Tumbling Bones is a trio of young men inspired by old music. They play a mix of original compositions and traditional material drawing on bluegrass, pre-war folk, and a bit of the contemporary rock ‘n’ roll the guys were reared on. They make their music with nothing but acoustic instruments, tap shoes, and most of all, their voices.
Founding members Pete Winne (guitar, foot percussion) and Jake Hoffman (banjo, upright bass) met ten years ago when they were randomly assigned each other as freshman year college roommates. They formed Tumbling Bones in 2011 and joined forces with songwriter and guitarist Kyle Morgan last spring. These road warriors have sung on street corners and stages across Europe and the United States including an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Their debut EP Risk Not Your Soul cracked the top 10 on the Roots Music Report’s folk radio chart. In the winter of 2013 they were chosen as finalists for the prestigious American Musicians Abroad program, a U.S. State Department-funded program that sends 10 American bands overseas every year to perform and lead music workshops for children. This past September they spent a week in a farmhouse in their home state of Maine to record their first full-length album, scheduled for release in March 2014.