Folk muso starts tour in re­gion

Midwest Times - - THE EDGE - Tamra Carr

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.

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