Mulligan Stew Podcast
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.
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.
“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
The Wood Brothers
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
(Colin Linden, Tom Wilson, Steven Fearing)
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?
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..
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
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.
Jul 12, 2019
Multi-instrumentalist and Barenaked Ladies musician Kevin Hearn talks to Terry about his new solo album Calm and Cents. The predominantly-instrumental album is inspired by the natural world, and “what we, as humans, are doing to it.” Kevin previews four tracks from the record on this week’s show: “Ghost Birds”, “The Chemical Valley”, “The Nemophilist”, and “The Silent Collapse”, and talks to Terry about the stark contrast in mood between his solo album and his work with the Ladies.
Jul 7, 2019
Summer festival season is upon us! Terry gets us ready by catching up with artistic directors at three can’t miss festivals: Doug Cox at Vancouver Island Music Festival, Terry Wickham at Edmonton Folk Festival, and Peter North at Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival. Plus, a backstage interview with the great Daniel Lanois, recorded at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
Jun 28, 2019
Jim Cuddy has just released his 5th solo album, Countrywide Soul. The record was recorded in just 3 days in the barn at his farm in Southern Ontario. The record features re-recordings of songs he wrote for Blue Rodeo and The Jim Cuddy Band. Terry and Jim walk through a few of the songs on the record, and discuss collaborations with Doug Paisley, Kathleen Edwards, Oh Susanna, and more.