27 July 2016

Greg Copeland & Steve Giles New Zealand Tour, 16/9 - 9/10/2016

Proudly announcing the Greg Copeland and Steve 'Guitar' Gilles New Zealand Tour 2016!!!
Starting 16 Sept 2016 in Whangarei and ending up in Christchurch on 9th October 2016. Keep it locked to The Blues Room as we have tickets to giveaway on air and we'll have Greg Copeland joining us on air for a interview on 14th September 2016.

#547 :: LIVE Blues Recording :: Crossroads Revisited with Eric Clapton

The Blues Room #547
Wednesday 27 July 2016 
9pm-10pm, FreeFM89.0
Hamilton, NZ.

Nearly four hours of live performances from Eric Clapton's acclaimed Crossroads Guitar Festival are coming to CD for the first time. This new 3 disc collection coming out now on Rhino will feature 41 tracks of landmark performances from all four Crossroads Guitar Festivals, which were held in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Founded in 2004 by the legendary guitarist, Eric Clapton, the Crossroads Guitar Festival has given fans an opportunity to witness truly historic performances by some of the world's greatest guitarists. While fans have been able to relive those magical moments thanks to a series of successful DVD and Blu-ray compilations, only a few of those performances have made their way to CD.

A veritable "Who's Who" of guitar music can be heard on this set, including Clapton, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Billy F Gibbons, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Wood, and Jimmie Vaughn, just to name a few. Naturally, the all-star jams deliver some of the collection s most unforgettable moments.

Held every three years since 2004, the Crossroads Guitar Festival raises funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility that Clapton founded in 1998 to help people suffering from chemical dependency.

Nate has selected some of his favorite performances from Crossroads festivals, including a tune by Taj Mahala nd Keb Mo which wasn't included on the 3 CD release. Enjoy!

1. Rock Me Baby – Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, B.B. King & Jimmie Vaughan [2004]
2. Drums Of Passion (Jingo) – Carlos Santana with Eric Clapton [2004]
3. Hell At Home – Sonny Landreth with Eric Clapton [2007]
4. Mas Y Mas – Los Lobos [2007]
5. Lay Down Sally – Vince Gill with Sheryl Crow, Keb’ Mo’, Albert Lee, James Burton & Earl Klugh [2010]
6. Five Long Years – Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang & Ronnie Wood [2010]
7. Born Under A Bad Sign – Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb’ Mo’, Blake Mills, Matt “Guitar” Murphy & Albert Lee [2013]
8. Please Come Home – Gary Clark Jr. [2013]
9. Diving Duck Blues - Taj Mahal and Keb Mo [2013]

20 July 2016

#546 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max

The Blues Room #546
Wednesday 20 July 2016 
9pm-10pm, FreeFM89.0
Hamilton, NZ.

Fatt Max presents another great mix of blues PLUS he puts up for grabs another DVD and CD package to win by New Zealand band, Riverhead Slide. Check out this episode for details or head over to The Blue Room on Facebook to enter, see Yes Links to the right for our FB link.

1. Swamp Thing - Hand In A Hole 
2. Jimmy Rogers - That's All Right 
3. Roscoe Gordon - I'm Gonna Shake It 
4. John Lee Hooker - One Bourbon, One Scotch And One Beer 
5. Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man 
6. Son House - Death Letter Blues 
7. T Model Ford - The Duke 
8. Jon Zeeman - You're Right I'm Wrong 
9. Bo Diddley - Road Runner 
10. Magic Sam - All Your Love 
11. The Hoax - Let It Shine 
12. Doctor Ross - The Boogie Disease 
13. Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign 
14. Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Frosty 
15. Taj Mahal - Mailbox Blues

14 July 2016

#545 :: Big Road Blues with Jeff Harris (Mix Show)

The Blues Room #545

Wednesday 13 July 2016, 
9pm-10pm, FreeFM89.0
Hamilton, NZ.

For many years Nate has been following a vintage blues radio show hosted by Jeff Harris called Big Road Blues. Jeff presents his 2-hour show each Sunday from 5 to 7 PM (EST) on WGMC Jazz90.1 (Rochester, NY) and it streams live on the web from http://www.jazz901.org/listen-live/. Jeff has kindly given permission for Big Road Blues to be re-run on The Blues Room each month, on the second Wednesday. This episode here is a classic example of what you'll hear from Jeff; superb tracks, great commentary, and a taste of classic and often rare and forgotten blues. As Jeff's shows are two hours long, Nate will post a link for listeners to check out the second half of his show. For archived shows of Big Road Blues please check out http://sundayblues.org/. So a big thank you goes out to Jeff and we look forward to sharing some of his outstanding shows on The Blues Room.

1. Washboard Sam - Diggin' My Potatoes 
2. Arbee Stidham - You'll Be Sorry 
3. Roosevelt Sykes - Fine and Brown 
4. Big Bill Broonzy - Tomorrow Black, Brown And White
5. Earl Hooker & Bobby Saxton - Dynamite 
6. Roosevelt Sykes - Honey Child 
7. Roosevelt Sykes - Feel like Blowing My Horn
8. Maggie Jones - Box Car Blues
9. Ora Brown - T. W. A. Blues 
10. Sharlie English - Tuba Lawdy Blues 
11. Elzadie Robinson - Love Crazy Blues
12. Three Dynamites - Dig These Dynamites 
13. Jimmy Nolen - Strollin' with Nolen I 
14. Ivory Joe Hunter - Old Gal, New Gal Blues 
15. Lyin' Joe Holley - Big Machine Blues 
16. Lyin' Joe Holley - Drinking Budweiser

7 July 2016

#544 :: Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry

The Blues Room, 6 July 2016
Episode #544

1. Memphis Slim with Matt Guitar Murphy - Wish Me Well 
2. RL Burnside - It's A Good Thing 
3. Riverhead Slide - Hanging with the Blues 
4. Darrell Nulisch with James Cotton - Boot Knockin' Boogie 
5. The Black Crowes - Thorn in my Pride 
6. Mississippi John Hurt - Stack O'Lee 
7. Robert Belfour - Black Mattie 
8. The Blind Boys of Alabama - Higher Ground 
9. Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue 
10. John Lee Hooker - The Waterfront 
11. Billy Boy Arnold - Somebody Help Me 
12. Taj Mahal - All Along the Watchtower