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EP 127 | Afie Jurvanen/ Bahamas

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“I have music; I have a family, a house, a barbecue. I’ve got pants and a
hoodie, I got all kinds of whatever,” he says. “So that’s what I am
struggling with, this deeply internal thing. What are we doing here? We’re
just here on this rock for such a short time, and then we die.”

Afie Jurvanen’s  comments from  an article in American Songwriter

Afie Jurvanen is the creative spirit behind the artist known as Bahamas.

Afie has just released his fifth album – Sad Hunk

In Sad Hunk he writes and sings about – Forgiveness, dreams. belief, making
a living, family dynamics, cool/not cool,

Afie and his family moved from Ontario to Halifax and it’s reflected in his
spare, settled narration.

And music? His fans are going to love these tunes and it will win over
non-believers.

He’s the real deal..a Juno winning  singer/songwriter who’ll be back at the
podium for next year’s awards.

Enjoy this Zoom interview with the funny and very direct Afie/Bahamas.


 

 

Mulligan Stew Oct 10th 2020- Afie Jurvanen/Bahamas

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Here s the deal…
Early on Afie Jurvanen decided if he was going to make music – his name was
going to get in the way.

So he inherited  a character name – Bahamas – because everyone knew that
name and how to say it.

As of Friday Afie is now 5 albums into a very successful career.

At about the halfway point in this interview, Afie says something that
really stops me.

He basically says

“I try and work with people who are a  little out of my league. So I have
to work a little bit harder and faster.”

Just for the record – Afie has worked with

The Lumineers, Feist, Howie Beck. , Jason Collett, Jack  Johnson, Robbie
Robertson and more.

The album is called Sad Hunk. The cover is a shot of Afie as if he were a
80’s crooner.

I love his view of himself…it shows in the songs and lyrics.

And his sound is unique to himself. Close harmonies have a horn section
feel them.  With a layer of funk beneath the wordplay.

The complete Zoom interview can be heard and seen at MulliganStew Podcast

(Spotify., Google Play. Apple Podcast)

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew October 10 2020
This is The Stew with TDM Bahamas is our special guest
Mind Eraser Black Keys El Camino
Long Tall Texan Lyle Lovett and Randy Newman The road to Ensenada
Favourite daughter Jenn Grant Love, Inevitable
Cadillac Walk Boz Scaggs Memphis
www.rivercafe.com www.deanehouse.com
Days gone by Van Morrison 3 chords and The Truth
This is The Stew with TDM Special Guest – Bahamas www.mulliganstew.ca
Don’t worry baby (live) Billy Joel My Lives
Don’t be denied Norah Jones Spotify Singles
Mexican Home John Prine Sweet Revenge
Colour of the Blues John Prine and Susan Tedeschi For better or for worse
Mulligan Stew Happy Birthday John Prine
Steve Dawson and Jim Byrnes One Life Episodes on Music Makers and Soul Shakers Podcast
NEXT – Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas www.mulliganstew.ca
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview New album Sad Hunk
Own Alone Bahamas Sad Hunk
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview New album Sad Hunk
Done do me no good Bahamas Sad Hunk
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview New album Sad Hunk
Fair Share Bahamas Sad Hunk
Afie Jurvanen – Bahamas Interview Complete Zoom Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Half your Love Bahamas Sad Hunk
Wisdom of the World Bahamas Sad Hunk
www.mulliganstew.ca Complete Zoom Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Black and blue The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer A real fine mess
Medicine Hat Blackie and the Rodeo Kings King of this town
Won’t change the World Barney Bentall and Jim Cuddy The drifter and the preacher
When I call your name The Bros Landreth and Mariel Buckley Something New. Something Blue
www.coyotesbanff.com Reservations are recommended
Running scared (Desert Song) The Strumbellas Rattlesnake
Compared to what John Legend and The Roots Wake Up
Cathedral Eddie van Halen Diver Down

EP 126 | The War and Treaty

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Michael Trotter Jr – Tanya Trotter.  The War and Treaty

They are the most interesting couple and the music they make is a heady mix
of blues, gospel, R&B, and country.

