Bone Dri formed in October 2001. After several lead guitarists and drummers, the sound just wasn't quite right and the band disbanded.
In 2003, the band reformed with Jon Haines on lead vocals & percussion, Paul Bosnick on guitar and vocals, Pete Wulforst on lead guitar and vocals, Charlie Ludwig on bass and vocals and Al Ward on drums. The band gained a huge following and played every weekend at venues in the Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania areas.
In 2009, lead singer Jon Haines passed away. The band played the remaining commitments and then disbanded.
After a 2 year hiatus, the guys decided to regroup and continue on where they left off, adding many new songs to their song list. Their fan base has grown once again as they continue to entertain their crowds and clientele!
About Bone Dri's Band Members:
Charlie comes from a long line of musicians. He started playing guitar in 1963 when he was 11 years old by listening to his Beatles albums. Being self taught, he started giving guitar lessons to his high school friends and then formed his first band, Nightwatch (1966-1972).
His parents bought him a Baby Grand piano in 1966. He learned to play by listening to his Leon Russell albums, again self taught. Later on, Charlie moved to Oceola Mills, Pennsylvania and played piano for the band, Sami Hotis (1973-1975).
In 1976, Charlie moved to Ellicott City, Maryland and fronted the southern rock band, Dragonfly (1977-1981). The band had a huge following, playing many Baltimore clubs and field parties.
Charlie quit the music scene and worked as a Warehouse manager (1981-1996). After hurting his back, he retired from working a real job and began playing solo acoustic shows (1996-2001).
In 1998, Charlie joined the blues band, The Cottonmouth Band. He started playing the bass guitar for the first time, again self taught. The band had a huge following playing covers and original songs. He recorded 2 original CD's with them (1998-2001).
In 2001, Charlie formed his new band, Bone Dri along with his 2 new friends, Jon Haines and Paul Bosnick. The rest is history.
Al Ward plays Ludwig Drums, his original mid 70's set. Charlie heard him play during a open mic night he was hosting, and asked him to play drums for his band, Bone Dri. Al joined the group in 2003, and has been with the band ever since.
Paul Bosnick started to play guitar at the age of 10. Self taught just jammed with other musicians in basements and garages, but not really getting anywhere with that. Lost interest in it for many years after.
In 1999, he met Jon Haines and a couple other musicians. By 2001, he played at a Westminster July 4th celebration where he and Jon met a Bass player named Charlie Ludwig. The 3 of them formed the band Bone Dri. They started to play local clubs and went through a couple of different guitarists and drummers. In 2003, they met Pete Wulforst/lead guitarist and Al Ward/drummer. The 5 of them stayed together until 2009 when they lost their front man Jon Haines. The band finished out whatever bookings they had left with Paul as lead singer. They then disbanded. Paul and Charlie Played a few gigs with the band Broken, but the sound wasn't quite what they had wanted. So in 2011, they regrouped with Bone Dri and have been together ever since playing classic/modern rock and blues.
By the 60's, Pete was already playing in blues and rock bands associated with the now-legendary Bluesette Club on Charles Street in Baltimore. He moved on to become lead singer/lead guitarist for the horn band Bum's Honor. He played (and shared a house) with a young bass player who would later relocate to California and re-invent himself as John Doe, of "X" fame. Pete also appeared on 2 recordings by the legendary Baltimore band OHIO, and played experimental garage fusion music in percussionist Clyde Hohnson's Glen Burnie basement.
The 70's and 80's found Pete cutting back on music and pursuing more secure modes of employment. Re-purchased some new equipment and
begun playing and recording in the 90's.
In 2003 Pete joined the band Bone Dri - a venture that is still ongoing. He is a member of the classic rock band Thursday's Reign. He recorded and played with the amazing MileNine band. He performs and records his own compositions in his basement studio. In 2010 he started studying with local guitar guru Ben Sherman, hoping to learn more about the secret language of jazz. In late 2011 he rejoined the reformed band Bone Dri.