Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM last show of 2014...

Who will make Bonanza & Son's top albums of 2014?

Just click the link below to listen on demand to our third and final look at our favourite albums of 2014...

It's been a great year for Americana and Country Music including Grammy Nominations for Sturgill Simpson who made his UK, radio debut on Bonanza & Son back in February plus truly classic albums from Drive-By Truckers, The War On Drugs, Lucinda Williams, Guano Padano, Doug Paisley, Shovels & Rope, Maggie Bjorklund, Thisell, The Delines and many more.

Plus a sneak preview of Father John Misty's upcoming single not due for release until February 2015... Just click the Soundcloud link to hear Part 3 of our round-up of the year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Who will make it onto Bonanza & Son's top albums of 2014?

Tune in to Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM tomorrow at 4:30pm (UK time) when we will broadcast the third and final part of our round-up of the best Americana, Country & Roots albums of 2014...

We will also be playing the brand new single from Father John Misty which is not due for release until February of next year.



Who will make it onto Bonanza & Son's top albums of 2014?

It's been a great year for Americana and Country Music including Grammy Nominations for Sturgill Simpson who made his UK, radio debut on Bonanza & Son back in February plus truly classic albums from Chip Taylor, Good Luck Mountain, Sylvie Simmons, Buzz Cason, Jim Keaveny, Malcolm Holcombe, Neil Young, Miraculous Mule and many more...
Just click the Soundcloud link below to hear last week's show and Part 2 of our round-up of the year...
There are at least six albums on our best of 2014 list that we haven't seen on ANY other end of year list so tune in tomorrow to find out what they are???

We'll also be posting our best of year mix very soon, watch this space.

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Wednesday 17th December 2014 4:30pm (UK Time)
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/martyn-bonanza
or www.mixcloud.com/bonanza-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.'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Last two DJ sets before Christmas...

Our last two DJ sets are both next Sunday...



Chet Atkins Vs. Werner Hertzog

Chet Atkins gorgeous rendition of the Tom Paxton penned song The Last Thing on My Mind from Atkins 1968 LP 'Hometown Guitar' is the backdrop for a beautiful scene in Werner Herzog's 1977 movie 'Stroszek'






Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Latest Bonanza & Son radio show...

We've been having some problems with the ResonanceFM Soundcloud but you can now 'listen on demand' to last Wednesday's Bonanza & Son radio show by clicking our link below...

Last week's show features an interview and live session with Sylvie Simmons fresh from her double page spread in The Times.. She plays songs from her brand new 'Light In The Attic Records' release entitled 'Sylvie' which is one of Bonanza & Son's albums of 2014...

We also play tracks from the Black Friday, Record Store Day, limited edition 12 inch from Jonathan Wilson plus brand new tracks from Forty Elephant Gang and we also start our round-up of the year's best LP's.

Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4FM every Wednesday at 4:30pm (UK time) tune in live on www.resonancefm.com


Thursday, November 27, 2014

This weeks radio show available to listen anytime...

Listen on demand to this week's Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Wednesday 26th November 2014 4:30pm (UK Time)

The show includes a repeat of last week's live session & interview with The The Dreaming Spires on the run up to their appearance 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 Davey James who is also on the bill with Dreaming Spires at Countrier Than Thou.

Other new records featured include Sylvie Simmons who is live on the show next week and Maggie Bjorklund plus lots of old vinyl that we've picked up of late including Earth who we are also hoping to have play live on the show in February 2015.
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

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.'

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.