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The Pete Feenstra Feature

Interviews and the Blues...

Sunday 20:00

This weekly show gives listeners the opportunity to explore in more depth an artist or album.  Pete chats to a variety of artists, frequently discussing (and featuring) their own favourite tracks that have inspired or influenced them over the years.

Please note that if you are in the USA, for copyright reasons, you won’t be able to listen again via our Mixcloud player.  Where possible, we have used an alternative inline player.

Forthcoming shows

July 1 Porcelain Hill
July 8 Big Boy Bloater
July 15 Elias T Hoth

Latest show

Davy Knowles

Sunday 24 June: DAVY KNOWLES (Tuesday 26 June, 21:00 repeat)

Davy Knowles returns to the UK in support of his “Live Bootleg 2017” album

Described by Joe Satriani as “My favourite bluesman”, Davy Knowles is an acclaimed Chicago-based guitarist from the Isle of Man.

He’s recently toured with Rory Gallagher rhythm section Gerry McAvoy and Ted McEnna and now brings his full American band to Europe.

He’s definitely the gunslinger guitarist of the 21st century,” – Peter Frampton

The journey began for Davy Knowles growing up in the Isle of Man, learning to play guitar from listening to the likes of Gallagher, Clapton, Knopfler, Green and Mayall in his father’s record collection, and honing his skills playing the local music circuit.

UK Gigs (Sumemr 2018)

Mon 2nd July Beaverwood Club, Beaverwood Rd, Chislelhurst, Kent BR7
Tue 3 July The Horn , St Albans, Herts
Wed 4 July Shepherds Bush Empire (with Supersonic Blues Machine)
Fri 6 July Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Sat 7 July The Thunderbolt, Bristol
Sun 8 July Linton Festival, Ross On Wye


Recent shows

Ritchie Dave Porter

Sunday 17 June: RITCHIE DAVE PORTER (Tuesday 19 June, 21:00 repeat)

The Brummie bluesman tells Pete about his music and latest album ‘End Of The Line’.


Martin Turner and Pete Feenstra

Sunday 10 June: MARTIN TURNER ex WISHBONE ASH (Monday 11 June 16:00, Thursday 14 June, 23:00 repeat)

Pete chats to the Wishbone Ash founder member following the release of the limited 30-CD box set ‘The Vintage Years 1970-1991’.


Jim Cregan and Pete Feenstra

Sunday 3 June JIM CREGAN (Monday 4 June, 16:00, Thursday 7 June 23:00 repeat)

Jim Cregan is perhaps best known as sideman/songwriter with Rod Stewart (1976-1995) but he’s also worked with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and Family whilst producing artists as diverse as Linda Lewis and Quireboys.


4th Labyrinth

Sunday 27 May 4th LABYRINTH (Monday 28 May, 16:00, Thursday 31 May 23:00 repeat)

Interview with keyboard player vocallist/songwriter MARCEL KUNKEL and extraordinary power bass player CLAUDIA MCKENZIE.

4th LABYRINTH are an award winning band from Cambridge with a classic approach to rock music, drawing influences from the most colourful period of rock music – the 1970’s.

In 2016 they released their debut album “Quattro Stagioni” to much critical acclaim and over the past two years the band have toured extensively, working with bands such as artists such as Focus, FM, Dan Reed and Wishbone Ash.


Del Bromham and Pete Feenstra

Sunday 20 May DEL BROMHAM (Thursday 24 May, 23:00 repeat)

Pete chats to the legendary Stray guitarist about his new album Del Bromham’s Blues Devils Live.


Martin Turner

Sunday 13 May MARTIN TURNER (Thursday 17 May, 23:00 repeat)

Pete chats to the Wishbone Ash founder member following the release of the limited 30-CD box set ‘The Vintage Years 1970-1991’.


Pete Feenstra with Babajack

Sunday 6 May BABAJACK (Tuesday 8 May, 21:00 repeat)

Pete chats to Becky and newcomer Troy Redfern with tracks from the band including ‘Departure’ the new EP.


Bill Mead, The Sharpeez

Sunday 29 April 20:00 BILL MEAD of THE SHARPEEZ (Tuesday 1 May, 21:00 repeat)


Sunday 22 April, 20:00 – FLOATING WORLD SPECIAL

Pete plays a selection of tracks from the label.


