Bison Bone is a working class Americana Rock band from Denver, CO. They have shared the stage with Son Volt, American Aquarium, Susto, Israel Nash and more.
Take Up The Trouble out 2/22/2019 is Bison Bone’s 2nd album. Produced and Mixed my Mark Anderson (Paper Bird.) Tracked the rhythm section live straight to tape. Along with laying those tracks to tape we also mastered through an analog system with Adam Boose (The Avett Brothers, Dawes,) at Cauliflower Audio in Lakewood, Ohio. The songs on 'Take Up The Trouble' are mostly about the darker side of life, divorce, broken relationships, drinking and the like.
"Bison Bone masterfully blends alt-country with experimental guitar rock with thoughtful, evocative storytelling. One is struck by how Courtney Whitehead and the rest of the band make their take on country and rock very much their own thing. You hear nods to Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons and others who connected the rootsy warmth of country with an otherworldly energy except that Bison Bone is connected to another realm of the cosmos and the songs transform intense, potentially soul crushing pain into inspiration and catharsis."-Queen City Art and Sound
“Bison Bone’s new single Crying Shame is exactly what Americana rock should sound like. It has plenty of soul and with the deep hearty vocals it feels like the singer truly knows the pain of what the song describes. Couple that with the strong guitar riff and you’ve got yourself a song to listen to at least three times a day.” -303 Magazine
Westword: "When Whitehead writes about loss, love and resentment, there is a psychological and social awareness that informs the lyrics with an uncommon humanity and compassion that transcends genre. Because of that and the group's innovative sounds and song structures, it is impossible to pigeonhole Bison Bone as just another Americana band."-Westword
"The record blends southern country with psychedelic and garage rock into a genre that singer and founder
Courtney Whitehead dubs "cosmic country."-CPR Open Air
Courtney Whitehead (Vocals/Guitar), Brianna Straut (Vocals/Tambo), Wolf Van Elfmand (Lead Guitar/vocals), Adam Stern (Pedal Steel/Lead Guitar), Tony Piscotti (Bass), Adam Blake (drums).