Welcome to the official Jukin' Bone site. Jukin’ Bone was a legendary band from Upstate New York who formed (as Free Will) in 1968 and signed to RCA Records in 1971. Led by vocalist Joe Whiting and lead guitarist Mark Doyle, the band also featured George Egosarian on second guitar, John DeMaso on bass, and Tom Glaister on drums. This was the line-up that recorded their first album for RCA, Whiskey Woman. By the time of their second lp, Way Down East, Tom Glaister had been replaced by two drummers, Danny Coward and Kevin Shwaryk.
May 17, 2018
The buzz is out about the return of the band. The new album has been selling all across the country, and Russ Tarby wrote a most excellent review for the Syracuse New Times - read it here. We've also added a whole bunch of videos - lyric videos from the new album and unearthed footage from 1973, the only existing footage from that era. Check them out here.
Word from our Italian label is that the first pressing of Free Will's "Cold Cold Morning" has sold out and is being repressed now. And the second volume of the series is almost ready for release. We are deeply grateful to Grail Records for being such excellent custodians of our early history. They are really doing a first-class job.
And the news that everyone has been hoping for - the band will be performing two historic shows at Auburn Public Theater on August 17 and 18, in their only area appearance. Original members Joe Whiting, Mark Doyle, George Egosarian, and John DeMaso Miralles will be joined by guests, drummer Josh Dekaney and keyboardist/guitarist Andy Rudy. The set list promises to go deep, including an early Free Will segment. Get tickets here.
February 25, 2018
Welcome to our new website! By far the biggest news is that Jukin' Bone has recorded a brand-new studio album, their first in 44 years! With original members Joe Whiting, Mark Doyle, George Egosarian and John DeMaso Miralles, the band enlisted special guest Josh Dekaney on drums and percussion and wrote 9 brand new original songs and also laid down their interpretation of the classic "Today I Sing the Blues." Writing commenced in secret directly after the Sammy Awards last March (where Jukin' Bone was inducted into the Hall of Fame) and continued until recording sessions proceeded over the summer at More Sound and Near Miss, with Mark producing. Spurred on by all of the good will generated by the HOF Award, the band asked themselves the question, "what if we had another chance to finally make the record we always knew we could make?" Well, guys, mission accomplished! The official release date is March 2nd. You can order here - and visit the band's website and Facebook page for an ongoing treasure trove of videos, photos and interviews, new and old.
Get your tickets here!
Jukin' Bone - Unfinished Business
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