October Shows, "GREASEFIRE!!" CD, Updates & 2015 Schedule

Say Hey!

Lots of big shows on the calendar this month.

Highlights include: our home-away-from-home St. James Gate in Belmont where we’ll party hard with our great friends The S.F. Peninsula Boogie Contingent, arguably the best room in the Santa Cruz Metro The Crow’s Nest with our blood brothers and sisters The Cruzans and a whopping Halloween Party at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. in Princeton (HMB Area) - hope no one shows up as a wave from nearby Maverick’s! Other stops include the comfy, earthy, neat Main St. Brewery in Pleasanton and the hip Country Club Saloon in Loomis.

**New video/slide show – The studio version of the title track “Greasefire!!” from our “Greasefire” CD. Be the second 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. Oct. 3rd - ST. JAMES GATE! - 1410 Old County Rd., Belmont CA (650) 592-5923
    Fri. Oct. 9th - Main St. Brewery - 830 Main St., Pleasanton, CA (925) 462-8218
    Sat. Oct. 10th - Country Club Saloon
    - 4007 Taylor Rd., Loomis, CA (916) 652-4007
    Sat. Oct. 17th - CROW'S NEST!! - 2218 E. Cliff Drive Capitola, CA (831) 476-4560
    Sun. Oct. 19th - Th. Oct. 29th - Vacation/Gone Fishing
    Sat. Oct. 31st - * Special Event - Halloween Show * - HALF MOON BAY BREWING COMPANY! - (7:00-10:00) -390 Capistrano Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 728-2739,


    Sat. Nov. 7th - Grumpy's Olivehurst (Yuba City Metro), CA
    Fri. Nov. 13th -
    Zelda's Capitola, CA
    Sat. Nov. 14th -
    The Purple Place El Dorado Hills, CA
    Fri. Nov. 20th -
    The Iron Gate Belmont, CA
    Sat. Nov. 21st -
    Private Party Livermore, CA
    Fri. Nov. 27th -
    Seabright Brewery Santa Cruz, CA
    Sat. Nov. 28th -
    Country Club Saloon El Dorado Hills, CA


    Th. Dec. 3rd -
    #1 Broadway Los Gatos, CA
    Sat. Dec. 6th -
    Pistol Pete's Auburn, CA
    Fri. Dec. 11th - Main St. Brewery Pleasanton, CA
    Fri. Dec. 18th -
    Rellik Tavern Benicia, CA
    Sat. Dec. 19th -
    Murphy's Law Sunnyvale, CA
    Fri. Dec. 25th -
    Merry Christmas
    Sat. Dec. 26th -
    Nu-Ray's Martinez, 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. ..

    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