Weekly Playlists

Mulligan Stew March 3rd 2018- John Mann

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A couple of weeks ago Jim Byrnes and I visited John Mann in his special care residence in Yaletown.

His shape and form are the same but his memory has departed. If he recognized us I didn’t see it.

Our memory of John is/was of a dynamic, brilliant human. The kind of man who you instantly wanted as a best friend.

John was lead singer and co-writer for Spirit of the West. He was a wonderful actor. (we shared an agent)

He raised funds for an African village. If money was being raised for a friend..John was always there.

If there was a movement he identified with – he lent his name and music.

Sounds too good to be true?  Believe me, that was his life.

Well, that and his family.  His wife and love and partner is  Jill Daum.  They have two children.

John has battled Cancer and now early onset Alzheimer.  All his friends have stood behind John and Jill with love and compassion.

They’ve gathered in Toronto and now Vancouver.

Nov 11 we all gathered at The Commodore Ballroom.

It was one of the very best nights any of us could remember. Everyone on the guest list below sang and played.

John danced his way across the stage and back again but only once did he speak into a microphone. He said “this is fun”


For over 30 years they left their mark and became one of Canada’s most popular bands..even though they weren’t churning out pop hits.
They were a wicked combination of punk, folk, Celtic and roots.
Over the past number of years John Mann, lead singer and co-founder succumbed to early on-set Alzheimer’s. It robbed him of his memory but not his strength and drive.
It was my pleasure to host the evening, more like a traffic cop, as bodies were flying in and out.
Listen..it’s hard to watch your friend disappear but we all CAN do something. There’s a Go Fund me page for John Mann. $41,000 has been raised so far for his support and care. The goal is $50,000.  Please help if you can
The video is from my iphone at the side of the stage for the finale…
A rousing all-star cast version of Home for a Rest.
I swear it’s taken on a life of its own.

Alan “freaking” Doyle took all cast into the men’s Washroom at the Commodore and had them sing and play the song.
The video at the top of this post is from Alan Doyle.
You can HELP. A GoFundMe page has been set up in John Manns name.

Have you got some coin you can sent his way??
He needs care and that’s where the money is going.
Thank You

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew Nov 25 2017 www.mulliganstew.ca
you don’t know like i know Jim Byrnes Burning (vinyl)
Pharoah’s Kitchen Col. Bruce Hampton Pharoah’s Kitchen
On top of the World Imagine Dragon Night Visions
River takes the town The Wood Brothers One drop of truth
Top yourself The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely
www.canadahouse.com Coming UP – Sarah McLachlan.Jim Cuddy.Alan Doyle Spirit of Canada – For John Mann
Everybody knows Jim Byrnes Long hot summer days
Mulligan Stew Year 22 NEXT Sarah McLachlan www.mulliganstew.ca
TD Mulligan – The Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Vince Ditrich (drums SOTW) Backstage at Spirit of Canada
If Venice is sinking Spirit of the West Faithlift
Barney Bentall Backstage at Spirit of Canada
The Miner Barney bentall The Drifter and the Preacher
Alan Doyle Backstage at Spirit of Canada
Canada Dry BareNaked Ladies Fake Nudes
Jim Cuddy Backstage at Spirit of Canada
Home for a rest Spirit of the West Save this House/Hit Parade
Mulligan Stew Year 22 tdm www.mulliganstew.ca
Sarah McLachlan Backstage at Spirit of Canada
Building a Mystery Sarah McLachlan Bulding a Mystery
Jill Daum (John’s wife and soul mate) Backstage at Spirit of Canada
Thank you John Mann The Waiting Room
www.coyotesbanff.com Coming Up Paul Simon
So Beautiful. So What Paul Simon So Beautiful. So what
Pouring water on a drowning man Elvis Costello Original LP series
It’s all right The Impressions Best of
Mulligan Stew Year 22 NEXT = Stones, Pearl jam, Beatles
I cant quit you baby The Rolling Stones/Clapton Blue and Lonesome
The May Queen Robert Plant Carry Fire
Jockey full of bourbon John Hammond Wicked Grin
I’ve got a feeling (live) Pearl Jam Let’s Play 2
While my guitar gently weeps The Beatles White LP
Any Party Feist Pleasure
Situate yourself The harpooniist and the Axe Murderer apocalipstick

Mulligan Stew February 24th- Serena Ryder and Bahamas

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Two guests. No waiting.

