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Bernie Griffen, Kirsten Warner 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 Deputy Paul

Border Radio, May 3, 2020 Border Radio, May 3, 2020, 206.73 MB
Sun 3 May 2020

Kia Ora Amigos, more Rahui Radio... Brand new Reb Fountain, a couple of tracks each off the amazing Purple Mountains album and the brand new Drive By Truckers album called The Unravelling. Also brand new White Owl Red and Elijah Ocean. Old school Dolly Parton. Billy Stoner. Dwight Yoakam. Re-release Sarah Shook. Amazing Aotearoacan with The Eastern, AJ Bell & Emily Fairlight. Girls with two first names, Molly Ruth & Lillie Mae. Eastbound Jesus. Calexico. And heaps more of all that good stuff.

Border Radio with Kirsten Warner

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Sun 26 Apr 2020

Kirsten Warner pays tribute to Bill Withers, another American roots music great who passed away in the past couple of weeks. He was a great pop writer in the soul tradition.

Border radio with Deputy Paul

Border Radio, April 19, 2020 Border Radio, April 19, 2020, 203.46 MB
Sun 19 Apr 2020

Rahui radio ! Plenty of brand enw tunes including the new Bob Dylan 17 minuter, locals Kathy Bates Motel and Emily Fairlight. New gospel vibes from Dori Freeman and The Blue Hens. Brand stonking new Eastbound Jesus, Drive by Truckers, Slow Motion Cowboys and White Owl Red. Tickle in some Songhoy Blues, because I can, and fang out a bit of old school trad with Mike Ness and that one-off, forever favorite Good & Dead.  

Border Radio with Kirsten Warner

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Sun 12 Apr 2020

Kirsten marks the sad passing of American folk music legend John Prine, playing lots of his songs and songs by people he influenced. There was a presidential condolence from the president of the Republic of Ireland. Roseanne Cash quotes from John Prine's great song "Angel From Montgomery": "Just give me something I can hold onto."  A terrible loss. A lot of great music. He was dealt a rough hand by the Trump administration, passing away from complications of the coronavirus. Thanks for the decades of great songs. RIP.

Border Radio With Deputy Paul

Border Radio, 5th April, 2020 Border Radio, 5th April, 2020, 237.04 MB
Sun 5 Apr 2020

Rahui radio on a sunday night. Trying to keep it calm....nothing to noisy or twangy. just nice

Border Radio with Kirsten Warner

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Sun 29 Mar 2020

Kirsten plays her favourite tunes in the lockdown, wishing John Prine well who's struggling with the coronavirus.

Border Radio with Deputy Paul

Border Radio, March 22, 2020 Border Radio, March 22, 2020, 219.07 MB
Sun 22 Mar 2020

Trying to show some love to the folks who work in the live music world. Every track tonight recorded live with an audience. from Heart Attack Alley in the Lucha Lounge to Pat Green live at Billy Bob's Texas, James McMurtry in Dubllin, David Lindley in Tokyo, live Skynrd, ZZ Topp, Marlon Williams in the 95bFM lounge and Julia Jacklin live at Laneway. Take care folks x 

Border Radio presented by Kirsten Warner

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Sun 15 Mar 2020

Tamla Motown with a seasoning of blues, folk and country. Kirsten pays tribute to the passing of Roger Giles, stalwart of the Auckland folk scene for decades, generous friend to so many musicians, and determinedly himself on all occasions, blowing on his jug and adding to festival atmosphere wherever he went, he will be much missed.

Border Radio with Deputy Paul

Border Radio, March 8, 2020 Border Radio, March 8, 2020, 216.2 MB
Sun 8 Mar 2020

Swerving all over the place tonight with everything from Magic Factory to Lone Justice. Waylon & Johnny to Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Maria Dallas to Kathy Bates Motel, Sky Scraper Stan to Joe Pug. Yippee.

Border Radio, February 23, 2020

Border Radio with Deputy Paul Border Radio with Deputy Paul, 218.43 MB
Sun 23 Feb 2020

Fun show tonight with some Skynyrd ! But before that Kirsten interviews Jimmie Dale Gilmore ahead of his Auckland show with Butch Hancock, I play some brand new tunes from Tamaki Makaurau's Louisa Nicklin & Kathy Bates Motel, that gorgeous Strokes cover by Julia Jacklin, recorded live at Laneway and heaps more.