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Border Radio with Bernie & Paul

Bernie Griffen or Deputy Paul bring you a piece of American Country and Blues each week. Border Radio... it’s the tear in your beer, it’s the whisky grit, it’s Border Radio.

Border Radio with Bernie Griffen

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Sun 21 Jul 2019

Interviewing Albi and the Wolves on the eve of the release of their first album. They played a couple of tunes and expressed themselves with humour and harmony. The album is released on Friday 26th July. Their first show in Auckland will be at the Americana Fest in September. 

Border Radio With Bernie Griffen

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Sat 6 Jul 2019

A smattering of Cowpunk mixed with Bob Dylan covers. Filthy talk from Holly Golightly!

Border Radio: June 23, 2019

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Sun 23 Jun 2019

Border Radio Plays Voodoo . RIP Dr John

Border Radio with Deputy Paul

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Sun 16 Jun 2019

Plenty of variety on the show this week, starts off with some oldies, JJ Cale, Michelle Shocked & Dwight Yoakam. Then into The Hacks, White Owl Red and Sleepy Eyes Nelson. Some interesting quite sleazy blues from Israel with Noya Sol, the fantastically dark and lonely Doc Feldman and The LD50 and a cool band called Late Night TV. Went for a rummage through station vinyl and found a Lone Justice LP and a Jason & The Scorchers EP - and unfortunately played them. Some parts of the '80's have not travelled well in this genre! Meanwhile back in the present century, locals Kendal Ellise & Emily Fairlight. A pretty groovy outing in spanish with Gatomajodo. Some Old '97's, Johnny Miles and The Kilometres , Slow Motion Cowboys then back into the station vinyl for The Triffids(!), live recordings of Marlon, Townes and Social Distirtion before returning to the station vinyl which redeemed itself with the very interesting Warumpi Band from Northern Territory Australia. There's more too of course.

Border Radio with Deputy Paul

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Sun 9 Jun 2019

Pretty casual approach this week, no rhyme or reason just The Budrows, The Weakerthans, 4 Gun Ridge, The Heavy Horses. Barry Saunders and Delaney Davidson, Kendal Ellise, The Echo Oh's, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Little Feat and a heap more including a test pilot for a show that's all double-barrelled first names, Emmy Lou Harris, Mary Lou Lord and Jessica Lee Wilkes...listen to this space.

Border Radio With Deputy Paul

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Sun 2 Jun 2019

A show with a vibe centred around a chat with Adam McGrath of the Eastern. Townes, Bob Dylan, Son Volt, Anna Tivel for some folkyness. Then new tunes from The Felons, Bohannons, Mary Battiata & Cory Brannan. A big chat with Adam about his current tour and show at the Tuning Fork on June 8th, and playing a bit of Upper Hutt Posse in his honour. ( That ain't no Hank WIlliams song ! ) And then tapering off with Some crazy old 70's rednecks, back on the protest vibe Billy Bragg and Wilco and heaps more in between.

Border Radio with Deputy Paul

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Sun 26 May 2019

The Aotearoa Americana show for NZ Music Month, wallowing in the glory of it all. Not surprisingly featuring Marlon Williams, The Warratahs, Delaney Davidson, The Eastern, Reb Fountain, Kendall Elise, The Broadsides, Bernie Griffen and The Grifters & The Vietnam War among others. A little more surprisingly perhaps, sneaking in that quaint Hallelejah Picassos version of Who do you love?, Some Chills & Street Chant's epic NZ folk song of despair, Pedestrian Suppport League. 

Boder Radio with Deputy Paul

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Sun 19 May 2019

Show starts with a few old and familiar tunes from REM, The Hangdogs, Pixies doing Neil Young kind of thing, then dips into plenty of brand new tunes mainly from out of South Carolina thanks to a sampler I found on-line. Cool bands like Kid Trails, She Returns from War and Slow Motion Cowboys. Then disaster strikes!! An attempt to get fruity with the '70's vibe goes awry about halfway through the show - but stick in there 'cos it comes back with more new tunes from the likes of Late Night TV some lovely local stuff from Kendall Elise and Emily Fairlight, a Lone Justice blast from the past and Star Anna who I haven't played for a while. SO yeah, nice show with a messy interlude. Aroha mai !

Border Radio with Deputy Paul

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Sun 12 May 2019

From 1970 - 2019, Papakura to Arizona. Classics and brand new tunes from right next door and far away. A handful of tunes off Kendall Elise's brand new 'Red Earth'. Also featuring our new buddies in Phoenix, The Felons and Shadowcaster.  Classic Neil Young, brand new Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders, Norah Jones doing Hank Williams, Miley Cyrus doing Dolly, desert psych from Dirtwire, a little darkness from The Walking Dead Soundtrack and even some surprises from Voom and Talking Heads. Because we can.