23 May 2018

#642 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday featuring Darcy Perry Band at Hamilton Gardens


Darcy Perry and his renowned blues ensemble present a live concert featuring songs from the Don’t Hold Back and Heavy Rain albums. Straight from the sound desk, this is the real deal. In the words of Simen ‘Bluekeys’ Taylor, “It ain't jazz, and it ain't pretty, but this is singing and playing that will make you feel alive.” 

Hailed as “one of the new breed of blues guitar heroes”, Perry earns his reputation as a charismatic live performer, with the band that went from playing bars to headlining international music festivals; harmonica ace Craig Bracken, Norwegian pianist Simen 'bluekeys' Taylor, bass player Paul Merriott 

A double-disc album recorded by Paul Krippner (PK Sound) on Friday night the 24th of February, at the Hamilton Gardens Summer Arts Festival. With plenty of improvised musical adventures, including some of the group's best known songs, this album captures blistering call and response between musicians who share a deep understanding of the blues. 

For the latter half of the concert they are also joined by the Young Blood Horns; Alistair Porter (trombone) and Andrew Hall (saxophones). Darcy's brother, Regan Perry (guitarist for Cornerstone Roots), also features as a special guest.

Mastered by Jason Backhouse at More Core Audio, Kelston, Auckland, NZ.

"Live At Hamilton Gardens" now on iTunes, Amplifier, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify.


1 Darcy Perry Band - Don't Hold Back
2 Darcy Perry Band - Peddler's Blues
3 Darcy Perry Band - Ten Thousand Miles From Norway
4 Darcy Perry Band - Night And Day
5 Darcy Perry Band - Living At The House Of Blues
6 Darcy Perry Band - Jade's Song
7 Darcy Perry Band - Heavy Rain
8 Darcy Perry Band - Leave This Town























16 May 2018

#641 :: Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (16 May 2018)

Here's another great mix of blues and beyond from Fatt Max. He's just returned from his trip to the UK. Welcome back Fatt Max, this mix is boss! 

Jeff Jensen – I’m Living Off The Love You Give 
Shirley & Lee – You’d Be Thinking Of Me 
Dana Fuchs – Backstreet Baby 
Darren Watson – Too Many Millionaires 
Freddie Pate – Beer Drinking Dog 
Albert King – Albert's Groove No 2 
Velvet Bulldozer – Good Fool 
Velvet Bulldozer – Two Wrongs 
Prophecy – Seduction On The Line 
Eric Corne – Locomotion 
Michael Kaeshammer – Who Are You 
Robert Lockwood – Black Spider Blues 
Guitar Slim – Well I Done Got Over It 
C’Dell Davis – Keep On Snatching It Back 
Big Daddy Wilson – 7 Years 
Colin James – Riding In The Moonlight



9 May 2018

#640 :: (Interview) Darren Watson's Too Many Millionaires album release & NZ tour (9 May 2018)


Nate interviews Darren Watson about his new album release, 'Too Many Millionaires' and NZ tour. Check out Darren and his band at a venue near you. Purchase tickets here: https://www.darrenwatson.com/


Darren Watson feat Rick Bryant - Got No Soul
Darren Watson - Be Careful With A Fool
**Background songs behind the interview 
**Simen Aanerud - Bluekeys' Boogie
**Mean Me Right Blues
**Hallelujah (Rich Man's War)
**Muddy Waters - I Can't Be Satisfied
**Sonny Boy Williamson I - Mellow Chick Swing
**Darren Watson - Planet Key
Darren Watson - Too Many Millionaires
**Pilgrim
**Un-Love Me
**Past Tense
Darren Watson - That Guy Could Sing!
Darren Watson - Come On In My Kitchen




#639 :: Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (2 May 2018)

Another hour of Blues Power with Darcy Perry

1. Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn
2. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan - The House Is Rockin’
4. Al Green - Take Me to the River
5. Freddie King - Going Down
6. North Mississippi All Stars - Meet Me in the City
7. Darren Watson - National Guy 
8. Magic Sam - I Need You So Bad
9. Stevie Wonder - Superstition 
10. Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
11. The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone
12. Tab Benoit - The Seventh Son
13. Earl King - Let’s Make a Better World
14. Thee Black Keys - Set You Free
15. Booker T. & The M.G.’s
16. Lightnin’ Hopkins - Mojo Hand



27 April 2018

#638 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday feat. Clarence Gatemouth Brown Live From Austin TX

LIVE recording Wednesday features Clarence Gatemouth Brown LIVE at Austin Texas, February 6, 1996.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Ain't That Daddy
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Born In Louisiana
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Honky-Tonk
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Dark End Of The Hallway
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bits And Pieces
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Leftover Blues
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - There You Are
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Early In The Mornin'
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Up Jumped The Devil



19 April 2018

#637 :: I'm A Steady Rollin' Man (18 April 2018)

Darren Watson is touring New Zealand throughout May 2018 and we want you to win stuff! Like Hamilton Blues Society's FB page to stay informed of details.

