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Archive: The Pete Feenstra Feature (September – December 2016)

September – December 2016

Pete Feenstra with Simo

Sunday 18 December, 20:00 ROADSTARS (Simo)
Tuesday 20 December, 21:00 repeat

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Popa Chubby

Sunday 11 December, 20:00 POPA CHUBBY
Tuesday 13 December, 21:00 repeat
Pete chats to blues rock legend Popa Chubby with tracks from his new album ‘The Catfish’.

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Troy Redfern

Sunday 4 December, 20:00 TROY REDFERN
Tuesday 6 December, 21:00 repeat
Exclusive tracks from Troy’s forthcoming album ‘Love & War’, plus tracks that have inspired him.

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Dave Mason

Sunday 27 November, 20:00 DAVE MASON
The legendary guitarist who experienced early recognition with the band Traffic chats to Pete ahead of 2017 UK dates.

2017 UK Tour
Feb 23 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Feb 25 -Stevenage Arts Leisure Centre
Feb 27 – G Live, Guildford
Feb 28 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Mar 1 – The Alban Arena, St Albans
Mar 3 – London Union Chapel
Mar 5 – The Robin 2, Bilston
Mar 6 – The Apex, Bury Saint Edmunds
Mar 7 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff

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Thorbjorn Risager

Sunday 20 November, 20:00 THORBJORN RISAGER
Tuesday 22 November, 21:00 repeat

Pete chats to the Danish blues rocker ahead of his next album release in early-2017. Thorbjorn formed his band in 2003 and since that time he and the Black Tornado have been nominated for several European blues awards.

In 2014 they released their breakthrough album ‘Too Many Roads’ which – in addition to Europe – gained widespread attention in the USA. The band’s music is a heady mixture of soul, rhythm and blues and rock.

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Colin James

Sunday 13 November, 20:00 COLIN JAMES
Tuesday 15 November, 21:00 repeat

Pete chats to the Canadian blues/rock guitarist with tracks from the new album ‘Blue Highways’.

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Jon Herington

Sunday 6 November, 20:00 JON HERINGTON

Jon has been playing with Steely Dan for a decade or more and has released several solo albums, the latest of which is ‘Adult Entertainment’. In this hour special Jon chats to Pete about his music and current album.

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Sid Griffin

Sunday 30 October, 20:00 SID GRIFFIN

Sid Griffin is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist-mandolinist, bandleader, and author who lives in London UK.

He led the influential Long Ryders band in the 1980s, founded The Coal Porters group in the 1990s, has recorded several solo albums and is the author of volumes on Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons and Bluegrass music.

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Pete Feenstra with Malcolm Bruce

Sunday 23 October, 20:00 MALCOLM BRUCE
Pete chats to Jack Bruce’s son ahead of a special evening in London on Tuesday, 25 October.

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Beth Hart

Sunday 16 October, 20:00 BETH HART
(Tuesday 18 October, 21:00 repeat)

Beth Hart chats to Pete about her new album ‘Fire On The Floor’ released 14 October via Provogue/Mascot.

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Larry Miller and Derek White

The Pete Feenstra Feature: DEREK WHITE (Larry Miller Band)
Sunday 9 October 2016, 20:00 (Tuesday 11 October, 21:00 repeat)

Blues/rock guitarist Larry Miller suffered a stroke in August 2015 and is still recovering. Sadly he has been unable to play guitar since this time.

To raise funds and speed his full recovery, fellow musicians and fans have organised a special evening on Saturday 5 November. This will also coincide with the launch of a new compilation album featuring his work.

In this hour special Larry’s MD (and member of blues/rockers Storm Warning) Derek White chats about Larry’s music and the new release.

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Katie Bradley

The Pete Feenstra Feature: KATIE BRADLEY
Sunday 2 October 2016, 20:00 (Tuesday 4 October, 21:00 repeat)

Pete chats to blues vocalist/songwriter/harp player Katie Bradley who appeared at the Newark Blues Festival in September 2016 when she was nominated as Female Vocalist of the Year by the British Blues Awards.

Katie picked up the Blues harp at age 12 after listening to greats such as Little Walter and James Cotton and has never looked back.

She has toured extensively in Europe and the USA opening for acts as varied as Georgie Fame, Geno Washington and Suzanne Vega.

Katie has guested with many names on the British Blues Circuit including Ian Siegal, Chris Cocharan, Tom Attah, King David (Big Joe Louis) and shared the stage with the late and great Luther Allison.

Her debut album – ‘She’s Ready’ was released in 2012.

In this hour special she discusses her influences and chooses tracks that have inspired her over the years.

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Dennis Greaves

The Pete Feenstra Feature: DENNIS GREAVES
Sunday 25 September 2016, 20:00 (Tuesday 27 September, 21:00 repeat)

Nine Below Zero’s roots can be traced back to the punk era of 1977-78 when Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham formed Stan’s Blues Band. The newly-named Nine Below Zero signed to A&M Records in 1980 and released their first album ‘Live At The Marquee’.

By the time of their third album, in 1982, the band were not achieving the wider success hoped for. For the rest of the decade Dennis Greaves developed his soul/pop band The Truth producing two Top 20 singles in the UK and a Top 5 R&B hit in the US. Mark Feltham, with a high reputation as a harmonica player, concentrated on session work.

Nine Below Zero reconstituted for their 10th anniversary in 1990 with a sold-out gig at London’s Town & Country Club and there followed a period of touring with the likes of Sting, Eric Clapton and Brian May.

More recently the band – now with original drummer Mickey ‘Stix’ Burkey – toured with Brian Foxton and From The Jam.

The band’s latest album ’13 Shades Of Blue’ is released in September 2016 and the line-up is now augmented by a horn section.

Founder member/guitarist Dennis Greaves chats to Pete Feenstra about the band, with tracks from the new album.

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Julian Sas

The Pete Feenstra Feature: JULIAN SAS
Sunday 18 September 2016, 20:00 (Tuesday 20 September, 21:00 repeat)

In reviewing Julian Sas’ current album Pete opined: “(he) has matured enough to place greater emphasis on songs and guitar tones, over a variety of rock/blues, boogie, shuffles and slow blues. The album is underpinned by subtle dynamics that keep his essential riffing, picking and slide playing at the core of 11 tracks of masterful rock/blues.”

In this hour special, the Dutch guitarist picks some of his favourite artists/tracks as well as featuring tracks from ‘Coming Home’.

At the age of 13 he heard a Muddy Waters track for the first time. Four years later a 17-year-young Julian Sas attended a Rory Gallagher concert, that made an even more lasting impression. He decided to become a professional musician and has been on the road ever since, recording his first album in 1996 “Where Will It End!?”. Twenty years later, who knows? No time fast, that’s for sure.

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Pete Feenstra and Albert Castiglia

The Pete Feenstra Feature: ALBERT CASTIGLIA
Sunday 11 September 2016, 20:00 (Tuesday 13 September, 21:00 repeat)

Albert Castiglia’s latest album is produced by Mike Zito with whom he tours in the UK in September 2016.

Born in New York, Albert made his professional debut in 1990 with Miami Blues Authority, but truly hit the international radar after Junior Wells invited the young bluesman into his solo band for several world tours. After Well’s death in 1998 Albert worked with the great Atlanta vocalist Sandra Hall.

His own solo career began with 2002’s ‘Burn’, followed up by 2006’s ‘A Stones Throw’, ‘Keepin On’ (2010) and ‘Living The Dream’ (2012). In 2014, he released ‘Solid Ground’ on Ruf Records and his latest album for the label ‘Big Dog’ appeared in May 2016.

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