Mulligan Stew July 16th 2022- Interview with directors of amazing Documentary,Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen. A Journey – A song


It’s not just a story of the life and career of Leonard Cohen.  It’s unique in that the film follows the life of his song,  Hallelujah.

Leonard wrote 130-150 verses for the song. Took him years and years. Then when he released Hallelujah on the album  Various Positions, his label in the USA,  Columbia Records, refused to release it.  It never got played and was forgotten…until John Cale recorded it for the tribute album I’m Your Fan and it began a life of its own. Now, it’s legendary.

Hallelujah started as a spiritual journey and with various Leonard rewrites, went on to become a secular and sexy anthem.

Hallelujah took Leonard Cohen to audiences all over the World and into the soundtrack of “Shrek”.

The film is released this Friday in the USA and I’ve heard it opens across Canada very shortly.

This is smashing filmmaking and epic storytelling.

The directors are Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine and they are my guests on Saturdays Stew

The complete interview can be heard on the Mulligan Stew Podcast right after The Stew is done.

The video of the interview can be seen on our YouTube Channel

As for the playlist, It starts with Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, and Jackson Browne jamming on Dylan’s Highway 61..

Aretha Live, U2 salute Billie Holiday, Beatles, Randy Newman,

We remember Bob Babbitt, an amazing bassist for Motown, who died July 16, 2012. Have a listen to his work on

Stevie Wonder – Sign, Sealed, Delivered. I’m Yours

Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues

Smokey and the Miracles – Tears of a Clown

Plus James Browns Papa’s got a brand new Bag came out July 17 1965 and Funk Was Born.

New music from

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Patty Griffin and Robert Plant,

Bonnie Raitt

Alice Toner and Joey Landreth

LOTS more.


EP 213 | Music Festival Season 2022 pt2


Welcome to the 2022 Summer Music Festivals. Part Two
We’ve kept Edmonton, Calgary, and the next event the Vancouver Folk Festival in the mix.
Added this week is HUFF  the Halifax Urban Folk Festival. Its artistic director is a classic Canadian troublemaker, Mike Campbell.
The same Mike who co-hosted Mike and Mike for

Mike Campbell

Then curated the rise of a great music room  The Carleton in Halifax. It just won the best small live room in Canada.

Like its leader,  the HUFF is wonderfully different.
Here we go…
When the pandemic hit at the beginning of 2019 anything that qualified as a gathering took the brunt of the hit.
Restaurants, concerts, sports, schools, music tours, group travel, etc!
Festivals of all descriptions were immediately shut down and artists went home and stayed home.
So, here we are two years later and this summer the music festivals have been fully booked by artists who can’t wait to get on the road and on stage. To be met by audiences and music fans who truly missed the live music experience.
We’ll touch on four music festivals but they do represent all festivals, big and small.  Please find one near you and support the festival and the artists.
Each web link below has info on the performers, their schedules, and ticket sales.
Our guests are
Terry Wickham – Producer,  Edmonton Folk Music Festival Aug 4-7
Kerry Clarke — Artistic Director Calgary Folk Fest  Prince’s Island Park July 21-24
Debbie Salmonsen – Artistic Director Vancouver Folk Fest – Jericho Beach July 15-17
Mike Campbell. Artistic Director HUFF.  Halifax
End of August and early September.
Amazing lineups and special events.  The info is here in the Podcast and on the website – Enjoy!

Mike Campbell

Mulligan Stew July 9th 2022- A mix of Rock History


Right off the top – a huge thank you to everyone who created and constructed last Thursday’s birthday special.

I’ll never forget what you all of  you (on air and off) did for my birthday.


OK..this week its back to The Stew with a Summer Jump!


This July 9 Stew is a mix of rock history …

Elvis, Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bowie,  Otis Redding, The Police, Jack White (it’s his bday)


A mix of new tracks

Jack White, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Michael Rault.


Artists playing Western Canadian Music Festivals..

(Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver Island Music festival and Vancouver Folk Fest)

AJ Croce, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Light Horseman, The Wood Brothers, The Bros. Landreth, Frazey Ford, Leeroy Stagger, John Fogerty, The New Pornographers.


