I learned of Bill's passing from Tom Connolly who read about it on his wife Stacey''s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=stacey%20vits). Below are posts from members of the rhythm bones community, and others will be added as people react to the news (email via our Contact...

I ran across an interesting website that talked about the discovery of a Neanderthal flute that is 60,000 years old making it the oldest flute ever discovered. I don't have the background to dispute this claim, but if it be true the flute is...

The forth quarter of 2023's newsletter has a story about Jim Connor who learn to play rhythm bones from Ted 'Mr Goon-Bones' Goon. Ted Goon was an important figure in rhythm bones history and we have a Museum Exhibit dedicated to Ted. Check it...

"FROM MAREMMA (TUSCANY) TO TENNESSEE or FROM WOODEN CASTANETS TO BONE CASTANETS"Short documentary on the use and tradition of castanets (gnacchere) in Tuscany and in the United States (here called "bones"). The document was prepared on the occasion of the presentation in Grosseto of the...

New member, Dennis Devine, saw Percy Danforth play at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival, and said he did not realize his importance at that time. He found this photograph and a great recording of Percy playing both from the Festival at the website of...

The Bush Music Club, based in Sydney, is the oldest folk club in Australia and, arguably, one of the oldest folk clubs in the world. It has been actively promoting Australian folk traditions for over 60 years. Club member Sandra Nixon sent a...