The Bonanza & Son week ahead:
We hope this message finds you well and continuing to enjoy this glorious sunshine, what a scorcher eh?
Ok well here’s what Bonanza & Son have in store this week...
•First up on Wednesday at 4:30pm it is our weekly radio show Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM and this week we are very excited to have for the first time one of our favourite London, Americana bands Cheeseburger the day before they play our Countrier Than Thou night at The Lock Tavern.
Check out their details below and be ready for them to become your new favourite band.
Tune in on 104.4FM in London or www.resonancefm.com at 4:30pm (UK time) Repeated Sundays at 11am.
Here’s last weeks show which featured an ace live session from Leeroy Stagger & Band…
•On Thursday it is our monthly Country & Americana extravaganza ‘Countrier Than Thou' at The Lock Tavern which includes the single launch of Dylan Walshe brand new seven inch on Berlin’s Squoodge Records.
• Finally on Friday we are DJIng at The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington from 9-2am… Expect seven decades of Rock ’n’ Roll from Dolly Parton to Daft Punk via Dylan.
Hope to see you at one if not all of these events… Enjoy the sun.
Bonanza & Son.
Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Present
'Countrier Than Thou’
@ The Lock Tavern
Thursday 25th July 2013
Dylan Walshe (SINGLE LAUNCH):
Bonanza & Son are more than proud to be hosting the single launch for Ireland’s most essential, rising Son Dylan Walshe and his, quite frankly, epic single ‘Blind Is Blind’ which has just been released on ltd edition, coloured vinyl by the ace German label Squoodge Records.
Dylan Walshe is a genuine talent stranded on a desert island of quality but refusing to be rescued by the ships of fools who endlessly sail around his Island of hidden treasure… He’s now laid solid foundations away from the sand and bit by bit he’s constructing his own castle. In a broad, Dublin brogue he sings loudly and proudly and rightly so’…
No mere free download for this rising Irish Son but a proper slab of 7 inch vinyl in three, collectible, limited edition colours...
Dylan Walshe is to our ears thee most promising artist on the London Americana scene; no aping of ‘Desire' era Dylan for him. Rather Walshe is fighting back with rousing vocals and a workman's blood, sweat and tears to produce craftsman-like, artisan quality. No wonder then one of Germany's foremost record labels where falling over themselves to release his songs and at this Thursday's Countrier Than Thou at The Lock Tavern it is the launch party.
Dylan is on fire at the moment having recently had support slots with Josh Rouse plus an extensive tour of Ireland, an appearance at The Muddy Roots Festival as well as upcoming dates in Berlin; there seems to be no stopping him.
Dylan Walshe’s return to the Bonanza & Son stage is always more overdue than our unreturned, technically stolen library copies of Bob Dylan’s ‘Chronicles’ and Pete Seeger’s ‘Rise-Up Singing Folk Handbook’ from Islington Libraries and Museums!..
Add that to the alchemical process and it is also a more welcome return than even Vashti Bunyan’s after her 35 year hiatus between debut and sophomore Lps and you just might also be getting our Pacific Drift! ..Bonanza & Son’s favourite, tenacious, traveling, troubadour from the Emerald Isle will not disappoint!
‘I love Dylan’s voice and the way he’s using it’… Christy Moore
A very welcome return to Bonanza & Son's favourite, perverted purveyours of the most off-kilter and skewed Country songs this side of a David Lynch or Roberto Rodriguez movie. Cheeseburger portray filthy, Gothic-Country Noir tales that sound like they were recited to Johnny Cash by Link Wray whilst both struggle to beat the devil on a seven-day bender with a near-death Elvis!
A rag-taggle but nonetheless sterling line-up of musicians including the guitar maestro Garry of legendary vintage, Psychobilly band The Long Tall Texans, Cheeseburger are at once shambolic, beautifully tatty, bittersweet, slow and fast with the most twisted and awkward, lo-fi soundtracks from the greatest Westerns you've never seen and with mountains of songs about love 'n' hate, guilt ’n’ redemption, questions unanswered, memories ’n' loss.
These guys may possibly be the oddest but greatest band you ever see on The Lock Tavern stage. Ladies and Gentlemen let me introduce you to your new favourite band!
+Bonanza & Son DJ Set (ResonanceFM):
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 ‘Saddle’ was here last month and we enjoyed his set so much we couldn’t wait more than a month to have him back after-all he is a big fan of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard amongst many others so expect the best Honky-Tonk and Outlaw Country around.
@ The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Thursday 25th July 2013
Bonanza & Son Music & Promotions
Bonanza & Son on Resonance104.4FM
Every Wednesday 4:30pm (Sunday morning repeat 11am)
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