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The Bonedrivers / Press

“Review of The Bonedrivers "Roadhouse Manifesto" from: Rolling Stone Online ***** 5 of 5 Stars   "There's just 3 words for this album. It Kicks Ass. Keith Karloff's method of trying the songs out live before even working them onto the CD truly makes a record without a sleeper on it. Even the pre mastered discs enjoyed airplay on 91.3 KSVY in Sonoma long before the CD got it's 'official' release. The 'Old School' tone and format of the songs make it familiar the first time you listen to it. If you don't like 'Live to Ride' then you've never liked straight forward rock. There's no gimmicks on this disc, Just straight forward Blues based rock and roll. Can't wait till they come back to Sonoma to see what Keith and Co. have up their sleeves." - James Marshall Berry Sonoma Valley Music Scene 91.3 KSVY FM www.KSVY.org <http://www.KSVY.org> - Rolling Stone Online”

“In “Mobile,” Karloff gets his feet wet enough in Delta sound to make a believable anthem.  There’s not a shred of copycatting in any of the ten songs.  Things are kept simple for the most part, and this makes the CD a real gem.  As I listened to it, I pondered why it worked when it could easily have failed and I came up with a combination of two factors:  Simplicity and originality.  Karloff has authored a straight-up set of good old bar boogie minus the melancholy of inauthentic place and time. The best of these tunes are “It’s a Beautiful Thing” and “Honky Tonk Prayer,” which Karloff has also cut for radio.   Music and lyric are in perfect balance and that is, I think, one of the hallmarks of the Southern rock genre in general or to all forms of song. The biggest compliment I can pay them and their new album is that it is my earnest belief that they could slide right into some of our more discerning venues and fit right in. ”

“Live review from Lance Monthly at the Red Devil, supporting The Yardbirds: "Then came The Bonedrivers, a power trio so electrifying they could light a room of candles. Dripping with self-assurance, they covered all bases, from the blues to funk to standard rock and roll. Try to imagine ZZ Top battling it out with Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and George Thorogood and The Destroyers, and that should clue you in on where The Bonedrivers are at. The band delivered boogie rhythms by the score, the drumming was explosive, the vocals were pleasingly gritty and the guitar and bass work sizzled and slinked with thrilling sensations ... By the time The Yardbirds appeared, the crowd was already dangerously on fire." - Beverly Patterson, May 2007 ”

“Bluesblast Magazine (IL) The Bonedrivers "Mobile" (BlueBlack Records) BB 4444 Have I got a band for you if you’re partial to Foghat, Grand Funk Railroad, southern rock, BTO or the crunchier reaches of the Led Zeppelin catalog. Throw in a dash of The Outlaws and stir vigorously. Thick power chords, thumping jungle-drums, manic slide guitar excursions and even harmony vocals are here for the taking. Front man-guitarist-singer Keith Karloff leads his merry troupe thru power-rock accented by funk and the requisite positive “dude commander vibe”. Karloff stretches out his guitar prowess here in fine form and the lead vocals show more depth with each repeated listening. Blues-rock paradise awaits you compliments of this San Francisco boogie band! Greg “Bluesdog” Szalony 2/17/11 ”

“Review of The Bonedrivers "Roadhouse Manifesto" from: Santa Cruz Sentinel: "Roadhouse Manifesto' is an apt title for this bluesy Southern rock-styled band based in San Francisco. The trio of frontman Keith Karloff (Gone Jackals), bassist Thomas Stokes and drummer Jim Nelson channel vintage Southern stomp and boogie through songs like 'Live to Ride' and 'Macon Bacon'.”