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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 might not be able to listen again via our Mixcloud player.  Where possible, we have used an alternative inline player.

Shows are posted within five days of the last repeat broadcast.

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Gulf Coast Records

Sunday 25 October GULF COAST RECORDS (Tuesday 27 October 21:00 repeat)

Pete showcases the label that features artists such as MIKE ZITO, KAT RIGGINS, ALBERT CASTIGLIA amongst others.


Martin Barre

Sunday 18 October MARTIN BARRE (Monday 19 October 16:00, Thursday 22 October, 23:00 repeat)

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Graham Dee

Sunday 11 October GRAHAM DEE (Climax Blues Band (Tuesday 13  October, 16:00 repeat)

Pete chats to the frontman, vocalist and songwriter with Climax Blues Band plus tracks from the current album ‘Hands Of Time’.


Clive Edwards

Sunday 4 October CLIVE EDWARDS (Monday 5 October, 16:00 repeat)

Clive chats to Pete about Lionheart with tracks from the new album “The Reality Of Miracles”.

Reviewing the new album for Get Ready to ROCK! Jason Ritchie wrote: “Lionheart veer between the lighter end of metal and the heavier end of melodic rock/AOR, to great effect. This is one of 2020’s best releases and a sure fire contender for many a year end best of.

Clive has worked with Pat Travers, Bernie Marsden, Uli John Roth, UFO,  Pete Way Band and House Of X amongst others.


JD Simo and Pete Feenstra

Sunday 27 September JD SIMO (Tuesday 22 September, 21:00 repeat)

Tracks from the current self-titled album and all the background.


Jim Kirkpatrick

Sunday 20 September JIM KIRKPATRICK (Tuesday 22 September, 21:00 repeat)

Pete chats to Jim Kirkpatrick with tracks from the new album ‘Ballad Of A Prodigal Son’.


The Sharpeez

Sunday 13 September BILL MEAD (The Sharpeez) (Tuesday 15 September, 21:00 repeat)

Bill Mead is the founder member of The Sharpeez one of the hardest working, high energy rhythm blues-to-melodic rock bands.

Because of the coronavirus they had to put their new studio album and two major tours on hold, but managed to organise a new live ‘Live at Leo’s’ album on Black Frog Records as well as a live stream broadcast.

The album features Bill Mead on vocals/rhythm guitar, Loz Netto on guitar/bv’s, Clive Edwards drums and Steve Browning on bass.


Walter Trout

Sunday 6 September WALTER TROUT (Tuesday 8 September, 21:00 repeat)

Walter Trout chats about his new album ‘Ordinary Madness’.


Adrian Byron Burns

Sunday 30 August ADRIAN BYRON BURNS (Tuesday 1 September, 21:00 repeat)


Pete Brown

Sunday 23 August PETE BROWN (Monday 24 August, 16:00, Thursday 27 August, 23:00)

Pete chats to the legendary lyricist Pete Brown who started a writing partnership with Jack Bruce in 1966 which continued after Cream disbanded.


Mystic Records

Sunday 16 August MYSTIC 25

Pete celebrates the 25th anniversary of independent label Mystic Records with music from Roger Chapman, Ken Hensley, Sonja Kristina and more.


Lenny Zakatek

Sunday 9 August LENNY ZAKATEK (Monday 10 August, 16:00, Thursday  13 August, 23:00 repeat)

Pete chats to the singer about his new album and career, including the Alan Parsons Project.


Demon Records

Sunday 2 August DEMON RECORDS AT 40 (Monday 3 August, 16:00, Thursday  6 August, 23:00 repeat)

Pete celebrates the 40th anniversary of the reissue label.


Kim Simmonds

Sunday 26 July KIM SIMMONDS (Tuesday 28 July, 21:00 repeat)

The legendary Savoy Brown frontman with tracks from the forthcoming album ‘Ain’t Done Yet’ (Quarto Valley Records).


Ryk Mead

Sunday 19 July RYK MEAD (Tuesday 21 July, 21:00 repeat)

Pete chats to the blues guitarist with tracks from current album ‘Me & The Blues’.


Robin George

Sunday 12 July ROBIN GEORGE (Monday 13 July, 16:00, Thursday 16 July, 23:00 repeat)

Pete chats to the guitarist, songwriter, producer about his career with tracks from the new album ‘BitterSweet HeartBeat’.


Norman Beaker

Sunday 5 July NORMAN BEAKER (Tuesday 7 July, 21:00 repeat)

Recently inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame as: ‘A Legendary Blues Artist from England’ and an honorary member of the UKBlues Federation, Stockport based guitarist, singer songwriter and producer Norman Beaker is celebrating his 50th anniversary with a splendid album called Running Down The Clock.

He’s played and recorded with the likes of Victor Brox, Chris Farlowe, Graham Bond, Jack Bruce, Larry Garner, Van Morrison, Dick Heckstall Smith, Zoot Money, Paul Jones, Ruby Turner etc, and toured with American artists such as BB King, Jimmy Rogers, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Fenton Robinson, Chuck Berry, Carey Bell and , James Booker etc.


Johnny Warman

Sunday 28 June JOHNNY WARMAN (Monday 6 July, 16:00, Thursday 9 July, 23:00 repeat)

Johnny Warman’s first main band was Bearded Lady but it wasn’t until late 1977 that he caught the attention of Ringo Starr and his label.  The album that followed ‘Hour Glass’ failed to chart but in 1981 – signed to Elton John’s Rocket label – Warman’s album ‘Walking Into Mirrors’ achieved wider success.

Since this time, Warman has continued to write for other artists (including Starship and Asia) and contributed to Ringo Starr’s album in 1992.


LINKS

The Pete Feenstra Feature Archive (Index, including January – June 2020)
The Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Show
Pete Feenstra bio

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