Their first album Healing Tide was so good, they  ended up with a Grammy
nomination.

They were scheduled to open for John Legend for most of 2020 but you know
what happened there.

Now comes the all-important follow-up Hearts Town.  Are they a one-shot wonder or artists
who will be making music for a looooong time?

(I’ll take door #2 Terry!!)

I love the shortlist of influences in their music

Ray Charles

Nina Simone

Aretha

AND

Johnny Cash

Here’s the deal: They bring real stories with their music. Michael’s post
war trauma, Tanya raising 3 kids, and her love for her Mother Judith.

Hearts Town is also about the people around them and their fans.

Listen to the life and death story behind the track 5 more minutes.

The call and response in Lonely in my Grief.

We welcome Michael and Tanya.  The War and Treaty and their new album Hearts
Town

Mulligan Stew Oct 3rd 2020-The War and Treaty Interview and more

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Is it really October?  Didn’t we all just celebrate Canada Day?

Didn’t  I just clean the BBQ – for the Summer?

 

Fine!

Let’s welcome this Late Summer /Early  Fall with this first Stew of October and more than 90 minutes of handpicked Saturday night music.

The guests Saturday are Michael and Tanya Trotter. A gifted husband and wife team called The War and Treaty.

How good are they?  Their first album Healing Tide was nominated for a Grammy.

Now comes their follow up release Hearts Town.

Filled with the stories of their lives…

.. a tobacco-chewing guy with a MAGA hat. (Hearts Town)

..Michaels post-war syndrome walking him to the edge (Five more minutes)

..a plea for healing (Take me In)

The War and Treaty meet at the crossroads of Country, Blues, and Gospel…and make that sound their own.

Full Podcast available here with Zoom interview as well 

The rest of The Stew includes lots of music you can cook and dance to….at at the same time…

Tower of Power, Taj Mahal, Paul Simon Live, Terra Lightfoot, Walk off the Earth, Marc Cohn and the Blind Boys of Alabama, Herbie Hancock, Tedeschi Trucks with Sharon Jones and the Daps Kings, Michael Kiwanuka,  Marcus King, Bonnie Raitt, and Norah Jones.

Coming UP…

Bahamas

Sam Roberts

AND THE FALL FUNDRAISER…

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew Todays Guests – The War and Treaty www.mulliganstew.ca
so beautiful or so what Paul Simon live in nyc – webster hall
new woman’s world The Avett Brothers closer than together
sell a song Sir douglas quintet Mercury years
home alone walk off the earth home alone
www.deanehouse.com www.river-cafe.com
countrywide soul jim cuddy band countrywide soul
www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – Neil Young Live coming up The War and Treaty
walk on (live) neil young Live at The Roxy
www.mulliganstew.ca Podcast is complete interview with War and The Treaty spotify -google play -apple podcasts
What is Hip? Tower of Power Tower of Power
Hello Josephne Taj Mahal Maestro
Two Hearts Terra Lightfoor New Mistakes
Ride on Corb Lund and Ian Tyson Cover your tracks
Mulligan Stew Podcast Podcast is complete interview with War and The Treaty (spotify. Google Play. Apple Podcasts)
Walking in memphis (live) Marc Cohn and Blind Boys of Alabama work to do
Hip Hug Her. Booker T and the MG’s Greatest Hits
This is Mulligan Stew with TDMulligan NEXT – War and The Treaty Interview with new album Hearts Town
Michael and Tanya Trotter. War and The Treaty Interview on Zoom at www.mulliganstew.ca
Hearts town War and The Treaty Hearts Town
Michael and Tanya Trotter. War and The Treaty Interview on zoom Podcast at www.mulliganstew.ca
lonely in my grief War and The Treaty Hearts Town
Michael and Tanya Trotter. War and The Treaty Interview find complete Zoom interview on MulliganStew.ca
Five more minutes War and The Treaty hearts town
Michael and Tanya Trotter. War and The Treaty Interview find complete Zoom interview on MulliganStew.ca
Take me in War and The Treaty Hearts Town
Mulligan Stew NEXT – Watermel Man. Nuela Charles. Michael Kiwanuka
find the complete interview at www.mulliganstew.ca
Watermellon Man Herbie Hancock The Essential Herbie Hancock
Got it bad Nuela Charles got it bad
Final Days Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka
Bring it on home(live) Tedeschi Trucks band- Sharon Jones. Dap Kings 2015 wheels of soul live at spotify
The well marcus King El Dorado
www.eauclairedistillery.ca Handcrafted in Turner Valley
I don’t want anything to change (live) Bonnie Raitt. Norah Jones Bonnie Raitt and Friends

