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Gordon Bonham 

In Search of a Song: Gordon Bonham

From: ISOAS Media
Series: In Search of a Song with Jason Wilber
Length: 01:00:01

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Host Jason Wilber interviews guitarist and songwriter Gordon Bonham. Gordon is a founding member of The Ragin' Texans, the Cooler Kings, and has shared the Main Stage at the Chicago Blues Fest with Billy Boy Arnold and the late Sunny Land Slim. Bonham has also opened for such greats as Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Solomon Burke and B.B.King.

Bonham_prx_240x240_small GORDON BONHAM: BROADCAST  6 / 23 / 2012
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUBAIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM
Host  Jason Wilber interviews guitarist Gordon Bonham. Gordon Bonham brings together a mix of styles from the Mississippi Delta to the back alleys of Chicago, from big Texas shuffles to jumpin’ West Coast swing. After several years of tearing up the road, Bonham brings it all together in Indiana, the Crossroads of America.
Bonham has performed several times with the legendary Pinetop Perkins, most notably in Cleveland along with Robert Lockwood, Jr. as part of the grand opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He played off and on for ten years with the late Indianapolis blues mandolin man, “Yank” Rachell, as well as Chicago piano man Jimmy Walker. Gordon has worked three times with Bo Diddley as band leader and rang in the 2000 new year at the Slippery Noodle playing with Blues Brother Matt “Guitar” Murphy. Other notable gigs include a mini tour with “Ice Cream Man” John Brimm and sharing the Main Stage at the Chicago Blues Fest with Billy Boy Arnold and the late Sunny Land Slim. Bonham has also opened for such greats as Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Solomon Burke and B.B.King.
Locally, Bonham was a founding member of the critically acclaimed Cooler Kings, followed by the Gordon Bonham Blues Band. Their CD “Low Down and Blue” was chosen by David Lindquist of the Indianapolis Star as no.3 of the Top Ten Releases of 1999. He continues to be a host of the blues jam at the world famous Slippery Noodle Inn and appears every Monday with Indy’s favorite “all star band” Soul Bus.
With two European tours and a growing list of memorable gigs, the credentials continue to stack up, making Gordon Bonham’s music a must have for anyone who appreciates serious and soulful blues.

Topics discussed:   Gordon's early memories of music, and how he got into playing guitar with a group of friends, his introduction to the blues, and playing music in a college town, where blues, and wide ranges of music were accepted, and appreciated in many venues in the early eighties, about his song "Looks Like Trouble", versitile musicians they played with throughout the years in Indiana, and then about  Gordon's song Get Back Home, experiences and observations about playing music for many years. 

Musical selections include: 65 Highway, Soon in the Morning, Blue Lights Flashing, Looking for My Baby, Leaving Texas, Looks Like Trouble, Everything But You, Get Back Home.

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG.COM

Piece Description

GORDON BONHAM: BROADCAST  6 / 23 / 2012
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUBAIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM
Host  Jason Wilber interviews guitarist Gordon Bonham. Gordon Bonham brings together a mix of styles from the Mississippi Delta to the back alleys of Chicago, from big Texas shuffles to jumpin’ West Coast swing. After several years of tearing up the road, Bonham brings it all together in Indiana, the Crossroads of America.
Bonham has performed several times with the legendary Pinetop Perkins, most notably in Cleveland along with Robert Lockwood, Jr. as part of the grand opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He played off and on for ten years with the late Indianapolis blues mandolin man, “Yank” Rachell, as well as Chicago piano man Jimmy Walker. Gordon has worked three times with Bo Diddley as band leader and rang in the 2000 new year at the Slippery Noodle playing with Blues Brother Matt “Guitar” Murphy. Other notable gigs include a mini tour with “Ice Cream Man” John Brimm and sharing the Main Stage at the Chicago Blues Fest with Billy Boy Arnold and the late Sunny Land Slim. Bonham has also opened for such greats as Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Solomon Burke and B.B.King.
Locally, Bonham was a founding member of the critically acclaimed Cooler Kings, followed by the Gordon Bonham Blues Band. Their CD “Low Down and Blue” was chosen by David Lindquist of the Indianapolis Star as no.3 of the Top Ten Releases of 1999. He continues to be a host of the blues jam at the world famous Slippery Noodle Inn and appears every Monday with Indy’s favorite “all star band” Soul Bus.
With two European tours and a growing list of memorable gigs, the credentials continue to stack up, making Gordon Bonham’s music a must have for anyone who appreciates serious and soulful blues.

Topics discussed:   Gordon's early memories of music, and how he got into playing guitar with a group of friends, his introduction to the blues, and playing music in a college town, where blues, and wide ranges of music were accepted, and appreciated in many venues in the early eighties, about his song "Looks Like Trouble", versitile musicians they played with throughout the years in Indiana, and then about  Gordon's song Get Back Home, experiences and observations about playing music for many years. 

Musical selections include: 65 Highway, Soon in the Morning, Blue Lights Flashing, Looking for My Baby, Leaving Texas, Looks Like Trouble, Everything But You, Get Back Home.

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG.COM

Broadcast History

WFHB - Bloomington, Indiana
WNKU - Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area
WHEE - Martinsville, Virginia

Timing and Cues

Intro Billboard 00:00 - 00:59 / News Break (or guest intro with song) 00:59 - 05:59 / Music Bed0 5:59 : 06:29 / Segment A 06:29 - 18:59 / Music Bed 18:59 - 19:59 / Segment B 19:59 -38:59 / Music Bed 38:59 : 39:59 / Segment C 39:59 - 58:59 / Music Bed 58:59 - 59:59

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
65 Highway Gordon Bonham Soon In The Morning. Way Gone Records 2011 03:38
Soon in the Morning Gordon Bonham Soon in the Morning. Way Gone Records 2011 06:05
Looking for My Baby Gordon Bonham Soon In The Morning. Way Gone Records 2011 05:58
Looks Like Trouble Gordon Bonham Live Recording. Live Recording ISOAS 2012 03:38
Blue Lights Flashing Gordon Bonham Live Recording. Live Recording ISOAS 2012 03:22
Leaving Texas Gordon Bonham Low Down And Blue. Slippery Noodle Sound 1998 04:23
Everything But You Gordon Bonham Soon In The Morning. Way Gone Records 2011 04:49
Get Back Home Gordon Bonham Get Back Home. Way Gone Records 1998 03:18
Indian Summer (Theme Music) Jason Wilber Behind The Midway. Flat Earth 2000 :29
You Don't Know What You're Getting Into (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59
Northern Lights Seen Over Lewisberg Tennessee (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59
Your Destiny (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59

Additional Credits

Executive Producer - Rich Reardin
Host - Jason Wilber

Related Website

http://www.insearchofasong.com