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Archive: The Pete Feenstra Feature (January – April 2017)

January – April 2017

Chantel McGregor and Pete Feenstra
CHANTEL McGREGOR, Sunday 30 April (Monday 1 May, 16:00 and Thursday 4 May, 23:00 GMT repeat)

Here at GRTR! we’ve been following Chantel’s progress and upward trajectory for several years. In the latest of his chats with Chantel, Pete discusses and plays tracks from the current album ‘Lose Control’.

Walter Trout and Pete Feenstra

WALTER TROUT, Sunday 23 April (Tuesday 25 April, 21:00 repeat)

Blues rock legend Walter is a regular special guest and Pete has lent his support over many years.

European Tour Dates (May 2017)

01 – Playhouse, Whitley Bay
03 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
04 – City Hall, Sheffield
05 – Engine Shed, Lincoln
06 – Parr Hall, Warrington
09 – The Waterfront, Norwich
10 – The Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa
12 – Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
13 – Stollwerck, Köln, Germany
14 – Jazzhaus, Freiburg, Germany

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Mike Zito and Pete Feenstra

MIKE ZITO, Sunday 16 April

Award winning guitarist and producer Mike Zito has taken the lead position in the genres of blues, roots and Americana. Inspired by artists spanning from Van Halen to Walter Trout and Delbert McClinton. Mike Zito is not only a performer these days, but has also produced albums for Samantha Fish as well as Fish’s group Girls With Guitars.

He was also a core member of the Blues Music Award winning Royal Southern Brotherhood supergroup. He’s currently touring world wide behind his current #1 billboard blues chart album’ Make Blues Not War’ on Ruf.

In this hour special, he chats to long-time supporter Pete Feenstra about the new album.

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Stevie Nimmo and Pete Feenstra

STEVIE NIMMO, Sunday 9 April

Stevie Nimmo’s current album ‘Sky Won’t Fall’ was voted ‘Best Blues Album’ of 2016 by the Get Ready to ROCK! Review team.

In this hour special, he chats to Pete about his music with tracks from the album.

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Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral

Sunday 2 April ZOE SCHWARZ/ROB KORAL (Blue Commotion)

Zoe Schwarz and Rob Koral have been working together for many years but it is only comparatively recently that they have developed the Blue Commotion concept, mixing Rob’s more rock-orientated approach with Zoe’s soulful vocals.

In this special Zoe and Rob chat to Pete about their music with tracks from the current album ‘This Is The Life I Choose’.

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Wille And The Bandits


The band are currently on tour in the UK and play Bearded Theory Festival at the end of May. They’ve announced a UK tour for October 2017.

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Matt Andersen

Sunday 19 March – MATT ANDERSEN

Award winning Canadian singer/songwriter chats to Pete ahead of a UK tour in May.

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Ian Anderson

Sunday 12 March, 20:00 IAN ANDERSON
Pete chats to the Jethro Tull founder, with tracks from his latest album.

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Paul Reed Smith

Sunday 5 March, 20:00 PAUL REED SMITH
Monday 6 March, 16:00 GMT and Thursday 9 March, 23:00 GMT

Pete chats to the legendary guitar maker, with tracks from his new album.

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Michael Katon

Sunday 26 February, 20:00 MICHAEL KATON
Pete chats to Michael about his new album, a tribute to Rory Gallagher.

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Pete Feenstra and Marcus Malone

Sun 19 February, 20:00 Marcus Malone

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UK dates

17 March – The Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury
01 April – The Exmouth Pavillion, Exmouth
07 April – The New Crawdaddy Club, Billericay
21 April – Boom Boom Club, Sutton
28 April – The Met, Bury
29 April – Saltburn Blues Club, Saltburn
09 June – The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempsted
10 June – The Meeting Rooms, Halifax

Alejandro Escovedo

Sun 12 February, 20:00 Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo released ‘Burn Something Beautiful’ in October 2016 via Fantasy Records, with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) as co-writers/producers.

Escovedo’s started out with The Nuns, San Francisco’s famed punk band but has had stints with Austin-based-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, and True Believers.

Escovedo’s first solo album ‘Gravity’ was released in 1992 and since then he has received several awards including the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006,

In this feature, Alejandro chats with Pete Feenstra who plays tracks from the current album.

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Danny Bowes of Thunder

Sunday 5 February, 20:00

Danny Bowes of THUNDER

The Thunder frontman chats about the new album ‘Rip It Up’.

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Eric Sardinas and Pete Feenstra


Sunday 29 January, 20:00 (Tuesday 31 January, 21:00 repeat)

Slide guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Sardinas picked up a guitar at age six. He was inspired by the energy of roots music from his mum’s soul, Motown, gospel, and early rock n’ roll collection. From his elder brother, classic rock was always being played. Sardinas reflects, “Music was always heard in the house. I woke up to, and fell asleep to it. Still do”. In his teens, he submerged himself in the Blues.

Since the late-90s’ Sardinas’ seven albums have displayed a distinct style that musically pushes the boundaries of rock and blues.

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Sunday 22 January, 20:00

A chance to hear again Pete’s chat (June 2014) ahead of Bernie’s appearance at Giants Of Rock.

Sunday 15 January, 20:00 Big Hitters (Tuesday 17 January, 21:00 repeat)

Pete plays 16 big hitters in the world of blues rock

Aaron Keylock and Pete Feenstra


Sunday 8 January, 20:00 (Tuesday 10 January, 21:00 repeat)

Pete chats to Aaron about his new album ‘Cut Against The Grain’ released on 20 January via Provogue Records.

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Sunday 1 January, 20:00 (Tuesday 3 January, 21:00 repeat)

Pete chats to Fran about her new album with Mike Burke ‘Midnight Call’. The album is launched on 7 January at The Brooks Blues Bar, The Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9LH.

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