Jim Bone & The Dig
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas (with four years spent in Germany thanks to his dad, an Army doctor), Jim Bone found his way to Salt Lake City where he began ski training for the Winter Olympics. After relocating to the Sierras of Northern California, he found himself immersed in the music and culture of West Coast psychedelic and punk rock.
After returning to Salt Lake City, he 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. Despite taking a break to become a social worker, he eventually started Purdymouth with some friends such as Derrek Wright, producing three records together. He recently released a double LP and continues to perform at bars and venues across Utah.
We were all working hard on the trail when dark, smouldering clouds converged somewhere's out on the great big empty and told us to start playing a new sound in the silver-lined hills of Park City. Karri Dell was the first to unsaddle her old timey fixin's and get to playing with some extra metal induced sounds. Jack was always there to hit the down and low as his song writing was beginning to take a front seat with the viper switch. And Mr. Viar was just laughing like his hyena animal spirit all the way down to the groove corral. Cole was in from the git' go when he realized he could keep his hands a pickin' that vintage avocado Gretsch on a regular basis. His bends for that lonesome blue sound are just too close to his sweet, sentimental heart. It was Elaine who pulled the team together and into the barn with her smokey, sorrowful and tender call. Lash LaRue was born with the spirit of the west in its mournful heart and the whip in its seductive hand and that is where we will hang our black, sultry hats till the herds are driven to higher pastures.