Monday, March 25, 2013


Howdy Folks,
Hope this update finds you well…

We’ve got another busy and absolutely amazing week ahead with a total exclusive for you…
Bonanza & Son Present:
in an intimate, one-off London show this coming Tuesday 26th March 2013
@ The Lock Tavern in Camden…

Today Josh releases his 10th studio LP ’The Happiness Waltz’ and he has decided to play a one-off, intimate gig with Bonanza & Son before his European tour kicks off in earnest at the end of May.

We are delighted to be hosting this event and you will not see Josh at a more intimate gig than this as he is now selling out 700+ venues like The Islington Assembly Hall in May.

We strongly advise you arrive early on Tuesday to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 8pm

Josh Rouse
+ Dylan Walshe
+ Bonanza & Son DJ Set

It is free entry so please arrive early to avoid disappointment
The Lock Tavern
35 Chalk Farm Road,

Also this week:
Monday 25th March 2013:
Bonanza & Son are guest DJs at The Country Soul Sessions at Nambucca on Holloway Road with live acts:
The Devout Sceptics, Black Scarr + house band Darkwood. 8-11pm £3

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM with AL Scorch & The Country Soul Ensemble live in session
All the way from Chicago Illinois on the run up to their gig at The Country Soul Bonanza & Son Revue Alldayer on 20th April 2013.
Tune in at 4:30pm on 104.4FM in London or www.resonancefm

Countrier Than Thou (full details below)

Bonanza & Son DJ Set at The Three Crowns, Stoke Newington Church St. N16. Free Entry 9pm-2am

Peace and Love to you and your pets,
Bonanza & Son.

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Present

'Countrier Than Thou’ Country•Americana•Rock’n’Roll
@ The Lock Tavern
Thursday 28th March 2013

Live acts:

The Malingerers:
Out of the ashes of the blood-stained gowns of Peterborough’s The Surgens, comes Ex BBC Mark Lamarr favourites The Malingerers. Truly majestic and not so much phoenix-like, rather like a proud, bald-headed eagle; swooping and whooshing from Western, Swinging lows to intricate Folk highs. All this whilst resplendent in 40’s tweeds and armed with even older, wooden instruments such as mandolin, upright double bass, fiddles, banjos and vintage, hollow-body gibson guitars. Their brand new, debut album,The Lonely Years, is chock full of fat and bulbous tunes that re-appropriate all the best elements of Western Swing, Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk and Blues; interwoven seamlessly to a point that makes a nonsense of any credible attempt at genre identification… Can’t wait.

The Trailer Trash Orchestra:
Trashville collective and cottage industry Americana obsessives TTO are reminiscent of a traveling, troop of the jugglers and the clowns who will most certainly get your kicks for you via a nomadic caravan from the deserts and wastelands of bleakest St Albans. If a time traveling spaceship full of real Punk Rock had somehow crash-landed into 1950’s Nashville then this might be the first band to have found the distance to the stage too far… out!

The band recently performed a sterling live session on our ResonanceFM radio show and it’s the first time this cowboy has witnessed screaming mandolin feedback, colossally colliding with jangling telecasters and ace Rockabilly, upright, double-bass moves. Add to that a mean pedal steel and what shouldn’t can and will!.. As their name might suggest it's a trailer-park, clash and crash-collision course of ferocious but always sweetly melodic Country cow-poke and swinging Americana that could only be produced in the hinter-winterlands and desert oasis of Hertfordshire…

The band form part of the Trashville collective which is a little shop window for a bunch of lo-fi, DIY, outsider artists and wonderfully warped musicians. As well as promoting regular shows, Trashville operates as a micro label and agency…
Welcome to Trashville Trailer Park - you might never leave!

Dylan Walshe:
A Welcome return from Irelands favourite, rising Son… In fact Dylan Walshe’s return to the 'Countrier Than Thou' stage is more overdue than Bonanza & Son’s unreturned 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… Hopefully you are getting our Pacific Drift! ..Bonanza & Son’s favourite, tenacious, traveling, troubadour from the Emerald Isle will not disappoint!

+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 plus special selections from our up-coming compilation mix ‘Gonzo-Country’!

Bonanza & Son will also be screening rare, cinematic, Americana curios for your visual stimulation and pleasure including a screening of the 1971 Electric, Acid Western ‘Zachariah’ which was a major influence on Tarantino’s revisionist Western 'Django: Unchained’.

@ The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Free Entry
Thursday 28th March 2013

Bonanza & Son’s 'Countrier Than Thou' club night (The last Thursday of every month) has built on its success by continually presenting the best in Country, Blues, Americana and Roots music for over 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 most 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.

Bonanza & Son hosts a popular, weekly radio show on ResonanceFM which has simultaneously showcased the best in cutting edge, Avant-Country & Americana as well as regularly presenting numerous club nights and DJ sets in the capital for the past ten years.

Tune in to
Bonanza & Son On Resonance104.4FM
Every Wednesday tea-time at 4:30pm
(repeated Sunday mornings 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’
+ Live sessions.
+ Competitions, album and gig ticket giveaways.
+ featurettes 'Country Birthdays’ and ‘Celluloid-Country’ where we discuss Americana movie soundtracks

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’

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

We also have a blog with lots more interesting and obscure music, videos, facts and info that you might like to explore:

Bonanza & Son Promotions & club nights include:
Countrier Than Thou’ @ The Lock Tavern.
’The Biggest Little Picture Show On Earth’ @ John Salt, Islington.
‘The Film Set’ @ The Defectors Weld.
'The Country Soul Bonanza & Son Revue' @ Nambucca.
’The Gaslight Club’ @ Filthy MacNasty’s.
'The Cosmic Film Club' @ The New Rose, Angel.

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

For all future events please go to

Bonanza & Son Music & Promotions
Promoters•Radio Presenters•DJs
Bonanza & Son on Resonance104.4FM
Every Wednesday 4:30pm (Sunday morning repeat 11am)
Tune in on 104.4FM or online at


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