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

Farmer John videos posted

Friday July 28 2017 Black Cat Bone played at the Tip Top Deluxe in Grand Rapids MI, taking the middle slot between Elroy Meltzer and Left Lane Cruiser.

We ran into Farmer John who helps out with a lot of the shows at the Tip Top Deluxe. Farmer John is also the founder of the Cowpie Music Festival in Alaska, Michigan. They host some of the best live music to be found around yonder parts and are something you should check out.

He asked us to do a short interview, which he then posted on his Facebook account. Farmer John also captured our first song in the set in a separate video.

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

 

 

Songwriter Sundays w/Eric Engblade featuring Scott Warren of Black Cat Bone

Sunday April 30 2017

Eric Engblade is a fabulous singer/songwriter from the Grand Rapids MI area. Known for his insightful lyrics, topnotch banjo plucking, and furious guitar rhythms. I first met Eric in 2009 at an Earth Day Festival in West Michigan that I was helping produce. We have shared a bill three other times after that, and I have seen him perform on a few other occasions around the Grand Rapids area. I have always been appreciative of his abilities and style. He is definitely one of the more capable, and accomplished musicians in this town. Also, he is probably one of the most genuinely decent human beings I have ever met.

So when he asked me to guest on his semi- impromptu Sunday Songwriter series on Facebook Live, I jumped at the chance immediately. We discussed the mechanics of resonator guitars, my favorite open tunings for slide bottle guitar, and how we approached our different songwriting styles. We touched upon the origins of the black cat bone in voodoo/hoodoo magic, and discussed the infamous deal that Robert Johnson conducted at the crossroads many years ago. We also played a few songs and were visited by his baby daughter Naomi, who was not so impressed with our racket as we had hoped. Below is the video for your enjoyment

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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!