Friday, December 20, 2013

Latest and final Bonanza & Son radioshow of 2013

Ok folks here is the final Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM of 2013 & what a show it was. Just click the link below to 'listen at your leisure'...

Firstly there’s a special Bonanza & Son/Richard Buckner Mix...

We recorded an interview & live session with Richard Buckner in situ at St Pancras Old Church this past week… It very nearly didn’t happen as only hours earlier Richard was being held in a holding pen by Belgian Customs when he should have been sound-checking. But arrive he did albeit at the last minute whereupon he performed a mind-blowing live session & gig

To celebrate & document this miracle at Christmas & by way of an early Christmas present to our listeners we broadcast an extract of this in the form of a special Bonanza & Son mix. We plan to air the original interview & live session on our first show in the New Year.

What a year for music 2013 has been & we look at some of the highlights of the year with tracks by Jonny Fritz, The Men, Phosphorescent, Austin Lucas, The Deep Dark Woods + records from the Bonanza & Son Revue including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers + lots more

Last but not least we have a barnstorming live session from Essex finest purveyors of Americana, The Delta Jacks, on the run up to their gig tonight at The Countrier Than Thou Christmas Party at The Lock Tavern. Hope to see ya there.

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 18 December 2013 Richard Buckner+Delta Jacks by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas update including Richard Buckner live session

Howdy Folks,
Christmas is just around the corner and so this will be our final update of the year.

2013 has been one of the best years EVER for music as far as we are concerned and 2014 is already gearing up to be even better.

•First up we wanted to remind you that if any of you missed our fantastic live session and interview with Jonathan Wilson last week you can ‘listen at your leisure’ via our Mixcloud page here Just click the link…

Bonanza & Son 11:12:13 Jonathan Wilson interview & live session by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud

•Tomorrow's radio show (Wednesday 18th Dec) is no less exciting including a live session from Essex' finest purveyors of Americana The Delta Jacks…

Plus we have just finished editing an interview and live session we recorded yesterday evening with Richard Buckner in situ at St Pancras Old Church and it is an absolute stunner…
It very nearly didn’t happen as only hours earlier Richard was being held in a holding pen by Belgian Customs when he should have been sound-checking… But arrive he did at the last minute and what a mind-blowing live session and gig.

To celebrate this miracle at Christmas and by way of an early Christmas present to our listeners we shall broadcast an extract of this onBonanza & Son on ResonanceFM at 4:30pm in the form of a special mix. We plan to air the entire interview and live session on the first show in the New Year as tomorrow will be our final broadcast until Wednesday 8th January 2014.

Tune in as always on 104.4FM in London or anywhere on
Every Wednesday 4:30pm (UK time)

•On Thursday evening it is time, once again, for our monthly extravaganza that is The Countrier Than Thou Christmas Party and we have a fantastic bill including The Ramshackle Union Band… See full details below.

•On Friday Bonanza & Son will be DJing at The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington playing all the good stuff from Dolly to Dylan via Daft Punk for your Friday night drinking and dancing pleasure.

•On Sunday morning at 11am there is the repeat of our radio show from Wednesday and that is us pretty much done until the New Year Folks…
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We will also have some big announcements to make in the New year including two, brand new club nights, our slightly belated 10th Birthday Party plus some amazing, upcoming live guests on the radio show so keep an eye out for our next update.

We hope you all have a fantastically Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year from
Bonanza & Son

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Present
'Countrier Than Thou’

Country Christmas Party

@ The Lock Tavern
Thursday 19th November 2013

Live acts:

The Ramshackle Union Band:
A welcome return to The Lock Tavern stage for our favourite Stoke Newington Frontiersmen. The Ramshackle Union Band are a harmony driven, Americana-Folk four-piece. Rich and sumptuous vocals swirl and swoop Eagle-like around uplifting guitar, banjo, bass and drums. On their previous visit to Countrier Than Thou the bands rousing, live performance has become the stuff of legend, cementing a reputation as one of Britain’s leading purveyors of Old Time, Authentic Folk, Bues. and Rustic-Americana with a driving, Psychedelic twist.

+The Delta Jacks:
Proponents of an unholy melange of Country, Blues, Deep-South choogling and the rawest Rock 'n’ Roll. Imagine all three Hanks; Williams Snr, Jnr and the Third finding themselves at the Alabama/Essex crossroads, having sold their souls to the Dagenham Devil and then embarking on a road movie of epic proportions then you might be getting somewhere close to where these boys hang out ie the wrong side of the tracks where the Appalachian mountains high, lonesome sound bargains with the devil at the Mississippi crossroads.

