"Nighthawks" - The New Bonebridge CD

design by: Vanessa No Heart

design by: Vanessa No Heart



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"In September of 2012 New York City, and much of the Eastern USA, was hit by Hurricane Sandy.  It quickly became quite serious. Downtown where I live we got off easy as we were plunged into darkness and without power for 5 days, whereas many in the area lost their houses or were flooded and ruined. I quickly adapted to life following the sun: up early and when the sun set, I’d light a few candles and try to do more work, and then bleary-eyed head to bed.  My neighborhood was eerie and dark as there were no street lights, traffic signals or any stores and restaurants open. About every 10 or 15 minutes or so a police car would make an appearance, boldly driving through the black with emergency lights spinning but no siren.  It was in this odd environment of quiet and solitude that I began work on Nighthawks." - Erik Friedlander


New York Times - Nate Chinen - “[Nighthawks] features Mr. Friedlander’s pizzicato technique, which creates the impression of an earthy fluency, and some tunes inspired by the Hopperesque mood of a recent New York City blackout.”

Down Beat Magazine - Bill Milkowski  - "Nighthawks has an evocative heartland vibe [...] Other tunes [...] have a Southern rock kind of feel, particularly with the bluesy slide guitar work of Doug Wamble."

New York City Jazz Record - Elliott Simon - "They explore dark musical alleys, pool halls and bus stations."

Something Else Reviews - Victor Aaron - "The Bonebridge Band is Friedlander’s vehicle for putting his own stamp on Americana music."

Jazz Weekly - George W. Harris - "This is music that is so sleek and subtle you’ll need to take in a few listens to really treasure what you’ve been given."

CD Hotlist - Rick Anderson - "his sound is solid and assured, his compositions alternately fun and funky, cockily swinging and deliberately paced."

Bird is the Worm - Dave Sumner - "There is something in the way that the quartet comes together [...] reminiscent of how a city wakes at sunrise, flooding the streets, all together at the start of their day"

Marlbank - Stephen Graham - "almost road movie-like quality to Nighthawks"

Artinfo.com - Larry Blumenfeld - "The music blends the twang and energy of Southern rock with the edge and ambition of downtown Manhattan"

TimeOut NY - “.. the leader explores the fruitful intersection of proggish intricacy and rootsy twang.”


Bonebridge - Erik Friedlander, Trevor Dunn, Michael Sarin, Doug Wamble

Bonebridge - Erik Friedlander, Trevor Dunn, Michael Sarin, Doug Wamble

credits/production info:


Produced by Erik Friedlander
Recorded May 21-22, 2013 at The Bunker in Brooklyn
Recorded and Mixed by Scott Solter
Assisted by Kahil Nayton
Mastered by Steve Berson at Total Sonic Media
Design by Vanessa No Heart
Inside photo by Lee Friedlander
Band photo by Katie Kline

  • Erik Friedlander, cello
  • Doug Wamble, guitar
  • Trevor Dunn, bass
  • Michael Sarin, drums