May 7, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
Word is spreading fast about III Bones, a new spirit-breathing, organic band launched this year in Ocala, Fla. Call III Bone’s music “Jivanmukta”—an enlightened state: assimilation of self-knowledge and liberation of spirit while living in human physical form.
III Bones is performing gigs from Gainesville to Orlando, as well as Marion County venues. We tuned into their “soul-space” recently attending an outdoor gig they did at Feta Mediterranean Cuisine near Ocala Square.
It was an easy listening experience for sure, but also uniquely engaging—even comfortably mesmerizing. Their hosts at Feta had to bring out most of their downstairs tables to accommodate the spontaneous gathering of patrons that drew to the music.
Victoria de Benedicty carried the vocals that night—pure, engaging and lyrical scores—with Dalton J. Woodard on guitar and Curtis Haaker on percussion. Musically the trio synthesizes a unique blend of psychedelic rock & roll and R&B soul. This manifests in a mysterious calming experience for any contemporary listener.
Essentially, III Bones belongs to the organic genre: music of natural, percussive and acoustic-based instruments. It’s roots are in music, natural and good for the soul.
Named for the three bones of the inner ear that enable us to hear, III BONES aspires that its sound be “the truth, the soul, the body, and the screaming word of all that is pure.”
Victoria, Dalton and Curtis are all about bringing a blend of willing idealism and spiritual hope to music-making. III Bones’ goal is world improvement, following a conviction that changing oneself is integral with changing the world. Their compositions and performances connect heart-to-heart. They convey an inviting sense of appeal that awakens the listener’s want to reach and stretch for something more hopeful than the human distress of an inherited world gone mad.
In the band’s words, “There are ones who are in dire need of someone to help them and I am not talking about overseas, [we’re] talking about in your community. We are starting in the communities, helping one individual at a time, changing their heart to begin an effect to change all.
“Our message is enjoy each day to its full potential. Go outside and breathe clean air, stretch, and eat. Be good to one another and keep a smile on your face for a smile is contagious whether the person with the frown knows it or not. Begin with yourself and others will learn the ways of happiness and tranquility.”
Recently, III Bones climbed to the top spot for Blues in Ocala on the ReverbNation charts. Tracks are available on the official III Bones website http://www.threebonesofficial.bandcamp.com including “Hidden Doorways”, “What I’ve Become”, “Day by Day”, and “Faded”.
Look for them again soon at Feta. III Bones’ upcoming performances also include:
Free show on Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 pm at Tattookah in Ocala
“Down at the Den” on Saturday, May 25 at 8:00 pm at Odin’s Den in Winter Park
“No Great Shakes” CD release show on Friday, June 7 at 9:00 pm at High Dive in Gainesville
III Bones online