29 November 2013

V is for Violence Free Blues and Swamp Thing Interviews (#410)

The Blues Room, Episode # 410

This episode is a double banger! First of all we continue with the ABCs of the Blues series we've been doing this year. We're up to the letter V and V is for Violence free blues! I take the liberty of plugging the White Ribbon Day campaign (Nov 25th), a campaign against men's violence towards women and children.

Then we switch gears and I interview two guys who have joined to form Swamp Thing. Michael Barker (drums/ percussion/ vocals), a long-time member of The John Butler Trio and touring drummer with Kiwi legends Split Enz, and Grant Haua, a Tauranga singer-songwriter guitar great with the most amazing vocals. You may have seen them perform on New Zealand's Got Talent. These two unique musicians share a wealth of experience to craft blues- flavoured music with a deep groove and soulful spook. A must see in Hamilton next Thursday at Diggers. See you there! Up next week is Darcy Perry for another Hour of Blues Power. Enjoy!

1. Swamp Thing - Swamp Thing [NZ]
2. Chris Duarte Group - Violence
3. Swamp Thing - Come With Me [NZ]
4. The John Butler Trio - Good Excuse
5. Grant Haua - On My Tail [NZ]
6. Ma Rainey - Sweet Rough Man
7. Bessie Smith - Outside Of That
8. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe
9. The Leaves - Hey Joe
10. Robert Randolph presents Slide Brothers - It Hurts Me Too
11. Raoul & The Big Time - Just Keep Lovin' Her

22 November 2013

Swamp Thing play Diggers, Hamilton on 5 Dec - FREE GIG!

U is for UNPLUGGED BLUES [#409]

The Blues Room, Episode 409, 20 November 2013

Its all about unplugged blues in this episode, uncut, acoustic, bare bones blues!!! Enjoy.

1. Buddy Guy and Junior Wells - Baby What You Want Me To Do/Thats Alright
2. James Cotton - Down At My Buryin'
3. Lee Sankey - Acoustic Slow Blues
4. Larry Carlton & Robben Ford - NM Blues 08
5. Paul Rishell - I'm Gonna Jump And Shout
6. Charlie Musselwhite - Run here Mama
7. Lil' Ian Goodsman - Separation Anxiety [NZ]
8. Gerry Hundt - Broke Down
9. Heritage Blues Orchestra - Chilly Jordon
10. Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women - Sloppy Drunk

14 November 2013

T is for TEXAS Blues [#408]

Episode 408, 13 November 2013

T is for TEXAS blues ... at least one hour of it! 
I sense more episodes dedicated to Texas blues coming up in 2014 so watch this space!

1. Fenton Robinson - Texas Flood
2. Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland - T-Bone Shuffle
3. Gary Primich - Dallas Texas
4. Omar and the Howlers - Lone Star Blues
5. Stevie Ray Vaughn - Crossfire
6. Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand
Tribute to Lightnin' Hopkins - LH, Jimmy Vaughn, BB King
7. Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin's Gone Again
8. Freddie King - Texas Flyer
Janis Joplin audio (1969)
9. Ledbelly - Blind Lemon
10. Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Gate Walks to Board
11. The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Lovin Time

8 November 2013

NEW!! Darcy Perry's Hour Of Blues Power [#407]

Episode 407, 6 November 2013

Darcy Perry starts his 'Hour Of Blues Power' in The Blues Room this week. He gets straight into things and keeps the blues flow going till the very end, you're gonna like this guys selections. Hear them every first Weds of each month.

1. Jon Spenser Blues Explosion - Calvin
2. Simen Aanerud - American Nights
3. Sugar Pie De Santo - Hello, San Francisco, Part 1
4. Lightening Red & EZ Love - Change Is Gonna Come
5. Watermelon Slim and the Workers - Wheel Man
6. Fiona Boyes - Good Lord Made You So
7. Shayn Wills and the Swamp Diggers - Rich Man [NZ]
8. Bullfrog Rata - All I Need [NZ]
9. James Cotton and Joe Bonamassa - Cottonmouth Man
10. Max MacDonald - Love The Blues [NZ]
11. Blind Boys Of Alabama - Down By The Riverside
12. Mojo Webb - Weep and Moan
13. The Flaming Mudcats - I Hate To lose You [NZ]

Darcy Perry is one of New Zealand's most loved and respected blues artists. He is also a songwriter, producer and band leader. An entertainer with a deep understanding of the blues, he’s shared the stage with some of the world’s best and it shows, both in his rich guitar tone and electrifying stage presence. Darcy Perry is renowned for his live shows, performing with passion, intensity and a ferocious band.

“Blues music from the heart is what I do best. That’s my calling. I’m saved, sanctified, holy ghost filled and fire baptized.” Darcy Perry

1 November 2013

S is for SCARY blues! [#406]

Episode 406, 30 October 2013

Its the night before Halloween! Thank goodness I have two guests in the studio with me for this one, this is scary stuff! Jade from Hamilton's Jukebox Diner joins me to talk all about the Haunted Dinner at the Diner and All Hallows Eve after party this Friday night. And Darcy Perry sits in to learn the ropes as hes hosting a monthly episode of The Blues Room starting next week and continuing each first Weds of every month, so don't miss it!

1. Lee Rocker - Black Cat Bone
2. The Ghastly Ones - Diabolos Theme 
3. Eddie Turner - Miracles and Demons
4. Joe Bonamassa - Burning Hell
5. Jeff Beck - I Put A Spell On You
6. Swamp Thing - Voodoo Doll [NZ]
7. Darcy Perry Band - Reaper Man [NZ]
8. Buddy Guy - Whiskey Ghost
9. Little Freddie King - Mixed Bucket of Blood
10. R.L Burnside - Nightmare Blues
11. Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings - Spooky

Byron Bay Bluesfest Playing Schedule for 2014 is available online

Typically, Fridays have ALWAYS had a super line-up but just look at 2014's playing schedule, everyday is musical heaven! Get the original pdf copy of this playing schedule at www.showticketsecure.com 
And check out http://www.bluesfest.com.au/ to stay up to date with Bluesfest!