Black Cat Bone returns to the Tip Top Deluxe on June 2 to open for Bloodshot Bill. Chuck Whiting will also be performing (woo! woo!) at the coolest little music shack in town. We will be debuting our new drummer Eric, who has played in some kick ass bands like Buffalo Witch
Black Cat Bone just landed a sweet gig with the legendary Freight Train Rabbit Killer out of Kansas City, Missouri. The show is at Mulligan’s Pub in Eastown, the only neighborhood in Grand Rapids skanky enough to host such musical filth as this event promises to be.
If you havent checked out FRTK yet, their bio describes the band in an interesting manner:
“The band Freight Train Rabbit Killer is made up of Kris Bruders (Freight Train) and Mark Smeltzer (Rabbit Killer) Freight Train Rabbit Killer is a duet. Described as a heavy doom blues American Roots opera – a shaman of the hills and a vigilante bent on justice. We have been performing at home (Kansas City MO) and on the road for about 3 years. Our live shows have been described as being intense. a freaking fantastic musical journey. Creepy and honest. It’s storytelling through music. Doom blues. Screaming electric guitars. All accompanied by suits and masks.”
February 8 @ Mulligan’s in Grand Rapids MI with Christopher C Cordle
the roots of Black Cat Bone started in Greenville MI of all places… making strange songs in the basement with Josh Lillie as a trio called House of the Morning Star. we played music we thought of as “dirty folk”. Raw. Simple. Honest.
Whatever happenend, happened for a reason. or no reason at all. whatever. gimme another pbr and retune that geetar son! we got another song to record.
nowadays Josh still plays live. we turned into a band that I am proud to share with some rather strange and wonderful individuals. we have good friends that believe in us. we got kind folks that tolerate my bullshit.
and now we are going back to Greenville for a homecoming show. sharing a stage with our old friend Josh. We’re bringing a new friend, Mike, who has been helping us out on drums. the band might be a little different now, but we’re still making music in that same mindset. Raw. Simple. Honest.