This week, Terry takes a deep dive into the electric new album by Tedeschi Trucks Band. Derek Trucks tells Terry about everything that went into creating ‘Signs’, the fifth studio album from the twelve-piece blues group.
The podcast includes three tracks from the new record: “Hard Case,” “Shame,” and “They Don’t Shine.”
The Podcast interview with Derek Trucks took place a week ago.
This Friday the new Tedeschi Trucks Band Album Signs came out.
Hours later on Friday, band member and friend Kofi Burbridge’s repaired heart failed him.
Yet another friend of the band passed on.
Derek talks about recent losses and how it affected the band, their lives and their music.
This Podcast is dedicated to the life and legacy of Kofi Burbridge.
Here what I think sets Tedeschi Trucks apart from most other artists. Most bands and solo artists have NO idea who came before them. If you asked 10 bands who Delaney and Bonnie were or what role Mad Dogs and Englishmen played in rock history, I’m willing to bet very few would know the answers. In his response to one of my questions about being a 12 piece band, Derek mentioned that they were simply carrying on the large group flag that those previous bands had stuck in the sand.
But both bands were totally honest and passionate about how great music should be played and how it should sound. Call and response between voices and players. Writing about things that mattered to them. Social injustices. Movements needing support. The Allmann were like that. The Dead as well.
They believe and I believe it’s imperative that the flame those early artists lit so many years ago should be kept burning. Tedeschi Trucks Band Signs does all of that. And more.
Tedeschi Trucks Band will celebrate the album’s release with a performance at The Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 20th.
The special one-night performance follows a string of multi-night residencies at the Chicago Theater, Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the Saenger Theater in New Orleans and the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. – and marks the band’s first return to New York after their sold-out, six-night residency at the Beacon Theatre in October, which has become a highly-anticipated fall tradition for the band.
Tedeschi Trucks Band will continue to tour through 2019, including a spring run of shows in Europe, a return to the west coast, and their 5th annual Wheels of Soul tour this summer featuring special guests Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope
First hour of Mulligan Stew has songs with Cold in or around them.
Cold Shot – stevie ray Vaughn
Prairie Wind – Neil Young
Cold Cold Cold – Tom Waits
Cold irons Bound – Bob Dylan
Cold Cold Heart – Norah Jones
Cold Cold Cold – Little Feat
You have placed a “chill” in my heart – Annie Lennox Live
Cold Cold Wind – Jim Cuddy
Cold Sweat – James Brown
Celebrate the cold…on Mulligan Stew
Rocking Roy Forbes has a great show Sundays at 1 Mtn. High Noon Pacific. On CKUA Radio. Roy’s Record Room. He’s playing 22 records – all early rock and roll. All 78’s. I thought I’d find out what and why. So I called him. And followed with little Richards greatest song everrrrrrr
FYI – this week’s Mulligan Stew Podcast is Dan Mangan
Friday – Edmonton
Saturday – Calgary
Sunday – Lethbridge
Also… Next week our guest is Derek Trucks about the new Tedeschi Trucks Album
Fresh off his recent JUNO nomination, singer-songwriter Dan Mangan joins Terry for a chat about his new career direction. The pair discusses audience reaction to his new album ‘More or Less’, his recent turn scoring films, and how time has changed his relationship with his early hit songs. The podcast features two tracks from Dan’s new record ‘More or Less’.
2019 Victoria Whisky Festival and Awards – Year 14
“This year’s Victoria Whisky Festival occurred just as Canadian officials were conducting prohibition-style raids, confiscating whisky bottles in bars in Vancouver and Victoria.
Beyond this, however, the festival features top-level whiskeys and master classes, and serves as a focal point for the latest revival of Canadian whiskies from large and smaller independent operations alike now gaining momentum.”
Forbes Magazine ( 10 Whisky Festivals that you have to go to if you love whisky)
This special is another journey of discovery for me.
Growing up I had no idea that whisky even existed and now I’m trying to discover what makes whisky such a favorite to millions of people worldwide.
It helps that there are no dog whiskeys in Victoria. Quite simply they showcase some of the very best whiskeys ever made.
Canada is right in the middle of the whisky boom. They have retaken their place in the whisky world after years of so-so releases.
A number of our guests are directly responsible for bringing back Canadian Whisky to World-class levels.
My thanks to Heather Leary for her support with this project.
Dr Don Livermore
Our pal Corey Wood recorded all of the interviews and bottle shots As seen below:
Iain Hooey is a founder and organizer of the Victoria Whisky Festival.
Davin de Kergommeaux
Davin is Chairman of the Judges for the Canadian Whisky Awards and author of Canadian Whisky: The New Portable Expert. A certified Malt Maniac he has been writing and talking about whisky for over two decades.
J.P. Wiser’s Master Blender Don Livermore has an MS and Ph.D in Brewing and Distilling from Edinburgh’s Heriot Watt University. Don’s whiskies received numerous medals at the Canadian Whisky Awards and J.P. Wiser’s was awarded Distillery of the Year
Master Distiller John Hall founded Forty Creek Distillery, pioneered Canadian Whisky’s return to prominence in the United States and Canada. Hall was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Whisky Awards in 2015.
Tish Harcus is brand ambassador for Canadian Club, marking 30 years of bringing this whisky to the world. Canadian Club was a finalist for Canadian Whisky of the Year – their 41-year-old received the award for best Connoisseur Whisky Domestic at Canadian Whisky Awards. They also took home several medals.
Allisa HenleyDistiller – Sazerac Tennessee
Sazerac owns Buffalo Trace and Barton 1792 in Kentucky
Just a few years ago Henley was employed as distiller at the George Dickel Distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee, a facility still capable of making more than two million proof gallons of whiskey each year.
But in 2015, Allisa accepted a position at a new distillery in northeastern Tennessee, built to make Popcorn Sutton’s whiskey.
There, Henley and partner John Lunn made distillate according to a recipe developed by legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, essentially a bourbon mash bill (corn, rye, malt) augmented with sugar.
No name yet for this new label but expectations are high.
Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón talks to Terry about his new Golden Globe-winning film Roma. The film offers a very personal take on Alfonso’s upbringing in Mexico City and is centered on a young indigenous woman named Cleo who works as a maid for Alfonso’s middle-class family. The director, writer, producer, and editor talks about the inception of the film, and why he absolutely had to tell the story, following his success with blockbusters like Gravity and Children of Men.
How personal was this journey? Alfonso directed, wrote the screenplay, was the cinematographer, and the co-editor. It’s meant as an apology to Cleo and every one of the family household staff.
Photo by Carlos Somonte
(L to R) Marco Graf as Pepe, Daniela Demesa as Sofi, Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marina De Tavira as Sofia, Diego Cortina Autrey as Toño, Carlos Peralta Jacobson as Paco in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
Photo by Carlos Somonte