The Black Oil Brothers


Check out all the buzz "Mean Business" is generating!
See? You don't even have to take our word for it. This is a great record and the party of July 9th is going to be even better. DON'T MISS OUT!
June 2016

The time has finally come to celebrate the release of our new LP, "Mean Business" which is available on July 8th. Help us celebrate at a FREE  ALL AGES show at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago (2100 W. Belmont) on Saturday July 9th at 4:30pm. Can't wait to see you there!

January 2016

Happy New Year! We're hard at working on our forthcoming long player. More to come soon!

November 23, 2015

We sure have enjoyed our partnership with Goose Island over the past few months. Have you watched the Grit & Grain Series yet? Check out the cool story about the history of Goose Island's most famous beer Bourbon County Stout and hear TBOB's music throughout. To cap off this great partnership we're releasing the BLACK FRIDAY EP this Friday 11/27 featuring 4 new songs from the Grit & Grain series. Maybe if you show up to the Bottom Lounge on Black Wednesday at 7pm to see us play you'll grab a copy early...

August 25, 2015

Summer's fading and we'd be remiss without stopping to thank you for coming out all summer long, whether it was to late night club gigs or outdoor fests, everything's better when you're there with us. Exciting news to come in advance of our new record entitled, Mean Business and a very busy fall gig schedule is shaping up. Onward and upward, right?

March 31 2015

Seems like Winter in Chicago never ends. The rain and cold have kept us hard at work but we're looking forward to warmer weather and plenty of gigs out this summer. Until then, keep warm - listen to the blues.

January 19, 2015

Happy New Year! We have a few things cookin' over at TBOB-HQ including a new record and 2015 UK Tour. Stay tuned!

September 10, 2014

Summer is just about over but have no fear- there will be plenty of TBOB gigs this Fall & Winter. We're also starting to record our new record. Stay tuned! 

June 9, 2014

Hey! TBOB just got booked at BluesFest this Friday 6/13! We play the Windy City Blues Society Street Stage located at Jackson/Columbus at 11:45am. Come take your lunch break at BluesFest! 

April 27, 2014

Hey Folks!  We added a bunch of new shows in May & June.  We're hittin' the dirt hard this summer.  Hope to see you at a show! 

March 17th 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone. The brothers have spent the day celebrating, writing and jamming. Just as old St. Pat would have wanted - sans snakes!

January 2014

Happy New Year once again! As you may know, our most recent updates often hit our Facebook page first so be sure to visit that site as well. The new year has much in store for us including new songs, a new record, a forthcoiming tour and more. Keep an ear open for us!

June 6th & 7th 2013

Back at Chicago Blues Fest! We'll warm up the night before at with a gig Ribfest in North Center and the we'll bring the heat Saturday afternoon on the Windy City Blues Society Stage.  Can't wait to play for one of the bigigest blues-loving crowds of the year. Come out and see us if you can, and even if you can't  see us, make your way to the fest at some point!

Spring 2013

We're still recovering from winter but new songs have us fired up! Join our email list for specially release tracks and word of upcoming shows!

[  January 10, 2013 ]

Happy New Year, folks. 2013 is going to bring lots of good stuff from tunes, tons of shows, and of course a gig with Mr. Buddy Guy on 1/24 at his club! We're told a few tickets are still available, but they're going fast....TBOB is on from 5:30-8pm, so get there early to grab a seat!  

[ September 12, 2012 ]

Tour is going very well...check our Facebook pages to stay up-to-date on the goings-on in the UK!  See you September 27 back at the Double Door w/Molly Gene & Cedric Burnside!

[ July 4, 2012 ]

Happy Independence Day!  We have some new show/tour announcements for ya:   TBOB will be playing TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE on Saturday, July 28th on the B.L.U.E.S. Stage at 1pm sharp.  We're bringing in Mr. Brian "Racer" Racine and Mr. Kit "Keys" Mackie to help us blast some blooze down Lincoln Avenue.  Come on by.

Also, just announced: TBOB will be opening for CEDRIC BURNSIDE (grandkid to the late, great R. L. Burnside) at DOUBLE DOOR on Thursday, September 27th. Get your tickets SOON!

[ April 3, 2012 ]

This just in:  TBOB will be playing CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL on Friday, June 8th!  We're playing the Windy City Blues Society Stage at 1:30pm.  This is our debut performance at one of the best blues festivals in the world...We're also happy to report that we'll be playing alongside our good friends THE STEEPWATER BAND and MISSISSSIPPI GABE CARTER.   

[ January 17, 2012 ]

Well hot damn!  The Black Oil Brothers' newest full-length record The High Road To Ruin is ranked #18 on THE REAL BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN's favorite records of 2011!!    Nice.   Go ahead and pick it up on our MUSIC page and pay whatever you like!

[ December 8, 2011 ]

Happy Holidays!  THE BLACK OIL BROTHERS are honored to announce that we will be once again opening for Mr. BUDDY GUY on Sunday, January 22nd at Buddy Guy's Legends.  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!