Hello All and thank you for checking us out on The Stew.
Matt Quinn, lead singer, and songwriter for Mt Joy is our interview guest.
Mt Joy is an LA based band with strong Philadelphia roots.
Earlier this summer, they headlined an impromptu Livestream event on their social media featuring appearances from The Lumineers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Liz Vice, Houndmouth, and many more. They all raised more than $30K for MusiCares and Philabundance – a show of the band’s civic pride. mtjoyband.com.
Their second album is called Rearrange Us.
Rearrange Us was not just a popular breakthrough but an emotionally mature, philosophically expansive work produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse) that shows that Matt and Mt Joy are continuing to grow sonically and artistically. A growing reputation as a great live artist Mt Joy has toured with The Lumineers, Neko Case, and The Shins; they’ve played Bonnaroo, Newport, and Lollapalooza!
They loved playing in Canada…Matt remembers Toronto especially as being the first audience to love them from the first notes and that they were each given their ownroom in the hotel. Just like real people.
Enjoy the music and conversation. Great Fun. What a fine band.
As for the rest of Mulligan Stew ….
So much music to play..so many memorable songs..all neatly tucked into two hours of airtime.
Frazey Ford, Paul Butterfield, Steely Dan, Dave Mathews Band, Tom Waits, The Police and U2 Live, Harry Manx, Norah Jones, Feist, Imelda May, Amy Helm, Peter Gabriel, and Small Glories.
The 2 hours is dedicated to the life and memory of Abeg Kon of Chestermere.
Kinnie Starr just co-wrote the powerful single, THE BEST, with Amanda Rheaume and is looking into the future with hope!
2020 will see the release of her soundtrack for the award-winning Edge of the Knife directed by Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown and a follow-up podcast to Play Your Gender, the documentary film Kinnie released in 2016 on gender equity in the music industry.
September 4-5-6 Kinnie will co-headline with Buffy Ste Marie and Snotty Nose Rez Kids at 2RiversRemix, a live stream of Contemporary Indigenous Music
Normally it would have taken place in Lytton. BC but nothing is normal about 2020.
Kinnie and I talk about her thoughts on Nation Indigenous Day, her soundtrack for Edge of the Knife, and the 2RiversRemix event next weekend.
“But being in a room with Tami Neilson—whose voice is equal parts Patsy Cline, Mavis Staples and Etta James, and no, I’m not reaching for hyperbole here—is a reminder of the soul-shattering effect of the human voice at the height of its powers. I don’t get that reminder often enough; I’m not sure I could handle it emotionally if I did.”
The Neilson Family was part of the country scene in Canada. A young daughter Tami was shy and quiet. Not anymore.
She fell in love with a Kiwi and moved to NZ
Been there 10 years.
But she found her voice and direction.
Big voice driving a wicked mix of blues, soul, rockabilly, and country.
She was ready to take her latest album Chicka Boom on the road when the COVID-19 pandemic shut the music touring world down.
We found her at home In Auckland and open to talking about early family days in Canada, restarting her career in NZ, the challenges women face in country music, and the reaction to being a mother, a performer, and a feminist.
The Complete Zoom interview can be found on The Mulligan Stew Podcast