Underground Interview With Jim Bone
Now you’re messin’ with a day tripper, Jim Bone. Born in Little Rock, AK, Jim found his way to Salt Lake City and then to the Sierras of Northern California where he found himself immersed in the music and culture of West Coast psychedelic and punk rock.
Jim then returned to Salt Lake City and started Burial Benefits with Eric Platske, Skin N’ Bones with Gary Turnier, and later joined Little Women as a drummer. After touring with Little Women for a while, his daughter was born, after which he found himself as one of the founders of the Jackmormons with fellow songwriter Jerry Joseph of Widespread Panic and the Drive-By Truckers.
He eventually started Purdymouth with some friends such as Derrek Wright, producing three records together. Jim is currently working on a brand new studio record in Salt Lake City and continues to perform at bars and venues across Utah.
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Modern Americana. Think singer/songwriter rock n’ roll marinated in a concoction of bluegrass, folk, RnB, psychedelic, punk, and country. Simple, yet sophisticated.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
My mom said this is what it is.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Van Morrison, Grateful Dead, Butthole Surfers, Black Flag, and anyone from Purdymouth, WV.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Recently put out a full length Double LP called “1:1 & 1:2 (The Rapture Will Be Televised). Currently at Man VS Music studios working on another studio record with The Dig. “Back To The Gray” coming out Fall 2021
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Same thing we do night, Pinky. Try to take over the world.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Can’t Believe, from my newest record. It’s fast, fun, and Keith Richards-esque. It cuts straight to the chase in pointing out the many wonders of the world, and the horrids that lay around every turn. It’s real and sincere!
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
There are no words to explain the process of creating art.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media has changed everything. Artists are artists for a reason. We need them to tell us how to do life. All people are not artists. Social media makes those things very confusing, and without social media, there is no legitimacy. Roll with the changes!
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Key Lime Pie - Camper Van Beethoven
Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendez
Pusherman - Curtis Mayfield
Fly Me Courageous - Drivin N Cryin
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
World-class freestyle skier training for the olympics, stuntman for movies, and an academic.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
If I was a top music executive, I would go see live music and embed myself in the culture of the music.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
There is no original thought. It’s all been done before. An idea that goes through your brain, your soul, your emotion, your feelings, has all been experienced before. It’s what connects us as human beings.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I’m gonna keep making music because the fact that I’m doing it is the most important thing. No one can stop me.