Gary Hoey, Lance Lopez and Eric Gales With Pete Feenstra

Sunday 15 April, 20:00 – ROCKING THE BLUES (Tuesday 17 April, 21:00 repeat)

Gary Hoey,  Lance Lopez,  Eric Gales, (pictured) and Quinn Sullivan – all guitarists were “Rockin’ The Blues” on tour in Europe in March 2018.

Pete caught up with the guys for an hour special at the London gig on 17 March, including tracks from their respective current albums.


Roger Inniss with Pete Feenstra

Sunday 8 April, 20:00 – ROGER INNISS (Tuesday 10 April, 21:00 repeat)

Currently touring with the Malone Sibun Band and Blues Caravan 2018, Roger Inniss is a virtuoso six string bass player, songwriter, producer, musical director and also curator/spokesman for the British Blues Exhibition, specialising in bass guitar.

His musical CV includes: Steve Gibbons Band, Climax Blues Band, Erja Lyytinen,  Ruby Turner, Jools Holland, Elkie Brooks, Errol Brown, Mick Taylor, Laurence Jones, John Verity, Ash Wilson, Joanne Shaw Taylor –  several Blues Caravan tours –  John O’Leary Sugarkane, Snowy White, Zoot Money,  Chaka Khan, Trevor Burton,  Sherman Robertson, Steve Arvey, Don Weller, Guy Barker … and now the Malone/Sibun band.

BLUES CARAVAN 2018 with Roger Inniss with Mike Zito/Bernard Allison/Vanja Sky
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 – Southampton, The Brook
Thursday, 19 April 2018 – Wolverhampton, Robin 2
Friday, 20 April 2018 – London, Borderline
Saturday, 21 April 2018 – Paris, Panpiper France
Sunday, 22 April 2018 – Exeter, Arts Center
Monday, 23 April 2018 – Worthing, Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 – Chislehurst, Beaverwood Club, BR7
Thursday, 26 April 2018 – Evesham, Iron Road
Friday, 27 April 2018 – Chorzow, Blues Festival, Poland
Saturday, 28 April 2018 – Hartlepool, Utd Supporters Club
Sunday, 29 April 2018 -Devizes, Long Street Blues Club

Jeff Rich

Sunday 1 April, 20:00 – JEFF RICH (Tuesday 3 April, 21:00 repeat)

Triple J features lifetime music industry veteran and drumming powerhouse Jeff Rich.  Jeff played in Status Quo between 1986 and 2000.  he’s also contributed to albums by Stretch, Climax Blues Band and Judie Tzuke.

He formed Triple J Trio in early 2015 with guitarist Jamie Godfrey  and the line-up also includes drummer David “Clem” Clements.

The band’s first full length album – released in January 2018 – is called ‘Chapter 1’ and reinforces Triple J’s power trio blues rock credentials.

In this hour special Pete chats to Jeff Rich about his career with tracks from Triple J’s album.


Kris Barras

Sunday 25 March, 20:00 – KRIS BARRAS (Tuesday 27 March, 21:00 repeat)

Kris Barras was voted in the Top 15 Blues Guitarists in the world poll by the readers of Music Radar/Total Guitar Magazine. He’s signed a multi-album deal to Provogue/Mascot Label Group and the album ‘The Divine & Dirty’ is released in March 2018.

In reviewing the album Pete Feenstra commented: “‘The Divine And Dirty’ ticks all the right boxes. It rocks hard on a coherent set of songs while drawing on several bluesy influences. The radio friendly hooks and bristling solo’s give the album its drive, and Barras’s fine vocal range adds fervour and passion.”

Kris will be touring with Beth Hart in the UK, 10 April-1 May.

Album review


Ken Hensley and Pete Feenstra

Sunday 18 March, 20:00 – KEN HENSLEY (Monday 19 March, 16:00; Thursday 22 March, 23:00 repeat)

On 30 March, via BMG, Ken Hensley releases a new compilation ‘Rare & Timeless’ consisting of new material, re-recordings and solo output.

This album has been compiled by Ken and gives a unique insight to his music, packaged with rare photos, lyrics, and his own liner notes.

He recently played a showcase gig in London at The Hospital Club when Pete Feenstra caught up with him for a chat.


LINKS

The Pete Feenstra Feature Archive (Index, including January-March 2018)
The Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Show
Pete Feenstra bio

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