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Issue: May 2009

Louisville Rock Closeup
By Eddy Metal

Name: Marty Triplett


Instrument: Lead singer for "Bonejinn"

Marty Triplett. Photo uncredited

Band/Former Bands: Bonejinn, Area Grey, Thin Harry and the Woodsmen

How long on instrument: 30 years. Started in the 3rd grade chorus; I've been singing in rock bands for about 15 years.

Equipment: Shure 58, Mackie board

Influences: Jeff Keith (Tesla); Don Henley (Eagles); Ronnie Van Zant ((Lynyrd Skynyrd); Steven Tyler (Aerosmith); Ozzy

My first gig: Papa John's Pizza grand opening Dixie Highway, Yes outside as traffic was blowing by, people yelling "you suck" as they drove past!

Hobbies: Ball coach for my squirts, 3D animation, flash, golf, fishing, Internet

Favorite movies: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Favorite food: Cabbage

Favorite place: The ocean

Bad habits: YouTube, MySpace, and maybe smoking.

What I'm listening to nowadays: A lot of local music, New Tesla, Broken Iris, Chris Whitley, lots of new rock!

Coolest thing I've done: My good friend Scott Louie and I sang "Seek and Destroy" with James Hetfield (Front Row on the JumboTron).

Most embarrassing moment: I took the kids to Disney World in Orlando, and as soon as I got out of the car, I got hit in the bag with a football! (True story)

Who do you love: My family, my crew, my band, my country.

When/where did you first get some: At home, I think I was 11, I can't remember the damn baby sitter's name, though!

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