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Pop music is aspirin and the Blues are vitamins

16/10/2016

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Tune into Bush Radio via 89.5FM or online this Sunday (16 October 2016) at 8pm as we celebrate 20 years of Blues in the Bush with Dr Ian Bell.

With its roots firmly in African soil, yet germinating in a far continent in conditions of slavery and extreme hardship, the Blues has flowered and grown over generations to be the single greatest influence in modern popular music. Dr Bell (yes a real medical professional) has an extensive collection of rare blues albums and plays the music, as well as providing detailed information about the evolution of blues, the social and cultural contexts of the music, and information about individual tracks.

Since October 1996, a tasty two hours of the best of The Blues, along with something of its history, origin, development, sociology and biography, is prescribed every Sunday evening  as immunisation against the rest of the week!

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See you at the Barleycorn Music Festival 2014

05/03/2014

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This weekend (8 March 2014) you can catch the Annual Barleycorn Music Festival at the Maynardville Open Air Amphitheatre from 4pm.

This year the event will feature: Black South Easter, Hotel Iris, Mothercity Mojo, James Harvey and James Hall, Digby & the Lullaby and much more.

Tickets are R60 for adults (under 12’s enter for free) and are available at the venue or via the Barleycorn Music club.

CLICK HERE: Listen to the great radio ad – Voiced by Blues in the Bush host Dr Ian Bell

Some background on the Barleycorn Music Club:

Barleycorn’s principal function is to promote & present the best local, original music. Over the years, the Barleycorn has played a role in the musical careers of a number of now household names. David Kramer recorded his first album ‘Bakgat’ at the club in 1980 and others who’ve enjoyed our support include Amapondo, Flat Stanley, Freshly Ground, Steve Newman & Tony Cox amongst a very long list!

 

17 years later and the Blues keeps getting sweeter

13/10/2013

Congratulations to Dr Ian Bell for 17 years of the best specialist blues music show on the 89.5FM or onlineBlues in the Bush, Sundays from 8-10pm.

With its roots firmly in African soil, yet germinating in a far continent in conditions of slavery and extreme hardship, the Blues has flowered and grown over generations to be the single greatest influence in modern popular music. Dr Bell has an extensive collection of rare blues albums and plays the music, as well as providing detailed information about the evolution of blues, the social and cultural contexts of the music, and information about individual tracks.

Since October 1996, a tasty two hours of the best of the Blues, along with something of its history, origin, development, sociology and biography.

Check out our programme schedule for more specialist programmes (CLICK HERE)

16 years of playing the Blues

16/10/2012

Congratulations to Dr Ian Bell for 16 years of the best specialist blues music show on the 89.5FM or onlineBlues in the Bush, Sundays from 8-10pm.

With its roots firmly in African soil, yet germinating in a far continent in conditions of slavery and extreme hardship, the Blues has flowered and grown over generations to be the single greatest influence in modern popular music. Dr Bell has an extensive collection of rare blues albums and plays the music, as well as providing detailed information about the evolution of blues, the social and cultural contexts of the music, and information about individual tracks.

Since October 1996, a tasty two hours of the best of the Blues, along with something of its history, origin, development, sociology and biography.

Check out our programme schedule for more specialist programmes (CLICK HERE)


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