D.I.Y. recording of 3rd album in progress

Way back in 2002 I was freshly divorced, sitting at my kitchen table with a piece of shit guitar that could barely stay in tune. I figured out that i could drop tune it to open G and make some sweet sounds that made me reconsider throwing that guitar in the trash. So I bought a broken Tascam 4 track tape recorder and repaired it. I bought a microphone and a brass slide bottle. I bought some cheap beer. I put it all together and recorded a low-fi demo of the results. It was primitive, and crude. It was perfect!

16 years later, I find myself at another proverbial crossroads. So I go back to the beginning and break out the digital recorder, a microphone, and some beer. 3 Sessions in and I have 7 tracks that I feel have some promise to them. Simple and primitive and pure. Another session or two and I will mix it all down quickly and upload to Spotify, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud. The goal is to be ready for the airwaves in the summer of 2019.

Stay tuned for details….

Scott/Black Cat Bone

working on new material for 2019

2018 was a rough year for us. We ran through 3 different drummers. Each one learned just enough material to get us through the next few gigs, which at the moment was what we needed. While we were struggling to keep up with our shows, we never really got back into our songwriting mindset.

Now that we have finally found a long-term match in our most recent band member, Federico Jones, we are starting to focus on writing new material again. We are planning on recording in the next few weeks. We’ve been focused on writing songs in Open D tuning and probably have enough material to record. Below are 2 videos from our last practice session featuring a few of those songs. They’re still a little rough around the edges, but we’ll get that worked out soon enough

Local Rigs episode 5

Local Rigs has asked Scott to appear on Episode 5, which films this sunday. Local Rigs runs a Youtube channel that features local musicians discussing the gear they use in the studio and on stage.

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Scott likes to make modifications to his guitars to fit his unique style of playing, so this will be a perfect opportunity for him to give the inside scoop on a few of his instruments.

 

Black Cat Bone on Spotify

We finally got our act together and released both albums for distribution on Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, Amazon, and Spotify and a whole boatload of other sites.

We are on most of those sites under the moniker “Black Cat Bone 616”, using the Grand Rapids area code to separate us from the other artists out there using the name Black Cat Bone. There’s at least one in every country…. The oldest seems to be from the 70’s in Canada,  the current big deal is out of the UK… but the best Black Cat Bone is from the heart of the Rust Belt…. dirty ol’ Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA!

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Mid-West Coast Blues”  from 2013, and “Jealous Is Poison” from 2017 have already available on our site, as well as Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and Reverbnation for some time, but we felt that it was important to broaden our horizons. You can download music for free or at a name-your-own-price on those sites.

 

Black Cat Bone on Flyover Podcast episode #10 & #11

Patrick Porter’s Flyover Podcast series featured our song “Black Cat Bone” from our recent album “Jealous Is Poison” (available on SoundCloud & BandCamp)

Flyover Podcast is an indie project focused on music and interviews with bands from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Flyover Podcast is constantly on the lookout for new, interesting music to feature on the podcast series, which according to sources, operates out of a huge network of caves hidden deep in the remote wilderness of Wisconsin.

It is rumored that any unfortunate souls that stumble across the clandestine location of Flyover Podcast’s Secret Underground Laboratory have met an untimely demise at the hands of angry Sasquatches that roam the forest…. Perhaps you should just contact them at their Facebook page instead… just sayin’…

UPDATE 9-6-2017

Flyover Podcast Episode 11 includes the title track from our new album “Jealous Is Poison”. Take a listen to the podcast below

New Album Release: JEALOUS IS POISON

Black Cat Bone has just released our new recording on Bandcamp for immediate streaming and download. CD’s are in the plans for the near future.

Jealous Is Poison was recorded live at a local screen print shop, Bad Mojo Design, in Grand Rapids, MI.

The album consists of 9 tracks. The album was recorded by our drummer David Schofield. Every track was captured in less than 3 takes to maintain the intregity of Black Cat Bone’s rough cut style, with minimal overdubbing, and minor post-production editing to clean up the tracks

 

 

DIY recording in progress

Sessions for recording our album are coming along smoothly. Today we record Ryan on the doghouse bass.

The next step will be to capture any overdub tracks we want to add before we begin mixing down the final product. We are excited to have a finished album by the end of summer to share with it friends.

Stay tuned for details -scott/black cat bone

Mini-Documentary on Black Cat Bone posted on youtube

Our self-produced mini-documentary  has now been posted to our youtube page. The video is approximately 5 minutes, and features Scott Warren (vocalist/guitarist) discussing various topics about Black Cat Bone. Recent material from practice sessions in February and March 2017 is in the video as well.

Southbound I-35 mini-review of Black Cat Bone

Southbound I-35 is an awesome podcast out of Austin Texas that features all kinds of great information and news about some serious southern music, primarily focused on good ol’ Texas.

Over on SBI35.com they’ve just released episode 43, which mentions Black Cat Bone in the “Texas Wants You Anyways” segment at the tail end of a really interesting episode.

We are honored that host David Ryan thought enough of us to include a taste of our song “I don’t worry much” in his review of Black Cat Bone.

DO yourself a favor and check out SBI35.com and learn about some really great American music that you might not have heard about yet!