Mulligan Stew Sept 26th 2020- All Tunes for a Saturday evening!

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Hello Stew Heads…

No interview today…2 hours of tunes for the start of your hard-earned Saturday night.
Kick off with Ry Cooder, The Jerry Garcia Band, new Bahamas, and a remixed Instant Karma from John and Yoko.
There’s a boogie set with John Lee Hooker/David Wilcox/Colin James
Remixed Goats Head Soup from The Stones.
Hour two starts with Little Feat Live/Jann Arden & Jackson Browne and a great new track from War and The Treaty. (next weeks guests and podcast)
Speaking of MulliganStew Podcast.
This week it’s one of the most unknown legendary figures in rock. Bert Berns. Wrote huge hits. Produced stacks of soul hits, hung with the mafia and has an amazing documentary you might want to check’ out HERE.
Cheers. Wash your mask

-TDM

PLAYLIST:

The Stew Sept 26 2020
TDMulligan Donor Supported CKUA. Mulligan Stew
Jesus on the Mainline Ry Cooder Anthology
The way you do the things you do (live) Jerry Garcia Band Jerry Garcia Band
Trick to Happy Bahamas Trick to Happy
www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – John and Yoko/Bonnie Raitt/Colin James
Instant karma (Ultimate Mix) John Lennon and Yoko Ono Gimme some truth
www.deanehouse.com www.River-cafe.com
Angel from Montgomery (live) Bonnie Raitt Road Tested
www.mulliganstew.ca Terry David Mulligan
Boogie Chillin’ John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton King of the Boogie
That hypnotizing boogie David Wilcox Out of the woods
Boogie Funk Colin James Blue Highways
Donor supported CKUA Radio www.mulliganstew.ca
Angie The Rolling Stones Goat’s Head Soup Re-Issue
Lousiana 1927 Aaron Neville Warm your heart
Just a boy Mark Knopfler Down the road wherever
The Stew – with tdm Coming UP – New music from The War and Treaty
Dancing with Mr D The Rolling Stones Goat’s Head Soup Re-Issue
playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca
waiting for a miracle (live) Jerry Garcia Band Jerry Garcia Band
Yes, we can Allen Toussaint Our New Orleans
Strong Enough Ray LaMontagne MonoVision
We get by Mavis Staples We get by
www.coyotesbanff.com Its taco time at Coyotes
Lousiana 1927 Randy Newman Greatest Hits
Can you see me Maya Rae Can you see me
Daybreak Ariel Posen How long
Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Backstroke (live) Albert Collins Alive and well
I lost my way Matt Anderson Weightless
Old men Corb Lund Agricultural Tragic
Fat man in the bathtub (live) Little Feat Waiting for Columbus
Good Time Eric Gales Middle of the Road
The Stew with tdmulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
Unloved Jann Arden and Jackson Browne Living under June
Take me in The War and Treaty Hearts Town

EP 125 | Bang! The Bert Berns Story

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Don’t know Bert Berns?

Maybe you’ve heard some of the songs he wrote and gave the World.

