Nominated for the 2009 Brevard Music Award’s Entertainer of the Year, in the Favorite Keyboardist and Guitarist categories, Bone Dogs have made a huge impression on the beachside music circuit since they formed. Also sponsored by Gwin Amplification and East Coast Music, the quartet is one of the hardest working, most sought after bands in the area. They got their start playing throughout the Palm Bay area, but have since come to the beaches to broaden their fan base.
The lineup of guitarist and vocalist Russ Kellum (formerly of True Bluez), drummer Michael Wright, bassist Mark Glisson, and keyboardist Derek Castello (formerly of Groove Monsters), delivers the promise of growling rhythms, barking grooves, and solos with a bite. They’re well versed in a number of musical genres, including rock, blues, jazz, and country, as heard on many of their original songs and their eclectic choice of covers.
Since forming, they’ve performed with the likes Pat Travers, Dangerous Dan Toler of the Greg Allman Band, Todd Sharpville, Jason Ricci, Leanne Binder, and Michael Allman, Greg Allman’s son, and opened for one of their favorite bands, Gov’t Mule, at a recent show in Cocoa. Their recent appearance at the 2010 Space Coast Music Festival, which was held this past September in Cape Canaveral, earned them scores of new fans and cemented their reputation as one of the best live bands in the area.
Catch Bone Dogs Saturday, November 26 at the at the Beach Shack (1 Minutemen Cswy.; Cocoa Beach; 783-2250). Visit the band online at: www.myspace.com/bonedogsband