Mulligan Stew November 12th 2016- The Trews, Colin & John-Angus MacDonald Interview!

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As we finished this show it was revealed to the World that Leonard Cohen had died.
I had just finished interviewing The Trews backstage at Distrikt in Victoria at the start of their Time Capsule Tour across Canada.
The MacDonald Brothers Colin and John-Angus agreed sit down with us to talk about their musical and personal lives.
That’s what their new album Time Capsule is all about..the best of what they’ve given us over the last 12 years.
It wasn’t until after I’d talked to the brothers that we heard Leonard had died.
When I got home..and into the studio – I called Denise Donlon, my former boss at MuchMusic and Sony Records.
As such she had a number of meetings and issues with Leonard who was signed to Sony. That specific interview will run NEXT week.
This show had just a short thought from Denise on Leonard’s place in Canadian/Montreal culture.
Also included is  a clip of an interview with Adam Cohen, Leonard’s  Son, talking about living in his musical shadow.
My heart is heavy with the thought of losing Leonard’s brilliance.
What a glorious human being.
Our feature album is The Musical Mojo of Dr John/Celebrating Mac and his Music.
(The Mac is Mac Rebennack..the real Dr John)
Includes tracks from
Allen Toussaint
John Fogerty
Bruce Springsteen
The playlist – is  I hope – exactly what you want to heart on a Saturday Night!!
Remember to Breathe!!!

This week’s Stew will feature the usual choices tracks and artists you want on a Saturday night..(check out the playlist)
The feature interview will require  something we’ve never done before.
Thursday starts with  a drive to Victoria BC and a meeting with The Trews..from Nova Scotia.
Then a sit down interview with   Vocalist Colin MacDonald and his brother John-Angus MacDonald.


Finally they go on stage and I head straight for the studio to put things together and send the show off..
Playing with deadlines and limited technical skills.
We salute the career of The Trews in the last segment of Saturdays Stew.  Saturday they return to the historic Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver then a week or more in Alberta.
Canadian rockers THE TREWS are set to bring their incredible thirteen year history to life with a twenty-date TIME CAPSULE tour this November in support of their upcoming album Time Capsule.
The tour represents the start of a new era for the band as Time Capsule simultaneously looks back and forward to what they have accomplished since their debut in 2003, while formally beginning a new chapter . The tour will kick off on Thursday November 10 at Distrikt in Victoria, BC and wraps on December 16 at The Marquee in their home province of Halifax, NS. Tickets on sale  via


River Deep Mountain High Darlene Love Introducing Darlene Love
Crossroads John Mayer Battle Studies
Don’t look back Royal Southern Brotherhood Don’t look back
Little bit of red (acoustic) Serena Ryder Purely Acoustic
The Hurt Colin Linden Rich in Love
Something got a hold on me Etta James Best of Chess
Mulligan Stew Year 20 . Last segment – a salute to Leonard Cohen and The Trews backstage
Life (live) Allan Toussaint Musical MoJo of Dr John
Here we go again Ray Charles and Norah Jones Genius loves Company
I put a spell on you Annie Lennox Nostaligia
Just one Kiss The Devin Cuddy Band Kitchen Knife
Save me Aretha I never loved a man Coming UP – The Trews Backstage in Victoria
Crazy Love Ray Charles and Van Morrison Genius loves Company
R&R Talent show Son of Dave Shake a Bone
New Orleans (live) John Fogerty Musical MoJo of Dr John
Mulligan Stew for YOU playlist Trews coming UP
you belong to me bryan adams get up
devil’s load lee harvey osmond folk sinner
Bad timing (live) Blue Rodeo Live at Massey Hall
Small town (live) John Mellencamp Live at Town Hall
rough boys pete townshend Best of
Mulligan stew Year 20 TD Mulligan
stand by me ben e king Anthology
Right place. Wrong time Dr John with Bruce Springsteen Musical MoJo of Dr John
Welcome to The Stew Next – Remembering Leonard Cohen and The Trews
Denise Donlon & Adam Cohen Remembering Leonard Cohen
The Trews – Colin and John-Angus MacDonald
Ishmael and Maggie The Trews Time Capsule
The Trews – Colin and John-Angus MacDonald The Trews
Not ready to go The Trews Time Capsule
The Trews – Colin and John-Angus MacDonald Time Capsule
Highway of Heroes The Trews Time Capsule
The Trews – Colin and John-Angus MacDonald tour dates
Chinese Kites The Trews (Backstage acoustic)