Saturday, September 13, 2014


Last call to all Americana, Country and Roots music fans...

TONIGHT at The Phoenix, Cavendish Square, Oxford Circus, London.

An amazing line-up...

Lewis Floyd Henry
The Tender Hips
+ DJ Rob Morgan
+Bonanza & Son DJs

FREE ENTRY from 7pm

Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fm are very proud to be working with the newly refurbished Phoenix, Cavendish Square.. Come to the launch night it's free this Saturday...

Saturday 13th September 2014
Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Presents.

Live acts:
North London exotic 4 piece who almost defy classification with their sexy, trashy rock'n'roll. Tribal, Jungle tom toms beat wildly and twangy Link Wray guitars surround the high-spirited female lead vocals that roar and purr, plus seedy tenor sax wails for that added sumptuous slice of exotica.

Bizarre songs about Tigers, Cherries, and Killers were recorded in the bands’ cellar by crazy band members Tina Bopper, Si-Borg, Dr Zoom, VV, Lexonie & Birdman.

These Neo-surf garage rockers bring back the sexiness of the B-52’s, The Cramps, with some Link Wray & ESG thrown in for good measure.

Things are really taking off for these guys since they recently got back from some USA dates having just finished recording their debut album at Gizzard Analogue Studio & a first Single from this to be released on none other than the mighty One Little Indian Records on 1st DEC' 2014.

Lewis Floyd Henry:
Compared to Jimi Hendrix in both sound and appearance, longtime busker Lewis Floyd Henry's unique one-man band brand of psychedelic blues-rock and Americana eventually transcended the tube stations and city streets where he spent seven years playing.

Lewisham born Henry first became a graffiti artist (and as such was the subject of a documentary, Story of Known), before studying art at the prestigious Central St. Martin's College.

Inspired by the likes of Pantera and Black Sabbath rather than the Hip-Hop scene he grew up around, he began experimenting with a lo-fi sound, which he honed while performing on the likes of London's Portobello Road and Tottenham Court Road. Armed with a guitar, tambourine, harmonica, and children's drum kit, his inventive renditions of Wu-Tang Clan's "Protect Ya Neck" soon made him the talk of the town, and led to him being signed by indie label Adjust in 2010. After performing at Glastonbury, the Big Chill, and Latitude festivals a couple of years ago he released his debut album, 'One Man & His 30W Pram', named after his habit of transporting his instruments in a vintage baby pram. Now he's back with a storming brand new LP 'Across The Thames' and we can't wait to hear the new songs live this Saturday.

The Tender Hips:
Possessors of dark, Alt-Country hearts as worn on their best Western sleeves replete with the shiniest Country-pop hooks and the finest of Byrdsian harmonies that even Gram Parsons would be jealous of. Also reminiscent of REM's finest moments whilst riding on horseback with upbeat Townes Van Zandt... We predict big things for these stalwarts of Americana.

+Guerst DJ
Rob Morgan (@If If There Is Hell Below)
Playing Country Rock and Cosmic American Music.

+ Bonanza & Son DJs (Resonance 104.4fm)

The Phoenix,
37 Cavendish Square,
London W1
Nearest tube Oxford Circus.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Latest uploaded radio show...

We've got a little behind in uploading our archived radio shows but here is Bonanza & Son's show originally broadcast on ResonanceFM on Wednesday 26th February 2014... Just click the Mixcloud link below to listen at your leisure...

The show features an interview and live session with critically acclaimed author and Richmond Fontaine's ace songwriter Willy Vlautin discusses his latest novel 'The Free' (The Free Willy Vlautin) as well as his new band The Delines.

Willy also discusses The Drive-By Truckers writing a song based on a character from his novel as well as Kris Kristofferson starring in the film adaptation of his first novel 'Motel Life'.

We also play tracks by Peter Bruntnell, Beck, Ash Gray, Drive-By Truckers, Dan Stuart, Green on Red and Jace Everett... Hope you enjoy the show and be sure to let us know what you think...

Bonanza On ResonanceFM: Willy Vlautin session Pt1 26th February 2014 by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud

Monday, September 08, 2014

'Out Of Sight' Jim Keaveny

I can't express how much I love 'Out Of Time' the new album from Jim Keaveny... All my Americana/Country loving friends NEED to hear this album I kid you not... Anyone who knows me knows I don't joke about stuff like this!.. It's a modern day classic!.. End of story...