And Saturday night  stuff like

Lyle Lovett and Randy Newman, Paul Simon live in NYC, Blue Rodeo at Massey Hall, Tommy Tucker, The Faces.

FYI – Until we freshen it up, The Mulligan Stew Podcast features interviews with the producers and artistic directors of

Edmonton folk fest – Terry Wickham  (Aug 4-7)

Calgary Folk Fest – Kerry Clarke (July 21-24)

Van Island Music Fest – Doug Cox (This weekend)

Vancouver Folk Fest – Debbie Salmonsen (July 15-17)


We’ll have music inspired by the historic first photos from the James Webb Space Telescopewere . Photos Revealed on Wednesday.



Mulligan Stew Terry David Mulligan CKUA Radio
blue moon elvis boy from Tupalo
blue moon of Kentucky elvis boy from Tupalo
that’s allright elvis original single
So much fun AJ Croce so much fun
a hard rains’ gonna fall leon russell leon russell and the shelter people
TDMulligan Coming Up Dylan, Cash and Otis
Blowin in the Wind Bob Dylan the freewheelin’ bob dylan
girl from the north country bob dylan and johnny cash Nashville skyline
Respect Otis Redding Otis Blue
deane river-
playing with my emotion Tedeschi Trucks Band I am the Moon 2: Ascention
Gonna move up to the country Taj Mahal and the Hula Band Live from Kauai
California Bonny Light Horseman. Anais Mitchell California
NEXT – Wood Brothers, Bros. Landreth Frazey Ford mulligan TDMulligan
Get out my life woman The Wood Brothers Wood Brothers
Stay The Bros. Landreth Come Morning
September Fields Frazey Ford Indian Ocean
Oakland Stroke Towerof Power Back to Oakland
Hour 2 of The Stew Coming UP Starts with The Faces on Miss Judy’s Farm @tdmulligan
TDM Mulligan Stew Year 26 @tdmulligan
Miss Judy’s Farm The Faces Faces
Exactly what I needed Michael Rault Michael Rault
Long tall Texan Lyle Lovett and Randy Newman Road to Ensenada
I want it all Leeroy Stagger Love Versus
High Heel Sneakers Tommy Tucker greatest hits
I think it’s going to rain today Madeleine Peyroux Give us your poor
Mulligan Stew with TDM Year 26 mulligan
Late in the evening (live) Paul Simon Live in NYC
Every breathe you take The Police Synchronicity
Lost Together (live) Blue Rodeo Live at Massey Hall
Centerfield John Fogerty Centerfield 25th Anniversary
Mulligan Stew Year 26 mulligan @tdmulligan
This is Mulligan Stew @tdmulligan mulligan
If i die tomorrow Jack White single
Starman David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
Brill Bruisers The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers
mulliganstew podcast artistic directors of western festivals @tdmulligan
It’s the same old song The Four Tops Hitsville


EP 212 | Music Festival Season 2022


When the pandemic hit at the beginning of 2019 anything that qualified as a gathering took the brunt of the hit.

Restaurants, concerts, sports, schools, music tours, group travel, etc!

Festivals of all descriptions were immediately shut down and artists went home and stayed home.

So, here we are two years later and this summer the music festivals have been fully booked by artists who can’t wait to get on the road and on stage. To be met by audiences and music fans who truly missed the live music experience.

We’ll touch on four music festivals but they do represent all festivals, big and small.  Please find one near you and support the festival and the artists.

Each web link below has info on the performers, their schedules, and ticket sales.


Our guests are

Terry Wickham – Producer,  Edmonton Folk Music Festival Aug 4-7

Kerry Clarke — Artistic Director Calgary Folk Fest  Prince’s Island Park July 21-24

Doug Cox – Artistic Director Vancouver Island Music Festival – Courtney, BC  July 8-10

Debbie Salmonsen – Artistic Director Vancouver Folk Fest – Jericho Beach July 15-17

Amazing lineups and special events.  The info is here in the Podcast and on the website – Enjoy!

Mullligan Stew July 2nd 2022- Happy Canada Day & Happy Fourth of July!


The donor for the next two hours is  a Canadian living in Texas,  Tim Glowa, and his love Suzanne

He laid out serious dollars to donate the two hours on CKUA.

