Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 22nd April 2015

Listen on demand available now...

We played some fantastic new records on the show today including the upcoming collaborative LP from Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell (Official) plus a 30 year gap between Giant Sand's first and upcoming LPs despite the disappointment of no Cale Tyson live session due to illness...

Plus lots, lots more including Cale Tyson, Willie Nelson, Malcolm Holcombe, Drew Landry and Daniel Lanois... Enjoy.

Just click the Mixcloud link below...

Bonanza & Son On Resonance 104.4fm
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'.

Bonanza & Son UPCOMING Sessions:
JP Harris (20th May)
Daniel Romano (10th June)
Canyon Ryde (29th July)

Bonanza and Son - 22nd April 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud

A recent broadcast on ResonanceFM...

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM

Bonanza and Son - 15th April 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud

A one hour Bonanza & Son mix entitled Fromolz Dove...

A one hour Americana Mix dedicated to the late Steven Fromolz and the Americana mini TV series Lonesome Dove originally devised by Larry McMurtry...

Today we broadcast a special Bonanza & Son Easter Mix & Sound Montage:
• Frummox-Man With The Big Hat (1969)
• Nathan Bowles-Chuckatuck (2014)
• Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers-Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (2015)
• Tom Russell (with John Trudell & Thad Beckman)-Crazyhorse/Custer's Luck
• Tout-But On My Corns Too Long I've Tread (May 2015)
• Jonathan Wilson-Alpha Blondy Was King (2015)
• Tom Russell-Just A Closer Walk (with Augie Blood) (2015)
• Tom Russell with Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Jack Hardy, David Massengill & Tex Ritter-Cowboy Voices Beyond The Campsite. (2015)
• Giant Sand-Man On A String (May 2015)
• Jim White vs Packway Handle Band -Blood On The Fiddle, Blood On The Bow (2015)
• James McMurtry-How'm I Gonna Find Ya Now (2015)
• Johnny John Dowd-Teardrops (2015)
The Mix also contains excerpts from the American TV mini series 'Lonesome Dove' and its accompanying score by Basil Poledouris... Hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed putting it together...

Martyn Bonanza traces the roots and influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past, present, and future. Today:

Bonanza and Son - 8th April 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud

Bonanza & Son broadcast on ResonanceFM

Wednesday 1st April 2015:
This week Bonanza & Son will preview Giant Sand's upcoming LP 'Heartbreak Pass' which is not released until 4th May 2015.

The new album is a quirky but solid piece of work and features past and present members plus friends and family including Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Steve Shelley Of Sonic Youth, Grant Lee phillips, John Parrish, Maggie Bjorkland, The Common Linnets, Lovely Quinces and many more.
The album also marks the 30th anniversary of the release of their debut LP 'Valley Of Rain' from 1985.
Hear Giant Sand's upcoming LP 'Heartbreak Pass' ahead of release Wednesday 1st April at 4:30pm (UK time).

Bonanza & Son will also be playing the best of all the upcoming Country & Americana releases including tracks from upcoming LPS including Tout, Josh Rouse, James McMurtry, Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers, Jim White vs Jim White vs The Packway Handle Band, plus some dusty, old vinyl that we've picked up along the Americana highway that is the past week of Bonanza & Son crate digging and record buying including Linda Thompson, Canyon Ryde and many more...


Bonanza and Son - 1st April 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 25th March 2015:



Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 25th March 2015:

1. Danny Schmidt-Bad Year For Cane (Owls) (Live Once Records) (2015)
2. Stevie Ray Latham-Feather Down Blues (Modern Attitudes) (At The Helm) (2015)
3. James McMurtry-Carlisle’s Haul (Complicated Game) (Complicated Game Records) (2015)
4. Andy Dale Petty-Living To Death (Psychic Death/Stick To The Shadows) (Self release)(2012)
5. Asleep at The Wheel + Del McCoury Band- Teardrops On The Bluegrass (Still The King) (Proper) (2015)
6. Bob Wills-Texas Double Eagle (Time Changes Everything) (Stetson) (1964)
7. Steve Earl & The Dukes-Baby Baby Baby (Baby) (Terraplane) (New West) (3:37)
8. Grant Langston-I Work Too Hard (Hope You’re Happy Now) (California Roots Union) (2015)
9. Jim White & The Packway Handle Band-Corn Pone Refugee (Take It Like A Man) (Yep Roc) (2015)
10. Johnny Dowd-White Dolemite (That’s Your Wife On The Back Of My Horse) (Mother Jinx Records) (2015)


Bonanza and Son - 25th March 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Latest radio show with live session from Andy Dale Petty (Voodoo Rhythm)

Listen 'On Demand' to our latest show-Just click the Mixcloud link below...

