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Ryan Bingham live session

Ryan Bingham recording at Radio New Zealand's Auckland studios

Ryan Bingham in our Auckland studios. Photo: Dru Faulkner

It's Nick Atkinson's last night at the helm of The Music Mix and he's signing off with an exclusive live session with Grammy and Oscar winning song-writer Ryan Bingham, best known for his work with T Bone Burnett on the film Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges. Settle in for the full uncut session.

Auckland - just another cowboy town...

After the sing-song with Bingham there's time for Nick to share one of his favourite stories from his five years producing music features for Radio New Zealand National. It's a dark and gloomy Friday night in Auckland city. There are countless gigs going down and our brave reporter ventures out to see how many shows he can get to in a single evening, all the while trying to find out if Auckland is just another gun-smoke type town?