A Fool For Everyone is Mike Bones’ second album and was recorded by Mitch Rackin at Seaside Lounge and mixed by Nicholas Vernhes at Rare Book Room. The record features a number of musicians including Matt Sweeney (Bonnie Prince Billy, Chavez, Zwan), Parker Kindred (Antony & The Johnsons), Ken Griffin (Favourite Sons), Brad Truax (Jah Division), members of Sian Alice Group (Rupert Clervaux, Ben Crook, Sasha Vine and Eben Bull) and Douglas Armour. It provides another ample demonstration of Mike Bones’ compositional range and depth as a songwriter, and stellar talents as a lyricist. With A Fool For Everyone he continues his journey to the top of the songwriter/guitar god heap.
Mike Bones is New Jersey-born songwriter Mike Strallow, who lives and works in New York City. Of his pseudonym, Strallow offers: “Bones is a nickname a friend gave to me when I was a kid. Making records as Mike Bones removes my voice from the song, at least in my own mind and leaves a song’s meaning and intention ambiguous. I don’t have to show my cards.” Although Bones has been writing songs for years, worked as a guitar player for The Mighty Flashlight, Damon McMahon, and Lizzie Trulie, and is a member of cult favorites Soldiers of Fortune (a band featuring members of Oneida, Home, and Oakley Hall), The Sky Behind the Sea marks his debut solo recording.