13 June 2009

Johnny Cash in NZ

We speak to Brian Eno ahead of RNZ Concert's six part 'Composer Of The Week' series

Accurately dubbed 'the Queen of the Blues' Koko Taylor - who passed away at the age of 80 last week - was not only one of the last links to classic Chicago blues but she also rekindled the legacy of early blues women like Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, and Memphis Minnie.For Access All Areas Trevor Reekie talks to Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer about the life and times of a true musical legend.

Country husband/wife duo Buddy & Julie Miller have a new album - Nick Bollinger reviews it and has a chat to Buddy.

Her Make Believe Band met playing jazz, have a deep-seated love for country, and like to dip it all in sugary pop syrup. The kiwis have been living in London, they're home at the moment and drop by to play some tunes for us.

We speak to Hamburg-based New Zealand musician Jordan Reyne, whose new album resurrects the life of a pioneering West Coaster

Globetrotting Aucklanders The Checks are back home armed with their second record, we speak to them about their expanded sonic palette.

We speak to San Francisco punk stalwarts Flipper, ahead of their NZ dates this week

And at 4.10 pm When Johnny Came To Town: New Zealand's First Rock Concert.

Fifty years ago, New Zealand was getting its first taste of big time rock & roll, when a show headlined by Gene Vincent and Johnny Cash played at Auckland's Town Hall.Marty Duda looks back at this historic show, talking with performers, journalists and fans that were there.