His name's borrowed from a Bahamian angler, his songs from a driftwood pile of
rhythm and style. "I'm in the moving business," says Bonefish Johnny.
Crossing over between the indie, blues and jamband scenes for years with funk rock
act Groove Thangs (signed to Epic, produced by Tom Dowd), eclectic barband Shack
Daddys and his live Funky Roots Revue, Bonefish Johnny makes music to move to
and be moved by.
It's always been a sound unbound. "How do you put '60's soul, calypso, reggae,
blues, swampy New Orleans shuffles, trashy surf music, R&B, rap, funk, go-go,
Carolina shag, Elvis and James Brown in the same sentence, let alone the same
song?" despaired an early reviewer.
Now considered a genre unto himself, Bonefish Johnny may be lauded throughout
the urban swamps of lower Florida but he's still being discovered in the civilized