Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Christopher Rees Album launch + Miraculous Mule live session

Howdy Folks,
Well it's another eventful and exciting week ahead for Bonanza & Son. Today at 4:30pm (Wednesday) it’s our weekly Radio show on ResonanceFM. We have Miraculous Mule live in session on the run up to their gig at Countrier Than Thou this Thursday.

The Mule' are red-hot at the moment with a brand new album due for release later in the year and today they’ll be showcasing tracks from it. We’ve got an advance copy and we can assure you it is absolute dynamite packed full of Hell-fire Blues and Brimstone Gospel for the modern age.

We also have a huge bag of all the latest and upcoming Americana and Country releases... Tune in on 104.4FM in London or on the live stream at

Then on Thursday Miraculous Mule will join Christopher Rees at 'Countrier Than Thou’ at The Lock Tavern in Camden. We are proud to be hosting Christopher’s album launch. All the details are below and it is sure to be an amazing night. Doors open at 8pm and as always it is completely FREE ENTRY. Hope to see you.

Peace and Love all around,
Bonanza & Son.

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Present

'Countrier Than Thou’ Country•Americana•Rock’n’Roll
@ The Lock Tavern
Thursday 28th February 2013

Live acts:

Christopher Rees (Album Launch):
Bonanza & Son are very proud to announce that we will be hosting the London album launch for Christopher Rees critically acclaimed new album ’Stand Fast’. The album follows the success and critical acclaim of his previous album which won over everyone from Mojo Magazine and Uncut to BBC Radio's Bob Harris and Janice Long. We heard a sneak preview of the new album last month and we think it is his best album to date. The album shows a maturity of songwriting that belies his years.

Rees continues to embrace the banjo-picking intensity now augmented by a full band and his trademark Gretsch 'geetar’ twang. Ace first single,'Alright Squires’, heads an upbeat collection of songs in the Murder Ballad tradition of Johnny Cash, in fact this is, perhaps, what Johnny Cash would have sounded like if he’d been brought up in the Welsh Valleys rather than on an Arkansas, Cotton Farm!

'A spit and sawdust holler that is as close to a Southern hell-fire preacher as you can get hailing from Cardiff. Very, very good'... (MOJO)

Miraculous Mule:
Miraculous Mule are on fire at the moment, we received a promo' copy of their forthcoming debut album which has blown our socks off. This is Hell-fire Blues and Gospel for the modern age and a search for redemption in these God-less times of thieving bankers and corrupt, lying politicians. Miraculous Mule tell gritty parables and authentic tales of drink and drugs and the sins of the flesh. Come and be baptised in their progressive Church of Punk-Blues, Country and Gospel.

+ Guest DJ…
’Spooky Lady’s Sideshow’:
‘Authentic and rowdy honky-tonk music from Denmark's Queen of Country’.

+Bonanza & Son (ResonanceFM) DJ Set
Radio Presenters, DJs and Club night promoters playing traditional as well as the most cutting edge examples of Americana and Country with a few oddities to twist your heads plus special selections from our up-coming compilation mix ‘Gonzo-Country’!

Bonanza & Son will be screening rare, cinematic, Americana curios for your visual stimulation and pleasure including a screening of the 1971 Electric, Acid Western ‘Zachariah’ which was a major influence on Tarantino’s revisionist Western 'Django: Unchained’.

@ The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Free Entry
Thursday 28th February 2013

Bonanza & Son’s 'Countrier Than Thou' club night (The last Thursday of every month) has built on its success by continually presenting the best in Country, Blues, Americana and Roots music for over five years at the Lock Tavern from way back in the days when Country was a dirty word round these parts and Americana was thought by most to be a typo error!

Bonanza & Son have consistently sourced excellence in traditional Country as well as the most forward thinking Avant-Country, Punk-Blues, Americana and Roots music with zero irony just good old-fashioned quality music and very good times.

Bonanza & Son hosts a popular, weekly radio show on ResonanceFM which has simultaneously showcased the best in cutting edge, Avant-Country & Americana as well as regularly presenting numerous club nights and DJ sets in the capital for the past ten years.