He listens to the station all the time and knows the music well.

His suggestions were

Canadians recorded live in the USA

Texans live in Canada

Global stars

Everybody from The Hip, Leonard Cohen, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray, Janis, Rolling Stones, Neko Case, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, Lyle Lovett, Steve Miller Band,.

The icing on this music cake is a mix of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Ariel Posen, Patti Griffin, and Robert Plant, J Geils Band, The Radio Grande, Dolly/Linda/Emmylou, Los Super Seven, The Band with Neil Young.

Happy Canada Day

Happy Fourth of July

Onward my friends…

And thank you all


Mulligan Stew Terry David Mulligan CKUA Radio
Bobcaygeon (live) the tragically hip live at austin city limits festival 2006
helpless (live) the band with neil young the last waltz
gangster of love (live) steve miller band ultimate hits
gangster of love steve miller band sailor
you’re so fine steve miller band sailor
coyotes banff Coming UP – ZZTop.Cockburn. Cohen Mulligan Stew
Glory – lost those blues again blackie and the rodeo kings single
rough boys (live) zz top live from texas
mulligan stew TD Mulligan muligan stew dot ca
40 years in the wilderness bruce cockburn bone on bone
TDMulligan Mulligan Stew Next – Joni
the circle game (live) joni mitchell and herbie hancock live at bread and roses festival 1978
next stevie ray vaughn mulligan stew The Stew Hour One
things that i used to do (live) stevie ray vaughn the essential stevie ray vaughn
Commercial Break coming up Rolling Stones Live mulligan stew dot ca
worried about you (live) the rolling stones live at el mocambo 1977
don’t mind patti griffin (and robert plant) tape
king of July the radio grande town and country
be enough ariel posen downtown
mulligan stew hour two playlist HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
give it to me j geils band bloodshot
after the goldrush dollyu parton linda ronstadt emmylou harris trio
buckets of rain (live) neko case live from austin
tower of song willie nelson a beautiful time
TDMulligan mulligan stew dot ca @tmulligan
get it while you can (live) janis joplin (from port arthur texas) Pearl (Legacy Edition)
her loving man lyle lovett 12th of june
Have a great weekend Happy Birthday Canada & America mulligan stew
heard it on The X Los Super Seven (Rubin Ramos) Heard it on The X

EP 145 | Buffy Saint-Marie Turns 80-REPEAT!


Last Saturday Singer/Songwriter, Educator, Social Activist, Mother, and leader Buffy Saint-Marie celebrated her 80th Birthday.  

She had some cake she made the night before and called us from her home in Hawaii.

This is the complete interview 

(Keep your ears open for chickens and roosters in the yard and about 15 minutes in a huge rainstorm pounds the roof.  She does live in a rainforest after all)

Because we have known each other over so many years, I went all the way back to her birth. She was abandoned as a baby and adopted by a family who gave her love and education. Buffy explains that she doesn’t really know her real birthday date but it didn’t let her stop becoming a legend.

Original photography by Jack Robinson.

She was told at 6 years old in school that “there were no more Indians around. All Gone.  Maybe some in Arizona”.  We talk about what has changed for young native students. If anything.

Buffy has always lived a life looking at ”the long view”.  In our talk, she explains what that means and how well it served her. She likes “busy”. Busy is good.

She’s won a Grammy, An Oscar, received an  Order of Canada,  spent 5 glorious years educating on Sesame Street, and has received countless honors.

You can read about her amazing life in Andrea Warner’s  Book,  Buffy Saint-Marie – The Authorized Bio.

We welcome back – The Buffster.

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Mulligan Stew June 25th 2022-Summer feelin!



As I typed the title of this Stew I realized JUNE is DONE –  Done  Like Dinner!

I have got to get out more.

Plus we all could use music that reflects that freedom.

So, this Stew has the feeling of

driving down the road with the windows down

walking down a sidewalk or trail with the sun warming your back

waking up to a Summer sunrise, and not caring that it’s 5 am.

celebrating the long days and even longer nights.

relocating friends and family and celebrate your luck.

That’s what I’m hoping this hand-picked music does for you.

