'Countrier Than Thou'… Country-Blues-Americana
@ The Lock Tavern
Thursday 25th August 2011
Bonanza's 'Countrier Than Thou' club night (last Thursday of every month) has been successfully presenting the best in Country, Blues, Americana and Roots Music for four years at the Lock Tavern from way back in the days when Country was still a dirty word round these parts and Americana was thought by some to be simply 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 broadcasts a popular weekly radio show on ResonanceFM (relaunching in September) as well as running numerous other club nights and dj sets in the capital.
A very welcome return for our favourite One-man Blues sensation and fire-breathing, whiskey guzzling Bluesman
D-66 has been holed up in the deserts of North Africa (I kid you not) and after training in the desert camps of the Touareq, 2 attempted sex changes, kickin off the Arab revolution and surviving the terrorist bomb plot against his life in the Souks of Marrakech he is back with a vengeance and a Robert Johnson-like transformation; see him play like no other of his kind!!!
This Tasmanian devil-dodging one-man band from Hoarse Records has toured the world as far afield as Brazil and Martinique where he recorded his album 'Chainsaw Blues', armed only with his guitar, a mobile phone + the local bull-frogs as backing singers!!!... So, fresh or rather sweating, from his recent European/Mediterannean/South American tour, as well as being featured on Mark Lamarr's Radio 2 show, D-66 is gonna blow your socks off with his dirty-dawg show of animalistic, cannibalistic, bone-through-the-nose Screamin' and Hawking.
Jack White can only have wet dreams about being this gnarly and this good!
D-66 has also specially composed some dirt-road, bad-ass Country tunes just for us... Aren't we the lucky ones?... Yeeeeee Haaaaaaa!
'At least 50 times better than The Kills'
'A full spectrum of rabble-rousing sounds that stretch The Blues to breaking point'
+ Greg Humphreys (USA):
All the way from North Carolina US of A Greg brings a guitar case full of authentic yet unique and beguiling Americana-Soul and Bluegrass.
He will be showcasing a brand new album 'People You May Know’ which is a series of character sketches inspired by experience, observation, imagination and affairs of the heart. You may know these people; you may even be one of these people. Every song is a story.
The album title is also a wink and a nod at social networks' current ubiquity; how these networks have changed our interactions with the world and how they connect and reveal us to each other but also how their presence can serve to isolate us or complicate relationships.
'People You May Know’ is Greg’s third solo album, following 2009’s 'Trunk Songs' and 2010’s ‘Realign Your Mind’.
Bonanza is very happy to finally have this travelling troubadour aboard and that his meandering path of genre adventures in songwriting crosses the Lock Tavern stage.
Expect a ‘peppering’ of Country Standards, Soul Classics, Folk Songs, Beach Music, Murder Ballads and Classic Pop Hits all of which flavour this man’s gumbo!
+ Guest DJ TBA
+ Bonanza DJ set (ResonanceFM)
Radio Presenter, DJ & Club night impresario Martyn Bonanza spins his latest acquisitions of Country, Blues & Americana vinyl curios.
+ Bonanza will be screening Monte Hellman’s ’The Shooting’, arguably thee first ‘Acid Western’ from 1968 and featuring Jack Nicholson & Warren Oatesplus other Western & Americana cinematic curios all night long.
Thursday 25th August 2011
@The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
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