Skin & Bonz


Tommy Bledsoe, Joy D’Elia and Kathe O’Donnelly present a fast-paced, entertaining program of traditional music, stories and dance.Their music blends old-time string band and bluegrass classics, with a splash of American folk and original songs. Tommy’s award-winning picking, singing, storytelling, and dance calling reflect his Appalachian roots and his many years of performing before diverse audiences. He is a two-time Florida Old-TimeBanjo Champion, a champion Tennessee Hog Caller and the recipient of the 2022 Stetson Kennedy Foundation

Fellow Man - Mother Earth Award. Tommy recorded on June Appal and Soileau Records and toured for over 20 years with Roadside Theater. Joy provides strong harmony singing, hoe down fiddling and a solid bass line to the band. Joy and Tommy are featured on Kentucky Educational Television’s popular series, “Telling Tales” and “Old Music for New Ears.” They also wrote, produced, and performed in a holiday special, “Winter-Season of Darkness and Light.”

Kathe joined the band in 2015. She provides strong lead vocals and harmony and plays rhythm guitar. She attributes her guitar and singing style to the days of being a girl scout and singing around countless campfires. Sing along to some tunes and then join in an easily taught square dance or reel to the lively sounds of guitar, fiddle, bass, and banjo.