New music from

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

The Rolling Stones

Cat Power

Tate McRae


Mavis and Levon

Florence and the Machine

Live tracks from

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Doug Sahm

Neko Case and The Sadies

Van Morrison

The Stones

Matt Anderson and David Vest Trade tracks

Billy Preston and Eric Clapton

Classic tracks from

The Beatles

Tower of Power

The Wood Brothers

Ariel Posen

Professor Longhair


See you for the Canada Day Weekend




The Stew June 25 – 2022
Reconsider baby (live) Doug Sahm The last real Texas Blues Band
Black Sheep Blackie and the Rodeo Kings Kings and Queens
Hold on Hold on (live) Neko Case and The Sadies in concert
Dream girl evil Florence and The Machine Dance Fever Deluxe
Midnight Rider The Wood Brothers Up above my head
Domino (live) Van Morrison It’s too late to stop now Vol 1
Learning to fly (live) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers The Live Anthology
Rubberband Tate McRae single
Downtown Ariel Posen Downtown
Wrapped around your finger The Police Synchronicity
Who’s Foolin Who Ann Vriend Everybody Matters
Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers All Time Greatest Hits
Raining in my heart Buddy Holly The Buddy Holly Story
Not fade away (live) The Rolling Stones Stripped
This is Mulligan Stew Year 26
Big Chief Professor Longhair Lousiana Piano Rhythms
This is Mulligan Stew with TDMulligan
Weightless (live) Matt Anderson Live at Olympic Hall
West Coast Saturday Night David Vest Devestatin’ Rhythm
Ain’t no Sunshine Matt Anderson Second time around
Mystery Train (live) David Vest Live at Hermann’s
Tumblin’ Dice (live) The Rolling Stones Live at The El Mocambo
you got the Silver Cat Power single www.river-café.com
Isn’t it a pity (live) Billy Preston Concert for George
This may be the last time Mavis Staples and Levon Helm Carry Me Home
Tery David Mulligan
You must believe me (live) Eric Clapton Tribute to Curtis Mayfield
Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday Canada
Oakland Stroke Tower of Power Oakland Stroke
All you need is Love (live) The Beatles One

MulliganStew June 18th 2022- Happy 80th Birthday Paul McCartney!


It’s 1968..I’m in London for the opening of the Apple Store and Company. Sgt Pepper has just been released.

I have a night off and it’s suggested I check out a band at a great small club called Bag O Nails.

The band was great (power trio.,. Sorry can’t remember the name) BUT also very interested were The Beatles.

 3 of the guys walked in and took a booth.

Something compelled me to sit down beside Paul after the band took a break.

I said something like..” we were born days apart. Same year. We’ll be walking the same roads and years. Take care of yourself”

He wanted to know where in Canada I was from and exchanged wartime stories about our Fathers and what brought me to London.  “You… Apple. The Beatles. Music”

We talked for 5 minutes and shook hands…

So. Here we are on the occasion of Paul’s 80th birthday.  He’s still playing concerts and touring. Stays and plays on stage for well over 2 hours.

And I’m still playing his music.  If you take care of yourself and voice and write meaningful can rock into your 80s

Playlist includes

Paul solo

Paul Acoustic

The Beatles  Live and Studio


Amy Helm, Jim Byrnes, Wicked Wilson Pickett, Van and Buble,  Corey Wong brings the funk, Black Keys, RL Burnside, Annie Lennox, Michael Franti,   John Scofield, Mariel Buckley, Landreth Bros.

