Chickenbone Slim Album The Big Beat  Song, Long Way Down.
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Chickenbone Slim is an original blues artist from San Diego, CA. with 30 years of music experience, first as a bassist, and since 2011 as a guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. Chickenbone plays original and traditional electric blues, born in the middle of the last century. By mixing original blues and swing music with traditional covers Chickenbone’s shows are varied, entertaining and dance friendly. CB is always experimenting and improvising new material as well as catering to his mission to entertain his audience. His talented band known as “The Biscuits” is made up of top local and touring San Diego blues musicians, and his newest release Sleeper is available for sample or purchase here.

BIO-Chickenbone Slim’s first all original release Gone was released in Fall 2015, and featured Big Jon AtkinsonGone was nominated Best Blues Recording at the 2016 San Diego Music Awards, and is available to sample or purchase here.

On tour in 2017 in Northern California, Chickenbone recorded with his band over three days at Greaseland Studios in San Jose with the incomparable Kid Andersen. Chickenbone’s sophomore release The Big Beat was released internationally in September 2017 and reached #17 on the Living Blues Album Charts. The CD received strong domestic airplay, international airplay, and glowing reviews-“This is one of the finest things I have heard in this style in a while.  It is very deeply rooted in blues traditions, immaculately played, and deals with everyday situations.”-Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue. The Big Beat was nominated for best blues recording at 2018 San Diego Music Awards and is available to sample or purchase here.

Released on Lo Fi Mob Records, Chickenbone Slim’s new 2020 release “Sleeper” features ten all original modern blues songs. Soulful and unique while adhering to authentic classic blues style, Sleeper explores various viewpoints in its stories of love, loss, power and politics in modern society. Recorded at the famed Greaseland Studios in the summer of 2019 with Kid Andersen mixing, performing and mastering, Sleeper showcases Chickenbone’s unique sound, mixing West Coast jump blues with Chicago and Gulf Coast blues. 

Balancing on the line between originality and creativity with a deep understanding and respect for blues styles and history, Chickenbone is backed by top San Diego blues musicians Scot Smart on guitar, Troy Sandow on harmonica, Andrew Crane on bass, and Marty Dodson on drums. The disc features all original songs with strong singles including the Texas blues of  “Vampire Baby” and the 50’s rocker “Tougher Than That”.

Since he formed the band in 2012, Chickenbone has played over 1,500 performances, from the San Diego Blues Festival (2018), Gator By The Bay, Adams Ave Street Fair and Unplugged, and on tour throughout CA and AZ. Chickenbone Slim is available for live performances from solo to quintet sized performances for all ages, festivals, club dates, private parties and special events. The band is fully equipped for sound and lights for up to 200 guests. Contact Larry Teves at 619-370-6213 or email to Go to our Instagram page here or Facebook here more information and booking inquiries. Watch a video of Chickenbone Slim live here

2018 Highlight Performances
San Diego Blues Festival, Gator By The Bay, Adams Avenue Unplugged, Northern California, Memphis and New Orleans Tour and various venues
Reviews / Press
“…This is as good as it gets…this is absolutely the Real Deal…”
– Bill Wilson of Chickenwilson2blogspot
“What The Big Beat is, is a loping juggernaut of electric blues, created and propelled by San Diego’s own Larry Teves, AKA, Chickenbone Slim and his sveltly raunchy Fender Telecaster. “
-C. Michael Bailey,  All About
“This is the timeless Blues of Wolf and Muddy but with a modern shtick to it. …
– Alan, AKA The Rocking Magpie
“Chickenbone’s song writing is varied and unique, but at its core adheres to classic blues traditions.”
– Michael Kinsman of 411 Blues
Chickenbone Slim,
(619) 295-1230
Frank Roszak, KBA Awardee 2014
(818) 679-7636

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