Combining the driving rhythm, percussion, and riffs from North Mississippi's hill country blues with the hallmark style of slide guitar and harmonica from the Delta, Black Cat Bone stray away from the method of traditional blues bands currently doing the rounds.
“There's no need for a bass player”, says guitarist G Slider, “my thumb gives us all the bass we need”. Forgoing a bass and a drumkit in favour of a simple thumb, a cajon and various percussion may seem like a risky proposition, but this “high energy blues band” succeeds in getting the audience to do what the band wants. That's to boogie.
Black Cat Bone hit the Edinburgh local scene in August 2012. After being handpicked by the award-winning Holy Ghosts to support them at the Voodoo Rooms later that month (a venue they would themselves headline in November), the band has gone on to work with various other promoters at venues in and around Edinburgh including Fortune Promotions, Granny Radge, Counter Culture and Adam Holmes and the Embers.
The band released their debut Live EP in December, featured on Bandcamp's bestsellers list, consisting of their own material as well as a cover of Mississippi Fred McDowell's 'You Got to Move'. With an album due in mid 2014, Black Cat Bone look forward to a summer of festivals and boogie.