We interview the Black Cat Bones ahead of this month’s Park Acoustics. Remember, this month PA celebrates it’s birthday. Make sure you pull in for the best birthday bash yet!

You’re performing at this Month’s Park Acoustics and it’s a big one (what with it being the Birthday bash and all). Are you planning anything out of the ordinary?

We twisted the set up quite a bit and will be introducing some brand new tunes from the upcoming album as well as some new takes on a couple of old ‘classics’

We’ve been following you guys for quite some time, but the story behind your name still remains a mystery. Where does “Black Cat Bones” come from?

Blues folklore. Back in the cotton-pickin days people believed in the magical qualities of black cat bones, said to grant the bearer good fortune, love and success

A few things from your early days still stick with us. You used to have a cat that sat on your drum kit. What happened to that cat?

Mitzi. She’s still around but doesn’t tour that much anymore. She’s literally been around the world, got thrown out of a pub in the Czech Republic and even got kidnapped twice by crazed fans, no lies!

Is it true that Kobus no longer wears his crown due to the amount of injuries on stage? :’D

…and off stage.

Kobus has gone through a ton of personal hassles with regards to his house being broken into. Has this affected the way you create music? The writing process and otherwise?

Not available for comment right now …

What does your ultimate musical success look like?

Longevity. That’s all we’ve ever wanted out of this. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to dream but you need to be realistic about these things. We’re celebrating 10 years in July, so I guess we’ve reached that goal to a certain extent.

We feel that a personal motivating factor, albeit a superficial one, is that we want to create music to leave a legacy. To be able to materialize something in this life that lastingly affects people. Would you say legacy is a motivating factor for you?

I think that the legacy factor is an added bonus and should not be your main reason for making music but rather be viewed as a reward for the countless hours you’ve spent on the road, in studio, on stage and behind your instrument.