Plus a full hour of back-to-back-to-back tracks (see below)
As for the interview guests…
Serena Ryder is touring the West performing songs from her latest album Utopia.
I waited a couple of years to ask her questions about
A 50-second song on Harmony called Something Inside Me.
I wanted to know what effect having a massive hit with Stompa had in her Music And life.
Also from Utopia..the story behind the binge that lead to Firewater.
And finally, we finish with a Live version of Leonard Cohen’s Sisters of Mercy performed in Leonards hometown Montreal.
Serena does reveal what her next musical direction will be.
Coming Full Circle.
 
The last 30 minutes of The Stew finds us trading verbs with Alfie Jurvanen better known as Bahamas.
He’s just releasing Earthtones. Filled once again with wonderfully quirky tunes and thoughts.
Such as
Bad boys need love to (about his relationship with his Father)
No Depression (about his battle with and progression with Depression)
Everything to Everyone. (Just rocks)
Opening act (the shooby Doody song) (when no one would hire him)
It’s a damn fine show if I don’t say so myself.
Enjoy!
Oh. By the way. There’s now a Mulligan Stew Podcast. More next week.

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew year 22 Feb 24 2018 Serena Ryder and Bahamas
Oh Carol The Rolling Stones Englands Newest Hitmakers
just your fool The Rolling Stones blue and lonesome
Jackie Wilson said Van Morrison Still on Top: Greatest Hits
Bring it on home van/Jeff beck Roll with the punches
www.coyotesbanff.com Coming UP – Serena Ryder Interview
Sweet Lorene Otis Redding Defintive otis
Looking for a Love Bobby Womack and the Valentinos Cool Doo Wop
This old heart of mine Rod Stewart very best
Am I wrong? Keb Mo Martin Scorcese Presents
www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – Serena Ryder Interview
Serena Ryder Interview
It’s no mistake Serena Ryder Utopia
Serena Ryder Interview
Firewater Serena Ryder Utopia
Serena Ryder Interview
stompa Serena Ryder Harmony
Serena Ryder Interview
something inside me Serena Ryder Harmony
sisters of mercy (live) Serena Ryder iTunes Live from Montreal
Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Ain’t that a shame (live) Fats Domino Live
Mulligan Stew Year 22 www.mulliganstew.ca
Walk on the wild side Lou Reed Different Times Lou Reed in the 70’s
city of chains the paperboys at peace with ones ghosts
Honey I love you The Dustbowl Revival (with Keb Mo) The Dustbowl Revival
talk to me baby The Ride Can’t get enough
TDMulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
Dont make em like they used to The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer A real fine mess
roll the stone amy helm didnt it rain
lay lady lay bob dylan best of
Welcome to Mulligan Stew NEXT – Afie Jurvanen BAHAMAS
Bahamas Interview
Bad Boys Need love to Bahamas Earth Tones
Bahamas Interview
No Depression Bahamas Earth Tones
Bahamas Interview
Opening Act (The Shooby Dooby Song_ Bahamas Earth Tones
Bahamas Interview
Everything to Everyone Bahamas Earth Tones
Thank you for listening Next Week – Remenbering John Mann

Mulligan Stew Feb 17th 2018- Terra Lightfoot and Steve Poltz Interviews

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OK..what we have here is a failure to say no.

Would I like an interview with Terra Lightfoot? –  Hell, yeah.

Would I like an interview with Steve Poltz? – You bet.

Would I like an interview with Serena Ryder? – of course.

How about an interview with Bahamas? – Uh Yeah!!

That’s the way the week went.

So this week we’ll be featuring Terra Lightfoot who is on a big-time roll. She’s touring Canada as a headliner, releasing a new album called New Mistakes and has just been nominated for her first Juno award for Best Adult Alternative Album.

A wicked combination of folk singer, blues shouter and 70’s rock God. (Terra wanted the sound to be reminiscent of the 70’s but with a touch of Spinal Tap)

When New Mistakes rocks it achieves liftoff. Due in part to Terra’s vocals and killer guitar work.

