Thursday, August 30, 2012

TONIGHT Thursday 30th August 2012

Thursday 30th August 2012

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

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

@ The Lock Tavern

Live acts:

The Blind Hearts:
In our opinion The Blind Hearts are London’s finest, young, wonky-Country, Rock ’n’ Roll ’n’ Muddy Delta-Blues upstarts (Is that a new genre?).

They possess a sound that is both down-home and yet slick and highly sophisticated Country-Rock with a 60’s Pop sensibility in the very best sense of the word and dare we say it, they bring something new to Country and Americana.

There are elements of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers in the mix as well as a hint of The Paisley Underground bands and a healthy slab of the pure Britishness of The Faces, The Stones and even The Waterboys come to mind.

They’ve been touring the festivals incessantly both home and abroad and so Bonanza & Son is happy to have finally pinned them down to grace The Lock Tavern stage.

Oh and their fantastic video single ‘(Oh Lord & I) Keep On Losing’ is the Official Selection for The London Festival Of Sci-Fi 2012... Well that accolade is certainly a first for us here at Countrier Than Thou!

+ Lonesome Dave Ferguson:
Although only utilising harmonica, human beat-box vocals, live loops and then layering and building those loops to construct a song you’ll actually think you’re hearing a full Mariachi, Dub Orchestra! Not your typical singer-songwriter type show this one so expect more in-your-face dance-style grooves served up in a dirty, swampy, Deep-South style...Nothing is pre-recorded so once a song is played it's gone; as in LIVE ya dig?.

South African born, Italian resident and currently world-touring, Dave has recently played alongside Son of Dave, The Arlenes and Counting Crows to name but three.

Expect both originals and some Blues/Americana off-kilter classics and other unnexpected gems and nuggets. Genre classification is futile but it could be 'Trance-Blues & Country-Dub for an imaginary Western set somewhere between the Rio Grande and Alpha Centauri’. Dig!

+ Jack Day:
Hornsey lad Jack Day is building up a strong reputation on the European Americana and Folk scene with his solid live performances and songs recorded by Brian O’Shaugnessy (Primal Scream, Beth Orton, Denim) at Bark Studios in London. His sound is fiercely solo and full of soul, set to a driving Telecaster, soaring piano or gentle Country picking Jack’s vocal is fired with an authentic and believable energy and passion, delivering songs that bring to mind Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley, Townes van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waites or even Son House.

+ Sour Milk Sea:
Folk intricacies with an epic, ethereal beauty and anyone who names themselves after a George Harrison penned outtake from The White Album sessions is just alright with us

+ Guest DJ
Bound For Glory:
‘Country Rock, Alt Country, Rock ’N’ Roll'

+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.

Bonanza & Son will also be screening rare, cinematic, Americana curios for your visual stimulation and pleasure including Tony Richardson’s 'The Border' from 1982 starring Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine and Warren Oates.

Bonanza & Son’s 'Countrier Than Thou' club night has been successfully presenting the best in Country, Blues, Americana and Roots music on the last Thursday of the month for the past 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 some 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.

Countrier Than Thou @ The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Free Entry
Thursday 30th August 2012

Bonanza & Son also hosts a long running, weekly radio show on ResonanceFM as well having regularly presented numerous club nights and DJ sets in the capital for the past ten years.

Bonanza & Son On Resonance104.4FM
Every Wednesday tea-time at 4pm
(repeated Sunday lunchtimes at 1pm)
(Dana Immanuel live in session)

‘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.
+ regular featurettes ‘Country Birhtdays’ & ‘Celluloid-Country’ where we discuss Americana film soundtracks.

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

Tune in on 104.4FM in London
or online

Each week after the Sunday repeat has been broadcast we upload the show to:
Bonanza & Son have a Facebook ‘PAGE' for all events:

We also have a gallery blog with lots more images:

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 on Victoria Park Rd in Hackney,
The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington and The Defectors Weld in Shepherds Bush.

For all future events please go to

Bonanza & Son Music & Promotions
Promoters, Radio Presenters & DJs
Bonanza & Son on Resonance104.4FM
Wednesdays 4-5pm (Sunday Afternoon repeats 1-2pm)


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