BONEYARD is the project closest to my heart. It is a band in constant flux, always changing, moving, and reincarnating. I created this band as a vehicle for me to perform the music of some of my most inspiring guitarists. When you freelance in someone else's band, it's a wonderful feeling to bring creative support to what they do, and I love being the person they call to do it. But because my project "BONEYARD" is personal and instrumental, I can choose any tunes and not have to depend upon if a singer wants to sing it. 
So, I'm like a kid in a candy store. 


Guitarists like Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray have inspired my playing all my life. Mix that up with, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Roy Buchanan, Andy Summers, Keith Wyatt of the Blasters, the impeccable Bruce Cockburn, Steve Cropper and Cornell Dupree and I can’t begin to tell you how much fun we have.

Boneyard, as I said, is an instrumental band. It’s a wonderful challenge to take songs with singers and lyrics, like, Message In A Bottle, and turn them into instrumentals. As well, instrumentals like Green Onions, Secret Agent Man, and Boneyard groove me to my bones.  I call Boneyard “Groovacious”. 

                                                     Steve Gadd Sitting in, thanks Steve!

This band is in a constant state of metamorphosis. Our current lineup features myself on guitars, legendary drummer Dom Moio on drums, and the fabulous Todd Johnson on bass.  We started as a trio-bass,drums,guitar. Then we had 2 bass players, guitar and drums. Our previous incarnation consisted of 2 drummers, guitar and bass. Former alumnus of BONEYARD include Troy Luccketta of TESLA, Duke Gadd, Dwight Kilian, Bob Lashier, Andrew Schiller, on bass, the consummate Dom Moio on drums and percussion, and the imitable Steve Gadd has been kind enough to sit in on occasion.

                                                               Troy Luccketta

BONEYARD performances are rare, special evenings, staged in performance venues, where the audience is like family, and the band is grooving. Don’t miss the next one! For more photos of BONEYARD, go to the photo gallery.


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FEATURING; Carole Pellatt on guitars, Dom Moio on drums, Todd Johnson on bass