Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 27th January 2016

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 27/01/16: Blazing Zoos Session+Lucinda Williams Review by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud


Last week's show is now available to listen on demand...
Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM:
The Blazing Zoos are live in the studio on the run up to their show at Countrier Than Thou at The Lock Tavern this Thursday and on the eve of the release of their new album 'Chocks Away'...

We also review the recent Lucinda Williams live shows at The Brooklyn Bowl, London and celebrate her birthday by playing tracks from her brand new LP 'The Ghosts Of Highway 20'.
We also have upcoming albums from Richmond Fontaine, Austin Lucas, Aoife O'Donovan, Paul Benjaman Band 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 104.4fm.
on 104.4FM in London
or anywhere at www.resonancefm.com
YOU CAN ALSO LISTEN ON DEMAND AT
www.mixcloud.com/bonanza-son/

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 27/01/16: Blazing Zoos Session+Lucinda Williams Review by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud

Friday, January 29, 2016

Lucinda Williams Delivers the Most Perfect of Pleasures | Brooklyn Bowl Review by Bonanza & Son

Friday, January 15, 2016

Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4FM 13th January 2016

This week's Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fm is available to listen on demand.

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 13/01/16: Lucinda Williams Competition by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud


This week we run a competition to win tickets to see living legend Lucinda Williams who plays two nights at Brooklyn Bowl London in support of her upcoming LP 'Ghost Of Highway 20'... and we play songs by Lucinda.





Due to popular demand we revive our 'Celluloid Country' feature where we look at a film which significantly features Americana, Roots or Country Music in the soundtrack and this week we look at Quentin Tarantino's brand new movie The Hateful Eight.



Talking of Western's as we like to do we also have a veritable 'brokeback mountain' of brand new and upcoming releases for 2016 including Aoife O'Donovan, Austin Lucas, John Moreland, Malcolm Holcombe, The Warden and lots more...

As always Bonanza & Son showcases the best of all the new and upcoming Americana, Country & Roots releases ...
... and of course it wouldn't be Bonanza & Son without lots of old vinyl that we've picked up along the Americana highway that is the past week of Bonanza & Son's crate digging and record buying plus selections from our trusty record shelves at home including a rare early 70's LP that describes itself as a 'Progressive Country Anthology'.

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'

Wednesday 13th January 2016 4:30pm (UK Time)
(repeated Thursday 14th January at Midnight

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/bonanza-son/
https://www.facebook.com/events/411482255692741/

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 13/01/16: Lucinda Williams Competition by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Cale Tyson UK tour and new album

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Presents
Cale Tyson with full band
The Shacklewell Arms, London...

Buy tickets NOW...
www.wegottickets.com/event/345604

Saturday 7th May 2016
CALE TYSON + FULL BAND:
+ Small Town Jones
+ Davey James
+ Bonanza & Son DJs
+ Special guest DJ TBA



Cale Tyson is one of the hottest Americana properties coming out of East Nashville USA at the moment and he brings a full band and a brand new, killer album to these shores Spring 2016.



Cale has been on everybody’s critically acclaiming lips across the board from Rolling Stone Magazine to Uncut, Mojo, The Guardian etc as well as having a song featured on the recent über-cool Rough Trade Records 40th Anniversary Compilation, "Counter Culture 15.




As well as complimentary reviews in all the major publications and newspapers his songs have had heavy rotation on BBC shows like Bob Harris, Sean Rowley, Ricky Ross etc as well as nominations for The Americana Music Association’s International album of the year, The Ameripolitan Music Awards Male artist of the year and literally hundreds of independent online publications and radio stations…

Rolling Stone Magazine perfectly described this 24 year old, sexy Texas cowboy as:

“Old school, sad-bastard, Outlaw Country for a new generation of excited Americana fans”
(Rolling Stone)


Swaggering through the saloon bar doors already opened by such recent success stories as Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Daniel Romano etc Cale Tyson brings a fresh approach to Country, Roots and Americana and now excitedly boasting a killer new album due out in April on Clubhouse Records he is sure to open the doors even wider establishing himself as both an innovator and pioneer of the scene and a contender for album of the year.

This, only his second visit to these shores, but already having the now legendary debut London gig at Aces & Eights in April of last year sold out within hours you better be sure to get your tickets to avoid disappointment!




