Bruce Hornsby’s Sonny Emory

It was brought to my attention by a friend who attended the most recent Worldfest in Grass Valley that Bruce Hornsby is now employing a washboard player. A little Intertubular research proved that this is, indeed, the case.

Sonny Emory is the drummer for Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, and he sometimes straps on a cajun-style rubboard and digs in. In the video up above, you can see him lay down a subtle, driving groove behind Hornsby singing a kind of back-porch-funk version of “Super Freak.”

You can learn more about Sonny Emory here.

Washboards are everywhere now.

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