Upcoming new album from Jim Keaveny is a beauty. Sounds like Bob Dylan has dragged The War On Drugs kicking and screaming around dust bowl America with a car full of narcotics courtesy of Hunter S. Thompson on an hallucinatory road trip that stops off in Tijuana, Nashville, Lubbock and Bakersfield and lastly to the Catskill mountains to pick up our good friends The Felice Brothers.

Real Country and authentic American Roots music is making a very welcome return via the likes of, amongst others, Sturgill Simpson, Daniel Romano and now Jim Keaveny to name but three. Yeee haaa indeed!

The album 'Out Of Time' is released 10th November but you can hear tracks at The Phoenix, Cavendish Square, London W1 on Saturday when Bonanza & Son present Oh!Gunquit, Lewis Floyd Henry and The Tender Hips live + a Bonanza & Son DJ set...

We will also be playing tracks on our ResonanceFM radio show which relaunches after the summer break on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 4:30pm (UK time)... Tune in on 104.4FM in London or anywhere on

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Last Chance To See BUZZ CASON Live In London...

Here is Bonanza & Son's most recent Resonance 104.4FM radio show available to listen or download at your leisure anytime.

Due to popular demand we repeated BUZZ CASON's mighty fine live session on the run up to his final UK gig today at Underdog, BrewDog Bar Shoreditch before he jets off back to Nashville tomorrow.

We also play brand new songs by John Southworth john southworth + vintage vinyl from Billy Swan & Buzz Cason, Tony Joe White and Dwight Yoakam... Also hear me get over-excited about all the up-coming Americana gigs in London including Robbie Fulks & Jon Langford, Dwight Yoakam, and Buzz Cason... Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014



Howdy Folks,
Well what can I say this week is THEE single most crazy, bonkers-busy Bonanza & Son week EVER!!!

We'll try to keep it swift and brief cos there really is a lot to tell you.

On TUESDAY 22nd July 2014 we are recording a live session and interview with Otis Gibbs. Regular listeners to our show will be more than familiar with Otis upcoming new LP 'Souvenirs of A Misspent Youth' as we have played a number of tracks in recent weeks and it really is a cracker and the session will be a good 'un for sure. Watch this space for full future broadcast details. In the meantime here's Otis' very own radio show and a very illuminating interview with Scott H Biram...

Here are some of our past shows for you to have a rummage through too...

On WEDNESDAY we have a live session and interview with a true living legend Mr Buzz Cason. The show will air live at 4:30pm (UK time) when Buzz will play songs from his latest LP 'Troubadour Heart' ' plus some blasts from the past.

Buzz has had an incredible career having worked with them all. He was a founding member of The Casuals, Nashville's first rock and roll band. He toured with The Crickets and went on to have huge success as a songwriter including the worldwide smash hit 'Everlasting Love'. You're only as good as your most recent album of course and Buzz' brand new album 'Troubadour Heart', which has just been released on Plowboy Records, is one of our favourite albums of the year thus far and is a real gem of a record mixing Country, Blues, Rock 'n 'Roll and even Punk and New Wave! This is the first time Buzz has been to the UK for over ten years so we are very excited and honoured to have both an exclusive live session and a series of intimate gigs.

Buzz has also written songs for and had songs covered by Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Jerry Reed, Merle Haggard Haggard, The Judds, The Doobie Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Olivia Newton-John and even The Beatles. Buzz has worked with them all and can even boast backing singer credits with Elvis Presley and Kenny Rogers.
Be sure to tune in to Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM on Wednesday 23rd July at 4:30PM (UK time). Tune in on 104.4FM in London or

On THURSDAY Bonanza & Son are DJing alongside two amazing London bands The Milky Onions + The Fruitful Earth at The Earl Derby, 155 Kilburn High Rd, NW6. This event has been made 'gig of the week' by 'West Hampstead Life' and we wouldn't argue with that... The Milky Onions with their Post-Modern take on Psych' will delight with plenty of weirdness to boot... Plus the wonderful ‘female vocal-led 70's love vibes' of The Fruitful Earth both complimented by a Bonanza & Son DJ set of Psych, 70's MOR and Hippy Trippy Americana.
The Earl Derby,
155 Kilburn High Rd, NW6.
Thursday 24th July 2014
7-11pm Free Entry

On SATURDAY Buzz Cason will play one of a handful of exclusive live shows for Bonanza & Son, the first at Aces and Eights Saloon Bar in Tufnell Park.
Also on the bill is our favourite San Franciscan Bay area cat Dan Beaulaurier plus a full band including members of Norton Money and Hallelujah Trails.
Aces & Eights
156 Fortess Road,
Tufnell Park NW5
Saturday 26th July
8- 3am £5

