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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: RAY FULLER – Sunday 30 June  (Tuesday 2 July, 21:00 repeat)

Latest shows

Wily Bo Walker

Sunday 23 June WILY BO WALKER (Tuesday 25 June, 21:00 repeat)

Pete chats to Wily Bo Walker about his new album ‘The Roads We Ride’.

In his review for Get Ready to ROCK! Pete wrote: “‘The Roads We Ride’ may draw on familiar cinematic themes for its narratives, but a combination of Walker’s evocative phrasing, Brayshaw’s steely licks and Karena K’s ethereal bv’s make for unique musical imprint that marks out this album as special.”

Photo: John Bull/Rockrpix

Pearl Handled Revolver

Sunday 16 June PEARL HANDLED REVOLVER (Tuesday 18 June, 21:00 repeat)

Pete chats to the band about their latest album ‘Fantasy Reigns’.

Balkun Brothers with Pete Feenstra

Sunday 2 June BALKUN BROTHERS (Tuesday 4 June, 21:00 repeat)

After coming onto the music scene with their powerful brand of psychedelic rock n’roll, Balkun Brothers are creating a style of music all their own in the USA and worldwide.

Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick “The Hammer” Balkun (drums/vocals) are gaining followers across the world, becoming known for their high-energy live shows. Balkun Brothers bring a fresh mixture of funk, rock, blues, and intense improvisation that has been impressing crowds from Paris to Amsterdam to New York City.

Balkun Brothers have been featured alongside acts such as Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Iggy Pop, Gogol Bordello, Vapors of Morphine, Motley Crüe, Slayer, George Lynch, Dub Trio, Eric Sardinas, Dopapod, James Cotton, and many more.

The Balkun Brothers return to their rock and blues roots on the power duo’s latest album, The Sun Studio Sessions. The brothers pay tribute to their musical forefathers with ten raw and honest songs ranging from fast, up-tempo rock anthems to dirty, sweat-covered, backwoods delta blues.

Brent Hutchinson

Sunday 26 May BRENT HUTCHINSON (Tuesday 28 May, 21:00 repeat)

With tracks from the new EP ‘Blue’.

Sunday 19 May GLITTER MACHINE (John McKeown )

In his review of the Glitter Machine album ‘Hanging Out For Fame’ Pete Feenstra wrote:

“Glitter Machine is an art rock band that embraces a wide range of musical influences from hard rock, new wave, electronica and gothic-rock to psychedelia and eerie soundscapes, all of which serve to give their music an edge in a homogeneous landscape.”

In this hour special he explores the band’s music with vocalist John McKeown including tracks from the album.


Sunday 12 May CATFISH (Tuesday 14 May, 21:00 repeat)

Sussex-based Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with guitarist/vocalist Matt Long, and keyboard player Paul Long.

Their album Broken Man was voted album of the year for 2017 by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association. Their third album, Burning Bridges, was released on 7 May 2019.

In this hour special Pete chats to Matt and Paul with tracks from ‘Burning Bridges’.

Kyla Brox and Pete Feenstra

Sunday 5 May KYLA BROX (Tuesday 7 May, 21:00 repeat)

Winner of the 2018 UK Blues Challenge, Kyla represented the UK in Memphis at the 2019 International Blues Challenge, as well as the European event in the Azores.

The UK Blues Federation made Kyla an official Ambassador of UK Blues in 2016 and she is one of only three British singers included in the 50 Women of the Blues Spotify playlist.

Daughter of cult blues figure, Victor Brox, the Mancunian vocalist began her career as a teenager in her father’s band.

She chats to Pete about her music with tracks from the new album ‘Pain & Glory’.

Keith Howe

Sunday 21 April KEITH HOWE

Reviewing for Pete described  ‘That’s The Vibe’ as “a beguiling rock-blues album shot through with enough substance and flair to mark Keith Howe out as a solo artist on the rise. ”  We hear more from the album, and Keith, in this hour special.

Paul Williams


Pete pays tribute to the singer who worked with Zoot Money, John Mayall, Juicy Lucy, Allan Holdsworth amongst many others.  He died on 1 March this year.

The show includes many highlights from a career that spanned over 50 years.

Gwyn Ashton

Sunday 7 April GWYN ASHTON (Tuesday 9 April, 21:00 repeat)

With exclusive tracks from the new album ‘Sonic Blues Preachers’ Gwyn Ashton chats to Pete about his music.


The Pete Feenstra Feature Archive (Index, including January-March 2019)
The Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Show
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