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Sandy Bone

posted Aug 9, 2010, 4:42 PM by Kim Nayyer   [ updated Aug 20, 2010, 1:40 AM ]

Sandy Bone who is a  long-time stalwart of the Canadian music scene was born in the nation's capital, Sandy was deeply  influenced by music he heard at an early age growing up in Chicago and Africa, and has since been performing, recording and touring around the globe for many a year. The twist is, he spent much of that time in the drum seat, and although he has played a myriad of styles and genres, his love for blues and his trademark shuffles have been a dominant influence on his career to date. 

~ The list of musicians he's played and/or recorded with over the years is substantial and impressive. You may have seen or heard him on record, playing a festival, or in your favourite watering hole anywhere in or between New Orleans to Toronto, Vancouver to Halifax, Texas to Whitehorse or Tokyo to Haida Gwaii .

~ From 1995 to 2004 Sandy would most often be seen on drums , vocals, and guitar (not to mention his songwriting) with his JUNO-nominated band, The Twisters, with whom he recorded three records and won The Canadian Independent Music Award for "Best Blues Record of 2003". Sandy was awarded eight times "Best Canadian Blues Drummer" by Real Blues Magazine (1995-2003), "Best Canadian Blues Songwriter" (2003) and thrice nominated by The Maple Blues Awards , "Best Canadian Blues Drummer" (1999, 2000 & 2003 ) . 

 ~ Since 2004 he has been honing his skills as a songwriter and guitarist and has re-emerged as a force to be reckoned with, fronting his new band SandyBone & The Breakdown . Playing and singing a repertoire, much of which is original composition, the strong influence of blues, his many years in music and countless miles on the road are felt immediately, with tastes of country, rockabilly, folk, cajun and rock & roll all making their voices heard in his heartfelt tales of life and death, women and whiskey, home fires and travel, love and heartbreak and of course, trains. http://www.myspace.com/sandybone