A boomin February on the books and were oiled up and ready to go! One word of caution: weve begun writing tunes for our fourth CD, so, once again, youll be back in the middle of our process as we explore what works and what doesnt .. Will be a fun, or at the very least, interesting ride, glad to have you on board to help write this story.
An emphasis on the East Bay with shows at the ultra real Florence in Niles and then over to the hip, neat Rellik Tavern in Benicia. This venue is on the must check out list, very, very good shows there. Always a gas at the swank Iron Gate in Belmont, our customary Thursday night get together at #1 Broadway in Los Gatos, the spacious, great sounding and great looking Pistol Petes in Auburn and then a squinch back into Murphys Law in Sunnyvale. What more could three lucky bastids hope for!
**Videos (Two!) of The Month** A live (and serous!) version of Gimme Lightning from or second CD Mobile Click here! and, for your comparison, the studio version of the very same tune: Click here!
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Thanks so much for your continued support.
(AKA Los Papas Gordos)
Th. Feb. 4th - #1 Broadway - 102 B. South Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA (408) 354-4303
Sat. Feb. 6th - Pistol Pete's - 140 Harrison Ave., Auburn, CA (530) 885-5093
Sat. Feb. 13th - The Florence - 37349 Niles Blvd., Niles, CA (510) 792-5522
Sun. Feb. 14th - The Florence - (5:00-9:00) 37349 Niles Blvd., Niles, CA (510) 792-5522
Sat. Feb. 20th - Rellik Tavern - 726 First St, Benicia, CA, (707) 746-1137
Fri. Feb. 26th - The Iron Gate - 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA (650) 592-7893
Sat. Feb. 27th - Murphy's Law - 135 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale, CA (408) 736-3822
Sat. March 5th - Severino's Aptos, CA
Sat. March 12th - St. James Gate (KK's 12th Birthday Party, S.F. Peninsula) Belmont, CA
Sat. March 19th - Crow's Nest (KK's 12th Birthday Party, Santa Cruz) Santa Cruz, CA
Sat. March 26th - Grumpy's Olivehurst (Yuba City Metro), CA
Fri. April 1st - Main St. Brewery Pleasanton, CA
Sat. April 2nd - Pistol Pete's Auburn, CA
Fri. April 8th - The Iron Gate Belmont, CA
Sat. April 9th - Zelda's Santa Cruz, CA
Fri. April 15th - Murphy's Law Sunnyvale, CA
Fri. April 22nd - The Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Old Princeton (HMB Metro), CA
Sat. April 23rd - Benefit Party - Public Auburn, CA
Fri. April 29th - Rocklin Amphitheater w/Marshall Tucker Band Rocklin, CA
Sat. April 30th - Nu-Ray's Benicia, CA
"Greasefire!!" is now on Amazon.com. If you have the CD (and we sure hope you do!) and would like to post a review, click right here to post a review.
Now .. if you werent able to listen to this radio segment live, or you're new to this website, heres a link to the April 6th, 2014 Keith Karloff Live Acoustic Performance and Interview on KPIG in the Santa Cruz Area.
This clip includes live-acoustic-solo versions of Lets Do It and 40 Miles To Jackson from the current Greasefire!! CD plus a respectable rendition of Honky Tonk Prayer from Mobile. Plenty of interesting questions from D.J. And Santa Cruz music icon Sleepy John Standidge and the expected bumbling and arcane responses from your own K.K. ..
Please dont forget to shoot a song request up to D.J. Lejf Jaeger at 107.7FM The Bone. Hes been spinning Gimme Lightning and Its a Beautiful Thing from our current CD Mobile. Maybe hit him up for Moonlight Ride this time around! Lejf can be reached here or via e-mail here!
And don't forget to request any tune you'd like to hear from "Mobile" at your powerful, local station below. Just click and let 'er fly - here ya' go - thanks!
The Bone 107.7 FM - San Francisco, CA (featuring the great Steven Seaweed!)
KRSH - Santa Rosa, CA (featuring the great Bill Bowker!)
