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

Local Rigs episode featuring Scott and his arsenal

Local Rigs is a bad ass project that focuses on local musicians and the gear that they utilize in making their music.

Recently they had Scott come out and do an episode, which is shot at River City Studios in Grand Rapids, MI. Scott took 4 guitars and his trusty Marshal amp and spent an afternoon talking shop with the crew

1st new song of 2019

Heartache in my Songs, written Jan 3, 2019 on a Washburn HB15TS and a Marshall amp. Open D chord riff with minimal slide bottle work. Recorded on a shitty camera phone for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Video Archives (Not really. They can go fuck themselves)

616 Showcase June 16 2018

Black Cat Bone returns to Mulligan’s Pub for the 616 Showcase, on the fortuitous date of 6/16. Devilyn Carver put together this show featuring a pretty wide range of talent.

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From the event description:

FREE SHOW
6.16.2018
Music Starts 6pm (21+)
mulliganspubgr.com

Wuzee –
As a founding member of The Almighty Foot Clan, WuZee has gained a reputation as one of the most entertaining performers in West Michigan. Though he draws massive influence from hip hop titans such as MF Doom and Wu-Tang Clan, WuZee’s upbeat style and choice samples never fail to draw a crowd. A nimble lyricist in his own right, WuZee continues to collaborate with many hip hop groups and performers from around the country.
https://www.facebook.com/wuzeedagod/
https://almightyfootclan.bandcamp.com/

Brother Adams –
The unique combination of acoustic and electric instrumentation brings the idea of folk-rock to a new, almost experimental level in Holland-bred Brother Adams. The raw, Modest Mouse-esque rock ‘n’ roll vocals add even more urgency to the trio’s sound, urging the audience to scream the lyrics right along. That being said, a Brother Adams live performance is one not to be missed: These guys love to pull the audience into the expressive passion they pour out on every stage they step onto.
https://www.facebook.com/BrotherAdams/

Black Cat Bone –
Black Cat Bone is a roots music collective exploring the depths of neo-primitive blues and dirty folk. Inspired by the Lomax recordings of early 20th century sharecroppers and prisoners of the rural southern states.
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, Black Cat Bone serves up the type of stuff you can play while drinkin’ on the front porch with your friends and family… simple, raw, honest.
https://www.facebook.com/BlackCatBoneGrandRapids/
https://www.reverbnation.com/BlackCatBoneBlues

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

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.