Mulligan Stew May 9th 2015 – Tony Dekker Interview

As a direct result of the spring Fundraiser…I’ve taken it upon myself to make up for all the talking we had to do..
The list below is as much music as I could slam into two hours of CKUA airtime.
Frankly, I think it’s a world’s record or something.
We really only stop once but when you hear who’s on the show I think you’ll understand.
It’s  Tony Dekker. lead singer, writer and driving force behind Great Lake Swimmers.
They have a beautiful new album called A Forest of Arms.
Its filled with hooks and memorable lines and songs you want to covet and keep close.
It also deals with very current social events, such as the proposed pipeline through some of Canada’s most pristine wilderness and First nations territories.
Three of the songs were recorded in the Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Ontario..
It’s a game breaker for this first rate that will take them all over the world
But first, they start their tour in Canada..with dates in Alberta
May 29th Edmonton Royal Albert Museum Theatre
May 30th  Calgary  Central United Church

The title, A Forest Of Arms, is taken from album track “The Great Bear,” a song inspired by a trip Dekker took to the northern rainforests of British Columbia in September 2013 with the World Wildlife Fund. It’s a pristine wilderness area that is under threat of being compromised by the construction of a pipeline, and Dekker and the group have been very vocal in their opposition to it. In a broader sense, the title is also a reference to the sense of community surrounding the Toronto-based band, as well as the band’s own growing families, exhibited in the songs “Something Like A Storm” and “Expecting You.”
Great Lake Swimmers consists of Tony Dekker on lead vocals and guitar, long time guitarist and banjo player Erik ArnesenMiranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals, Bret Higgins on upright bass and newcomer Joshua Van Tassel on drums. There are several special guest appearances on the album by Kevin Kane (Grapes Of Wrath) on 12-string electric guitar, as well as backing vocals on the song “A Bird Flew Inside The House.”
Here’s the western part of the tour

  • 5/25 Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
  • 5/26 Regina, SK @ The Excange
  • 5/27 Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre
  • 5/29 Edmonton, AB @ Royal Albert Museum Theatre
  • 5/30 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Music Festival
  • 5/31 Cranbrook, BC @ The Key City Theatre
  • 6/01 Nelson, BC @ Civic Theatre
  • 6/03 Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Hall
  • 6/04 Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre


Mother and Child Reunion (live) Paul Simon Live in NYC
come at me david wesley i am your man
i used to could mark knopfler privateering
boom bapa boom jimmy vaughn strange pleasure
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Spanish Harlem ben e king the songs of leiber stoller
young boy blues the honeydrippers Vol 1
there goes my baby ben e king best of
fun on a Saturday night the blasters fun on a Saturday night
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wish i had answered mavis staples your good fortune
someday los lobos and mavis staples box set
milk cow blues (live) eric clapton sessions @aol
This is Mulligan Stew Happy Mothers Day
your rocky spine great lake swimmers Ongiara
simple twist of fate levn helm midnight ramble sessions
low rising the swell season strict joy
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Tony Dekker Interview
with every departure great lake swimmers a forest of arms
Tony Dekker Interview
the great bear great lake swimmers a forest of arms
Tony Dekker Interview
something like a storm great lake swimmers a forest of arms
Tony Dekker Interview
what was going on through my head great lake swimmers from cover to cover
Tony Dekker Interview
shaking all over great lake swimmers a forest of arms
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Horse commanche Chadwick Stokes the horse commanche
fire on the bayou the meters anthology
keep a knockin little richard best of
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sooner than later ryna McMahan put me back together
spoonful howling wolf best of
woman got soul curtis mayfield and The Impressions The Impressions greatest hits
shrimp and grits tedeschi trucks band revelator