KVMR - Nevada City, CA (featuring the great Wesley Robertson!)
KPOO - San Francisco, CA (Best little station in the world, featuring the great Johnny Brooklyn!)
KFOG - San Francisco, CA
KPIG - Freedom/Salinas/Monterey, CA
Excerpts from two new "Mobile" reviews from the legendary BluesBlast Magazine (IL) and Northern Florida's own "Gainesville 365"
Gainesville 365 (FL)
The Bonedrivers "Mobile" (BlueBlack Records) BB 4444
In Mobile, Karloff gets his feet wet enough in Delta sound to make a believable anthem. Theres not a shred of copycatting in any of the ten songs. Things are kept simple for the most part, and this makes the CD a real gem. As I listened to it, I pondered why it worked when it could easily have failed and I came up with a combination of two factors: Simplicity and originality. Karloff has authored a straight-up set of good old bar boogie minus the melancholy of inauthentic place and time.
The best of these tunes are Its a Beautiful Thing and Honky Tonk Prayer, which Karloff has also cut for radio. The first is a love song to, of all things, domestication of the male animal, and the second is one of the best Southern songs Ive heard in decades. Karloff doesnt seem to be someone who overwrites and then has to mercilessly edit. Music and lyric are in perfect balance and that is, I think, one of the hallmarks of the Southern rock genre in general or to all forms of song.
The other seven songs, including the Delta-stomper Gimme Lightning, are a roadmap, ranging from Memphis to the Carolinas and the deep bayou. This might not be clear to the Northern ear and thats fine, too. Bonedrivers are not a cover outfit and achieve success on their own merits and with some very hard work. The biggest compliment I can pay them and their new album is that it is my earnest belief that they could slide right into some of our more discerning venues and fit right in.
S. Mars 2/10/11
The current CD "Greasefire!!" (BlueBlack Records BB 54202) is available for order right now on The Bonedrivers website. Domestic and International distribution are handled by City Hall Records, San Rafael, CA and the new disc is now available in any/all brick and morter stores i.e. Borders, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, Amoeba, Dimples, Rasputin, etc.
All tracks available at your favorite download sites right now. Here are some links for digital purchase and/or to pick up a hard copy via mail order if you are more comfortable transacting with the Big Kahuna Co.'s than with little ol' BB Records directly:
Condensed Listing of Online CD Outlets
(for our friends in Europe):
To hear samples of the new tunes, simply click here
"Greasefire!!" is available at all Live Shows too!
We greatly appreciate your continued friendship and support!
Live Lance Monthly review from Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco supporting The Yardbirds:
Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco
April 1, 2007
"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
All CD tracks are now available for download for you Earbud Folks right here:
A special note to our International Friends:
Roadhouse Manifesto is now available for download worldwide at:
Audio3 (Czech Rep.)
* Please feel free to make your Bonedrivers listening requests to the following stations - they're already spinning "Roadhouse Manifesto" and some have just added our disc to their steady rotation!
KRSH - Santa Rosa, CA
KSVY - Sonoma, CA
KPIG - Monterey, CA
KKUP - Cupertino, CA
KXJZ - Sacramento, CA
KKTO - Tahoe City, CA/Reno, NV
KZSU - Stanford University Radio
KSJS - San Jose State University Radio
KPOO - San Francisco, CA
KPFA - Berkeley, CA
KCRW - Santa Barbara, CA
KFJC - Los Altos Hills, CA
KALX - UC Berkeley Radio
KUSP - Santa Cruz, CA
KUNR - University of Nevada at Reno
KQNC - Quincy, CA
KUOP - Stockton/Modesto, CA
KXJS - Sutter/Marysville/Yuba City, CA
KSSU - Sacramento State University Radio
KIAK - Fairbanks, Alaska
www.hotmix106.com - Sacramento, CA
Did you know: The Bonedrivers dine regularly at Uncle Chens in San Mateo, CA!
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Kick it over and motor on down!
Keith Karloff, Thomas Stokes & Jim Nelson