Met up with Bruce and Colin at the Vancouver Island music festival this summer in Courtney Comox. They had just finished recording Bruce’s 33rd album Bone on Bone. Produced by Colin Linden, Cockburn’s longtime collaborator, the album is built around the musicianship of Cockburn on guitar/vocals and the core accompaniment of bassist John Dymond and drummer Gary Craig. (Same guys who back Blackie and the Roadie Kings and all three members separately. Plus many others.) I couldn’t wait …Read More »
Amy Helm..one writer described her music as a blend of “part juke joint, part gospel revival, part rock and part Mardi Gras show. Her Father was Levon Helm Her Mother was singer Libby Titus Her Step Father is Donald Fagan. Any wonder why she’s in the music business? Actually, that’s where the interview starts..as I’ve discovered that children of artists usually want nothing to do with their parents’ careers. Anything but music. Not Amy, she jumped right in but …Read More »
I love/loved Steely Dan I could always count on Walter Becker and Donald Fagan to save a shift, a day, Hell even an entire music year. After those first two singles they became an ALBUM band. The kind of music collections that you wanted- no – needed to play top to bottom. And because I came from a jazz background I was seduced by their sidemen. The members of The Jazz Crusaders plus the best studio cats. The very …Read More »
Mulligan Stew September 2nd 2017-Huey Lewis-Robert Lamm-Colin James-Tom Cochrane-Ruth Pointer Interviews!
Every once in a while you get handed a “gift ” My gift this Summer was a series of concerts being presented by the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) With the help of their media office, I was able to interview Colin James Ruth Pointer – The Pointer Sisters Tom Cochrane Robert Lamm – Chicago Huey Lewis And so…I’ve been editing like mad to make all five interviews and their music fit into two hours of The Stew. …Read More »
Special guest interview for this Saturday is Grant Davidson – also known as Slow Leaves . Lives in Winnipeg.. The last album was called Beauty is so common. The new album is called Enough about me..and he’s produced himself. Each song sneaks up on you..just when you think you have a lock on the song..it veers into another rhythm and dimension. He’s a very very good writer..and his time is coming. Also we go back to Thanksgiving 1976 in SF at …Read More »