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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.

STOP PRESS! Pete has been nominated in two categories in the 2018 UKBlues Awards.  More…

Latest shows

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), Quinn Sullivan

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


Recent shows

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.


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



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