“Jojo Bone hails from Austin, Texas. He enjoys the eclectic mix of musical styles influenced by great rockers from The Beatles to Elton John to Pink Floyd.”
Jojo was born in Charleston, Illinois, as Michael Ray Warpenburg. Jojo grew up in small town America in the great American midwest. His mother, an accomplished clarinetist, encouraged him musically and remembers he used to bob his head in time with the music while listening to the radio from his highchair. He first played drums but at 12 years of age his family bought an old $75 piano that quickly became his favorite pastime--it was an infinite mystery that demanded to be explored. He taught himself to play by ear listening to the great singer/songwriters and piano rockers of the 70's such as Pink Floyd, Elton John, The Beatles, ELO, Supertramp, Leon Redbone, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Meat Loaf & Jim Steinman and many others.