Tune in to
Bonanza & Son On Resonance104.4FM
Every Wednesday tea-time at 4:30pm
(repeated Sunday mornings at 11am)

‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future’
+ Live sessions.
+ Competitions, album and gig ticket giveaways.
+ featurettes 'Country Birthdays’ and ‘Celluloid-Country’ where we discuss Americana movie soundtracks

Tune in on 104.4FM in London
or online at

All past Bonanza & Son ResonanceFM radio shows are archived on our Mixcloud page and can be listened to at any time.
Each week after the Sunday repeat has been broadcast we upload the show to:

Winner of the Radio Academy Nations & Regions Award for London, three years running!
Nominee, Sony Radio Academy Awards 2010 'Station Programmer of the Year’

Bonanza & Son have a Facebook ‘PAGE' for all events:

We also have a blog with lots more interesting and obscure music, videos, facts and info that you might like to explore:

Bonanza & Son Promotions & club nights include:
Countrier Than Thou’ @ The Lock Tavern
’The Gaslight Club’ @ Filthy MacNasties
'The Cosmic Film Club' @ The New Rose
‘The Film Set’ @ The Defectors Weld.
'The Country Soul Bonanza & Son Revue' @ Nambucca

Bonanza & Son also regulary DJ at all of the above venues plus The Lauriston in Hackney,
The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington, The Defectors Weld in Shepherds Bush + many more...

For all future events please go to

Bonanza & Son Music & Promotions
Promoters•Radio Presenters•DJs
Bonanza & Son on Resonance104.4FM
Every Wednesday 4:30pm (Sunday morning repeat 11am)
Tune in on 104.4FM or online at

Friday, February 22, 2013

Brand new promo LPs and stuff...

We just received a big parcel full of upcoming new albums plus some dusty old vinyl. First listen of the new Jonny Fritz LP ‘Dad Country’ is proving very fruitful...
…A great title and one which Bonanza & Son obviously more than approves of. It’s a fantastic album of quirky, witty, wry Country goodness… Release date: 15th April 2013.

Hear more of it on Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Wednesday 4:30pm. (repeated Sundays 11am)
+ A live session from Miraculous Mule
+ Celluloid Country looking at film soundtracks that feature Americana.
+ All the latest and best Country & Americana Pre-releases.
Tune in on or 104.4FM in London.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bonanza & Son 'Song Of The Day’:

Bonanza & Son 'Song Of The Day’:

Hoyt Axton-‘Billie’s Theme’.

Bonanza & Son's favourite ‘Okie’ wrote this track for The 1974 movie 'Buster & Billie’…

… The music supervisor on the film was ‘Wrecking Crew’ member, record producer, arranger, conductor and session musician Al De Lory who was the arranger and producer on Glen Campbell’s best known songs.

Hoyt Axton was no stranger to the big screen himself having acted in films such as ‘Gremlins’ as well as numerous TV shows. His Mother Mae Boren Axton co-wrote 'Heartbreak Hotel’, Elvis Presley’s first, worldwide hit record.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Repeated on Sunday at 11AM

On Wednesday 6th February 2013 we are extremely excited to have a live session from Jeffrey Foucault… All the way from Whitewater, Wisconsin, Jeffrey will be joined in the studio by his fellow touring troubadour Ry Cavanaugh from Stamford,Connecticut…

We also have a world exclusive of the new single by Dale Watson which is both an answer song and a damning indictment of the Nashville turd that is Blake Shelton as well as his recent idiotic outburst.

We also have a sneak, preview copy of the upcoming Miraculous Mule LP...

Plus all our regular featurettes including ‘Celluloid Country’ where we look at a film that features Americana significantly in its soundtrack and this week we shall be looking at the brand new film ‘Bullet To The Head’ starring Sylvester Stallone and Directed by Walter Hill…

+ the best of the upcoming, Americana releases, Competitions, concert ticket & CD giveaways. and lot, lots more… Tune in to 104.4FM in London or …Live at 4:30pm.