May Calendar, Video of the Month, Updates & 2018 Schedule



Say Hey!

A rippin’ April, you guys rule!  On to May and, boy, do we have a nice one on the books! 

Some of our fave venues including the scenic, jamming, fun Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. in Old Princeton (HMB Metro), good ol’ Murphy’s Law in Sunnyvale and hip, swingin’, boho Rellik Tavern in Benicia.

Throw in two killer special events - a Cinco De Mayo Party at Jan’s in Orangevale (Sacto Metro) featuring the music of Los Conductores Del Hueso (AKA The Bonedrivers), CD Giveaways and Mariachi Music on breaks.  Wheee!!  And … thrilled to be invited to play at The Campbell Music Festival (San Jose Metro).  Lots and lots of friends there, some of our O-est of Gees!!

Top it off with a debut at Coasters in Santa Cruz, right by the Boardwalk.  You Cruzans know how we feel about getting down there to get down with you.  Yeah, baby!! 

Thanks once again for your continued strong support.  You rock our world!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Your buds,
Keith, Thom & Jim
AKA The Bonedrivers
(Los Conductores Del Hueso)

Why not say hey to The Bonedrivers on Facebook!



New Video: “Let's Do It!” from our“Greasefire!!” CD, slide show version. 

**2018 Calendar**

Advance dates are subject to change. Please check regularly.

    May

    Fri. May 4th - Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. (7:00 - 10:00 - 390 Capistrano Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 728-2739
    Sat. May 5th - ** Special Event** Cinco De Mayo Party at Jan's Lounge - 9222 Greenback Lane, Orangevale, CA (916) 989-0583
    Fri. May 11th - Murphy's Law - 135 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale, CA (408) 736-3822
    Sat. May 19th - ** Special Event** Campbell Music Festival (10:30AM - 1:30PM) - E. Campbell Ave. and N. 1st St., Campbell, CA
    Fri. May 25th - Coaster's - 115 Cliff St., Santa Cruz, CA (831) 426-3324
    Sat. May 26th - Rellik Tavern - 726 First St, Benicia, CA, (707) 746-1137
    Mon. May 28th - Have a thoughtful and grateful Memorial Day


    June

    Sat. June 2nd - Little Lou's BBQ Campbell, CA
    Fri. June 8th - The Iron Gate Belmont, CA
    Sat. June 9th - The Mojo Lounge Fremont, CA
    Fri. June 15th - The El Dorado County Fair Placerville, CA
    Fri. June 22nd - Main St. Brewery Pleasanton, CA
    Sat. June 23rd -
    The Placer County Fair Roseville, CA
    Sat. June 30th - St. James Gate Belmont, CA

    July

    Wed. July 4th - Happy Independence Day! USA
    Sat. July 7th -
    Severino's Aptos, CA
    Sat. July 14th - Murphy's Law Sunnvyvale, CA
    Fri. July 20th -
    Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Sunnvyvale, CA
    Sat. July 21st -
    Club Car Auburn, CA
    Fri. July 27th -
    Napa City Nights Festival Napa, CA
    Sat. July 28th -
    Blacksmith Square Livermore, CA


    All Bonedrivers recordings are available at Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, iTunes and all your favorite digital outlets.

    All Bonedrivers CDs, including our current "Greasefire!!" are on Amazon.com. 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.

    "Greasefire!!" and all Bonedrivers CDs are available at all shows!
    Here's a link if you can't wait and/or would prefer to purchase online from us directly.
    For our International Friends and folks who would prefer to purchase from a reputable dealer "Greasefire!!" is now in stock with our Distributor City Hall Records.
    Here's a link for a quick listen to the new CD


    Don'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 www.KSVY.org - 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



All Bonedrivers 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:

Amazon.com
BestBuy
CD Universe
Condensed Listing of Online CD Outlets

(for our friends in Europe):
CD Market


We greatly appreciate your continued friendship and support!

s


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:

iTunes
Yahoo Music
Audio Lunchbox
MP3.com
MSNMusic

eMusic


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
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