Bio

4 Bad Ass Hombres playing Deconstructed Rustbelt Blues

bcb june 2018
Ed Root (harmonica/guitar) Eric Morin (drums) Scott Warren (guitar/vox) Ryan Sheridan (bass)

Black Cat Bone is a four piece band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Band members Edwin Root (harmonica, guitars), Ryan Sheridan (bass), Federico Jones (drums), and Scott Warren (vocals, guitars) spend their time exploring the depths of their Deconstructed Rustbelt Blues.

Black Cat Bone draws inspiration from the Lomax recordings of early 20th century sharecroppers and prisoners of the rural southern states, the electric blues of mid-century Chicago, and the diy work ethic of one-man-bands like Seasick Steve, Scott H Biram, Bob Log III, and AJ Gaither

Black Cat Bone utilizes bottleneck guitar, harmonica, bass, and drums to deliver their nihilistic version of the american music experience.

We make music the old fashioned way, but we ain’t stuck in no damn time-warp! We sing songs about God, the Devil, and the misadventures of the lost and lonely souls in between.

Our music is a reflection upon our lifestyle, our work ethic, our values… it’s the type of music you play while drinkin’ on the front porch with your friends and family, having a good time, all of the beer bottles and ashtrays rattling in time to the rhythm; Raw. Simple. Honest.

 

Formed in 2010, Black Cat Bone has played primarily in the Midwest, with a few appearances in the southern states, and even a few shows as far west as San Francisco.  The band has played in gritty punk bars, a famous historic theatre, a guerilla concert in the world’s largest art competition, at a festival underneath a 40 ton Calder sculpture, at a Frank Lloyd Wright house, inside a Freightliner truck, on top of a brewery’s giant vats of beer, at an anarchist collective, and even inside a bohemian gypsy wagon!

Some of the more noteworthy bands Black Cat Bone has played with include Left Lane Cruiser, Bloodshot Bill, Lou Shields, Johnny Lowebow, Hymn For Her, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Mikey Classic (Goddamn Gallows) and Justin Howl.