21 March 2013

The Blues Room # 374 Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013 Special (Part 1 of 2)

Part one of a two part special of Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013 bands and performers on the amazing lineup. Tune in to next week's episode for more Byron Bay Bluesfest bands. You can also hear many other bands on the 2013 lineup on my other radio show, GO FEET! Radio. Go to Musical Occupation for the podcast of that show. Enjoy.

Episode 374, 20 March 2013

1. Joan Armatrading - Into The Blues
2. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - We Can't End This Way
3. Jake Shimabukuro - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
4. Mavis Staples - We're Gonna Make It
5. Jesus Sixto Rodriguez - Rich Folks Hoax
6. Royal Southern Brotherhood - New Horizons
7. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
8. Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
9. The Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Bonnie Raitt - When the Spell Is Broken
10. Sweet Honey In The Rock - Study War No More
11. Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
12. Robert Band Cray - I'm Done Cryin'
13. Wanda Jackson - Rip it Up
14. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Going Up the Country
15. JD McPherson - North Side Gal

Download link for this episode: 374

14 March 2013

The Blues Room # 373 Santana / Steve Miller Band 2013 NZ Tour Special

Tune this one up, its a Santana / Steve Miller Band 2013 NZ Tour Special full of interview material and songs by both artists. Plus, Alida Turnball won a double pass from this episode to see them in Auckland on Tuesday 19!! Well done Alida!




Chugg Entertainment are thrilled to confirm that this coming Tuesday 19 March will see two of the planet’s biggest rock acts come together in a dynamic concert event when Santana and Steve Miller Band take the stage in Auckland at Vector Arena on Tuesday 19th March.

One of the greatest musicians and legendary guitarists of our generation, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Carlos Santana is set to ignite our stages once more. His style defies definition, immediately recognizable yet unlike any other, Santana's fusion of Latin rock, blues, soul and jazz comes in full swing on stage in a way that transcends time and the limits of genre typecasting. Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best known musical signatures.

For more than four decades, Carlos Santana has sold more than 90 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won 10 Grammy® Awards and has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." 

The Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound has made him one of the cornerstone legends of his genre. Award-winning albums like The Joker, Brave New World,Abracadabra and Fly Like An Eagle; and songs like: Gangster Of Love, Rock ‘n Me, Fly Like an Eagle, Jet Airliner, Jungle Love,The Joker, Abracadabra, Livin’ In The USA, Take the Money and Run, and Swingtown have cemented Steve Miller as one of rock music’s all-time greats. His touring schedule to packed-out arenas continues without let up.

Episode 373, 14 March 2013
1. Steve Miller Band - Joker
2. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
3. Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
4. Steve Miller Band - Jet Airliner
5. Santana - Black Magic Woman
6. Santana - Shes Not There
7. Santana - Smooth

Download link for this episode: 373

8 March 2013

The Blues Room # 372 More from Ruf Records for ya!

Heres some more recordings from Germany based label, Ruf Records. Tonight is when the Girls with Guitars comes to Diggers, Hamilton. I caught their second set and so wish I had heard their first set now! That'll teach me for being 'Late Nate'! Above is a picture of the girls (plus drummer) at Diggers! 

Big ups to Simon of Yellow Eye Records and Thomas Ruf for bringing over the girls. And to Joanne Shaw who had to pull out of the NZ, may you and your family be watched over and cared for in your difficult times now and in the future. Lastly, a BIG thanks to Samantha Fish (USA) and Danielle Schnebelen (USA) for keeping the blues flame alight here in NZ for us!!! Go well!

Now turn it up, this is The Blues Room!

Episode 372,  March 2013
1. Samantha Fish - Runaway
2. Louisiana Red and Little Victor's Juke Joint - Ride on Red, Ride On
3. Jeff Healey - I think I love you too much
4. Omar Kent Dykes - No More Doggin'
5. Girls with Guitars - Down in the Swamp
6. Carolyn Wonderland - Misunderstood
7. Coco Montoya - Last Dirty Deal
8. Promo for Santana and Steve Miller Band Ticket Giveaway - Jet Airliner
9. Jimmy Bowskill - Three O'Clock in the Morning
10. Canned Heat - World in a jug
11. Luther Allison - All The King's Horses
12. Big Daddy Wilson - Love is the key
13. Oli Brown - I Can Make Your Day
14. Dani Wilde - Mississippi Kisses

Download link for this episode: 372