Mulligan Stew December 6th – Andy Maize & The Sykdiggers Interview

PollockHeather_Skydiggers_Lounge-300ppi-8x102 The Skydiggers are headed to Calgary’s Ironwood Stage and Grill this Saturday, December 6th. The band recently released an expanded version of their Christmas CD Angel. Andy Maize of the band will join Terry .
Last year Skydiggers released an acclaimed EP of Christmas music entitled Angels. This year the renowned roots rock group have expanded that collection into a full LP of holiday tidings. The album is out today and is available to stream in its entirety now courtesy of Exclaim! Catch Skydiggers on tour across Canada this December.
Last year Skydiggers released an EP of Christmas music entitled Angels as part of their 25th anniversary celebration. This year they have expanded that collection into a full LP of holiday songs to be released onNovember 18. Available to stream in its entirety via Exclaim!, the album combines both traditional and popular songs that are joyous and at times melancholy. Adding to the five tracks released in 2013, the album now includes a John Jacob Niles’ arrangement of “I Wonder As I Wander”, traditional British carol “The Holly And The Ivy”, and “Minuit Chretiens”, the Placide Cappeau poem known in English as “O Holy Night”.  The set also includes a heartfelt acoustic version of “Where’s My Baby, Tonight?” as well as a new original “Remember Me”. Rounding out the LP is a special hidden track by Will Oldham featuring Peter Cash called “I See A Darkness”.
“In expanding the Angels Christmas EP into a full length album we realized that the most moving moments of the season are more than just expressions of glad tidings and comfort and joy,” says Skydigger Andy Maize. “That there are moments of melancholy, regret and truth that are in their own way as much a part of the Christmas experience as any joyous carol. And that Angels are with us throughout the year, and that with their guidance we are free to celebrate our quieter, more personal moments as well.”
For nearly 25 years Skydiggers’ friends and fans, returning home for the holidays, have been gathering the weekend before Christmas at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto to celebrate the season to the soundtrack of the band’s distinctive rootsy Christmas tunes, special guests and Skydiggers’ classics. And this year, along with releasing a full length Christmas album, Skydiggers are taking this seasonal celebration on the road.
A portion of the sales from Angels will be donated to The Unison Benevolent Fund. More details can be found at

  1. 2000 Miles
  2. I Wonder As I wander
  3. Remember Me
  4. Church Bells Ringing (Christmas in the City)
  5. Poor Little Jesus
  6. Christmas In Prison
  7. Where’s My Baby, Tonight?
  8. Minuit Chretiens
  9. The Holly and the Ivy
  10. Good King Wenceslas

I See A Darkness (hidden track)
Dec 1 – Kitchener, ON – Centre In The Square
Dec 5 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre * ##
Dec 6 – Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage & Grill ##
Dec 10 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Schoolhouse Stage
Dec 12 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre (Fourth Stage)
Dec 13 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre (Fourth Stage)
Dec 19 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Dec 20 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
* a portion of the proceeds donated to the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund
## these shows are an acoustic quartet (Andy Maize, Josh Finlayson, Jessy Bell Smith, Michael Johnston)

Don’t forget your hat Mark Knopfler Privateering
Survival Georgie Fame Cool Cat Blues
Indian Ocean Frazey Ford Indian Ocean
Host TDM playlist Coming UP Andy Maize / Skydiggers
Spoonful Howling Wolf Mojo-Chess Classics 2005
Ball the Wall Professor Longhair Blues Masters
Break NEXT Andy Maize/Skydiggers
Andy Maize Talks Skydigger Christmas release Angels Playing tonight at Ironwood in Calgary
2000 Miles Skydiggers Angels
Andy Maize Talks Skydigger Christmas release Angels Playing tonight at Ironwood in Calgary
Church Bells Ringing Skydiggers Angels
Andy Maize Talks Skydigger Christmas release Angels Playing tonight at Ironwood in Calgary
Bonnie Prince Billy skydiggers Angels
The Wheat Kings The Tragically Hip Fully Completely
Host TDM
Chicago Tom Waits bad as me
Break playlist Coming up Remembering Bobby Keyes
Pink Houses John Mellencamp Performs Trouble No More. Live at Town Hall
Chimes of Freedom Bruce Springsteen 4 track Vinyl 12″
Host TDM Coyote cafe
Can’t you hear me knockin The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
without words Ray Lamontagne The Fault in our Stars
Paris Texas Ry Cooder Music by Ry Cooder
Break playlist Coming Up Heavy Lennie
Masters of War Pearl Jam Benaroya Hall
Banjo Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
Poor Howard Robert Plant Lullaby & the Ceaseless Roar
To love Somebody Bobby Bazini (serena Ryder) Where I belong
September Fields Frazey Ford Indian Ocean
Paris Texas Ry Cooder Music by Ry Cooder