The Pete Feenstra Feature
Interviews and the Blues...
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.
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Sunday 25 August – SHANNA WATERSTOWN (Tuesday 27 August, 21:00 repeat)
Sunday 11 August – ZOOT MONEY (Tuesday 13 August, 21:00 repeat)
The legendary Zoot Money originally fronted The Big Roll Band in the early 1960s inspired by the likes of Ray Charles. Since that time, the Hammond organ player/vocalist has played on many blues sessions including work with Alexis Korner, Long John Baldry and Eric Burdon.
In thsi interview special he chats to Pete about his career and the current album ‘The Book Of Life… I’ve Read It’.
Sunday 4 August – DANNY BRYANT (Tuesday 6 August, 21:00 repeat)
Danny chats to Pete with tracks from the new album ‘Means Of Escape’, released in September via Jazzhaus.
STEVE “BERTIE” BURTON (Vincent Flatts Final Drive) – Sunday 28 July (Tuesday 30 July, 21:00 repeat)
Steve “Bertie” Burton was part of the NWOBHM in the 1980s fronting a band called Starfighters.
Most recently “Bertie” has fronted blues rockers Vincent Flatts Final Drive. Reviewing their gig in June 2019 Pete Feenstra wrote: “… from Birmingham, England, who tonight sound like the best Texas boogie band you ever heard…A Flatts gig is a glorious step back in time to an era when bands had personality and the musical chops to back it up.”
Described by Time Out as “Jack Daniels soaked, ZZ Top/Allman Brothers influenced, Confederate rock, boogie & blues”, Vincent Flatts take their name from the British motorcycle handlebars.
Their music is best described as American roots music, ranging from the New Orleans swamp of Little Feat and southern growl of Omar & The Howlers through to rockin’ Hank Williams, anthemic Lynyrd Skynyrd and of course West Texas Boogie.
Gig review (June 2019)
PAUL QUINN (The Cards) – Sunday 21 July
The Saxon founder member/guitarist chats to Pete about his new side-project “The Cards”.
UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL (Preview) – Sunday 14 July (Tuesday 16 July, 21:00 repeat)
This free festival takes place 18-21 July and features over 150 shows in several venues around the picturesque Worcestershire town of Upton-on-Severn.
JOOST DE LANGE – Sunday 7 July (Tuesday 9 July, 21:00 repeat)
Joost de Lange’s debut solo album came out in 2010 the all-instrumental ‘Outlaw’. This reflected Joost’s various influences including Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert and Rory Gallagher.
The Joost de Lange Band came together in 2014/15. This power trio – based in Belgium – play a mix of original material and songs by Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan etc. Since that time the band has released a live album (2017) recorded in Antwerp.
In March 2019 the band released their latest album. Reviewing for Get Ready to ROCK!, Pete Feenstra noted – ‘Lonesome Wolf’ is the kind of album that rock fans of a certain age will relish, while younger rock fans will surely be drawn to the bone crunching riffs.”
In this hour special Joost de Lange chats to Pete about the album with a selection of tracks.
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