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Black Kat Benders

by Black Kat Benders

Blues, Heavy Blues and Hard Rock combine to make a unique and Soulful journey that comes straight from the Heart.
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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1. It Ain't Love
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2. I'm Done
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3. Alone
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4. Outside Looking In
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5. Butterfly Wings
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6. Voodoo Rider
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7. Black Kat Shuffle
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8. The Finer Things
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9. All Over You
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10. Ain't Got the Blues
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11. Standing On Shaky Ground
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12. Black Kat Boogie
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Album Notes
Blues, Heavy Blues with a Hard Rock edge.

The guitar riffs and leads of Bruce Jones are melodic, yet powerful enough to impress you with something reminiscent of inspirational greats such as Ritchie Blackmore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, or even Jimi Hendrix. Something you won’t experience often without being affected.
DrummerBob Bledsoe’s weapons of mass percussion create a driving force that keep audiences rocking to the tempo. With accentuations and fills that push this band to a higher level of listening, you will not want to miss a beat.
Our singer, Kara Conrad is our star. Seeing her perform live, she will capture your heart. An amazing talent. she will pull you into a song as if she was singing just for you.
Driven, yet melodic, bass lines from Blair Raguse add that “just what is needed” bond between guitar, drums, and vocals. His influences include Cream, Johnny Winter, Allman Brothers, and Hendrix. Played with several bands from the Tulsa and Southern California areas.
Black Kat Benders with a level of drive and tenacity that gives credibility to their unique blues/rock melodies and hold you with memorable lyrics that you can relate to. Their performance abilities will have you showing up for their events every time!

BTW, BKB's are happy to play benefits for Veterans and Bikers and other worthwhile causes for free. Just let us know and we'll be there!


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Jon Linn

Good Rock Jams
Finally some good ole rock jams for us old hippies!! Reminds me of the late 60s. Really tight 3 piece band and good vocals that fit the music. Wish you guys were here in Kansas City. I bet the live show has a ton of energy. PS. Is the lead singer single and available? LOL (just kidding)

Jon Linn

good rock jams
finally some good ole rock jams for us old hippies!! reminds me of the late 60s. really tight 3 piece band and good vocals that fit the music. wish you guys were here in Kansas City! PS is the lead singer single and available? LOL (just kidding)

marty carpenter

great car tunes
Recently I received the Black Kat Benders CD from my good friend Blair Ragase from Tulsa who has joined the band as the bass payer. Blair knew the guitar player, Bruce Allen Jones from school days in the late 70s. I live in Kansas City where Blues and Rock are abundant, I see some of the best musicians every week as my hobby is music listening. I was pleasantly surprised to here really good musicians, playing well developed rockin blues. Kara Covey Conrad on vocals were strong and confident with Bruce on Guiter and Blair on bass, both their works were fantastically balanced, they knew exactly when to back off and be clean and when to just get mean. Bob Bledsoe's drums, high hat and snare were rock solid. Loved all the tracks, love the band, where do I see these Kats. Better yet come to KC and play....Thanks for a great Cd.....


Blues to get you out of your chair
The first time I head Black Kat Benders I was an instant fan. I love blues and classic rock and here was a band that managed to combine both genres into one heck of a fantastic sound. Their music is original and played from the heart. Black Kat Benders will get you up out of your chair. I purchased their music through iTunes and friends and family who have heard their music rave about them. I have total confidence that this band is going to make it's mark on the music world.

Classic Rocker

Good sound and groove
Very nice first effort by good players. It has a blend of Austin TX and the British blues based bands of the 1970's but also has a modern feel. No slouching on this CD as the music is played with an obvious desire to put out some energy. Very good feel for boogie and blues riffs with just the right amount of rock'n'roll as well. They seem to have brought different influences to the table here with a touch of funk added on one track. The playing is very solid with lots of energy without showing off with tricks that don't fit although you can tell they could if they wanted to. I will confess to knowing one of the guys but that doesn't color my judgement. If I didn't like it I wouldn't write a review. I would like to hear some slide guitar but short of that the guitar player is a beast with a rhythm section that doesn't overplay but is very powerful when called on. The singer has a very expressive, sultry voice and is very enjoyable. All in all a very good listen and I can't wait to hear their next effort. Maybe an acoustic song?

Rick Frey

How Unfortunate Life Is
Listened to the album and although there is some merit here hidden in some of the works, there is much that I find troubling. I have had the pleasure of hearing the original works from the founding members of this band and the "remakes" offered of those particular songs are a sad representation of the powerful originals. Re works of the lyrics appear to have been done hastily and with no reguard to rhythmic placement. They seem out of place and no longer convey the strong message of the original song. The recordings sound thin and without body when comparisons are done. In my personal taste, the singer is the talent that could progress within this business. This album is full of "cliche" riffs, tried and true throughout the blues gendre that offer nothing new or exciting.


It's a damn good album. I like the review that called it a blend of Austin and british blues. I think South Austin (the cream of Austin) would have been more accurate. I live in South Austin only minutes away from the Armadillo World Headquarters , Antone's, and a HAAM provider I am blessed with the opportunity to hear a lot of great music. South Austin is exactly what I thought of when I heard their album. This one made my playlist. Well worth the listen again and again.