Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Today's Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM 24th June 2015

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM​

Wednesday 24th June 2015 4:30pm (UK Time)
(repeated Thursday 25th June at Midnight)

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Dana Immanuel​ & The Stolen Band live session and interview
+ interview with Denny Tedesco​ producer & Director of The Wrecking Crew.

Today we talk to Denny Tedesco son of Tommy Tedesco a guitarist of the legendary Wrecking Crew, a group of LA session musicians who played on some of the greatest recording sessions of all time including Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, The Byrds and so so many others.

The Wrecking Crew, by Denny Tedesco is a film documenting The Wrecking Crew's amazing 'must-hear' story and quite frankly this film will change the way you look and listen to modern music forever.

It's gonna be a great show because we also have a live session from Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band:

A very welcome return for the high priestess of Dark-Country Noir the day before Dana and her band perform at Countrier Than Thou at The Lock Tavern in Camden.

If you haven't seen Denny's film The Wrecking Crew now is your chance as it is showing at the following UK cinemas in June and July:
ArtHouse Crouch End: Thurs 25, Tues 30th June, Thurs 2nd July.
London Picturehouse Central: Friday 26th June - Thursday 2nd July
Sheffield Showroom: Friday 26th June - Thursday 2nd July.
Dublin Irish Film Institute: Friday 26th June
Nottingham Broadway: Monday 29th June.
Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre Cinema: Friday 10, Sat 11, Mon 13, Tue 14, Weds 15 July.
Dumfries Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre: Friday 7th, Saturday 8th August...

We will also be playing the best of all the brand new and upcoming Americana & Country releases including the highly anticipated upcoming LP from Jason Isbell 'Something More Than Free'. Slated for release on 17th July 2015 it is the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2013's unanimously acclaimed 'Southeastern'... Plus we have lots of dusty old vinyl that we've picked up along the Americana highway that is the past week of Bonanza & Son crate digging and record buying including ...

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)
Tune in to Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fmFM
on 104.4FM in London
or anywhere at


Bonanza & Son UPCOMING Sessions:
Dana Immanuel + Denny Tedesco (24th June)
Chip Taylor (1st July)
Panama Red (8th July)
Leaf Rapids (15th July)
Don Gallardo (22nd July)
Canyon Ryde (29th July)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Daniel Romano live on Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM

Today's Bonanza & Son radio show on Resonance 104.4fm now available to listen on demand... Just click the Mixcloud link below...

Today's show was an absolute cracker and includes a live phone interview with Daniel Romano plus a live on air opening and playing of a factory-sealed, rare record from 1972 by Jim Sullivan plus the best of all the latest and upcoming Country, Roots & Americana releases including Daniel Romano, Don Gallardo, Sean Taylor, Della Mae, Pokey LaFarge, The Godfathers and many more...

Bonanza and Son - 10th June 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Tomorrow's show...

Daniel Romano live session on Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Wednesday 10th June 2015 4:30pm (UK Time).

Daniel has just embarked on his second European & Scandinavian tour but will take time off from his busy schedule to play live on his favourite radio show as well as discussing his upcoming new album 'If I've Only One Time Askin'.

Over the past few weeks Bonanza & Son have been previewing tracks from Daniel's upcoming LP not due for release until 28th July 2015... Tune in to hear them rendered live and perhaps some exclusive new songs written on his epic boat journey.

This, his fourth LP, will be released by New West Records and is quite frankly the best LP we have heard this year and a stone cold classic in our opinion.

We will also be playing the best of all the new and upcoming Americana & Country releases including James McArthur & the head gardeners, Sean Taylor, Don Gallardo plus lots of dusty old vinyl that we've picked up along the Americana highway of crate-digging and record buying including a rare record by Jim Sullivan plus lots more...

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)
Tune in to Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fmFM
on 104.4FM in London
or anywhere at


Bonanza & Son UPCOMING Sessions:
Daniel Romano (10th June)
Dana Immanuel + Denny Tedesco (24th June)
Canyon Ryde (29th July)

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Bonanza & Son ALL DAYER at The Lock Tavern, London.

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM presents
At The Lock Tavern, Camden.

Sunday 7th June 2015

'A one day festival of Americana, Roots and Country Music presented by ResonanceFM's kings of the Country airwaves Bonanza & Son with bands and djs all day from 2pm til late
+Authentic American food all day'
FREE ENTRY 2pm-11pm

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM presents
Sunday 7th June 2015

Bands and DJs all day including (all times are approx):

Bonanza & Son DJs 9:30-11pm

'"Quite possibly the most skewed, off-kilter Country songs you will EVER hear that would grace perfectly the soundtrack of a David Lynch Road Movie meets Surf-Noir Shark attack".

Bonanza & Son DJs 8:30-9pm

Panama Red:
Anglo-French 5 piece purveyors of Sun-bleached Cosmic Country, Swampy Americana and Psych-tinged Acid-Folk with a French twist!.

