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

A LIVING LEGEND ON BONANZA & SON ON RESONANCE FM... BUZZ CASON

A LIVING LEGEND ON BONANZA & SON ON RESONANCE FM... BUZZ CASON

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 www.resonancefm.com

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
FREE ENTRY


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.


http://www.mixcloud.com/onlineradioawards/


https://www.facebook.com/events/1512175065668338

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.
www.daveyjamesmusic.com

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 www.resonancefm.com
(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 www.resonancefm.com

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 www.soundcloud.com/resonance-fm
and all past shows at https://soundcloud.com/resonance-fm/sets/bonanza-and-son

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)

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The award winning and critically acclaimed John Fullbright is on Bonanza & Son today...



Howdy Folks,
Here is our latest update for another fun packed and exciting week ahead for Bonanza & Son...

This afternoon Wednesday at 4:30pm (UK time) on our ResonanceFM radio show we have a live session and interview with John Fullbright.

John is about to release his sophomore LP simply entitled 'Songs' on July 21st and it is a more than able follow up LP to his critically acclaimed 2012 debut 'From The Ground Up'.

John came into the ResonanceFM studio recently and recorded a live session and interview on the run up to his show at the 800 capacity Islington Assembly Hall. His UK tour is still in full swing.

Today at 4:30pm you can hear John perform intimate versions from the album plus an interview about the making of the album and life on his current European tour.

We will as always be playing the best of all the upcoming Country & Americana releases including new and forthcoming albums from Neil Young, Shovels & Rope, Billi Joe Shaver, The Felice Brothers, Richard Thompson, The Delines, The Howlin' Brothers, Broken Boat, Otis Gibbs, plus we'll have plenty of vintage, vinyl nuggets that we've picked up on our travels including Tony Joe White on the run up to his gig this Friday at the Union Chapel.

Tune in today Wednesday 2nd July at 4:30pm (UK time) on 104.4FM in London or anywhere on www.resonancefm.com to hear the session and interview or listen again on

Then on Thursday we make our official DJ debut at The Earl Derby pub on Kilburn High Road with a Father & Son, tag-team DJ special.

Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fm begins a regular monthly residency taking place every first Thursday of the month.

We will be playing a heady mix of choice Krautrock, Americana, Psych', Country and Folk plus cool film soundtracks.

The Earl Derby,
155 Kilburn High Rd
London NW6
Free entry... 7-11pm.

Finally on Sunday it is time for our monthly, Sunday soiree 'Son Of A Gun' at Underdog, BrewDog Shoreditch.

We have a fantastic line-up and the debut of one of our favourite acts on the London live music scene The Fruitful Earth plus Bonanza & Son regular Harry Mundy. Full details below...

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Present:
SON OF A GUN.
Americana•Folk•Roots•Rock’n’Roll
at Underdog
BrewDog Bar Shoreditch
Sunday 6th July 2014
6pm-Midnight.
Acts on early so please arrive early.

Oh and don't forget we have booked Nashville, Rock 'n' Roll legend Buzz Cason who is coming to London at the end of July. Buzz 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!

Buzz has also written songs for and had songs covered by Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Jerry Reed, Merle Haggard, The Judds, The Doobie Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Olivia Newton-John and even The Beatles.

Buzz will play four Bonanza & Son shows including 'Countrier Than Thou' on 31st July, Aces & Eights on the 26th July and BrewDog Bar Shoreditch on Sunday 3rd August.

Buzz will also perform a live session and interview on Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM on Wednesday 23rd July.

