August Shows, "GREASEFIRE!!" CD, Video of the Month, Updates & 2015 Schedule

Say Hey!

One wailin’ August on the calendar, chock full of long drives, hopping around on stages, screaming, visiting friends, etc. From Capitola to Yuba City, we’ll be out your way!

Highlights include: two really hip venues in The Purple Place in the Folsom Area and Rellik Tavern in the surprisingly Boho town of Benicia. Also, we get into the deep Delta over at Moore’s Riverboat Club in Isleton which we understand to be a nightclub on an actual ship. Will crush it with the Cruzans (talkin’ about Alan, Jim, Stephanie, Jan and Jane, baby!) at Zelda’s on their home turf, check out the Feather River with our country cousins over at Grumpy’s in Olivehurst and to top things off, we return to the scenic, fun and downright exotic Pilot Peak Winery in Penn Valley. This one is not to be missed! Great food, great wine, great scene.

**Brand new video/slide show – The studio version of the title track “Greasefire!!” from our “Greasefire” CD. Be the first to have a look, click here.

    Thanks so much for your continued support.
    Your buds,
    The Bonedrivers
    (AKA Los Tres Caciques Mas Temidos)

Advance Dates are subject to change. Please check regularly.


    Sat. Aug. 1st - THE PURPLE PLACE! - (8:30-11:30) 363 Green Valley Rd., El Dorado Hills, CA (916) 933-2313
    Tues. Aug. 4th - Private Party for - San Jose-Silicon Valley, CA
    Fri. Aug. 7th - The Iron Gate - 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA (650) 592-7893
    Sat. Aug. 8th - MOORE'S RIVERBOAT RESTAURANT AND NIGHTCLUB! - 106 W. Brannan Island Road, Isleton, CA (916) 777-4884
    Fri. Aug. 14th - Zelda's On The Beach - 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA (831) 475-4900
    Sat. Aug. 15th - *SPECIAL EVENT* - PILOT PEAK WINERY! - (6:15-10:00) 112888 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley, CA (530) 432-3321
    Fri. Aug. 21st - Rellik Tavern - 726 First St, Benicia, CA, (707) 746-1137
    Sat. Aug. 22nd - The Florence - 37349 Niles Blvd., Niles, CA (510) 792-5522
    Th. Aug. 27th - #1 Broadway - 102 B. South Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA (408) 354-4303
    Sat. Aug. 29th - Grumpy's Tavern - 4291 Olivehurst Ave., Olivehurst, CA (530) 742-3128


    Fri. Sept. 4th - The Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Princeton (HMB), CA
    Sat. Sept. 5th - Zelda's Capitola, CA
    Sat. Sept. 12th - PISTOL PETE'S Auburn, CA
    Sat. Sept. 19th - Murphy's Law Sunnyvale, CA
    Fri. Sept. 25th - Severino's Santa Cruz, CA
    Sat. Sept. 26th - R-Place Livermore, CA


    Sat. Oct. 3rd - ST. JAMES GATE Belmont, CA
    Fri. Oct. 9th - Main St. Brewery Pleasanton, CA
    Sat. Oct. 10th - COUNTRY CLUB SALOON Loomis, CA
    Sat. Oct. 17th - CROW'S NEST Santa Cruz, CA
    Sun. Oct. 19 - Th. Oct. 29th - Vacation
    Sat. Oct. 31st (Halloween) - The Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Princeton (HMB), CA

    "Greasefire!!" is now on If you have the CD (and we sure hope you do!) and would like to post a review, we might let you sit-in with, or even “front” the band – depending on how good it is ..

    Now .. if you weren’t able to listen to this radio segment live, or you're new to this website, here’s 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 “
    Let’s 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 don’t forget to shoot a song request up to
    D.J. Lejf Jaeger at 107.7FM The Bone. He’s been spinning “Gimme Lightning” and “It’s 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.  There’s 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 “It’s 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 I’ve heard in decades.  Karloff doesn’t 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 that’s 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
Full Review

Bluesblast Magazine (IL)

The Bonedrivers "Mobile" (BlueBlack Records) BB 4444

Have I got a band for you if you’re partial to Foghat, Grand Funk Railroad, southern rock, BTO or the crunchier reaches of the Led Zeppelin catalog. Throw in a dash of The Outlaws and stir vigorously. Thick power chords, thumping jungle-drums, manic slide guitar excursions and even harmony vocals are here for the taking. Front man-guitarist-singer Keith Karloff leads his merry troupe thru power-rock accented by funk and the requisite positive “dude commander vibe”. Karloff stretches out his guitar prowess here in fine form and the lead vocals show more depth with each repeated listening.
Blues-rock paradise awaits you compliments of this San Francisco boogie band!

Greg “Bluesdog” Szalony 2/17/11
Full Review

The current CD "Mobile" (BlueBlack Records BB 4444), named after the City of Mobile, Alabama 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:
CD Universe
Condensed Listing of Online CD Outlets

(for our friends in Europe):
CD Market

To hear samples of the new tunes, simply click here or here
"Mobile" 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:

Yahoo Music
Audio Lunchbox


A special note to our International Friends:
Roadhouse Manifesto is now available for download worldwide at:

HMV (Japan)
Omskrock (Russia)
Helitroop (Finland)
Beslist (Netherlands)
Megastore (Sweden)
Audio3 (Czech Rep.)
Destra (Australia)
Fotolog (Brazil

* 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
Sonoma, CA
Monterey, CA
Cupertino, CA
Sacramento, CA
Tahoe City, CA/Reno, NV
Stanford University Radio
San Jose State University Radio
San Francisco, CA
Berkeley, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Los Altos Hills, CA
UC Berkeley Radio
Santa Cruz, CA
University of Nevada at Reno
- Quincy, CA
- Stockton/Modesto, CA
- Sutter/Marysville/Yuba City, CA
- Sacramento State University Radio
- Fairbanks, Alaska
- Sacramento, CA