16 Aug 2009

The Lonesome Buckwhips: Episode 3 - Live at the Gold Guitars

From The Lonesome Buckwhips, 12:00 pm on 16 August 2009
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Justin Gregory investigates the phenomenon that is country comedy band The Lonesome Buckwhips.

Episode 3 takes in The Lonesome Buckwhips' notorious performance at the Gold Guitars in Gore, and their confrontation with iconic Kiwi singer/songwriter Barry Saunders - an event that was to have a long-lasting effect on the band. Justin Gregory also investigates the circumstances around the arrest and imprisonment of the band's leader, Arty Buckwhip.

All music composed arranged and performed by The Lonesome Buckwhips (Arthur Meek, Miriama Ketu, Ben Hutchison and Gareth Williams) under special commission from RNZ. Originally broadcast in July 2009