Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dreaming Spires live session...

'Listen on demand' available right now just click the SoundCloud link below...

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Wednesday 19th November 2014 4:30pm (UK Time)

Live session & interview:
The Dreaming Spires.
Clubhouse Records cosmic troubadours The Dreaming Spires with their perfectly pitched, Jangly Americana and Psychedelicised Country preview songs from their upcoming EP and LP 'Searching for the Supertruth'. The EP is out on 24th November and forms a trilogy with their debut LP (Brothers In Brooklyn) and their second full album which is due out in Feb 2015.
The Dreaming Spires will then play at Bonanza & Son's long running 'Countrier Than Thou' club night at The Lock Tavern in Camden on Thursday 27th November.
www.thedreamingspires.co.uk
www.facebook.com/thedreamingspires

Plus Bonanza & Son showcases the best of all the brand new and upcoming Americana & Country releases including Justin Townes Earle's new double release 'Single Mothers/Absent Fathers' plus new and upcoming releases from Forty Elephant Gang, Sylvie Simmons, Lucinda Williams, Davey James and many more plus lots of old vinyl that we've picked up of late including Gary Louris, Gene Clark and many more...

Plus competitions, features giveaways and other such frivolity.
Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fm
Wednesdays at 4:30pm with repeats Thursdays at Midnight
Tune in at 4:30pm (UK time) on 104.4FM or online anywhere at www.resonancefm.com



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.'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Latest artwork for Countrier Than Thou at The Lock Tavern



I used an original photograph of 'The Star Spangled Banner' that was sown to Peter Fonda's Jacket in the film 'Easy Rider' juxtaposed with images from 'The Joshua Tree National Park' close to where Gram Parsons spent his final days in Southeastern California.









Monday, November 17, 2014

Manassas out-take

Tan Sola Y Trieste is a beautiful, alternative version of 'Pensamiento' by Stephen Stills' Manassas... I wish they'd recorded a longer version of this... The album version of Pensamiento on Manassas second LP 'Down The Road' from 1973 isn't anything like as bright and punchy as this shorter, instrumental version.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Justin Townes Earl+ The Delines live on this weeks show...

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

A live session and interview from The Delines recorded earlier in the year in situ prior to their sell-out gig at The Lexington in June. Something of a super group featuring members of The Decemberists, The Damnations Tx and Richmond Fontaine including chief songwriter and critically acclaimed author Willy Vlautin whose debut novel, 'The Motel Life' was adapted into a film (The Motel Life) starring Stephen Dorff, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch and Kris Kristofferson.
The Deline's debut album 'Colfax' is a consummate work of intense beauty and is finding its way to the top of many critics album lists of 2014. Last night following their live session The Delines played a sold-out Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen in London as part of a world tour that has taken them as far afield as Australia.

Plus Bonanza & Son showcases the best of all the brand new and upcoming Americana releases including not one but two other potential albums of the year in the shape of the newly released LP's from Margrethe Björklund and Sylvie Simmons.

Maggie Bjorklund-'Shaken' on Bloodshot Records sees Jack White's favourite Danish, Pedal steel player create a genuinely beautiful and sumptuous chocolate cake-rich LP that seamlessly blends sounds and genres such as Americana and Psych to induce an emotive state more akin to a cinematic experience than the dimension of music alone.

Critically acclaimed Leonard Cohen/@Neil Neil Young biographer and ace rock journalist Sylvie Simmons now has her own debut LP released by the über-cool 'Light In The Attic Records' label. Simply entitled 'Sylvie' the LP is as sumptuous, tender and genuinely as beautiful as a freshly blooming flower in spring. Armed only with her trusty Ukelele, delicate voice and poetry-strong songs Sylvie beguiles and delights all that are in the house and those on the bus too! Sylvie will be live in session on the show Wednesday 3rd December.


Plus brand new tracks from the second part of Justin Townes Earle's new double release 'Single Mothers/Absent Fathers' plus new albums from Chip Taylor, Good Luck Mountain, Wild Ponies, Cale Tyson as well as lots of old vinyl that we've picked up of late including Pete Drake

+ competitions, features giveaways and other such frivolity.



Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Wednesdays at 4:30pm with repeats Thursdays at Midnight
Tune in at 4:30pm (UK time) on 104.4FM or online anywhere at www.resonancefm.com

Alternatively listen on demand at
www.soundcloud.com/resonance-fm/sets/bonanza-and-son

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.'

Visit: www.facebook.com/BonanzaANDSon or www.bonanzablues.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday, November 06, 2014

This week's ResonanceFM radio show

This week's show is now available to listen 'On demand' at the link below.

Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fm
The upcoming album from Urban Junior has just fallen through the door!
Hear it today on Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM.

I don't think it would actually be possible to have as varied a selection of songs that both comfortably fit into and appropriately push the envelope of Country & Americana. Brand new tracks from Hard Working Americans, Good Luck Mountain, Chip Taylor, Lucinda Williams, Annie Keating, The Dreaming Spires and many more plus blasts from the past including Stephen Stills' Manassas, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage / NRPS and lots more.

Wednesday at 4:30pm on www.resonancefm.com
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.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Latest 'On Demand' radio broadcast from Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM

Bonanza & Son don't recall having a show so rammed with quality records as last week's broadcast; the Chip Taylor is mind blowing and The Christian Lee Hutson LP is already a contender for best album of next year.
Not only that but we had a live session from progressive, Folk guitar maestro George Frakes on the run up to his appearance at Countrier Than Thou at The Lock Tavern, Camden London alongside The Fruitful Earth.

Brand new tracks include Chip Taylor, Justin Townes Earle Cale Tyson, Christian Lee Hutson, Parker Millsap, The Dreaming Spires, Good Luck Mountain plus brand new retrospectives from Flatt & Scruggs and dusty old vinyl from the Bonanza & Son archives including Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Chris Gantry, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Happy Traum.
Plus something from The Handsome Family on the run up to their show at Islington Assembly Hall where Bonanza & Son will be guest djs.

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM live every Wednesday at 4:30pm (UK time) on 104.4FM in London or anywhere on www.resonancefm.com
repeated Thursdays at Midnight.



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today's Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM on demand...

Today's Bonanza & Son radio show was a cracker and is now available to listen on demand just click the SoundCloud link below.

Live session & interview with Thisell all the way from Mala in Sweden.
Plus Bonanza & Son plays the best of the brand new Americana and upcoming Country records from Christian Lee Hutson, The Dreaming Spires, Cale Tyson, Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers and Tout as well as lots of old vinyl that we've picked up of late including Paul Siebel.
+ competitions, giveaways and suchlike...
Tune in at 4:30pm (UK time) on 104.4FM or online anywhere at www.resonancefm.com
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 (Repeated Thursdays at Midnight)
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 Thursdays at Midnight)