Bonebridge is cellist Erik Friedlander's new band and it turns to the American South for inspiration. Taking a cue from his teenage passion for The Allman Brothers Band and Johnny Winter, Friedlander brought in slide-guitar player and Memphis native Doug Wamble to share the front line of this new quartet. The music, which blends Southern rock with Erik's New York edge, is inspired by the chemistry between the cello and the slide guitar--the two instruments are kindred spirits when played in this fresh new context. Wamble joins a honed unit as Friedlander, Mike Sarin (drums) and Trevor Dunn (bass) have played together in New York City for years, most recently in the Broken Arm Trio.
"It’s an Americana at once familiar, yet unlike anything heard before, as the musician coaxes his cello into the aural shape of banjos and finger-picked guitars: a truly astounding set." -- Jo-Ann Green, All Music Guide
“Block Ice & Propane is a haunting, sprawling, majestic piece of Americana.” --Fred Kaplan, Stereophile, August 28, 2007
"Erik Friedlander can do things with a cello that should have a reasonable listener fearing for her life," says PitchforkMedia.com, "Rostropovich one second and Rottweiler the next."