Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Chris Brown curated Canadian special with Suzanne Jarvie and Kate Fenner:

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Wednesday 21 September 2016... 4:30pm (UK Time)




Chris Brown curated Canadian special with Suzanne Jarvie and Kate Fenner.

Genius Canadian, New York-based producer and songwriter responsible for David Corley's 'Available Light' will perform solo and alongside emotive and critically acclaimed Toronto songwriters Suzanne Jarvie & Kate Fenner on the run up to their Canadian Showcase at Aces & Eights Tufnell Park on Wednesday 5th October 2016.







Since he was a kid, Chris has been writing songs. While still in high school he began earning his living as a musician with The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir. His considerable discography includes CDs and tours with Kate Fenner, The Openhearted Society, The Citizens’ Band, DJ Logic, The Tragically Hip, Joan As Police Woman, as well as his solo work. Chris recent productions for David Corley and Suzanne Jarvie have garnered much critical attention; currently Chris is in studio finishing his own double album entitled “Pacem” due out later this year.
http://www.chrisbrownmusic.com/



Suzanne Jarvie:
Born in colonial Hong Kong to British parents and raised in Toronto, Canada Suzanne was steeped in and drew inspiration from the likes of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris to Dolly Parton, the Stanley Brothers and Lucinda Williams....




A recent article in Huffington Post described Chris Brown in no uncertain terms as a prodcucer and songwriter of genius proportions:
'In addition to being an accomplished musician what drew me to Chris Brown was his social activism. Most recently, Chris founded the Pros and Cons Music Mentoring Program at Pittsburgh Institution in Kingston, Ontario, where Chris continues to run music workshops. These workshops led to Chris to produce and record - what Exclaim! Magazine calls an “inescapably honest and sincere” recording - with some prisoners entitled Postcards from the County. Chris’ ongoing work with inmates has been lauded throughout North America and his program was recently honored with a generous grant from the David Rockefeller Fund to help expand it to other correctional facilities.'
From an article in The Huffington Post
by Ira Israel Psychotherapist.



As always Bonanza & Son showcases the best of all the new and upcoming Americana, Country & Roots releases from Neil Young, Drive-By Truckers, Jonny Fritz, John Murry, Chip Taylor...Woven Hand, The Handsome Family, Sarah Jarosz, Freakwater, Henry Senior Jnr, Al Scorch + lots more

And of course it wouldn't be Bonanza & Son without plenty of vintage vinyl blasts from the past and overlooked originators of Country, Americana and roots music...

Tune in every Wednesday at 4:30pm (UK time) on 104.4fm in London or anywhere on www.resonancefm.com

Bonanza & Son On Resonance 104.4fm
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'

Wednesdays at 4:30pm (repeated Thursdays at Midnight)

YOU CAN ALSO LISTEN ON DEMAND AT mixcloud.com/bonanza-son/

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UPCOMING Sessions:
Karl Blau - Wednesday 7th September
John Murry - 14th September
Hugh Christopher Brown + Suzanne Jarvie - 21st September
Sarah Jarosz- 16th November (TBC)
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Bonanza & Son DJ set at The Defectors Weld.



Today, Sunday 18th September in Shepherds Bush, London...
Bonanza & Son DJ set




Spinning the perfectly pleasant Sunday soundtrack of
Laid back mellowness from pretty much the past 100 years.




Thursday, September 15, 2016

John Murry live session & interview on Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM: John Murry live session and interview

Tupelo, Mississippi songwriter Murry had both critical and commercial success with his troubled masterpiece 'Graceless Age' of 2012 then practically disappeared but now safely regrouped and relocated to Kilkenny, Ireland with an imminent album set to be even more emotive and accomplished than its dark but able predecessor

As always Bonanza & Son showcases the best of all the new and upcoming Americana, Country & Roots releases from Jonny Fritz, Chris Brown, Suzanne Jarvie, Rod Melancon + lots more

Bonanza & Son On ResonanceFM
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'

Wednesdays at 4:30pm (repeated Thursdays at Midnight)
on www.resonancefm.com

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hell Or High Water (2016)

'Hell Or High Water' starring Ben Foster, Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges... A fantastic film, in fact a near perfect movie in my opinion.

A truly original story, great acting and aesthetically beautiful to look at with some clever technical flourishes and highly conceptual touches...



For me the beating heart of the film is the anti-capitalist sub-plot exposing disingenuous bankers, corrupt, corporate types at all levels and the duplicitous thievery that goes with it... I'd call it a Robin Hood story but you can't steal what was already yours in the first place.

A haunting score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis and an inspired soundtrack reflecting the outlaw spirit both within the narrative and also musically new and old - Ray Wylie Hubbard goes back to back with Chris Stapleton whilst Waylon Jennings shimmies up next to Scott H Biram - Hopefully the latter's inclusion will take him to the mainstream audience he so deserves....

'Hell Or High Water' a Post-Modern Western in the age of globalisation and Bonanza & Son film of the year thus far.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM relaunch after summer break

Latest promo arrivals - Our relaunch show on Wednesday really is shaping up to be an absolute cracker... Can't wait.



Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM relaunches after our summer break fully refreshed and revitalised and boy do we have some fantastic new and upcoming releases for you...

As always Bonanza & Son showcases the best of all the new and upcoming Americana, Country & Roots releases for our relaunch on Wednesday 31st August at 4:30pm (UK time) when we will have brand new and upcoming releases from Neil Young, Drive-By Truckers, Woven Hand, Freakwater, Henry Senior Jnr as well as hot off the press news of upcoming sessions from The Jayhawks and Karl Blau plus lots lots more...

Tune in on Wednesday 31st August at 4:30pm (UK time) on 104.4fm in London or anywhere on www.resonancefm.com

Bonanza & Son On Resonance 104.4fm
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'

Wednesdays at 4:30pm (repeated Thursdays at Midnight)

YOU CAN ALSO LISTEN ON DEMAND AT
www.mixcloud.com/bonanza-son/
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Bonanza & Son UPCOMING Sessions:

Karl Blau - Wednesday 7th September
The Jayhawks (TBC)
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Okkervil River- 'Away'

Loving the artwork for the upcoming Okkervil River LP 'Away'...



Not sure if I particularly like the songs but the production, mix and orchestration is sumptuous plus there's a nod of respect to Mickey Newbury with wind chimes, thunder and bird noises between the tracks.
'Away' will be released 9/9/16 on ATO Records.



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM relaunch show...

Woooooah just in... Our relaunch show Wednesday 31st August is gonna be the absolute nuts!



Upcoming long player from David Eugene Edwards' Wovenhand...
Released by Glitterhouse Records on 9th September 2016...



Bonanza & Son on London's Resonance 104.4fm relaunches after our summer break fully refreshed and revitalised and boy do we we have some absolutely killer promos just in... Full details below


Tune in on Wednesday 31st August at 4:30pm (UK time) on 104.4fm in London or anywhere on www.resonancefm.com

Bonanza & Son On Resonance 104.4fm
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'

Wednesdays at 4:30pm (repeated Thursdays at Midnight)

YOU CAN ALSO LISTEN ON DEMAND AT
www.mixcloud.com/bonanza-son/
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Bonanza & Son UPCOMING Sessions:
The Jayhawks (TBC)
Karl Blau - Wednesday 7th September
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