After meeting the Reggae legend Bob Marley in the early 1970’s Casey Jones felt empowered to carry the torch and started one of the first Reggae bands in California. Casey later studied with afro-cuban songo drummer Changuito and quickly became a master percussionist, expanding his repertoire to include other styles such as afro beat, calypso and soca. His passion for world beat rhythms can be heard in the music of the famous world beatniks, The Bonedaddys.
While Casey’s true love is playing the funky grooves of Reggae music, he is a master of many genres having performed with a long list of distinguished musicians including Kenny Loggins, Etta James, the great jazz guitarist Eric Gale, Brazilian percussionist Airto, Costa Rican composer Luis Munoz, steel drummers Andy Narrel and Robert Greenidge, Tupac Shakur, and Joe Cocker.
Casey Jones is a seasoned professional who loves to travel. He has performed in Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, Europe, the Middle East”
The Bonedaddys, waterslide (ComboTempo, 2007) - Based in Los Angeles, these guys sent me their CD last year to check out; and I'm glad they did. Not all of it is New Orleans-influenced, but the some that is has got groove ("Makin' Roux", "Blame It On The Moon", "Never Say Goodbye"), as does the rest. This record is a highly percussive roots riot that, when not hitting on the Crescent City, has loads of Latin, some rock, and dashes of reggae and Louisiana zydeco/Cajun, too - all impressively played and well-recorded. Some of the players have ties to West Coast outfits like Eddie Baytos' Nervis Brothers as well as the Phantom Blues Band. I decided to include waterslide simply because it's a great party record guaranteed to get things moving in the right direction.
Daniel Phillips - Home Of The Groove Radio (Feb 20, 2008)”
home of the groove radio
“The Beat Magazine
... several of America's best-kept reggae secrets, Jahmark & the Soulshakers and L.A.'s Sapadilla and Kindread, contribute one song each. I had the pleasure of seeing Jahmark & the Soulshakers at Oxnard's Reggae Jam on the Coast this year and their live performance is not to be missed.”
the Beat Magazine
"Urban Dread did a great job at our annual Tropical Daze event, as always! They bring a musical style and beat that an audience of all ages seems to enjoy. Clearly, Urban Dread is one of the more talented and professional groups our community has experienced over the years. We hope they will continue to be our weekend closer year after year."
Randy Strong - President, Strong & Associate
Strong and associate
“FROM ITALY! By MASSIMO FERRO
â€œwaterslideâ€ is really a wonderful album, rich in influences and sounds. The Latin and North American stuff is the most clear influence and in fact, to make things simpler, I like to think about The Bonedaddys like a sort of crossing between Santana and Los Lobos. However, I know the music of this superb band is more complex and individual, with fine and different arrangements and a wide gamut of feelings.
As you may understand I really enjoy â€œwaterslideâ€, this is in fact one of the most pleasant musical surprise of the year to me, and in fact I started playing it immediately in my radio show here, as you can see from the alleged playlist.
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