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Ep 73 | Robbie Robertson PODCAST

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Sep 19, 2019

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of The Band’s landmark self-titled 1969 album, Terry David Mulligan catches up with Robbie Robertson. As the lead guitarist and principal songwriter for the brotherhood known to all as The Band, Robertson holds an esteemed place in music history.

On September 20th, his sixth solo album Sinematic will be released. The record will be followed by the release of the documentary Once Were Brothers, the story of The Band on film. Robbie talks with Terry about his many projects, including the soundtrack he wrote for Martin Scorcese’s film The Irishman.  

Ep 72 | Augie Meyers PODCAST

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Sep 7, 2019

This week, Augie Meyers reflects on his astounding musical career, collaborating with some of the biggest names in music. Auggie was just a kid growing up in San Antonio, Texas when he met and became instant friends with Doug Sahm, with whom he formed The Sir Douglas Quintet. Augie always on the VOX organ. That was his sound. It would carry him all over the world, with hits like “She’s About A Mover,” and “Mendocino.”

When the Quintet ran its course they formed Texas Tornados with Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez. Augie would later record two albums with Bob Dylan – ‘Time Out of Mind’ and ‘Love and Theft.’ He also recorded ‘Wicked Grin’ with John Hammond and Tom Waits, and worked in Canada with Doug, Amos Garrett and Gene Taylor.

EP 71 – Bobby Rush Podcast

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Meet the King of the Chitlin’ Circuit: Bobby Rush. The Grammy Award winning artist has recorded almost 400 songs in close to 70 years. He’ll be 87 years old this November, and even though he doesn’t do over 200 shows a year any more, you can still find him out there working whatever room he’s in.

This month, Bobby released Sitting on ‘Top of the Blues’, his 26th studio album and 75th career release on Aug 16th. Bobby reflects on his legacy, his last encounter with B.B. King, a meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., and the importance of being himself as a performer.

 

Ep 71 | Bobby Rush Podcast

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Meet the King of the Chitlin’ Circuit: Bobby Rush. The Grammy Award winning artist has recorded almost 400 songs in almost 7 decades. At 77, he doesn’t do over 200 shows a year anymore, but you can still find him working whatever room he’s in.
This month, Bobby released ‘Sitting on Top of the Blues’, his 26th studio album and 75th career release. Bobby reflects on his legacy, his last encounter with B.B. King, a meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., and the importance of being himself as a performer.

EP 70: Doug “Cosmo” Clifford Podcast

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Aug 25, 2019

Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford joins Terry to discuss his work as the original drummer for Creedence Clearwater Revival, and his current Creedence Clearwater Revisited tour which sees the band performing three dates in Alberta. Cosmo talks to Terry about the early days of CCR, the band’s plethora of million-selling singles, and the state of his relationship with John Fogerty.

Ep 69 | The Bros. Landreth Podcast

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Aug 17, 2019

Joey Landreth and his older brother David grew up in a total music house in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Father Wally was a working musician, playing gigs and making records with everyone he met. The boys raided the record collection every day..soaking up blues, r&b, jazz and country.

Later, when they both picked up the guitar and started to make music they focused in on The Allman Brothers, Ry Cooder, and Little Feat. The Bros. Landreth won a JUNO for Let it Lie. The album took over their lives for four years of touring. Their latest record 87 is due out this September. 

We found David and Joey at the Bear Creek Festival in Grand Prairie, their only Canadian gig this year.  All the other brother performances will be in the USA,  the UK, and Europe.

EP | 68 The Protest Song Podcast

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Photo credit: Paste Magazine

 

“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”
― Kurt Cobain

 

The World seems crazy at times. Leading the current craziness is the USA and it appears to start right at the very top.

Having been right in the middle of the 60’s and 70’s musical revolution, lead by the songs of Dylan and voices of Joan Baez, CSN&Y, Bob Marley, etc many wonder if the voice of music is at play today.
Many of the songs we’re playing now were written and recorded during the election process and the many months of Trump in office.  Traditionally there has always been push back from artists. Many giving voice to those who don’t have one.

(The Protest Song Part Two is currently taking shape.  Coming in the Fall.)

It starts with Steven Fearing and his single “Blowhard Nation”

Followed by comments from

Joel Plaskett

The Wood Brothers

Leeroy Stagger

Ron Sexsmith

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

(Colin Linden, Tom Wilson, Steven Fearing)

Alan Doyle

Bob Rock

Susan Tedeschi

Derek Trucks

Is there is a push back from the music makers? If so, where is it and who is it?
How did the election and presidency affect your new songs?
Is there room for protest songs in today’s music and radio?

Ep | 67 David Hood Meets Leland Sklar. From Mustang Sally to Fire & Rain

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Aug 3, 2019

This Summer,  In the middle of a rainforest in Courtenay/Comox at the Vancouver Island Music Festival two of the most famous bass players in popular music met for the very first time.

David Hood – from Muscle Shoals Alabama finally met Leland Sklar from Los Angeles.

David  Hood was part of the legendary studio musicians at FAME and Muscle Shoals Studios who shaped some of the most famous hits ever made. For Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones, and The Staple Singers.

In LA,  Leland Sklar has recorded over 2000 albums for artists including Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Randy Newman, Linda Ronstadt and many more.

They hold the unique distinction of being “makers of memories” through the music they helped to create.

Great bass players are the glue that holds the band together.

What makes bass players special?  Memorable bass tracks?

Did they follow each other’s careers?

The key to surviving and thriving for all those sessions, all those artists and those albums?

 

David Hood meets Leland Sklar..

Ep 66|Remembering Harry McWatters and Gurvinder Bhatia pairs Music and Wine

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July 26th

Harry McWatters WAS wine in Canada. He died this week at home in Summerland. He was 74.

He founded the first estate winery, created Okanagan wine festival, same thing with BC Wine Institute.

Harry had a hand in establishing the framework of what is now the Canadian wine Industry.

The first part of our Podcast honors the words and deeds of Harry McWatters.

The second half of the Podcast deals with this weekend’s Interstellar Rodeo Music Festival in Edmonton.

Wine expert Gurvinder Bhatia pairs wines with bands..it’s fascinating and a tonne of fun.

Cheers to Harry

Interstellar Rodeo Wine List

EP 65 Jason Priestley Podcast

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Everybody knows Jason Priestley. Beverly Hills 90210, the series he starred in for 10 years, is still running all over the world. This interview was done on Willie Mitchell’s fishing boat off Tofino alongside Naomi Priestley and their kids Ava and Dash. Terry talks to Jason about wine, the 90210 reboot, and his series Private Eyes.