The Bonedrivers are a San Francisco based powerhouse Rock-N-Blues trio featuring the explosive guitar work and vocalizing of former GONE JACKALS frontman Keith Karloff. The rhythm section is comprised of Blues/Rock specialist Peter O'Malley on bass and groovemeister Jim Nelson on drums. Founded in late 2001 by GJs alumnus Keith Karloff and R.D. Maynard, they have become a mainstay at festivals and in major regional music venues.
The Bonedrivers debut CD "Roadhouse Manifesto" (BlueBlack Records) received worldwide aclaim and is in rotation on NorCal radio. Their second CD "Mobile" was released in October 2010 and features the radio favorites "It's a Beautiful Thing" and "Honky Tonk Prayer".
Their new CD "Greasefire!!" was released in October 2013 and features the singles "Lost in Time" and "Let's Do It!"
Keith Karloff (Gone Jackals) - Vocals & Guitar
Peter O'Malley - Bass & Vocals
Jim Nelson - Drums
The BONEDRIVERS have billed with Johnny Winter, The Yardbirds, Ten Years After, Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Blasters, Savoy Brown and The Wild Magnolias among other music greats!
Rolling Stone Online
5 of 5 Stars
"There's just 3 words for this album. It Kicks Ass. Keith Karloff's method of trying the songs out live before even working them onto the CD truly makes a record without a sleeper on it. Even the pre mastered discs enjoyed airplay on 91.3 KSVY in Sonoma long before the CD got it's 'official' release. The 'Old School' tone and format of the songs make it familiar the first time you listen to it.
If you don't like 'Live to Ride' then you've never liked straight forward rock. There's no gimmicks on this disc, Just straight forward Blues based rock and roll. Can't wait till they come back to Sonoma to see what Keith and Co. have up their sleeves."
James Marshall Berry Sonoma Valley Music Scene 91.3 KSVY FM www.KSVY.org - Rolling Stone Online
Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco
April 1, 2007
Live Lance Monthly review from Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco supporting The Yardbirds:
"Then came The Bonedrivers, a power trio so electrifying they could light a room of candles. Dripping with self-assurance, they covered all bases, from the blues to funk to standard rock and roll. Try to imagine ZZ Top battling it out with Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and George Thorogood and The Destroyers, and that should clue you in on where The Bonedrivers are at. The band delivered boogie rhythms by the score, the drumming was explosive, the vocals were pleasingly gritty and the guitar and bass work sizzled and slinked with thrilling sensations ... By the time The Yardbirds appeared, the crowd was already dangerously on fire."
Beverly Patterson, Lance Monthly, May 2007
You can contact The BONEDRIVERS at:
LEATHER VOLCANO MUSIC
P.O. Box 426847
San Francisco, CA 94142-6847
Telephone/Fax: (650) 264-8201