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

Say Hey!

Coming of one rippin’ June, we continue a great summer schedule this July with a coupla’ few super special dates among our ever-smokin', cherry picked NorCal circuit.

Looming large, we return to again headline NAPA CITY NIGHTS in a full-blown concert setting at  Veteran’s Memorial Park Amphitheatre in Dowtown Napa.  This is one magnificent outdoor show, smack on the banks of the Napa River.   Monster stage, PA, lights and an all-ages shebang to boot.  Not to be missed!  Can’t overlook BLACKSMITH SQUARE in Livermore, another outdoor-all ages show in Downtown Livermore which we’ve been enjoying greatly for several seasons now.  Gazebos, Tap 25 Craft Beer, great East Bay crowd.  A treat, all around!

We swing through SEVERINO'S in scenic Aptos (Santa Cruz Metro) to visit with our great buds, The Cruzans, drop in to the cozy, always jumping MURPHY’S LAW in good old Sunnyvale (San Jose Metro), then load up our woodies and head on over to the happening HALF MOON BAY BREWING CO. in good lookin' Old Princeton (HMB Metro).  We also trek out to visit our country cousins at THE CLUB CAR in Downtown Auburn.  Club Car is a spiffy, attractive and well run venue right on Auburn's main strip.  This is a return date, a great new room for the band out that way.  Would love to see our Foothills and Valley Folk out there!

Can’t wait to visit with all our great, great NorCal friends.

See you soon!

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

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Video of the Month: “Love Lines” Live!  A nice bouncy, dance track, lyric inspired by the great “Love Potion #9” (Leiber-Stoller) from our “Greasefire!!” CD.  

**2018 Calendar**

Advance dates are subject to change. Please check regularly.


    Wed. July 4th - Happy Independence Day! USA
    Sat. Juy 7th - Severino's Seacliff Inn (8:00 - 11:00) - 7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos, CA (831) 688-7300
    Sat. July 14th - Murphy's Law - 135 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale, CA (408) 736-3822
    Fri. July 20th - Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. (7:00 - 10:00) - 390 Capistrano Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 728-2739
    Sat. July 21st - Club Car - 836 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA (530) 887-9732
    Fri. July 27th - ** Special Event** Napa City Nights Festival - One Boomin' Concert Set from 8:00 - 10:00. Veteran’s Memorial Park Amphitheatre, Downtown Napa, CA at 800 Main St.
    Fri. July 28th - ** Special Event** Blacksmith Square - Downtown Livermore, Presented  by Tap 25 Craft Beer - Two Concert Sets Beginning at 7:00.  25 South Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA (925) 294-897025


    Fri. Aug. 3rd - Little Lou's BBQ Campbell, CA
    Sat. Aug 4th -
    Rellik Tavern Benicia, CA
    Fri. Aug. 10th -
    Main St. Brewery Pleasanton, CA
    Sat. Aug 11th -
    Pistol Pete's Auburn, CA
    Fri. Aug. 17th -
    Coaster's Santa Cruz, CA
    Sat. Aug 18th -
    Iron Gate Belmont, CA
    Tues. Aug. 20th - Wed. Aug. 29th -
    Vacation/Goin' Fishing


    Sat. Sept. 1st - Murphy's Law
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Fri. Sept. 7th -
    Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. HMB, CA
    Sat. Sept. 8th -
    Mojo Lounge Fremont, CA
    Fri. Sept. 14th -
    Severino's Aptos, CA
    Sat. Sept. 15th -
    Blacksmith Square Livermore, CA
    Sat. Sept. 22nd -
    Pistol Pete's Auburn, 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:

CD Universe
Condensed Listing of Online CD Outlets

(for our friends in Europe):
CD Market

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