23 February 2012

The Blues Room # 318

Photo credit: Dragan Tasic

Episode 318, 22 February 2012

I spotlight some of Little Freddie King's new music from his album 'Chasin' the Blues' (2012). I like his honest, laid back, 'gimmie a bucket o' blood' approach to the blues.

Check him out here: http://www.littlefreddieking.com/

1. James Cotton - How Blue Can You Get?
2. Harpdog Brown - 9 Below Zero 3. Big Pete feat. Shawn Pittman - I Was Fooled
4. John Hiatt - What Kind Of Man
5. Trombone Shorty - Mrs. Orleans
6. Little Freddie King - Back In New Orleans
7. Little Freddie King - Born Dead
8. Little Freddie King - Great Great Bamboozle
9. Little Freddie King - Mixed Bucket Of Blood
10. The Blues Buffet - Blues Is My Business

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17 February 2012

The Blues # 317

Episode 317, 15 February 2012

New music from Grant Haua and Mike Garner on this episode plus details about the Summertime Blues FREE event happening this Saturday.

1. Brilleaux - This Ain't Rock n Roll [NZ]
2. Mike Garner - When I was a Boy [NZ]
3. The Flaming Mudcats - Devil Chasing Me [NZ]
4. Johnny Stash - Long Black Train [NZ]
5. Jimmie Vaughan - I'm A Love You
6. Jeff Beck with Joss Stone - I Put A Spell On You
7. Stringbean - Live Till Tomorrow
8. Grant Haua - Heart Attack [NZ]
9. Grant Haua - Knucklehead [NZ]
10. Candye Kane - Crazy Little Thing
11. Charlie Musselwhite - Sonny Payne Special
12. Mitch Kashmar and the Pontiax - The Petroleum Blues

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Summertime Blues returns to Hamilton’s blooming Rogers Rose Gardens on the first festival Saturday, and features a collection the best blues musicians in the country. Bring a picnic and bottle of wine and chill out amongst the Roses for some guaranteed summertime bliss.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Chris & Johnny Maydon
11:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Neil Finlay & Peter Parnham
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Mike Garner & Steve Evans
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Torch Songs
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Flaming Mudcats
4:00 p.m. Brilleaux

Chris and Johnny Maydon
Hamilton husband and wife team Chris and Johnny Maydon offer a rootsy blend across their repertoires from rock n roll through to jazz and all point in-between.

Neil Finlay & Peter Parnham
Neil Finlay has been playing blues since he was a teenager when he discovered the harmonica and then guitar. Neil has played support for many international bluesmen and had the ultimate honour of touring with Brownie McGhee. Neil and Peter teamed up in 2008 and since then have been gaining a reputation as a foot stomping blues duo specialising in old time blues.

Mike Garner and Steve Evans
An exciting pairing two of NZ's finest acoustic blues players, with Mike Garner on guitar and harmonica and Steve Evans on mandolin and guitar delivering a mix of old time blues and Garner's original songs. Garner has performed from Europe to Kathmandu, and Evans is a veteran of jug ands and blues ensembles both here and in the UK.

Torch Songs Band
With a repertoire grounded in jazz-tinged contemporary blues, Torch Songs Band delivers a range of styles from soaring flights of improvisation with guitarist Dave Maybee and keyboardist Liam Ryan, to more atmospheric torch songs featuring vocalist Carol Storey. Long time rhythm section collaborators Neil Reynolds and Wayne Melville anchor the band.

The Flaming Mudcats
A firm favourite in Blues scene, The Flaming Mudcats are well versed on what it takes to please a crowd. Harmonica ricochets through the mix, incorporated with Jimmie Vaughan and Ike Turner-inspired guitar licks and backed by the band’s hard working rhythm section. Move with them through the spectrum of blues; shuffles, soul, funk, four on the floor rock and roll and low down blues.

High-energy, hard, driving, British-style rhythm and blues in the style of bands such as Dr Feelgood and Wilko Johnson. Brilleaux’s strong stage performance is led by Graham Clark who blows a great blues harmonica. This Tauranga band is sure to have the crowd up dancing

10 February 2012

The Blues Room # 316

Episode 316, 8 February 2012

I'm joined by President of Hamilton Blues Society, Tony Kaye, once again to hear 'wassup' regarding the blues society and happenings in and around Hamilton. Plus we phone Diana Harris (USA) to catch up with her about her up coming shows and get to sample some of her sweet blues. We hear some awesome new blues from Richard Carr, a French-Canadian singer-guitarist, who is truly outstanding. PLEASE check him out here. And it was nice to have Dave in the studio with Tony and I too, check out his project online here and see what he had to say about The Blues room airing for the 300th time. Hope you enjoy the show.

1. Richard Carr - Tell Everybody
2. Diana Harris - Make Me Shake
3. Diana Harris - Hate To Say Goodbye
4. Richard Carr - Toughen Up
5. Son Roberts - Brakeman
6. Tony Kaye and Nate Taiapa - Yo Yo Mac (LIVE in The Blues Room)
7. Richard Carr - Blues For Ronnie


1 February 2012

The Blues Room # 315

Epiosde 315, 1 February 2012

1. Mike Garner - Devil Played The Harp [NZ]

2. Dr. John & the Lower 911 with Eric Clapton - Time for a Change

3. Bryan Lee - Too Many Wolves

4. Charlie Musselwhite - Where Hwy 61 Runs

5. Alan Black - 3 Kinds of Fool

6. George Harmonica Smith - Goin' Down Slow

7. James Brown - Everyday I Have The Blues

8. Fiona Boyes - Pony Ride

9. Mark Hummel - Learned My Lesson (Changed My Ways)

10. Buddy Guy - Forty Days and Forty Nights

11. James Hunter - Believe My Baby

12. John Fogerty - Down on the Bayou

13. The Blues Buffet - Aftershock [NZ]

14. Thomas Oliver - Cocaine Blues [NZ]

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