Chris Armour Quartet Album Launch: Tele-Porter

 

Drawing from the deep well of American roots music, the Chris Armour Quartet offer up a dynamic and incendiary instrumental album of vintage sounding electric blues. Featured on the album is an enviable cast of familiar faces in Richard Te One (drums), Andrew Clouston (sax), Steve Moodie (bass) and Dayle Jellyman (piano).

International blues journalist Tom Hyslop said “This is a terrific album by a killer band. Great grooves, imagination, touch, taste, and tone abound.”

Live, unfiltered and exuberant. Tele-Porter is the Blues.

Available for purchase on Bandcamp: https://chrisarmour.bandcamp.com

In late 2013, Chris had his prized Telecaster stolen after a night of gigging. News of his misfortune made it all the way to Boston, Massachusetts and soon after Chris received an impossibly generous gift from an acclaimed blues musician; a guitar with an uncanny likeness to his stolen Telecaster, emblazoned with the custom decal ‘Tele-Porter’. It was with this guitar that Chris wrote and recorded an album which teleports the listener to an era when great records captured the spontaneity and energy of passionate, live performances.

Album Release Party: September 15th at The Third Eye Tuatara Brewery.
$10 entry, doors from 6pm, music from 7pm.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/chrisarmourmusic/

Credits to: Miklin Halstead, who engineered the mixing and mastering of the album at his studio The Stolen Cabasa. Album cover photography by Michelle McRae, design by Nick Lissette.

Frank Meyer 16/11/1941 – 25/05/2017

Frank (Frankie) Meyer 16/11/1941 – 25/05/2017

Frankie was a kind, funny, and loving friend to many. He was a music lover and a very cool dancer. Frank and his partner Sue were on the blues club committee for many years and they contributed a positive presence. We will miss you Frankie, rest in peace and know that you were well loved.

Frank (Frankie) Meyer 16/11/1941 – 25/05/2017

Capital Blues Radio March 2017

This month’s show includes tracks from the new Rolling Stones album ‘Blue and Lonesome’, Lowell Fulson, the Strait Shooters, Mike Garner, Vintage Trouble, Bonnie Raitt, Kniki & Mike Beale and Ray Charles. The featured album is Eric Clapton’s latest album ‘I Still Do’ – some great blues songs on that!

Blues Roots n Boogie is broadcast monthly on Monday evenings at 8.30pm on Access Radio. 783 KHz AM or streamed live on accessradio.org.nz.
Your host is Del Thomas. Del is on the committee of Capital Blues Inc and hails originally from Scotland. http://capitalblues.co.nz/

Capital Blues Radio February 2017

This month’s broadcast features blues music from Wellington and abroad plus news from the Wellington blues scene.
1. Rolling Stones
2. Butterfield Blues Band
3. Rory Gallagher
4. Devon Allman
5. Strait Shooters
6. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
7. Jake Stokes
8. Mavis Staples
9. Marg Layton
10. Darren Watson
11. Mike Garner and Lightning Red.

Blues Roots n Boogie is broadcast monthly on Monday evenings at 8.30pm on Access Radio. 783 KHz AM or streamed live on accessradio.org.nz.
Your host is Del Thomas. Del is on the committee of Capital Blues Inc and hails originally from Scotland.
http://capitalblues.co.nz/

Capital Blues Radio Show July 2016

Featuring music from BB King and Eric Clapton, Wellington Heads, Al Whitham, Hans Theesink, Carol Bean, Otis Rush, and Blues Buffet, plus news from the Wellington blues scene.

1. Help The Poor by BB King and Eric Clapton
2. Nothing Wrong by Wellington Heads
3. Woman I Love by Al Witham
4. 29 Ways by Hans Theesink
5. Crossing The Dirty River by Carol Bean
6. I Can’t Quit You, Baby by Otis Rush
7. Play for a Living by Blues Buffet
Blues Roots n Boogie is broadcast each Monday evening at 8.30pm on Access Radio. 783 KHz AM or streamed live on accessradio.org.nz
Your host is Del Thomas. Del is one of the club’s hard working committee members and hails originally from Scotland.

Capital Blues Radio Show June 2016

This month we feature music from Mavis Staples, Midge Marsden, Paddy Burgin & The Wooden Box Band, Elmore James, Al Whitham, The Coalrangers, Dave Murphy and Del Thomas, as well as local Wellington blues scene news.


1. Down in Mississippi by Mavis Staples
2. Waiting For Rain by Midge Marsden
3. Gentle Landings by Paddy Burgin & The Wooden Box Band
4. The Sky is Crying by Elmore James
5. That’s Alright by Al Whitham
6. Positive Blues by The Coalrangers
7. Cigarette Machine by Dave Murphy
8. Mixed Signals by Del Thomas

Blues Roots n Boogie is broadcast each Monday evening at 8.30pm on Access Radio. 783 KHz AM or streamed live on accessradio.org.nz.

Your host is Del Thomas. Del is one of the club’s hard working committee members and hails originally from Scotland.

Capital Blues Radio Show May 2016

Featuring blues and roots music from Albert King, Emma Davey, Billy Gibbons and the BFGs, Dirt Box Charlie, Seasick Steve, Cat Stevens, and Mississippi Mud Steppers, with your host Del Thomas.

1. Crosscut Saw by Albert King
2. Damaged Man by Emma Davey
3. Quiero Mas Dinero by Billy Gibbons and the BFGs
4. Shuffle Me baby by Dirt Box Charlie
5. I Started Out with Nothin and I Still Got Most of It Left by Seasick Steve
6. You Are My Sunshine by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
7. Jackson Stomp by Mississippi Mud Steppers

Blues Roots n Boogie is broadcast each Monday evening at 8.30pm on Access Radio. 783 KHz AM or streamed live on accessradio.org.nz. Your host is Del Thomas. Del is one of the club’s hard working committee members and hails originally from Scotland.

Blues Roots n Boogie is broadcast each Monday evening at 8.30pm on Access Radio. 783 KHz AM or streamed live on accessradio.org.nz

Capital Blues Radio Show 11 April 2016

Featuring music and interview with Chris Cain during his tour of New Zealand as well as music by Albert King and Gary Clark Jr. with your host, Del Thomas.

1. Whole Lot of Lovin by Chris Cain
2. Chris Cain Interview
3. She’s a Real Heart Breaker by Chris Cain
4. Chris Cain Interview
5. Bad Luck Blues by Albert King
6. The Story of Boy Slim by Gary Clark Jr.

Blues Roots n Boogie is broadcast each Monday evening at 8.30pm on Access Radio. 783 KHz AM or steamed live on accessradio.org.nz

Your host is Del Thomas. Del is one of the club’s hard working committee members and hails originally from Scotland.

Capital Blues Radio Show 14 March 2016

Listen to music from Wellington Heads new album Southern Night Sky, Chris Cain, early Fleetwood Mac (Mick Fleetwood is playing here in a couple of weeks) BB King and Vintage Trouble.

1. Southern Night Sky by Wellington Heads
2. Rockin’ Horse by Del Thomas
3. So Excited by Chris Cain
4. Have You Ever Loved A Woman by Freddie King
5. Stop Messin’ Around by Fleetwood Mac
6. Better Not Look Down by BB King
7. Nancy Lee by Vintage Trouble

Blues Roots n Boogie is broadcast each Monday evening at 8.30pm on Access Radio. 783 KHz AM or steamed live on accessradio.org.nz

Your host is Del Thomas. Del is one of the club’s hard working committee members and hails originally from Scotland.