I remember hearing bones in acoustic blues bands when I was a teenager. The idea stuck in my mind for years, but I didn’t do anything about it.
In the eighties, I was touring in Europe with my wife Cappie and we met an ex Irish priest turned folk singer who played bones. Cappie learned to play from him and plays Celtic style bones that she taught me. My style tends to be a little more bluesy, and I use them often for songwriting.
I have a couple of you-tubes featuring bones. We’ll have to pick or clack together some time. My Youtube videos are, “Bill Picket” –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP3BWxlyrvU and “Ain’t No Worrying Me” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zArsh9aRg2A. Best, Sid Hausman