Monday, July 23, 2012

Very busy week upcoming including Denny Tedesco in conversation on ResonanceFM

Howdy Folks,

It’s a really busy week ahead for Bonanza & Son and incredibly exciting so I’ll dive straight in with the highlight of the week as Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM will be in conversation with Denny Tedesco, Director of the award winning documentary ’The Wrecking Crew’ this Wednesday 25th July at 4pm.

His film documents the work of a large group of studio musicians in 60’s California who played on some of the most famous songs ever and helped change the face of popular music.

Songs you would have hitherto assumed were played by the actual bands including The Beach Boys, Elvis, The Byrds and Glen Campbell who himself was an early member of The Wrecking Crew as well as Denny’s Father and ace guitarist Tommy Tedesco.

Tommy’s guitar playing also featured on the original Bonanza theme and Denny will be bringing in an exclusive version by his Father.

This film is truly awe-inspiring and is the comprehensive story that needs to be told and heard… Seriously folks it is mind-blowing…

It’s an overwhelming eye and ear-opening experience like a Rock ’N’ Roll trip around the musical Universe…

After seeing the film I will NEVER listen to music in quite the same way ever again, no exaggeration!

Check out the trailer below

Plus we are very excited to have a live session from North Carolina’s Greg Humphreys on the run up to his gig at 'Countrier Than Thou' on Thursday at The Lock Tavern.

The show also includes our regular featurette 'Celluloid-Country’ where we look at a movie soundtrack which features heavily songs within our chosen genres and this week we look at the soundtrack to the 1982 film ’The Border’ composed by Ry Cooder.

The film stars Jack Nicholson & Warren Oates and was Directed by Tony Richardson with music by Ry Cooder, Freddy Fender & John Hiatt amongst others.

+ Our Country birthdays feature.
+ Competitions, CD and concert ticket giveaways
+ The not-so-usual Bonanza & Son playlist of Country & Americana; old, new and unreleased

Tune in on 104.4FM in London or online at

Also upcoming this week:

Monday 23rd July 2012
Bonanza & Son will be guest dj at The Country Soul Sessions,
@ Nambucca on Holloway Road.
Live acts include Darkwood, Band Of Sceptics, Trent Miller.

Tuesday 24th
Bonanza & Son Film Club & Quiz
@ Filthy MacNasty’s 7-11

Thursday 26th
Countrier Than Thou @ The Lock Tavern,
Greg Humphreys (North Carolina)
Bob Collum (Oklahoma)
+ guest DJ Rob ‘SpaceHips’ Morgan,
+Bonanza DJ Set 8PM-MIDNIGHT

Bonanza & Son Promotions Present:
'Countrier Than Thou’…

‘Country • Americana • Bluegrass • Rock ’N’ Roll'

@ The Lock Tavern

Thursday 26th July 2012

This month Bonanza has a truly authentic, Americana line-up as both our acts hail from across the pond from the good ole US of A…

Tonight we have genuine 'Okie from Muskogee' Bob Collum with his Power-Popping, Americana combo.
Also gracing the Lock Tavern will be North Carolina, world traversing troubadour Greg Humphreys with his unique and beguiling Americana-Soul and Bluegrass.

Live acts:

Greg Humphreys:
All the way from North Carolina USA, Greg brings a guitar case full of authentic yet unique and beguiling Americana-Soul and Bluegrass.

He will be showcasing brand new material as well as his back catalogue of authentic American 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 true story.

greg is not averse to giving a wink and a nod as well as making a critique of 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’ was Greg’s third solo album, following 2009’s 'Trunk Songs' and 2010’s ‘Realign Your Mind’.

Bonanza is very happy to 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-Soul Classics, Folk Songs, Beach Music, Murder Ballads, Jazz licks and Classic Pop all of which flavour this man’s Gumbo!

+ Bob Collum:
Upbeat, Rocking Americana and Roots Music from Oklahoman relocated to London. This is solid Country-rock with string-band laments and shiny singer/songwriter pop gems done up in their best western wear. Wouldn’t go amiss on a Tom Petty album with a leftfield, Power-Pop approach.

Bob has a brand new Mini LP just out entitled, rather aptly, 'The Ungrateful Depression’ which has been gaining heavy radio rotation recently and hasn’t been off the Bonanza & Son stereo down home on the Ponderosa or on our ResonanceFM radio show.

The album has a new found assuredness and Country-Rocks it like a runaway stage coach in a whiskey drenched saloon.

'Hook-heavy, steel guitar-driven, rootsy power pop’... Time Out

+ Guest DJ
Rob 'Space-Hips’
(If There Is Hell Below/Cassette Player)
Psychedelic blogger extraordinaire and club night impresario Rob ‘Spacehips' Morgan making a return, lunar-landing at Countrier Than Thou this month with his truly, Cosmic, American, Music collection that would have Gram Parsons & Gene Clark gagging at the rodeo bit!

Bonanza & Son (ResonanceFM) DJ Set
Radio Presenters, DJs and Club night promoters playing the best as well as the most obscure examples of Americana and Country plus a few oddities to twist your heads.

Follow Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud

+ Bonanza & Son will also be screening rare, cinematic, Americana curios for your visual stimulation and pleasure.

@ The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Free Entry
Thursday 26th July 2012

Friday 27th July
Bonanza & Son DJ Set
@ The New Rose, Angel N1... 8-2AM

Saturday 28th July
Bonanza & Son DJ Set
@ Filthy MacNasty’s. Amwell St EC1R 1UU... 7-11PM

Sunday 29th July
Bonanza & Son on Resonance FM 1pm
(repeat from Wednesday)

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’ll upload the show to:

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

We also have a blog with lots more weird and wonderful music and facts that you might like to explore: — at 4pm on or 104.4FM on your dial in London

Bonanza & Son On Resonance104.4FM
Every Wednesday tea-time at 4pm
(repeated Sunday lunchtime at 1-2pm)

‘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 bands
+ Competitions, gig ticket and album giveaways
+ our ace featurettes ‘Celluloid-Country’ where we discuss a song that features heavily in a movie soundtrack.
+ Country Birthdays

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"
Runner-up, PRSF New Music Award 2008
As featured in the Independent on Sunday's Happy List
The Guardian calls it 'The best radio station in London';
The Village Voice, 'The best radio station in the world’.

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

We also have a blog with lots more weird and wonderful 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

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

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