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4 new shows in 2020

Ernie Clark & the Magnificent Bastards are on a wild streak of shows and have been very kind in bringing Black Cat Bone along for the ride on a bunch of them. They’ve put together 4 shows for 2020 that were announced today, and of course they’ve booked your favorite Rustbelt Blues band on the bill as well!

Ernie and his Bastards are about to release their debut album in 2020, in addition to playing as many shows as possible. This 4 show portion of their schedule is “the Cats & Dogs & Bastards Tour”.

It’s getting us out of Grand Rapids for 3 of the 4 shows, which fits nicely with my goal of not playing the same town all the damn time for the new year! 2020 will be fun year for BCB…. we have some songs in rehearsal for a recording project…. and a potential video shoot is in the works as well!

-Scott/Black Cat Bone

Cowboy’s Juke Joint Podcast on Spotify

Mike and Mitch from Cowboy’s Juke Joint have been playing a few tracks from Black Cat Bone on their podcast on the interwebs lately. They play a pretty kick ass mix of “Gritty Blues Rock and Southern Rock bands from around the world; you’ve never heard before, and sharing them with passionate music lovers the world over . ”

It’s nice to get a little appreciation from people outside of my tiny little universe here in Grand Rapids, MI. It’s especially cool that they help spread the work to like-minded music fans I would never find on my own! Folks like these are keeping the independent music revolution going strong.

Give them a little listen. Submit your favorite independent artist’s link to them. Help keep independent music alive!

-Scott/Black Cat Bone

Facebook LIVE Feed from Bemo’s Bar gig Oct 5th 2019

Facebook live video from Bemo’s Bar in Bay City MI. Black Cat Bone dida one man band set opening for Ernie CLark & the Magnificent Bastards and The Hellbound Drifters . Scott played on an amp borrowed from Ernie Clark, and used the house drum set.

Oct 3 Thursday “Acoustic” Show

Today & Tomorrow, Chris Cooney (MOTO) and Maggie May live at Mulligan’s Pub in Grand Rapids MI 10-3-2019

(21+) FREE SHOW
10.03.2019
Music Starts @ 9pm
mulliganspubgr.com

Today and Tomorrow
A man had a baby! And with that baby came a dream! And with that dream came reality! And with that reality came a sadness! And with that sadness came a desire to fight! And with that desire to fight came passion! And from that passion came love!
https://www.facebook.com/todayandtomorrowband/
http://todayandtomorrowmusic.com

Christian Cooney of Moto
Acoustic solo set.

Black Cat Bone
Black Cat Bone utilizes bottleneck guitar, harmonica, and drums to deliver their nihilistic version of the American music experience. Delivering songs about God, the Devil, and the lost and lonely souls in between.
https://www.facebook.com/BlackCatBoneGrandRapids/
https://blackcatbone.net/

Maggie May
Ukulele player. Folk punker. Cat whisperer.
www.facebook.com/maggiemay347/

For More Shows check out our website, or other Facebook Events!
Interested in Booking a Show:
Booking Manager – Devilyn Carver
mulliganspubgr@gmail.com

this cat has 9 lives

Black Cat Bone has always been a flexible project when it comes to who is actually in the band at any specific time.

I always wrote the songs simply, and tried to put my passion and energy into making something honest. When I had friends to help out with the music, it was something I really appreciated immensely. I really enjoy the collaborative process of creation. I valued what my friends contributed, and what I could learn from working with them.

When I perform solo, I feel confident in knowing that I have a repertoire of songs to keep myself grounded as I experiment with timing and rhythm. Sometimes I improvise a series of mini-songs during my live shows, rather than “stage talk” between songs. Being a One Man Band is strangely liberating in that you are absolutely free, even to the point of simply playing in a stream of consciousness manner; whatever my fingers and day-dreamy mind manage to assemble is what I am gonna play.

After getting back to my roots by recording an album as a one man band and playing several solo shows this summer, I have started working with a new drummer in anticipation of the next few shows lined up for this fall. 2 Shows in Grand Rapids MI, and one in Bay City, MI will have Black Cat Bone playing as a 2 man band. We are currently working on getting our set list rehearsed, and shooting some B-roll footage for mixing into videos for our Youtube channel. We are working on a couple new songs and contemplating shooting a revised mini-documentary EPK in the same vein as the 2017 video currently posted on our sites.

-scott/black cat bone