Twist and Shout.  Piece of my Heart. Here comes the Night. Hang on Sloopy. Brown Eyed Girl. Under the Boardwalk. Cry To me.

He produced Solomon Burke. The Drifters. Ben E King. Wilson Pickett, LaVern Baker,  Isley Bros, and  Van Morrison.

Bert was the first American Producer to record British bands in London.

One was Them, featuring Van Morrison.  Led Zeppelin recorded Baby Come on Home for their first album. Was released later in a box set.

He started his own label BANG. It featured artists like McCoys, Strangeloves, Neil Diamond. Van Morrison recorded his first solo album with Bang Records. It featured Brown Eyed Girl, the great TB Sheets, and the first-ever version of Madame George.  Van has said “Bert Berns was a genius”

Berns was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died in 1967 of childhood rheumatic fever at age 38.  A lot of songs died with him.

This is an interview I did with his son Brett who was one of the directors and producers of Bang!  The Bert Berns Story, a documentary on his father’s life.

The film is narrated by Miami Steve van Zant from the E Street Band. It’s an inspired choice as Steve is known for playing a mob gangster, which is exactly what Bert  Berns was known for. Hanging around mafia guys when he wasn’t working.

Enjoy the story.  I believe you can find this documentary on Netflix.

EP 124 | Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes

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Based in LA, the Philly band Dawes will release their 7th album Friday October 2.   Good Luck with Whatever is  their first on Rounder Records.

 

(It’s a great fit ,  their lawyer is now  president of the label)

Taylor Goldsmith is an original member of the band, the primary songwriter and lead singer.

This is no one-man-band.

Dawes  is a true band. Great players front to back and top to bottom.

We’ll talk about

. the loss of Justin Townes Earle

. the loss of Justin Townes Earle

.Ingmar Bergman and Bob Dylan

.Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

.artists from the 60-70-80’s trying to stay creative.

.being labeled with having “the Laurel Canyon Sound”

.the stories behind 3 tracks.

                                St Augustine at Night

                                Who do you think you’re talking to

                                Still feel like a kid

Taylor Goldsmith – Dawes!

Mulligan Stew Sept 19th 2020- Special Guest – Taylor Goldsmith – lead singer/songwriter for Philly/LA band DAWES

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This week’s guest is  Taylor Goldsmith  – singer/songwriter for Dawes.

 

John Mayer and Ben Harper kick things off…

Then Little Feat and Linda Ronstadt, Madeleine Peyroux, and St Germain.

The Temptations, Mary Wells, and Stevie Wonder..a Motown set.

THAT’S the first 30 minutes.

There’s new Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Paul Simon (live in NYC )  Mavis Staples (live in London), Annie Lennox

We remember Toots, Delaney.-Bonnie and Duane Allman, Steely Dan, Crowbar, and The Water Boys.

Wash your hands and enjoy!!