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

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Present:
SON OF A GUN.
Americana•Folk•Roots•Rock’n’Roll
at Underdog
BrewDog Bar Shoreditch
51-55 Bethnal Green Road,
London,
E1 6LA
6-Midnight
Sunday 6th July 2014

Live acts:
The Fruitful Earth:
A Bonanza & Son debut for one of our favourite bands on the London scene at the moment. A glorious keyboard driven summer sound coming on like a musical Tapestry of Carole King where Rumours abound that Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks is about to join the party with a little dash of Bobbie Gentry and Dusty in Memphis to get you up on the danceflor. The sweetest and lightest feelings of love and good times are imminent.
www.thefruitfulearth.com
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fruitful-Earth

Harry Mundy:
Harry Mundy’s reputation precedes him what with recording his debut album with Ryan Adams band The Cardinals in Nashville no less and then promptly receiving a five star review in Maverick where they described it as a 'steel guitar dominated Country sound… his own distinctive take with well-written songs that explore the age-old Country subjects of heartbreak, drink, unrequited love and loneliness. Pathos with his impassioned voice and some Bluesy harmonica, most impressive.’
Tonight we have a rare and intimate solo performance from one of London’s most promising practitioners of Americana music.
www.harrymundy.com
www.facebook.com/harrymundypage?fref=ts

+Bonanza & Son
DJ Set
(ResonanceFM):

6pm-Midnight.
Acts on early so please arrive early.

Oh and just wait til you hear the vintage Shure valve PA!

UPCOMING SHOWS & LIVE RADIO SESSIONS:
The Felice Brothers Live session
Daniel Romano live session
The Delines live session
The Deep Dark Woods
John Fullbright
Buzz Cason
Noah Gunderson
Americana Alldayer Sunday 27th July Lock Tavern
and many more...

Tune in to Bonanza & Son Wednesdays at 4:30pm (UK time)
on 104.4FM in London or anywhere on www.resonancefm.com
repeated Saturday mornings at 8am
The shows are archived at www.soundcloud.com/resonance-fm
and www.mixcloud.com/bonanza-son/

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Drive-By Truckers on Bonanza & Son On ResonanceFM +

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Relaunches after a short spring break
Wednesday 18th June 2014 4:30pm (UK Time)

Live session & interview:

The Drive By Truckers:
The Drive-By Truckers talk to Bonanza & Son in situ at Shepherds Bush Empire prior to their recent sold out show. The Truckers latest album 'English Oceans' is one of the best albums we have heard this year and is in our opinion their most accomplished work to date. Here the band discuss the songs and play intimate versions from the album.



+ Bonanza & Son also presents a special Camden Crawl 2014 feature. Bonanza & Son are very excited to be curating a show at this years Camden Crawl on Friday 20th June at The Beatrice. We will be playing tracks by our featured artists Tout, SOCIETY, Miraculous Mule and Peter Bruntnell who is headlining with a rare, full band performance.


Anyone who has seen Pete's band live will know that they are one of the best live bands on the planet which is not surprising when you consider that Rolling Stone described Pete as the greatest living songwriter and the NME said 'Pete's songs should be taught in schools.' Peter will also perform a special live session on ResonanceFM on Friday 20th June before he takes to The Beatrice Camden stage that evening at Camden Crawl 2014.

+ exclusive new track from Shovels & Rope...


As always Martyn Bonanza will be playing the best of all the upcoming Country & Americana releases including forthcoming albums from Neil Young, The Felice Brothers, Richard Thompson - RT, John Fullbright, The Delines, The Howlin' Brothers, Broken Boat and Trent Miller (Trent will be perform a live session with his band on next weeks show Wed 25th June) plus plenty of vintage vinyl nuggets from the ever-growing Bonanza & Son archive.

Bonanza & Son 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.

Tune in at 4:30pm on 104.4FM in London or online www.resonancefm.com
(Repeated Saturday at 8am)
Bonanza & Son Revue on Resonance FM Resonance FM

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Just confirmed John Fullbright on ResonanceFM

We have just confirmed John Fullbright for a live session and interview on Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fm...



John’s upcoming LP ‘Songs’ is solid album of worthy song smithery and will be sure to make it onto many end of year critics album lists... Watch this space for broadcast details...