Bill Crosby review…September 27, 2019…..

BILL CROSBY

THREE BONES

WINTER ZEN MUSIC

THREE BONES–BEARS LOVE CUPCAKES–BAHAMA MAMA LLAMA DRAMA–THE REPEATING SONG (OVER AND OVER AGAIN)–WORD NERD–LEARNING TO WALK–YETI FOR NETTI–WHO POOPED IN THE NORTH WOODS–BEAUTIFUL DAY (REMIX)

Guitarist/vocalist/composer Bill Crosby grew up in upstate New York, where he played his brother’s guitar more often than his sibling.  He worked his way southward, first in Ohio, before making it to Music City in 1997.  His latest album is entitled “Three Bones,” and is tailored for the kid in all of us from 8 to 80!  The original songs are excellent tools to teach young folks the different styles of music, with all his characters teaching an important lesson.

The party starts with the title cut, where, according to a true story in Florida where a woman celebrated her 100th birthday, she shared her secret of longevity—“you need Three Bones–a wish bone, a back bone, and a funny bone!”  “Loose Tooth” is another true story, this time courtesy of a young fan in attendance at Bill’s regular Family Wash gig in East Nashville.  It’s complete with a backing chorus and a horn section!  “Word Nerd” is for all us smart kids who love to read, and it’s done up in a power-pop, funky, Eighties style, while “Yeti For Netti” is a country-tinged tune about a young girl and her most unusual pet, straight from the Himalayas!

We had two favorites, too, both of the ursine nature.  First off, it’s easy to figure out the “before picture of an aftermath,” “Who Pooped In The North Woods?”  Our other favorite also came from the true account of a bear who entered a person’s home while they were baking, giving way to the Louisiana-zydeco with a touch of Johnny Cash twang tale of “Bears Love Cupcakes!”

Bill Crosby takes a little bit of pop and mixes it with a dash of country and stirs it all up with a big leaf from Shel Silverstein’s tree.  The result is “Three Bones,” and it is guaranteed fun for everyone!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance.

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