Folk muso starts tour in region
American-born singer and songwriter Anthony Bonito has begun his Mid West and Gascoyne tour.
Bonito, better known as Bones, will perform in Carnarvon and Coral Bay this weekend.
The folk musician is no stranger to the Mid West, and says the region has inspired his music.
“I lived in Exmouth for a season and during that time recorded an album, Big Mouth, which includes a song called Whale Shark Blues and some other tracks taken from my experiences living in the area,” Bonito said.
“For three years after that I toured up and down the coast as far as Exmouth doing solo shows and playing with various bands.
“It was an epic chapter in my musical career, there are so many beautiful spots on the west coast.
“There are lots of great venues and receptive audiences who appreciate original music.”
The 10-year music veteran has been the recipient of the West Australian Music Industry Awards’ Regional Next Best Thing title and has collaborated with many musicians.
Bonito has started to branch out into other musical channels, including engaging with young music enthusiasts in Mid West classrooms. He will perform at Carnarvon’s Gascoyne Hotel this Friday and Coral Bay’s Bill’s Tavern on Sunday.
Anthony 'Bones' Bonito loves the west coast lifestyle and its denizens.