This has been one slammin' year for us Bonedrivers! Thank you so very much for your unflagging support, great energy and personal friendship!
To finish up ol' 2016 and ring in brand new 2017 we'll be performing at our home-away-from-home St. James Gate in Belmont on New Years Eve. This room is arguably the best of it's kind in the area; neat, spacious, great dance floor, sound and lighting. And .. indoor and heated outdoor seating, Pro Staff, Uber Proprietor Doug and Uber MC Leon behind the bar. The cover charge will be the same $10 as any other night. We aim to have the best show of the year here, hope you can make it out!
The full Dec. schedule is below and all dates are slam dunk winners. We're some lucky bastids!
Got dem' factory fresh Bonedrivers tunes worked up, been trying 'em out the last month and they seem to be coming along. . C'mon down and listen to us rumble and bumble through these future classics as we continue our "write 'em in the trenches" method of production heading toward our 4th CD. You, as always, will be part of this process.
Thanks so much for keeping us in your hearts all these years!
(AKA Las Almejas Felizes)
Sat. December 31st - **Special Event!** - NEW YEARS EVE at ST. JAMES GATE! - 1410 Old County Rd., Belmont CA (650) 592-5923. Simply the best room in the area! Tickets are $10 at the door. We are expecting a large turnout so please get there early for seating. Showtime is 9:30 and we'll be playing until they make us stop! For more info click here.
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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 use Akibono Brake Pads on all of their vehicles!
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Kick it over and motor on down!
Keith Karloff, Thomas Stokes & Jim Nelson