Taj Mahal with Janiva Magness and also with Ry Cooder.  Lots more…Bags full


Happy Fathers Day Pops


Mulligan Stew June 18 2022
Welcome to The Stew with TDMulligan Celebrating Paul McCartney’s 80th Birthday
Inner City Blues Marvin Gaye Something to believe in
Sleeping dogs best left alone Dr John Sleepinmg dogs best left alone
Mockingbird Charlie and Inez Fox Mockingbird Celebrating Paul McCartney’s 80th Birthday
Shooting at the Moon Mariel Buckley Everywhere I used to be
What in the World The Bros. Landreth Come Morning
Don’t you wish it was true Janiva Magness and Taj Mahal Change in the Weather Celebrating Paul McCartney’s 80th Birthday
Wild Child Black Keys Dropout Boogie
Sailin’ Shoes Sass Jordan Bitches Blues
Someday Baby RL Burnside A Bothered Mind
Train in Vain (Stand by Me) Annie Lennox Medusa
This is The Stew – TDMulligan
Stompin’ Ground Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass band Take me to the River
Unchain my heart Part 1 & 2 John Scofield That’s what I say
Mulligan STEW Happy 80th Birthday Paul McCartney Year 26
Get Back (live) The Beatles Get Back Soundtrack
I got a feelin’ The Beatles Let it Be
Blackbird (live) Paul McCartney Good Evening NYC
Here, There & Everywhere (liv e) Paul McCartney MTV Unplugged
Happy with you Paul McCartn ey Egypt Station
Back in the USSR The Beatles Beatles 67-70
Let it be The Beatles Let it be
Mulligan Stew with tdm
Hooray Hooray Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder Get on Board
Real Real Gone Van Morrison and Michael Buble Duets
634-5789 Wilson Pickett Rhino High Five
Didn’t it Rain Amy Helm Didn’t it Rain
Didn’t it Rain Jim Byrnes House of Refuge
Who’ll stop the rain CCR Best of send requests to [email protected]
sound of sunshine michael franti and spearhead Sound of Sunshine
Joyful Strut The Snowmen – Corey Wong Joyful Strut


EP 112 | Jim Cuddy and Barney Bentall on Fathers Day- Encore Presentation


This Fathers Day gathering took place June 2020. It was so informative and fun that we decided to repeat it this year. Yes there’s talk about lockdown but what that chat reveals is the joy both guys found in “watching the seasons change” and that included their children growing up. They have a revealing discussion between themselves about their children following in their footsteps and the mine field of giving those children advice.

It still rings true.

Welcome to The Mulligan Stew Podcast. Encore  Presentation 

OK. Its Fathers Day weekend.

It’s also Summer Solstice

I always hear a phrase…. “I’m in the family business”

Now, that works if your family are Store Owners, or Office Workers, Doctors. Nurses. Teachers. Farmers etc.

We have two guests today who are friends and fathers.

Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo and The Jim Cuddy Band.

Barney Bentall. Leader of Cariboo Express. High Bar Gang. BYU and his own solo career.


How has the family dynamic changed when their sons and daughters follow them in the music business.

Share the stage. Maybe even write songs together. (maybe being the key word)

And how do family members like being the subject of songs they hear on the radio?

I was excited to get these two pals together and exchange life experiences.

Saturday June 18 Barney plays  the Beaumont Blues & Roots Fest.  New album Cosmic Dreamer

Jim and Blue Rodeo play the PNE  Aug 21

We connected on Zoom and you can find the complete conversation below:

EP 211 | Joe Keithley-Hardcore Politics


Guest is a long-time friend Joe Keithley (also known by his D.O.A hardcore punk stage name Joe Shithead)

One of the very few punk artists who didn’t bring their stage characters into their real world.

Joe on stage was wild, pissed off, and very much in your face.

Off stage, he was just a great guy from Burnaby. A regular Joe.

Joe founded D.O.A

Founded Sudden Death Records

Rock Against Racism

Harmony for all – gathering used instruments for Burnaby residents who don’t have access to them.

D.O.A is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their LP Hardcore 81

And Director Scott Crawford is shooting a documentary on Joe and DOA called Something Better Change (named after DOA’s first album)

He’s already shot and released  Creem: America’s only rock and roll magazine and Salad Days. Both were outstanding.

Many of Joe’s former bandmates are long gone but he’s continued to grow and learn to such an extent that he’s now a twice-elected Burnaby City Councillor and  Joe’s just gearing up for another run for office. Knocking on doors is his specialty.

I think he mentions 13,000 during one campaign.

Here’s the best part – he’s still making music with DOA..getting in a tour of Ontario, Quebec, and BC’s interior before the election.

To quote Dan Aykroyd “ is it a floor wax or a shampoo”

Can a guy be a hard-core punker and a politician???

Yes.. yes you can. If you’re Joe Keithley.