Monday, June 24, 2013

This weeks fun...

Howdy Folks,
we hope this bulletin finds you well.

It’s another busy and exciting week ahead for Bonanza & Son…

Firstly tonight we are once again guest DJ’s at The Country Soul Sessions at Nambucca. The CSS boys have a great line-up as always with Bob Collum & the Welfare Mothers + Northern troubadour Mark Wynn + the house band Drew Morrison & the Darkwood. Bonanza & Son will be also be screening Americana, cinematic curios including Alex Cox’ revisionist, Acid Western ’Straight To Hell'.

On Wednesday it’s our weekly radio show and we are very excited to have Leonard Cohen and Neil Young biographer Sylvie Simmons in the studio to talk about her books and also perform a live session. Expect the unexpected with Leonard Cohen songs beautifully renditioned on Sylvie’s Ukelele.
Tune in on 104.4FM in London or at 4:30pm (repeated Sunday 30th June at 11am)

On Thursday night it is our monthly flagship night ‘Countrier Than Thou’ which has moved into it’s sixth year of presenting the best Americana around on the Lock Tavern stage in Camden. We have a great line-up, see details below...

Finally on Friday night we are djing at the 3 Crowns on Stoke Newington Church St with a mixed bag of Rock ’n’ Roll genius from Dolly Parton to Daft Punk and back to Dylan.
9-2am Free Entry.

We hope to see your smily faces at one or all of these events,
Peace, love and happiness to you and your pets.
Bonanza & Son.

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Present
'Countrier Than Thou’

@ The Lock Tavern
Thursday 27th June 2013

Live acts:

Turnstile Junkpile:
A welcome return to the these Townes Van Zandt named cowboys whose well honed and authentic sound has been causing a stir on the London Americana scene. Turnstile Junkpile’s songs possess an authenticity that belies their origins of the deep South… of England! There are strong elements of Bluegrass, Country and Southern Rock as well as 60’s Psych’ inflections and Cosmic backwards guitar… From the Country-fuelled 'Time is Running Out' that opens their debut album through to the aggressive, sweaty charm of the title track, ‘Everything Is Cheaper Than It Looks’, the record has a depth and diversity of Americana grooves influenced by the best of the 60’s and 70’s with a Southern twang that is equally and at the same time beautiful, nasty, sweet, dirty and gritty.
Turnstile Junkpile were also the toast of Mojo Magazine recently having had their album placed on the magazine’s ‘Essential Playlist’. Nice work boys!

+The Elasticated Waste Band:
A welcome return for our favourite 9 piece raggle-taggle, travelling minstrel ensemble of Banjo pickers, Penny whistle slickers, Howlin' Slim Harmonica Lickers, Eukelele flickers, Fiddle diddlers, crooners, swooners that all make for a veritable old-timey, medicine show of freaky, Louisianna style rag-time Punk-Band!
The Elasticated Waste Band's sound also collides drunkenly but always majestically into vintage pre-War Blues, Hillbilly, Bluegrass and even Rootsy-Tootsy Ska workouts!
Watch all 9 of these guys take to the tiny Lock Tavern stage and show you just 'how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall!'... Righteous!

+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.

Bonanza & Son will be screening rare, cinematic, Americana curios for your visual stimulation and pleasure. We will be screening Sydney Pollacks ’The Electric Horseman’ from 1979 starring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and Willie Nelson... Also expect Acid Westerns, Revisionist Americana and Spaghetti Westerns.

+ Guest dj
The Electric Saddle
The ‘Saddle’ is a big fan of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard so expect the best Honky Tonk and Outlaw Country.

@ The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Free Entry
Thursday 27th June 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sylvie Simmonds author of Leonard Cohen biography on ResonanceFM this week...

So in the ongoing and continued saga of fate, coincidences of coincidences and serendipity galore for Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM my Son bought me the Leonard Cohen biography ‘I’m Your Man' for Fathers Day last Sunday, two days later I notice that the books author Sylvie Simmons is in town to perform a book reading and performance of Cohen's songs at the 12 Bar club on Wednesday evening so I get in touch with the lovely lady and lo and behold Sylvie will be on our radio show on ResonanceFM on Wednesday Afternoon at 4:30pm to regale us with tales of his Highness, read from her fantastic book and perform a few of Leonard's majestic songs on her Ukulele.

Oh and just at the moment that we confirmed all this yesterday afternoon we walked out of a film at the Cineworld up at The O2 stadium and guess who was performing live… Uncanny!

Tune in on Wednesday at 4:30pm on 104.4FM in London or

Bonanza & Son On Resonance104.4FM
Wednesday's 4:30pm (repeated Sunday lunchtime 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’

ResonanceFM has won the Radio Academy Nations & Regions Award for London, three years running!
Nominee for Sony Radio Academy Awards 2010 "Station Programmer of the Year"
Runner-up, PRSF New Music Award 2008

The Guardian calls it 'The best radio station in London';
The Village Voice, 'The best radio station in the world’.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bonanza & Son This Week:

Here’s our radio show from yesterday:

Then tonight it’s our music quiz at The Regent in Islington London.

Finally on Sunday it’s our monthly Film Set at The Defectors Weld… All info is below

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Music Quiz:

@ The Regent,
Islington, N1.

Thursday 20th June 2013

Radio presenters, Bonanza & Son, host a music quiz

Varied rounds including:
Guess the album cover?
Who Am I?
5 second intro-name that tune?
My real name is?
Song lyrics?
Plus lots more.
£2 Entry, winning team takes all
2nd Prize a round of drinks
3rd Prize a bag of crisps each!

@ The Regent,
201 Liverpool Road, Islington, N1… 8pm

The Bonanza & Son Film Set

3rd Sunday of every month
Sunday 23rd June 2013

The Defectors Weld

Bonanza & Son DJ/VJ Set:
Laid-back, spaced out Sunday Session of film soundtracks, TV themes, Musicals, Westerns, Sci-Fi with films screened all day and into the night… Plus other oddities and underground, underachiever hits and wonky near misses!

Plus Films screened all day whilst you eat the best Sunday roasts in Shepherds Bush.

@ The Defectors Weld,
170 Uxbridge Road,
Shepherds Bush W12.

Expect anything from John Carpenter film soundtracks to Henry Purcell, Quincy Jones, to Krautrock to Folk, Country, Americana & Psychedelia + all manner of laid-back Sunday tunes
FREE ENTRY 6pm-11pm

Monday, June 17, 2013

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM

Our latest ResonanceFM radio show includes brand new and unreleased songs by
Guy Clark,
Johnny Dowd,
Slaid Cleaves,
I See Hawks In L.A.,
Sean Taylor,
The Men

+ lesser known tracks by Glen Campbell, Gene Clark, The Charlie Daniels band
+ a competition to win the brand new LP by The Snakes, ‘The Last Days Of Rock ’n’ Roll’.

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM:
‘The only radioshow that traces the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades, outsiders and mavericks of Country Music & Americana.’

Bonanza & Son On ResonanceFM 12th June 2013 by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud