Chickenbone Slim has been deeply rooted in the San Diego Blues scene for 30 years, first as a bassist, and since 2011 as a guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. His sound is reminiscent of Johnny “Guitar” Watson in the Third Ward of Houston circa 1964--Chicago/Texas/Gulf Coast/Uptown Blues with an authentic 1950’s to 1960’s vibe.
By mixing original blues and swing music with traditional covers, Chickenbone’s shows are greasy, down-home, and entertaining, keeping the dance floor packed all night. Chickenbone has been serving up his style of Blues throughout the Western U.S. to audiences hungry for the real deal. 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.
His newest CD, "Sleeper" (Lo Fi Mob Records ©2020) features ten all original modern blues songs that are soulful and unique, while adhering to authentic classic blues style. Recorded at Greaseland Studios by Christoffer "Kid" Andersen, the disc balances on the line between originality and creativity with a deep understanding and respect for blues styles and history. Along with its predecessors, "Gone" (2015) and "The Big Beat" (2017), Sleeper is picking up rave reviews nationally, and internationally.
Chickenbone's band, known as “The Biscuits”, is made up of top local and touring San Diego Blues musicians including Scot Smart or Laura Chavez on guitar, Marty Dodson on drums, and Andrew Crane on bass. Special guests on "Sleeper" include Joey Harris (guitar/vocal), Jerry Rainey (guitar/vocal), and Troy Sandow (harmonica). Chickenbone doesn't like to name drop, but looking up his players will attest to their level of musicianship.