+Bonanza & Son DJ Set (ResonanceFM):
Radio Presenters, DJs and Club night promoters playing traditional Country as well as the most cutting edge examples of Americana and Avant-Country with a few oddities to twist your heads.

Bonanza & Son will be screening rare, cinematic, Americana curios for your visual stimulation and pleasure. Expect Acid Westerns, Revisionist Americana and Spaghetti Westerns.

+ Guest DJ
Rob Morgan TBC (If There Is Hell Below Podcast):
Obscure, Cosmic, Country-Rock of the highest order from the deepest-dug-crates by pod-caster, blogger, promoter and DJ extraordinaire Mr Rob Morgan… Be sure to tune in to his podcast every Friday evening.

@ The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Free Entry
Thursday 19th December 2013


Saturday 25th January 2014
The Silver Tongued Devil presents
The Four Horsewomen:
Dana Immanuel+Madam+Lil Lost Lou+Act tbc
@ Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park

Monday 27th January
The Country Well
@ Nambucca, Holloway Rd.

Thursday 30th January
Countrier Than Thou
Dan Beaulaurier Band
Hallelujah Trails
Ben Holland Band
+Guest DJ tbc
+Bonanza & Son DJ Set

Sunday 2nd February
Bonanza & Son 10th Birthday Party
Cheeseburger +acts tbc
BrewDog Bar Shoreditch

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Our latest radio broadcasts including exclusive Jonathan Wilson interview and live session...

Today on Bonanza & Son we broadcast a live session & interview with Jonathan Wilson.

Jonathan very kindly took time off from his busy World tour schedule which included a sold out show at the 700 capacity Islington Assembly Hall, London.

You can hear unique, acoustic versions of songs from Jonathan's critically acclaimed ‘Fanfare’ LP...

Jonathan also spoke at length to Bonanza & Son about, amongst other things, 'three chords and the truth, Universal consciousness, working with Glen Campbell, the Avant-Garde, Minimalist Composer Terry Riley as well as making exclusive announcements about his next London date in June + upcoming projects with Father John Misty’s Josh Tilman.

Bonanza & Son 11:12:13 Jonathan Wilson interview & live session by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud

We also announce an imminent live session with Richard Buckner plus we play the best of all the upcoming Country & Americana releases including brand new tracks by Tout, Richard Buckner, Sean Rowe and some dusty old vinyl from Bob Dylan & John Fahey

Our latest radio broadcast...

On this week’s ResonanceFM radioshow we previewed that evening's sold-out Jonathan Wilson concert at The Islington Assembly Hall, London and we play something from his rare-as-rocking-horse-shit unreleased album ‘Frankie-Ray’ from 2005.

Plus announcements about upcoming live sessions and interviews with Jonathan Wilson and Richard Buckner including tracks from Buckner’s ace new LP ‘Surrounded’ on Merge.

We have some Avant-Country, Christmas Carols plus the best Christmas Charity single you will hear this Yuletide from Sean Taylor just to get you in the Festive mood...

We shall also be playing records from our recent visit to the 'Independent Record Market' last Saturday including the minimal, Avant-Americana soundscapes of Tout on Trestle Records and the latest offerings from Communion Records and Anti Music’s Sean Rowe.

Plus lots more as well as the best of all the latest and upcoming Country & Americana releases.

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 4th December 2013 by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud

Tuesday, December 03, 2013


Just confirmed upcoming live sessions & interviews on
Bonanza & Son on Resonance104.4FM:


Watch this space for more details…

Monday, December 02, 2013


Our people are talking to Jonathan Wilson’s people!


Sunday, December 01, 2013

Latest Bonanza & Son radio show...

Howdy Folks,
Here is this week’s Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM which features a live session from Kris Kristofferson favourites James Low and Drew Landry all the way from Lafayette Louisianna via Portland Oregon…

Just click the link below to listen anytime at your leisure...

Drew & James take time off from their busy European tour to perform a live session on the run-up to their ONLY London date at 'Countrier Than Thou' at The Lock Tavern, Camden on Thursday 28th November 2013.

"Drew Landry's 'Last Man Standing’ is the best song I've heard in 30 years”… Kris Kristofferson

Plus we have an interview with legendary, London Rock ’n’ Rollers The Godfathers on the run up to their only London headline date this year this evening at The Camden Underworld.

Bonanza & Son will also be previewing the best of the upcoming Country & Americana releases…

Bonanza & Son 27th November 2013:Drew Landry & James Low session. by Bonanza & Son on Mixcloud