Countrier Than Thou @ The Lock Tavern
'Countrier Than Thou'... (Country Blues Americana)
@ The Lock Tavern
Thursday 30th June 2011
Bonanza's 'Countrier Than Thou' club night (Normally Last Thursday of every month) has been successfully presenting the best in Country, Blues, Americana and Roots Music for over three years at the Lock Tavern way back in the days when Country was a dirty word round these parts and Americana was thought by some to be a typo error!
Bonanza has consistently sourced excellence in traditional Country as well as the most forward thinking Avant-Country, Blues, Americana and Roots music with zero irony just good old-fashioned quality music and very good times.
Bonanza also hosts a popular weekly radio show on ResonanceFM as well as numerous other club nights in the capital.
Ben Folke Thomas:
Ben Thomas is a London- based, Swedish-born singer-songwriter. At 22 he’s one of the most exciting prospects coming out of the London acoustic scene, and a stalwart of the London Americana scene
Starting his musical career as drummer in a grunge band his life was transformed when he heard Kurt Cobain singing ‘In The Pines’ on the Unplugged record. Steeping himself in Leadbelly, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen, by the age of 20 he was an accomplished finger-picker, confident performer, and mature songwriter. Jaded Londoners didn’t know what had hit them when they first heard songs like ‘Paradise Lost (Heaven Found)’, and saw this robust performer with a stage presence recalling the Bob Dylan of two decades ago.
With its renaissance as a print magazine ‘BoB’ has launched as a boutique record label and are pleased to announce their first release as being a six-track CD mini-album by BENJAMIN FOLKE THOMAS.
Stands out like Oliver Reed at an AA meeting"
Will Hodgkinson, The Guardian
"Captures the spirit of Greenwich Village ca 1965...A convincing calling card"
Stuart Lee, The Sunday Times
Upbeat, Rocking Americana and roots music from Oklahoman relocated to London... This is solid Country-rock with string-band laments and shiny singer/songwriter pop gems done up in their best western wear. ... Wouldn’t go amiss on a Tom Petty album with a slightly leftfield approach.
'Hook-heavy, steel guitar-driven, rootsy power pop’... Time Out
+ Bonanza DJs playing Country, Blues & Americana
Thursday 30th June 2011
@The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
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