1 Mike Zito - Damn Shame
2 Robert Johnson - I'm A Steady Rollin' Man
3 Johnny Winter - Blue Monday
4 Harts - Ain't Too Far Gone
5 Darren Watson - National Guy
8 Nick Moss Band feat Dennis Gruenling - Crazy Mixed Up Baby
9 Victor Wainwright - Money
10 Big Daddy Wilson - Wake Up
11 Big Mama Thornton - Down Home Shake Down
12 Cheryl Arena - Blues Got Me
14 Vanja Sky - Give Me Back My Soul

The Blues Room first airs on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand    
and is sponsored by Hamilton Blues Society.     



11 April 2018

#636 :: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, The Flaming Mudcats, Melody Angel & more!


1 Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - No Mercy In This Land
2 The After Hours Quintet - Jump Jive And Wail
3 Jenny Kerr - Cash Is King
4 Robert Plant - Keep It Hid
5 Shaun Kirk - Howlin At The Moon
6 Mud Morganfield - They Call Me Mud
7 The Flaming Mudcats - Lately
8 The James Hunter Six - Blisters 
9 Walter Trout feat Jon Trout - Do You Still See Me At All
10 Melody Angel - A Woman's Blues
11 Egidio Juke Ingala & The Jacknives - I Don't Know Baby

The Blues Room first airs on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand    
and is sponsored by Hamilton Blues Society.     



8 April 2018

#635 :: Another Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (4 April 2018)

Darcy Perry spotlight's Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018.

Hurray For The Riff Raff - Halfway There
Ms. Lauren Hill – Everything Is Everything
Canned Heat – Going Up The Country
Joe Lewis Walker – I Won’t Do That
Bobby Rush – Bowlegged Woman
Hurray For The Riff Raff - Rican Beach
Dumpstafunk – Sheez Music
Otis Span – Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King
Michael Franti & Spearhead Say Hey (I Love You)
The California Honeydrops – Long Way
Youssou N’Dour – Be Careful
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Hope the High Road
Asgeir – Going Home
Govt. Mule - Soulshine

The Blues Room first airs on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand 
and is sponsored by Hamilton Blues Society



29 March 2018

#634 :: Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 Spotlight (28 March 2018)


A spolight on blues bands I have enjoyed at Bluesfest Byron Bay in the past and bands playing 2018.


1 Ben Harper - Nobody's Fault But Mine
2 Bo Diddley Tribute
3 Buddy Guy - DJ Play My Blues
4 Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill, Rich Delgrosso - Get Your Nose Outta My Bizness!
5 Maceo Parker - Advanced Funk
6 Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band - Mailbox Blues
7 Rick Estrin & The Nightcats - Hot In Here
8 Eric Gales - Help Yourself
9 The Original Blues Brothers Band with Joe Louis Walker - Don't Go No Further
10 Leon Bridges - Mississippi Kisses
11 The Teskey Brothers - Crying Shame
12 Clayton Doley - Dealing with the Devil

The Blues Room first airs on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand and is sponsored by Hamilton Blues Society



21 March 2018

#633 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (21 March 2018)


Fatt Max bring another great mix this week. He's also joining Hamilton Blues Society's Sunday Blues line on Sunday 25th at Biddy Mulligans. If you can make it we know you'll have a great time. We'll miss Fatt Max in April as he'll be out of town but we'll look forward to his return in New Zealand Music Month in May.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Down at Antones 
Jimmie Vaughn – Motor Head Boy 
Valerie Wellington – Bad Avenue 
Big Maceo Merriweather – Broke and Hungry Blues 
Edgar Blanchard – Tight Like That 
John Lee Hooker – High Priced Woman 
Bernard Allison – Hey Lady 
Bernard Allison – Backdoor Man 
Myles Goodwin – Good Man in a Bad Place 
Myles Goodwin – Last Time I’ll Ever Sing The Blues 
Michelle Malone – Just Getting Started 
Michelle Malone – Boxing Gloves 
Victor Wainwright – Train 
Muddy Waters – She’s 19 Years Old 
Blue Charlie Morris – Don’t Bring No Friend 
Clinton Chenier – Everybody Calls Me Crazy

The Blues Room first airs on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand    
and is sponsored by Hamilton Blues Society.