He is a brass instrumentalist and bandleader who grew up in Homer, Louisiana, and studied music at Southern University before enlisting in the Air Force.
When he returned to civilian life he became a member of Joe Tex’s band and then moved on to become Percy Sledge’s bandleader. During that time he appeared with other artists such as Al Green, Candi Staton, The Delfonics and Clarence Carter.
He joined up with Mary Holmes in the late 1970s and formed Bone Holmes & Friends, which became known for mimicking some of the soul acts of the time. They became extremely popular and toned down their act dependent on the place they were playing. They toured in States that include Florida, Georgia and Alabama but went in to semi-retirement in the 2010s and played just occasional gigs.
Here he is with the Joe Tex Band performing “Chocolate Cherry” which he also wrote …