Saturday, 10 December 2011

The Black Cat Bones ‘the Long Drive’ album release

The Black Cat Bones’ second album ‘The Long Drive’ is set to be released on 1 October 2011.
The album is a culmination of experiences gathered from a demanding two-year touring and
performing schedule, reflecting every emotion, every triumph, and every loss - on the road, on
stage, and in life. Following their well-received debut release ‘Silverton Swamp Songs’ (2009),
‘The Long Drive’ combines both the timeless energetic blues-rock sound of the band with a new,
mature and innovative approach to their music. Well known songwriter Koos Kombuis calls it ‘a
fusion of Blues and Rock n Roll, but they do it so damn good that it sounds like something totally

‘The Long Drive’ was recorded between May and September 2011 at Wolmer Records together
with SAMA award-winning producer Lanie van der Walt, and combines the song writing skills of
vocalist Kobus de Kock jr and guitarist Andre Kriel with the infectious rhythmic offerings of Chris
van der Walt on Bass and Keyboards and Jason Hinch on drums and percussion. The album
contains 10 original tracks featuring the breathtaking vocal harmonies of Tammy Wilson (Southern
Gypsy Queen), as well as a slow but fervent version of Janis Joplin’s ‘Ball and Chain’ with Jacob
Wulana from ‘Tidal Waves’ fame on Hammond Organ. The songs range from honest and soulful
compositions that touch on everyday adversities to hard-driving Blues-with-attitude, unmistakably
matching the intensity of their live shows.

A coastal tour between 15 – 31 December will see the band live at Cape Town venues such as Die
Boer, Plaas Teater, and Berties to mention a few. Official tour dates to be announced soon.
Other upcoming events include:

Tour Dates:

Fri. 16: Bot rivier Hotel (Bot Rivier)
Sat. 17: Berties moorings (Gordon’s bay)
Sun. 18: Perigators (Pringle Bay)
Tue. 20: Amsterdam (Gordon’s Bay)
Wed. 21: Tulbagh
Thu. 22: Bluestown Sessions (Mercury)
Fri. 23: Die Boer (Durbanville)
Thu  27: Island Vibe (J-Bay)
Fri. 28: The Music Kitchen - (PE)
Sat. 29: HARD ROCK (J-Bay)

Andre Kriel: 072 146 8819

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