Bonanza & Son DJs 7:30-8pm

Simon Stanley-Ward (Full Band)
Hip Country and authentic old-school Hony-Tonk. Simon's songs honk and tonk in a way that fits both bird-wire covered roadhouse stages and the hippest bars of Hackney and East London

Bonanza & Son DJs 6:30-7pm

Harry Mundy & The Mules
A stripped down duo set from Harry with his own distinctive take on Americana with well-written songs that explore the age-old Country subjects of heartbreak, drink, unrequited love and loneliness. Pathos with his impassioned voice and some Bluesy harmonica, most impressive.’

Bonanza & Son DJs 5:45-6pm

Run Devil Run (UK):
Authentic Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll and Country from these good ol' boys. It's their last UK gig before they head off to Nashville to record with Buzz Cason no less!

Bonanza & Son DJs 5-5:15pm

'Atmospheric Drone-Country & minimal Americana currently riding the crest of a cosmic, sonic wave following the release of their 'Third' long player'.

Bonanza & Son DJs 4-4:30pm

Dave Santos:
Dave Santos:
Quirky Americana and Alt Country from this West African born troubadour. Anyone who titles his EP ‘Heartaches & Whatnot’ is welcome on any Bonanza & Son stage especially when it’s recorded by his band named The Odds & Ends.


Bonanza & Son DJs 3:20-3:40pm

Davey James (Davey James Music)
Gnarly-voiced finger-picking Slick tricking-troubadour.

Bonanza & Son DJs 2pm

+ more to be confirmed...

+@Electric Electric Saddle DJ
+Bonanza & Son DJs

+Authentic American food all day
FREE ENTRY 2-11pm..

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Jim Sullivan's self titled LP from 1972

I can't quite believe it but earlier today Bonanza & Son took delivery of this sealed copy of the rare as rocking horse semen follow-up to Jim Sullivan's UFO album.

This self-titled follow-up was rather bizarrely released on the Playboy label back in 1972.

The UFO album from 1969 was a small, private release on the Monnie label. It was then remixed and re-released a year later on the Century City Records label in 1970 and finally re-released a couple of years ago on the Light in the Attic label.

The Playboy record features two songs re-worked from UFO. There is an RCA single 'Highways' which is also a re-recording from UFO although the B side is only available on the single).

The Playboy Lp contains two covers, one of a John Stewart song and one penned by R.B. Greaves with the remaining seven tracks being completely original material.

Unfortunately anything resembling success eluded Sullivan and by 1975, completely disillusioned, he left L.A. for Nashville to look for session work.
However he never arrived in Music City. His car was found seemingly abandoned by the side of the desert highway with Sullivan completely vanished into the desert of the southwest without a trace never to be seen or heard of again!.. His disappearance, as mysterious as any UFO tale, has never been explained.

I haven't had the balls to open this new acquisition being that it has remained unopened, unplayed and untouched for some 43 years!!! Maybe I'll treat myself later this evening!

You can listen to the whole album here...

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Last week's radio show...

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Wednesday 27th May 2015

Jeremiah Sammartano and Dan Beaulaurier join us in the studio to talk about their short UK tour including a performance at our Countrier Than Thou night at The Lock Tavern Camden, London...

Jermiah and Dan also perform some of their fine songs for our aural pleasure... Full details below...

Jeremiah Sammartano
It's not often Bonanza & Son book a genuine member of the Navajo nation but today we have Los Angeles based, Emmy nominated Native American singer/songwriter Sammartano and with songs titled '100 Miles To Memphis' and' 'Townes, Jesus & Me' you just know you are getting the real deal.

Jeremiah has covered many dusty raod miles over the past several years spreading music influenced by the raw blues of Charley Patton, the lyrical and often raucous sounds of The Pogues, the twang of Willie Nelson and some vintage rock and roll - "Delta Blues and Twangy Grooves" - from Los Angeles outward through the Southwest, Austin, St. Louis, Nashville (where he relocated for a spell in 2008-2009), Chicago with Jeremiah sharing stages with Willie Nelson, Southern Culture On The Skids, David Olney, Mike Stinson, SHURMAN to name just a few... In Spring 2011 Jeremiah received an Emmy nomination for writing music for the documentary, 'Prison Through Tomorrow's Eyes'. Jeremiah has three albums under his gun belt- 'Red Eyed And Restless' , 2010's 'Under Your Spell' and most recently a 10 song album called 'HOME' . .. Not to be missed.

+Dan Beaulaurier:
Bay Area Cosmic cat Dan Beaulaurier from Frisco brings his sun-drencherd Americana to warm your Country-Soul.

Ex of Norton Money now with a debut solo LP 'Car Pizza’ which was an album of consummate, songwriting beauty. A multi layered album that shows Dan’s immense talent as a songwriter with smooth ballads sitting pretty next to Psychedelic guitar rockers that bring to mind elements of The Meat Puppets or even a mellower Husker Du and the best of the Paisley Underground as well as the bohemian credibility of Richard Buckner. Dan's recent live performances following the release of the album have been mindblowing and his full band line up is not to be missed which includes members of everybody's favourites Hallelujah Trails.

Bonanza and Son - 27th May 2015 by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud