Mulligan Stew Nov 25th 2017-Spirit of Canada – A Benefit for John Mann

5-7PM on CKUA RADIO (Mtn)
8-10PM (Pacific) on RoundHouse Radio 983 Vancouver

Sunday Nov 19th The friends and fans of John Mann gathered at The Commodore Ballroom for a music tribute to John and Spirit of the West.

For over 30 years they left their mark and became one of Canada’s most popular bands..even though they weren’t churning out pop hits.
They were a wicked combination of punk, folk, Celtic and roots.
Over the past number of years John Mann, lead singer and co-founder succumbed to early on-set Alzheimer’s. It robbed him of his memory but not his strength and drive.
It was my pleasure to host the evening, more like a traffic cop, as bodies were flying in and out.
Raising funds and paying honour to John (and Jill) his wonderful wife and love were there
Jim Cuddy
Sarah McLachlan
Alan Doyle
Vince Ditrich
Geoff Kelly
Tobin Frank
Barney Bentall
Dustin Bentall
Jim Byrnes
Colin James
Ed Robertson
BareNaked Ladies
Shari Ulrich
Sprit – The next generation
Kendel Carson
Spirit of the West
Daniel Lapp
Shaun Verreault
And musicians from Odds, BareNaked Ladies and Spirit of the West (and Next Gen)
The video is from my iphone at the side of the stage for the finale..
A rousing all-star cast version of Home for a Rest.
I swear it’s taken on a life of its own.

Alan “freaking” Doyle took all cast into the men’s Washroom at the Commodore and had them sing and play the song.
So coming soon is a single of the song and a video..I heard the music..its KILLER!!!!!!
You can HELP. A GoFundMe page has been set up in John Manns name.

Have you got some coin you can sent his way??
He needs care and that’s where the money is going.
Thank You


Mulligan Stew Nov 25 2017
you don’t know like i know Jim Byrnes Burning (vinyl)
Pharoah’s Kitchen Col. Bruce Hampton Pharoah’s Kitchen
On top of the World Imagine Dragon Night Visions
River takes the town The Wood Brothers One drop of truth
Top yourself The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely Coming UP – Sarah McLachlan.Jim Cuddy.Alan Doyle Spirit of Canada – For John Mann
Everybody knows Jim Byrnes Long hot summer days
Mulligan Stew Year 22 NEXT Sarah McLachlan
TD Mulligan – The Stew
Vince Ditrich (drums SOTW) Backstage at Spirit of Canada
If Venice is sinking Spirit of the West Faithlift
Barney Bentall Backstage at Spirit of Canada
The Miner Barney bentall The Drifter and the Preacher
Alan Doyle Backstage at Spirit of Canada
Canada Dry BareNaked Ladies Fake Nudes
Jim Cuddy Backstage at Spirit of Canada
Home for a rest Spirit of the West Save this House/Hit Parade
Mulligan Stew Year 22 tdm
Sarah McLachlan Backstage at Spirit of Canada
Building a Mystery Sarah McLachlan Bulding a Mystery
Jill Daum (John’s wife and soul mate) Backstage at Spirit of Canada
Thank you John Mann The Waiting Room Coming Up Paul Simon
So Beautiful. So What Paul Simon So Beautiful. So what
Pouring water on a drowning man Elvis Costello Original LP series
It’s all right The Impressions Best of
Mulligan Stew Year 22 NEXT = Stones, Pearl jam, Beatles
I cant quit you baby The Rolling Stones/Clapton Blue and Lonesome
The May Queen Robert Plant Carry Fire
Jockey full of bourbon John Hammond Wicked Grin
I’ve got a feeling (live) Pearl Jam Let’s Play 2
While my guitar gently weeps The Beatles White LP
Any Party Feist Pleasure
Situate yourself The harpooniist and the Axe Murderer apocalipstick