Finally on SUNDAY it is time for Countrier Than Thou's summer All-dayer at The Lock Tavern in Camden. We will have over ten acts on the bill plus two DJs from 2pm til 11pm. There will also be an authentic Americana barbecue... Oh and get this!!! It's completely free entry, yes that's right it is completely FREE ENTRY all day woooooo hooooooo.
Acts include Society, Cheeseburger, The Elasticated Waste Band, John E Vistic, JD Smith,Bob Collum, Tout, The Delta Jacks, Yan Yates & The Two Dollar Hookers + lots more.
Countrier Than Thou's summer All-dayer
The Lock Tavern
35 Chalk Farm Rd,
Camden NW1.
Sunday 27th July 2-11pm

We hope you have a very pleasant week and we really hope to see you at one if not all of our upcoming events.
Bonanza & Son
on ResonanceFM

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vote for Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM

Hey Folks,
we don't normally ask people to do things like this but it has been suggested that we make a bid for 'Best Radio Show' at the Mixcloud & IRF Online Radio Awards with Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM (under the 'Indie/Alternative' section)

So we're asking everyone who has either been on our show or had stuff played that you are involved with or maybe you've just listened and would like to vote for us.

We just voted for Resonance 104.4fm as best station and it took only 30 seconds so maybe you would be so kind as to vote for our little, weekly radio show.

Just click on the Mixcloud link below. Voting is open now but ends soon... Many thanks in anticipation.

Here's our latest show from yesterday...

Listen again to this week's Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Wednesday 16th July 2014

Just click the SoundCloud link above...

Davey James live session
Davey weaves Blues and Americana like a rich tapestry on guitar; intricately paying homage to the past but equally keeping the genres up to date in the same way that Justin Townes Earle or Ryan Adams nod to the greats but keep the music fresh and alive and relevant for young and old alike. Davey's consummate skill on the fretboard belies his tender years as he delivers his word-smithery on time and right to your door like Tom Waits dressed as a postman who's lost his Wells Fargo van at the crossroads in a card game with the Devil...

Davey will be playing live at Bonanza & Son's Countrier Than Thou on Thursday 31st July alongside fellow Londoners Forty Elephant Gang and living legend Buzz Cason who is live on the show next week.

Talking of Buzz Cason Bonanza & Son will, as always, be playing the best of all the upcoming Country and Americana releases including brand new and upcoming releases from Buzz, Thisell, The Kestor Stringband, Trampled by Turtles, Red Molly, Della Mae, Otis Gibbs plus plenty of vintage vinyl from the Bonanza & Son archives including Conway Twitty, Tom Rush and many others.

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

Tune in at 4:30pm on Resonance 104.4fm in London or online
(Repeated Saturday at 8am)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 9th July 2014... listen again

Here's our radio show from last Wednesday available to listen again... Just click the SoundCloud link below for an hour of aural pleasure...

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Playing the best of all the upcoming Country and Americana releases including brand new and upcoming releases from Neil Young, Shovels and Rope, Anders Parker, Billy Joe Shaver, Thisell, Harry Dean Stanton, Hannah Aldridge, Buzz Cason plus plenty of vintage vinyl from the Bonanza & Son archives including The Marshall Tucker Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Phosphorescent...

Tune in on 104.4FM in London
or anywhere at

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'

Every Wednesday at 4:30pm (UK time) with repeats Saturday mornings at 8am.
Listen again one hour after broadcast at
and all past shows at

Neil Young and Crazyhorse

A truly amazing gig from Neil Young and Crazyhorse tonight at Hyde Park London 12th July 2014.

Here's the track list. A nice varied mixture of songs from across Neil's oeuvre with something for everyone.

I loved the way they would lock into a trance-inducing groove especially the 15 minute extended 'Love And Only Love' and a jaw-dropping rendition of 'Down By The River'.

We were also treated to a brand new song and the rarely heard 'Separate Ways' from the scrapped early 70's 'Homegrown' LP.

•Love And Only Love (RG)
•Goin' Home (AYP)
•Days That Used to Be (RG)
•After The Gold Rush (ATG)
•Love to Burn (RG)
•Separate Ways
•Only Love Can Break Your Heart (ATG)
•Blowin' In The Wind
•Heart Of Gold (H)
•Barstool Blues (Z)
*Rockin' In The Free World (F)
•Psychedelic Pill (PP)
•Cinnamon Girl (EKTIN)
•Who’s Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth (New song)
•Down By The River (EKTIN)