Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

BOK News

I know a few of you who live in the area are curious as to whether or not there has been any progress on the live band front. I got a text from George Nipe III today who said he and Garfield (Banks) are going to continue jamming with one another and working on their rhythm section chops as a prelude to getting the three of us together. It has been years since any of us have done anything live. It will be a gradual process readying ourselves for an actual show. 

How long will we do this? It depends upon how well the three of us gel and how much (if any) interest there is in seeing us in concert. There are very few places for a band playing original rock and roll to play left in the Shenandoah Valley. But I suppose if we could get one or two gigs a month for a time that would keep us plugging a while. This might well be the last time I join a band. I have no intention of doing this very much longer. So if you want to see BOK/Fear + Whiskey/Plague Dogs songs performed live, this is probably your final chance.

"I still get thrilled by the energy that is a live performance, the fear and the panic and the electricity that happens on the night. I think jolting myself every once in a while with that fear is a good thing for me." -- Jane Krakowski

"For some artists the live performance is the chicken before the egg of writing or recording of repertoire. For other artists the writing or recording of repertoire is the chicken before the egg of live performance." -- Frank Black

"The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive." -- Gwyneth Paltrow