March Calendar, Video of The Month, Updates & 2017 Schedule

Say Hey!

Another great month, this last one! Thanks so much once again for coming out in force!

This March we'll cover nearly our full play area - from Santa Cruz to the Sierra Foothills with stops through the San Francisco Peninsula to boot. Yeah, baby!! Can't wait to see everybody.

Note from K.K. - The Iron Gate date on March 17th will be my semi official Birthday Party, even though my birthday is actually the March 14th. So .. let's make it a Pisces/Birthday Show with all Astrological Signs more than welcome to stop down and watch us Pisceans stumble through the night - as we do through life!

Always looking forward to your great company.

Your buds,
Keith, Thom & Jim
AKA The Bonedrivers
(AKA Los Tres Embajadores De Amor)

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Video of the Month: For you truly OG's: The Gone Jackals perform "Legacy" from the CD "Bone to Pick" at LucasFilms' Industrial Light and Magic Soundstage (much more to come on this subject shortly).

**2017 Calendar

Advance dates are subject to change. Please check regularly.


    Fri. March 3rd - Zelda's On The Beach - 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA (831) 475-4900
    Th. March 9th - 
    #1 Broadway - 102 B. South Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA (408) 354-4303
    Sat. March 11th - Pistol Pete's - 140 Harrison Ave., Auburn, CA (530) 885-5093
    ** Special Event** Fri. March 17th - The Iron Gate - K.K./Pisces/All Signs Welcome Birthday Party! - 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA (650) 592-7893
    Fri. March 24th -
    Main St. Brewery - 830 Main St., Pleasanton, CA (925) 462-8218
    Fri. March 31st - Seabright Brewery (6:30-10:30) - 519 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA (831) 426-2739


    Sat. April 1st -
    Tap 25 Brewery Livermore, CA
    Sat. April 8th -
    Severino's Aptos, CA
    Fri. April 21st -
    Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. HMB, CA
    Sat. April 22nd -
    The Rellik Tavern Benicia, CA
    Th. April 27th -
    #1 Broadway Los Gatos, CA
    Sat. April 29th -
    Horses for Healing Benefit Auburn, CA


    Sat. May 6th -
    St. James Gate Belmont, CA
    Sat. May 13th -
    Pistol Pete's Auburn, CA
    Mon. May 15th - Th. May 26th -
    Vacation/Goin' Fishing
    Sat. May 27th -
    Murphy's Law Sunnyvale, CA


    Fri. June 2nd -
    Main St. Brewery Pleasanton, CA
    Sat. June 3rd -
    Zelda's Capitola, CA
    Sat. June 17th -
    El Dorado County Fair Placerville, CA
    Fri. June 24th -
    Little Lou's BBQ Campbell, CA

    "Greasefire!!" is now on 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 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. ..

    on't forget to request any tune you'd like to hear from "Greasefire!!, "Mobile" or "Roadhouse Manifesto" 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

Rolling Stone Online
"Roadhouse Manifesto"
5 of 5 Stars

"There's just 3 words for this album. It Kicks Ass. Keith Karloff's method of trying the songs out live before even working them onto the CD truly makes a record without a sleeper on it. Even the pre mastered discs enjoyed airplay on 91.3 KSVY in Sonoma long before the CD got it's 'official' release. The 'Old School' tone and format of the songs make it familiar the first time you listen to it.
If you don't like 'Live to Ride' then you've never liked straight forward rock. There's no gimmicks on this disc, Just straight forward Blues based rock and roll. Can't wait till they come back to Sonoma to see what Keith and Co. have up their sleeves."

James Marshall Berry Sonoma Valley Music Scene 91.3 KSVY FM - Rolling Stone Online

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 "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:
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
"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:

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