimm on drums. During early 1996, Kenny Mims left the band and was replaced by former Walk The West fiddle/mandolin player Tramp.
The band's relationship with Capitol soured and they split with the label, releasing their second album, "Traveler's Companion" on their own SuperDuperRecordings imprint. Sometime in late 1996, Jason and Mickey left the band, yet Johnson, Ward and Tramp soldiered on as a three piece. Traveler's Companion continued with their brand of self-described "Power Folk" music and featured a guest vocal appearance by fellow alt-country pioneer Lucinda Williams. In mid-1999 Bryan Ward exited the fold and the band recruited Nick Nguyen to handle guitar duties.
Bonepony continued to tour the US and Canada with a break-neck schedule of 200 plus dates a year. Bonepony's current lineup, Scott Johnson, Nicolas Nguyen, and Kenny Wright is responsible for the bands fourth studio CD, Feeling It. The effort pulls the Bonepony sound more towards the electric rock bands of the seventies, while still managing to stomp their way through rural tracks like "Lonely" and "Farewell". Bonepony is currently on tour in support of their live concert DVD Celebration Highway. Filmed at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville, the release captures the band's energetic live show and feature songs from all of their studio releases as well as unreleased songs seldom performed live.
Guest musicians Mickey Grimm, Jason Dunaway and Chris Carmichael make Celebration Highway a memorable Bonepony show. www.boneponystuff.com www.bonepony.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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