+Small Town Jones:
We are also very pleased to announce that support comes from Small Town Jones who will be showcasing their brand new album 'Sky Down To The Ground' fresh from their recent live session on Dermot O'Leary's BBC Radio2 Saturday Session as well as rave reviews in all the major publications.





+ Davey James:
Up and coming cool London singer songwriter brings some of the finest songs you’re likely to hear from an unsigned future star.




+Bonanza & Son DJs:
ResonanceFM’s favourite roots and Americana show Bonanza & Son will provide Americana, Roots, Honky Tonk Outlaw records throughout the night.

Bonanza and Son - 29th April 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud


+ a special guest dj to be announced.

This is sure to be the coolest honky tonking Saturday night for a long time to come and Bonanza & Son are very pleased to host this show at Dalston’s coolest venue The Shacklewell Arms.

£14 advance
£20 on door.



Cale Tyson Bio:
Cale Tyson is a singer, songwriter and guitar player from Nashville, Tennessee. Born in a small town in Texas, he was raised in Fort Worth, the home of Townes Van Zandt and the place where he first heard the classic country sounds that have inspired and enriched his gentle, melancholy, and undeniably whiskey-soaked sound.

"Tyson channels all the woe and despair you could find in his native Texas crafting meandering and warbling ballads that harken back to the heartbreak songs of old country.” (American Songwriter Magazine)

With a nostalgic heart and an ear for melodies from long ago, Tyson’s UK release on Clubhouse records, “Introducing…” is a beautiful collection of songs that continue the legacy of some of the legendary songwriters whose music he first heard as a child - Gram Parsons, Guy Clark and Willie Nelson, to name but a few.
Recorded in Nashville, the album features some of the town’s finest players including guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart), keys player Tyson Rogers (Don Williams), John McTigue (Brazilbilly) on drums and Mike Rinne (Caitlin Rose and Andrew Combs) on bass.

The Shacklewell Arms
71 Shacklewell Lane Dalston E8 2EB.


www.wegottickets.com/event/345604

Best live sessions of 2015 on Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM

Listen on demand to this week's Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM which features a compilation of some of the best live sessions from last year's broadcasts including Cale Tyson, Chip Taylor, Dylan Carlson & Earth, Eric Chenaux, David Corley, Mike Ferrio & Good Luck Mountain plus 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'

Wednesday 6th January 2016 4:30pm (UK Time)
(repeated Thursday 17th December at Midnight

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/bonanza-son/

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 06/01/16: Best live sessions of 2015 by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Bonanza & Son's favourite films of 2015...

Top Five Films of 2015
1) It Follows:
Quite frankly the most beautiful horror film you’re likely to see. Every frame a visual masterpiece with a sumptuous vintage feel and a soundtrack every bit its equal by ‘DisasterPeace’.





2) The Goob:
Gritty, dark coming of age kitchen sink drama examining issues of abuse, illegal migrant workers, first love and sex all set against a back drop of East Anglia fruit pickers but with a timeless, other-worldly feel that could be anywhere past, present or future where the summers seem to last forever.




3) The Lobster:
A tense, twisted exploration of the psycho-sexual in the face of the ultimate adversity. A dystopian near-future, down to earth sci-fi where supernatural phenomena confuse and confound Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz on a pay-cut in their finest performances to date.



4) American Ultra:
A fucked-up, narco-hallucinatory slacker version of The Bourne Identity franchise but far far more interesting and twisted.



5) Black Mass:
Johnny Depp’s finest hour, proving he really can act and be as menacing as any De Niro or Joe Pesci gangster, an incendiary script with thrilling dialogue that would give any gangster movie a run for its money.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Our favourite live shows of 2015...

Bonanza & Son Top Eleven Live Shows of 2015:
(Don’t ask me why there are 11 there just is!)




1) Bob Dylan…The Royal Albert Hall…22nd October 2015:
‘I’m still buzzing from this gig as if it was last night…. The only way I can describe it was as if being touched by the hand of God!.. I don’t quite feel like the same man who walked into that hallowed hall such was the experience and such is the beautiful yet bizarre feeling that has continued to ‘accompany’ me!’
(For our full review of this show go to http://bonanzablues.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/bob-dylan-at-royal-albert-hall-thursday.html )

2) The Who… Hyde Park (British Summertime)… 26th June 2015:
‘Another band who proved they’ve still got what it takes to be one of the best live bands in the world, a perfect but never obvious cross section of their back catalogue the pinnacle for me being ‘Sparks/Amazing Journey’ which was a truly religious experience as the sun went down on a perfect day in London’s Hyde Park’.