Fantastic live session from Voodoo Rhythm Records' Andy Dale Petty plus the best of all the upcoming Country & Americana releases...

Here is the track listing for this week's Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM:
1. Barna Howard -Notches On A Frame (Quite A Feelin) (Loose Music) (2015)
2. Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers-Dive For The Pearl (Seasonal Hire) (Thrill Jockey Records) (2015)
3. Roscoe Holcomb-Omie Wise (High Lonesome Sound) (Bo'Weavil) (2004)

Andy Dale Petty live session:
•Frick's Lament
•January Winds
•That Ol' Day


4. James McMurtry-Ain’t Got A Place (Complicated Game) (Complicated Game (2015)
5. Stevie Ray Latham-Modern Attitudes (Modern Attitudes) (At The Helm Records) (2015)
6. Jim White Vs The Pacvkway Handle Band-Sinner You Better Get Ready (Take It Like A Man) (Yep Roc) (2015)
7. The Dreaming Spires-Easy Rider (Searching For The Supertruth) (Clubhouse Records) (2015)
8. Josh Rouse-Too Many Things On My Mind (The Embers Of Time)
(Yep Roc Records) (2015)

Bonanza and Son - 18th March 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud


Bonanza & Son On Resonance 104.4fm
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'


Wednesdays at 4:30pm (repeated Thursdays at Midnight)
Tune in to Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fmFM
on 104.4FM in London
or anywhere at www.resonancefm.com

Bonanza & Son UPCOMING Sessions:
StevieRay Latham (15th April)
Cale Tyson (22nd April
)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Last weeks radio show with Dylan Carlson's Earth live in session and in conversation:

Exclusive live session from Dylan Carlson & Earth including a never-before-heard new track... So new in fact that it hasn't even been given a title.

Bonanza & Son are very excited to have Dylan Carlson & Earth performing a live session and interview recorded during the UK leg of their recent world tour...

Bonanza and Son - 11th March 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud


Bonanza & Son will also be playing the best of all the upcoming Country & Americana releases plus some dusty, old vinyl that we've picked up along the Americana highway that is the past week of Bonanza & Son crate digging and record buying.

Bonanza & Son On Resonance 104.4fm
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'

Here is the track listing for today's Bonanza & Son on Resonance FM including a fantastic live session from Dylan Carlson and Earth:

1.Tandy-'Questioningly' (Some Summers Day) (1989)
2.Dreaming Spires-'We Used To Have Parties' (Searching For The Suoertruth) (Clubhouse) (2015)
3.Cale Tyson-'Oaxaca' (Introducing Cale Tyson) (Clubhouse) (2015)

Dylan Carlson & Earth live session and interview:
•The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull
•As yet untitled song
•La Strega And The Cunning Man In The Smoke
•Badger's Bane (Primitive & Deadly) Islington Assembly Hall Soundcheck


4. James McMurtry-'How’m I Gonna Find Ya Now' (Complicated Game) (Complicated Game Music) (2015)
5. Andy Dale Petty-'Augostine's First Return'-(Frick's Lament)(Voodoo Rhythm)(2015)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dylan Carlson's Earth on Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Wed 11th March 2015

Exclusive live session from Dylan Carlson & Earth including never-before-heard new track on today's broadcast...

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Wednesday 11th March 2015 4:30pm (UK Time)


Bonanza & Son are very excited to have Dylan Carlson & Earth performing a live session and interview recorded during Earth's recent UK leg of their world tour...





Earth:
From their formation in 1989 Seattle based Earth have made steady and sturdy advances with their unique musical vision. Led by guitarist Dylan Carlson, Earth's music is predominantly instrumental though not exclusively and can be divided into two distinct stages. Their early work is characterized by distortion, droning minimalism and lengthy, repetitive song structures. The band's subsequent output reduces the distortion while incorporating elements of Country and Folk but with a truly unique result.



Earth is recognized as a pioneer of drone metal with Dylan being almost single handedly responsible for devising this sub genre. The band's Earth 2 is now regarded as a milestone of the genre.



Feedback and distorted guitars were the blueprint for what Dylan at the time coined 'ambient metal' but this has increasingly given way to a more 'melodic' approach.