Full Taylor Goldsmith Interview available on the MulliganStew Podcast

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew Sept 19 2020
The Stew with TDMulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
waiting for the world to change John Mayer and Ben Harper The Village Sessions
All that you dream Little Feat and Linda Ronstadt The Last Record Album
Everything I do gonna be funky (from now on) Madeleine Peyroux Secular Hymns
How dare you St Germain St Germain
www.deanehouse.com www.river-cafe.com
The way you do the things you do The Temptations Hitsville Box Set
My guy Mary Wells Hitsville Box Set
signed sealed delivered Stevie Wonder Hitsville Box Set
Mulligan Stew Tonight’s Guest Taylor Goldsmith from DAWES
Letter to you Bruce Springsteen single
Love is the seventh wave Sting 25 years
Sing Annie Lennox Songs of Mass Destruction
Mother and Child Reunion (live) Paul Simon Live in NYC
Touch a hand (live) Mavis Staples Live in London
Mulligan Stew with tdm www.mulliganstew.ca
Sweet Dreams Tami Neilson Kitchen Table Sessions Vol 2
NEXT – Taylor Goldsmith – Dawes www.mulliganstew.ca
Interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes www.dawestheband.com
who do you think you’re talking to? Dawes Good Luck with Whatever
Interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes Complete Interview -MulliganStew Podcast
Still feel like a kid Dawes Good Luck with Whatever
Interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes Complete Interview -MulliganStew Podcast
St Agustine at Night Dawes Good Luck with Whatever
Interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes Complete Interview -MulliganStew Podcast
all your favourite bands (live) Dawes We’re all gonna Live
complete Dawes Interview MulliganStew Podcast
www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – Toots!!
I’ve got dreams Toots and The Maytals Toots in Memphis
Come on in my kitchen Delaney. Bonnie and Friends (with Diane Allman) Duane Allman Anthology Vol 2
Pretzel Logic Steely Dan Pretzel Logic
www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – Crowbar and Waterboys
Too True mama Crowbar Bad Manors
thank you for listening and donating www.mulliganstew.ca
Sweet thing The Waterboys The Waterboys Collectors Edition

 

Mulligan Stew Sept 12th 2020-Matt Quinn of Mt Joy

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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 own room 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.

And to her family.  (Stop the Bullies.  NOW!)

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew Sept 12 www.mulliganstew.ca
Sept Fields Frazey Ford Indian Ocean
Countryside (live) Paul Butterfield Better Days Live at Winterland
www.deanehouse.com www.river-cafe.com www.mulliganstew.ca
bad habit Imelda May Life.Love.Flesh.Blood
TD Mulligan – The Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Dirty Work Steely Dan Can’t buy a Thrill
The Stew – CKUA Radio Coming up Interview with Matt Quinn of Mt Joy
Louisiana Bayou Dave Mathews Band Stand Up!
Walking in your footsteps (live) The Police LIVE
message in a bottle LIVE
Still haven’t found (live) U2 Live at MSG
The Stew on CKUA Radio www.mulliganstew.ca
Sitting on top of the World Harry Manx Isle of Manx
Chain Lightning Steely Dan Katie Lied
The Stew with terrydavidmulligan Coming UP – Feist.Waits.Gabriel.Norah Jones www.mulliganstew.ca
Roll the stone Amy helm Didn’t it rain
I’m not running away Feist Pleasure
Something to hold on to The Small Glories Wonderous Traveller
www.coyotesbanff.com Coming UP on The Stew Tom Waits. Peter Gabriel. Norah Jones
Fish in the Jailhouse Tom Waits Orphans
All a dream Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts
Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel Re-Masters
Coming UP on The Stew – Mt Joy Interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Matt Quinn. Mt Joy Interview complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Re Arrange Us Mt Joy Re Arrange Us
Matt Quinn. Mt Joy Interview complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast www.mulliganstew.ca
Silver Lining Mt Joy Mt Joy
Matt Quinn. Mt Joy Interview complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Let Loose Mt Joy Re Arrange Us
Matt Quinn. Mt Joy Interview complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast www.mulliganstew.ca
My Vibe Mt Joy Re Arrange Us
Matt Quinn. Mt Joy Interview complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Sheep Mt Joy Re Arrange Us
Thank you for listening and donating Next
week – Dawes
4A is Battle of Angels John Mellencamp Sad Clowns and Hillbillies

EP 123 | Matt Quinn of Mt Joy

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Hello All:

Like all great songwriters, Matt Quinn from LA band Mt Joy started all of his formal music training – in his bedroom in Philly

Even though Matt always had a desire to write and create music, he eventually started law classes.

He was deep into  tort law class when he saw that his first release Astrovan had 60,000 plays in one day on Spotify.

So much for the law career.

The second Mt Joy album is called Rearrange Us

Matt  describes the release  as a “breakup album” with an ending that speaks to personal growth and progress in the face of sorrow and is filled with hits!

These guys are really good.

Next Week – Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes.