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

Say Hey!

For a short month February is looking mighty good with two featured shows, one at arguably the best venue to see a band in
Santa Cruz The Crow’s Nest and the next at the cozy, intimate and hip Purple Place in El Dorado Hills (Folsom area).

Stoked to hook up with our
Cruzan Brothers and Sisters on their beautiful wharf, come back home and boogie with the ever bitchin’ S.F. Peninsula Midnight Movers AKA Ken, Lora, Shirley, Pat, Nadine - maybe even a Don L. sighting! Then up to Los Gatos where the Legendary Mountain People featuring Larry, Mary, Tammy, Alice, Cher and Dave et al reside. We even trek out to the Butte Lands to see our Country Cousins in that most authentic roadhouse out Olivehurst (Yuba City Area) way - Grumpy’s!

We look forward to your good company.

Video of The Month: By popular demand, Petey sings The Fabulous Thunderbird’s “Tuff Enough”. Get beyond the first few frames as the camera person steadies up and gets in a solid position to shoot. Then enjoy a nice vocal, smokin' Jim Nelson groove and an extended K.K. guitar solo:

See you soon!!

Thanks so much for your continued support.
Your buds,
The Bonedrivers
(AKA Las Nalgas Magnificas)

Advance Dates are subject to change. Please check regularly.


Fri. Feb. 6th - The Iron Gate - 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA (650) 592-7893
Th. Feb. 12th -
#1 Broadway - 102 B. South Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA (408) 354-4303
Sat. Feb. 14th - Grumpy's Tavern
- 4291 Olivehurst Ave., Olivehurst, CA (530) 742-3128
Sat. Feb. 21st - *Special Event* - CROW'S NEST!! - 2218 E. Cliff Drive Capitola, CA (831) 476-4560
Sat. Feb. 28th - THE PURPLE PLACE! - 363 Green Valley Rd., El Dorado Hills, CA (916) 933-2313


Fri. March. 6th - Zelda's Capitola, CA
Sat. Mar. 7th -
R-Place Livermore, CA
Sat. March 14th -
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Princeton (HMB), CA
Fri. March 20th -
Seabright Brewery Santa Cruz, CA
Sat. March 21st -
Pistol Pete's Auburn, CA
Fri. March 27th -
Murphy's Law Sunnyvale, CA


Fri. April 3rd - Charley's Los Gatos, CA
Sat. April 4th -
Pine St. Bar Livermore, CA
Sat. April 11th -
St. James Gate Belmont, CA
Th. April 16th -
#1 Broadway Los Gatos, CA
Sat. April 18th -
Purple Place El Dorado Hills, CA
Fri. April 24thth -
Rellik Tavern Benecia, CA
Th. April 30th -
Tupelo San Francisco, 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, 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. ..

And ... Please don’t forget to shoot a song request up to
D.J. Lejf Jaeger at 107.7FM The Bone. Maybe hit him up for “The Trouble With Love” or “Gimme' Lightning” from our second CD “Mobile” or continue your e-bombardment for “Greasefire!!” and/or "Let's Do It!" from our current "Greasefire" CD. Lejf can be reached via e-mail here!

Why not "
Say Hey" to The BONEDRIVERS on Facebook!

We have "Greasefire!!" sound files up for a quick listen. Click right here to check it out!

All "Greasefire!!" tracks are now available at your favorite Domestic and Internatioal! web outlets. Go get 'em!

Musical Gear Endorsement Pic!
Check out Keith Karloff’s Modtone EFX endorsement pic on their site. Scroll down to K.K. Click Here!

Keith Karloff is endorsed by Dr. Z Amps, Peavey Electronics, Ernie Ball Strings, Picks & Accessories, Modtone EFX Pedals & Austin Custom EFX Cases - making him one
lucky-ass, curly headed bastid!

And don't forget to request any tune you'd like to hear from "Greasefire!!" 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

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
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A special note to our International Friends:
All Bonedrivers music 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