Here's what music critic Brett Milano says about Mickey Bones in the Boston
There's probably a short list of rules for musicians who want to play authentic
sounds. First, you oughta be funky. You should eat a mess of crawfish and
Professor Longhair down pat. Most of all you shouldn't
come from Cambridge, Massachussetts.
Drummer/bandleader Mickey Bones has broken that last rule, but he's been
of the home grown bands who've played Cresent City music with any degree
- starting with the Boogaloo Swamis whom he founded in the early 80's.
Currently he leads
no fewer than five bands, four of which
make their recorded debut on the just-released Swamptone Sampler (on the
label, which Bones and his musical partner Joe Pete Wetherbee run from deep
bayous of West Somerville).
Over coffee at the Middle East last week, Bones explained the real secret of of