30 March 2011

The Blues Room #270

The Blues Room presents ...

Tiger Man

Episode 270, 23 March 2011

UPDATE!! I managed to get a recording of this show and have now made it available below.

RIP Pinetop Perkins, you'll be missed greatly.

Thank you for your music and smile!!

1. Rob Paparozzi - Drowning On Dry Ground

2. Dennis Gruenling - Teenage Beat

3. J. Geils Band w/ Magic Dick on harp - Whammer Jammer

4. Motor City Josh - Sittin On Top Of The World

5. Mark Ford - Summertime

6. Joe Hill Louis - Tiger Man

7. Kim Wilson - Tiger Man

8. Steve Baker - Session Shuffle

9. Pinetop Perkins w/ Jerry Portnoy on harp - Blues After Hours

10. Charlie Musselwhite - Take Me Back Baby

11. Satan and Adam - I'm a Girl Watcher

12. Mike Morgan and the Crawl feat. Lee McBee - I Don't Want You Hanging Around

13. Dave Welhausen - Mojo Man

14. Mitch Kashmar - Nickels and Dimes

15. Mississippi Heat - Tiger Man


The Blues Room presents ...

Manolo Echave explains why GrassRoots was cancelled

Episode 269, 16 March 2011

I'm afraid the episode heading says it all for this one. Despite what all the armchair critics said after the media release was put out about GrassRoots being cancelled I supported their decision to cancel. I don't know what all the fuss was really about. I'm just remaining positive and looking forward to GrassRoots 2012!!!!

In the meantime, enjoy some great harmonica tracks!

1. Rick Estrin and the Night Cats - Earthquake!

2. Harpdog Brown - Relaxed

3. Paul deLay - Don't Drink

4. Harmonica Hinds - Kill That Mouse

5. William Clarke - Blowing the Family Jewels

6. Gary Smith - Minor Mambo

7. Gary Primich - Jailbird

8. Mark Hummel - Bombshell Baby

9. The Hipshooters - Bombshelter Blues

29 March 2011

The Blues Room 268 Ruthie Foster Interview

The Blues Room presents ...

Ruthie Foster Interview

Episode 268, 9 March 2011

Ruthie talks to Nate from her home in Texas. Unfortuantely since interviewing Ruthie the GrassRoots festival has been cancelled : (

1. William Clarke - Saturday Night Blues

2. Fiona Boyes - Women ain't a Mule

3. Aretha Franklin - Muddy Water

4. Ana Popovic - Instrumental

5. Ruthie Foster - Phenomenal Woman

6. Ruthie Foster - I Really Love You

7. Ruthie Foster - Love In the Middle

8. Ruthie Foster - Truth

9. Ruthie foster - When It Don't Come Easy

10. Mitch Kashmar - Nickels and Dimes

11. Bob Corritore feat. Nappy Brown - Baby Don't Tear My Clothes

12. Eric Bibb with Guy Davis - 99 and a half won't do

13. Ben Harper

11 March 2011

The Blues Room 267 Peter Van Vroonhoven (HBS) Joins Nate On Air

The Blues Room presents ...

Interview with Peter Van Vroonhoven

Episode 267, 2 March 2011

Special guest, Peter van Vroonhoven, from the Hamilton Blues Society (thats him between Phil-L and myself-R, above) joins me on air tonight to talk all about the upcoming Rotunda Blues gig we have organized. He spins some mighty fine blues so download the show and enjoy.

1. Eric Bibb with Ruthie Foster - For You
2. Ruthie Foster - Stone Love
3. Ali Penney and the Money Makers - Temptation
4. Cyndi Lauper with BB King - Early in the Morning
5. Boz Scaggs - It All Went Down the Drain
6. Boz Scaggs - Early in the Morning
7. Rob Paparozzi - Monkey Around
8. The Thomas Oliver Band - Goin Home [NZ]
9. Chris Rea - Gospel Train
10. Chris Rea - Catfish Girl

GrassRoots Festival 2011 Cancelled


Chugg Entertainment today announces with great disappointment, that the inaugural GrassRoots Festival scheduled for two days over the Easter weekend; Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April, will regrettably be cancelled.

Since the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch, and the consequential standstill with which the entire country has come to, the very difficult decision has been made to cancel the event. We do not feel right seeking real media coverage for the festival while the country is so affected by this terrible disaster..

In its first year, promoters felt it vital to preserve the brand for future opportunities and do not wish to see the high calibre of acts playing to a crowd any smaller than they deserve, due to unfortunate timing and circumstance.

At a time when several other major tours are cancelling around New Zealand, we feel it important to try and give people space to deal with the most urgent issues at hand and recover.

Patrons are asked to return to their point of purchase to receive a full refund.

GrassRoots upholds a firm belief in environment and appreciates the power but also the futility of music in the face of true adversity. We endeavour to return in 2012 at a time when recovery and revival are in full swing and the country is back on its feet.

In the meantime, our hearts go out to all of those affected by this fateful disaster.

For more info go to www.grassrootsfestival.co.nz

Ticket refund info available at:
www.grassrootsfestival.co.nz and
www.ticketek.co.nz or phone 09 377 8899

For media enquiries please contact Nancy Blackler – blackoutis@xtra.co.nz ph 0272 425 318