Their most recent and easily most commercially successful album 'Primitive And Deadly' has seen Dylan wear his heart and influences on his guitar strap with a nod to his teenage, Heavy Metal heroes and three of the songs include vocals including a guest spot from one Mark Lanegan no less. The album out-sold the entire Earth back catalogue in the first week of release and this live session on Bonanza & Son was recorded on the eve of their sold out show at the 800 capacity Islington Assembly Hall, London as part of a successful world tour which went as far afield as Moscow and Japan.



Also worth noting is the fact that Dylan Carlson was a close friend of Kurt Cobain having been in bands together back in the day.
www.thronesanddominions.com


Bonanza & Son will also be playing the best of all the upcoming Country & Americana releases including tracks from the upcoming Josh Rouse LP not due in the shops until April plus new records from James McMurtry, Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers, Jim White vs Jim White vs The Packway Handle Band, plus some dusty, old vinyl that we've picked up along the Americana highway that is the past week of Bonanza & Son crate digging and record buying including ??? and many more



Bonanza & Son On Resonance 104.4fm
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'

Wednesdays at 4:30pm (repeated Thursdays at Midnight)
Tune in to Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fmFM
on 104.4FM in London
or anywhere at www.resonancefm.com

YOU CAN ALSO LISTEN ON DEMAND AT www.mixcloud.com/resonance
or www.mixcloud.com/bonanza-son/

Bonanza and Son - 11th March 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud

Monday, March 09, 2015

'Too Folk for the Country crowd and too Country for the Folkies!' The Music of Kate Wolf

It is an absolute travesty that Kate Wolf is not better known or recognised in the UK for the talent that she was… EPIC songwriting that really should be talked about and up there with the likes of Townes Van Zandt or Gram Parsons...



Her life story was also equally as tragic as the aforementioned boys own favourites if not more so in fact albeit in a different context having died at the age of only 44 following a long and harrowing battle with Leukemia…

As well as an exceptional songwriter Kate was a family woman, bar singer, Country Music DJ and music festival programmer.




'Oklahoma Going Home' is taken from her debut LP 'Back Roads' by Kate Wolf & The Wildwood Flower which was pretty much recorded live with little or no overdubs over five days in front of an open fire in a cabin on the North Coast of Sonomo County, California in 1976

Kate released six fine albums whilst she was alive with numerous albums released posthumously.

Back Roads (1976) (billed as Kate Wolf and the Wildwood Flower)
Lines on the Paper (1977)
Safe at Anchor (1979)
Close to You (1980)
Give Yourself to Love (1982)
Poet's Heart (1985)

Gold in California – A Retrospective of Recordings (1986)
The Wind Blows Wild (1988)
An Evening in Austin (1988)
Looking Back at You (1994)
Carry It On (1996)
Weaver of Visions – The Kate Wolf Anthology (2000)



Every year at the Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville California there is a festival to commemorate and celebrate the music of Kate Wolf> This year's event will be the 20th Festival and promises to be amazing. possibly the best yet with acts including Steve Earle, Iron & Wine, Judy Collins and Smokey Robinson plus many more acts and events including:
•Four stages of Music on 150 acres
•Beautiful On Site Camping In Old Growth Oak Trees
•Workshops
•Kids' Area
•Hatha Yoga & Tai-Chi
•Music Jamming Area
•Flowing creek
•Hobo Jungle

Kate Wolf was born Kathryn Louise Allen on 27th January 1942 in San Francisco and died 10th December 1986 in Goodyears California.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove and James McMurty's new LP etc...

Last weekend Bonanza & Son decided to revisit the award-winning, American televised, Western miniseries ‘Lonesome Dove’ originally broadcast by CBS in February 1989…

Lonesome Dove starred Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Lane, Angelica Houston, Danny Glover, Robert Urich with many more notable actors and performances…



On this viewing we were particularly touched by the epic, perfectly emotive score as composed and conducted by Basil Poledouris and so subsequently included a track on this week's Bonanza & Son radio show on ResonanceFM.

Widely considered the creative apex of television scoring, Basil Poledouris' sweeping Lonesome Dove soundtrack is arguably the most compelling and effective orchestral music ever written for the small screen... It's also been described as the best Western score to appear in any medium in the last quarter century with an eloquence and slap-leather authenticity all its own. Poledouris' beautifully poignant score captures the fading grandeur of the American West in vivid detail whilst its panoramic arrangements evoke the wide-open spaces of a land not yet overrun by highways, skyscrapers and strip malls... Poledouris is most effective when exploring the rugged yet tender character of the men and women who made the frontier their own.