3) Crosby, Stills & Nash… Hammersmith Apollo… 13th September 2015:
‘Another hallowed heritage group who prove they have still very much ‘got it’; a beautiful and moving experience’.

4) Peter Bruntnell with Dave Boquist… Aces & Eights… 4th December 2015 :
‘Pete Bruntnell has one of the hottest and tightest live bands in the UK at the present time and with the addition of Dave Boquist of Son Volt on guitar this was a mind blowing ‘triple axe attack’. There really is no band to touch them on the UK roots scene at the moment in my opinion and Pete’s upcoming LP, due for release in early 2016 , is to our ears the best of his career.’



5) Daniel Romano… Texas Joes/Horatio Holloway… 10th June 2015:
A surprisingly tough Country-Rock set more reminiscent of Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue than previous outings and almost entirely made up of hard, brand, spanking new songs despite him having just released a new LP… Full Bonanza & Son respect to the man who puts his art before commerce and sticks two fingers up at the record industry.’

6) Earth… Islington Assembly Hall… 20th February 2015:
‘A majestic, aural assault from the best ‘Heavy Rock’ band in the world today rightfully basking in the glory of the 'Primitive and Deadly' LP, their most accessible and ambitious album to date’

7) The Godfathers… The 100 Club… 17th June 2015:
‘With their new five piece, twin guitar assault there seems to be no stopping the Brothers Coyne; playing, sounding and looking just as good as they ever did if not better, no mean feat considering this show was their 30 year anniversary show… Where did the years go?

8) Sturgill Simpson… Islington Assembly Hall… 20th August 2015:
‘It was so refreshing to have our mind well and truly blown by a good old fashioned Country band… with a little bit of the Cosmos thrown in for good measure.’

9) Cale Tyson… Aces & Eights Bar… 25th April 2015:
‘Cale Tyson just goes from strength to strength and with a killer new album due in April 2016 plus a string of UK dates with a full rocking Country band there’s no doubt in our mind he is gonna be massive in 2016… You read it here first.’

10) Sleaford Mods… Hyde Park (British Summertime)… 26th June 2015:
‘In many ways 2015 has been Sleaford Mods’ year seeing them pretty much traject from small venues to selling out 1000+ capacity halls as well as an incendiary appearance on Jools Holland. The Hyde Park show and their Specials Roundhouse support slot at the end of 2014 proved they could make the transition sonically, physically and conceptually as well as with the commercial and critical consensus. 2016 is theirs for the taking but then again we’ve pretty much been saying this since 2007!

11) Tom Russell… 100 Club… 1st October 2015:
’Tom brought one of our favourite albums of 2015 to life, not an easy task for something so epic and sprawling but he did it with great aplomb and with what was quite frankly a bloody good night out and everything you want from a gig’.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

What's your favourite record of 2015?

Our latest Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4FM is available to listen on demand...

We take a second look back at our favourite releases of 2015 including Tout, Mike Giacolino Music, Jeremy Pinnell, Tom Russell, Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers and Meg Baird as well as a brand new track from Malcolm Holcombe's upcoming new album 'Another Black Hole' set for release in February 2016.

We also have a superb live session from Golden Spike with their trans-Atlantic blend of melodic, Cosmic Country-Rock, Rootsy Pop ballads, Alt-country and transcontinental-railway-death-marches in the shade of a Joshua Tree, Just click the Mixcloud link below to listen on demand...

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'

Wednesday 9th December 2015 4:30pm (UK Time)
(repeated Thursday 10th December at Midnight)

YOU CAN ALSO LISTEN ON DEMAND BY CLICKING BELOW
www.mixcloud.com/bonanza-son/

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 09/12/15: Golden Spike live session + Best of 2015 Pt2 by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud

Props from our peers at the BBC...

Bonanza & Son are extremely touched to have been mentioned by our compadre and fellow broadcaster Sean Rowley bigging us up on his fantastic BBC radio show...

Truly touched that Sean has been listening to Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fm and it's so great to hear him play Donnie Fritts, Cale Tyson, Daniel Romano, Betty Soo and so many other wonderful records that we've been playing on our show...

Just click on the link below to listen to his superb show...


http://bbc.in/1Q6icCh



Music is love folks... Peace.