Black Cat Bone is a Rust Belt Punk Blues band from Grand Rapids, Michigan (area code 616)
The tools we use are simple. Open tuned guitars. Overdriven bass. Minimalist drums. Honest Lyrics.
We are a small band from a small city, deep in the heart of the American Rust Belt.
We are not rock stars. We will never be rock stars. We all have day jobs, bratty kids, overdue bills, broke ass cars, and all the other trappings of living in the American Rat Race.
We get together with whatever precious free time we have to play small gigs for barely any pay, just to meet new friends and share our vision of what good music is, and we bust our asses for that privilege!
Formed as a trio in late 2009, Black Cat Bone’s sound has been categorized as Rust Belt Acid Blues, Neo Primitive Blues, and Lo-Fi Blooze.
The band draws inspiration from the Lomax recordings of sharecroppers and prisoners of the rural southern states, the electrified blues pioneers of mid-century Chicago, and old school punk bands
Black Cat Bone makes music the old fashioned way, but they ain’t stuck in no damn time-warp! They sing songs about God, the Devil, and the misadventures of the lost and lonely souls in between.
Black Cat Bone’s music is a reflection upon their lifestyle, their work ethic, their values…
It’s the type of music you play while drinkin’ on the front porch with your friends and family, having a good time, all of the beer bottles and ashtrays rattling in time to the rhythm; Raw. Simple. Honest.
email us at BlackCatBone616@gmail.com