Lonesome Dove was based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Larry’s son James McMurtry also starred in Lonesome Dove. The perfect and happy symmetry is that Larry has just released a fine LP 'Complicated Game' which we also featured on the show.



Larry McMurtry's original idea for Lonesome Dove was not in actual fact a novel at all but a feature film way back in 1972 entitled 'The Streets of Laredo'. It was originally intended that Peter Bogdanovich would direct the movie and that it would star James Stewart, John Wayne and Henry Fonda. Unfortunately the plans fell through when Wayne turned down the role which lead Jimmy Stewart to back out also and the project was subsequently shelved. Ten years later McMurtry resurrected the screenplay as his full-length novel and the rest is history.

Bonanza and Son - 4th March 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 25th February 2015

'Listen On Demand' now available for last week's Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fm
Just click the Mixcloud link below to hear pre-release tracks from Josh Rouse upcoming new LP 'The Embers Of Time'

We also have a moving and compelling live session from Boss Caine on the run up to his gig tomorrow night at Countrier Than Thou at The Lock Tavern Camden.

As always Bonanza & Son play the best of all the upcoming Country & Americana releases including brand new records from Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers, Nathan Bowles and tracks from our other live guests from tomorrow night's 'Four Songwriters' event namely George Frakes, John E Vistic and Davey James...

Bonanza & Son On Resonance 104.4fm
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'

Tracklist:
1. Steve Gunn & Black Twig Pickers-‘Cardinal 51’ (Seasonal Hire) (Thrill Jockey) (2015)
2. Nathan Bowles-‘The Smoke Swallower’ (Nansemond) (Paradise Of Bachelors) (2014)
3. Josh Rouse-‘JR Worried Blues’ (The Embers Of Time) (Yep Rok) (2015)

Boss Caine live session and interview
• Starcrossed Lovers
• Lady Macbeth
• Dead Man’s Suit

4. John E Vistic- Forty Days (Welcome Down The Night) (2015)
5. Davey James- Heartache & Gin (Seen More EP) (2014)
6. George Frakes-Letting Go (Burn The Hollow EP) (2014)
Bonanza & Son UPCOMING Sessions:
Good Luck Mountain/Mike Ferrio (4th March)
Dylan Carlson & Earth (March TBC)
Andy Dale Petty (18th March)
Cale Tyson (22nd April)

Bonanza and Son - 25th February 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud

Friday, February 20, 2015

Latest radio show with exclusive Josh Rouse 'play'...

Listen On Demand' now available for this week's Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fm
Just click the Mixcloud link below to hear exclusive, pre-release tracks from Josh Rouse upcoming new LP 'The Embers Of Time' ...
We also have a blistering live session from authentic Eastenders Forty Elephant Gang who showcase brand new songs plus favourites from their recent EP 'Slow Down The Days'...

As always Bonanza & Son play the best of all the upcoming Country & Americana releases including brand new records from Steve Earle & The Dukes, Andy Dale Petty, Peter Conway plus plenty of dusty, old vinyl from Kate Wolf, Lee Hazlewood and lots more.

Bonanza & Son On Resonance 104.4fm
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'


Bonanza and Son - 18th February 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud


Tracklist:
1. Andy Dale Petty-Frick’s Lament (Frick’s Lament) (Voodoo Rythmn) (2015) (2:29)
2. Steve Earle & The Dukes-Better Off Alone (Terraplane) (New West) (2015)(4:27)
3. Josh Rouse-New Young (The Embers Of Time) (Yep Roc) (2015)(3:30)

Forty Elephant Gang session and interview:
1. Don’t Get Me Started
2. Playing The Fool
3. Joan Of Ark

4.Peter Conway- Broken Shoes (Stay) (True Sound Productions) (5:58)
5. Kate Wolf-Oklahoma Going Home (Back Roads) (Kaleidoscope Records) (1976) (5:01)
6. Lee Hazlewood-Morning Dew (Love & Other Crimes) (Reprise) (1968) (3:15)

Bonanza & Son UPCOMING Sessions:
Good Luck Mountain/@Mike Mike Ferrio (4th March)
Earth (February)
Andy Dale Petty (18th March)
Cale Tyson (22nd April)