BONANZA was deeply distressed to hear of the passing away of Buck Owens at the weekend.
Buck was a true innovator of Country music being largely responsible for ‘The Bakersfield Sound’. He was also a great entertainer and hosted 'Hee- Haw', one of the single most successful and longest running TV shows of all time. Openly critical of some of the more saccharine-sweet, mainstream Country acts, Buck wasn’t afraid to speak his mind:
“Assembly line robot music turns me off”.
BONANZA on Resonance 104.4 FM will, of course, pay tribute to the great man in the coming weeks.
Bonanza on Resonance 104.4Fm
(repeated Fridays 8.00-9.30am)
Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers of Country music + selections from the current BONANZA club/pub night playlist...Country, Blues, Bluegrass, Cajun, 60's Psych', Freakbeat and Garage Punk etc.
Sunday26th March '06This week BONANZA will trace the roots and subsequent influence of Country music pioneer Lefty Frizell + selections from the current BONANZA night playlist....BONANZA is also proud to present a live set by Ex Long Ryder and current 'Coal Porter', Sid Griffin who will perform tracks from his critically acclaimed new solo album, 'As Certain As Sunrise'.