Tour dates

Feb 25

Edmonton, AB @ 9910 (w/William Crighton)

Feb 27

Calgary, AB • Festival Hall (w/William Crighton)

Feb 28

Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar (w/William Crighton)

Mar 01

Penticton, BC @ Dream Café (w/William Crighton)

Mar 02

Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt (w/William Crighton)

Mar 03

Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar (w/William Crighton)

www.terralightfoot.com

http://www.williamcrightonmusic.com.au/

Then comes the opportunity to interview Steve Poltz.

Born in Halifax (his birthday is Tuesday) Moved to San Diego and now Nashville.

I phoned Mike Campbell (Mike and Mike MuchMusic) who books and runs The Carlton Room in Halifax to get a sense of Steve.

“I’ve seen him 60 times..he’s played this room at least 30 times. Never does the same set twice. Never knows what he’s going to sing and is the best solo act I’ve ever seen”

I’m going to find Steve on the phone between his  Block Heater gig in Calgary Saturday afternoon and his solo performance at the National Music Centre in Calgary Saturday night.

https://poltz.com/words

and Hey..check out the playlist

PLAYLIST:

Welcome to The Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Born on the Bayou John Fogerty The long road home
Johnny Ace is dead Dave Alvin Eleven
Master of War (live) Pearl Jam Benaroya Hall
with a little help from my friends (live) Joe Cocker Classic Cocker
TD Mulligan – Mulligan Stew Special Guests – Terra Lightfoot and Steve Poltz
Ocean Pearl (live) 54-40 Heavy mellow
Mulligan Stew – Year 22 www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – Steve Poltz
when I’m 64 The Beatles Sgt Pepper
in your arms again Lester Quitzau the same night
Steve Poltz Interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Waterfalls Steve Poltz chinese vacation
everything to everyone Bahamas Earthtones
Heart of Gold Neil Young Greatest Hits
Mulligan Stew Year 22 NEXT – Terra Lightfoot Interview
Firewater Serena Ryder Utopia
NEXT – Terra Light Interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Terra Lightfoot Interview Mulligan Stew
stars over dakota Terra Lightfoot New Mistakes
Terra Lightfoot Interview Mulligan Stew
two hearts Terra Lightfoot New Mistakes
Terra Lightfoot Interview Mulligan Stew
slick back kid Terra Lightfoot New Mistakes
black sheep Blackie.Rodeo Kings and Serena Ryder Kings and Queens
Mulligan Stew – Year 22 Thanks for Listening
home for a rest (live) Spirit of Canada single
sulpher to sugarcane Elvis Costello Secret, Profane and sugercane
www.coyotesbanff.com Mulligan Stew
you cant always get what you want the rolling stones Live Licks
TD Mulligan – Mulligan Stew Year 22 Next week – Serena Ryder and Bahamas
Joy Joe Bonamassa and Beth hart black coffee

Mulligan Stew February 10th 2018- Dog Tunes…

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It all started with a song about a dog coming out of my car speakers.
Curtis Saldago was singing his song “I want my dog to live longer”.
A wicked blues riff carried the message about loving our dogs, cats, pets, companions all.

So.  The last 30 minutes of this Stew will feature Dog tunes. Some actually about dogs.  Rufus Thomas, Procol  Harum, Colin James, Big Mama Thornton, Lake Street Dive, Jim  Byrnes, Curtis and that Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog Johnny Cash.

Photo: Bob Kronbauer


New tunes from Anderson East, Terra Lightfoot, Jesse Roper and Rick Scott.
Plus CSN, John Lee Hooker, Tom Petty, The Hip, Barney, CoCo, Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon and more.
NEXT WEEK – Terra Lightfoot and Serena Ryder interviews..
Go Canada!!
-TDM

PLAYLIST:

This is Mulligan Stew with Terry David Mulligan
love and understanding blue rdeo diamond mine
dignity bob dylan mtv unplugged
sorry you’re sick anderson east encore
Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
outside Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes Roots and Grooves
Hey mama barney bentall the drifter and the preacher
TDMulligan – Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
the last of the unplucked gems The Tragically Hip road apples
Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
dance me to the end of love (live) Leonard Cohen Live in Dublin
the obvious child Paul simon Box 64-93
two hearts terra lightfoot new mistakes
www.coyotesbanff.com Coming Up – Walkin the Dog
you’ve lost that loving feeling The Righteous Bros greatest hits
here comes my girl tom petty and the heartbreakers The Live anthology
run red rooster North Mississippi all-stars prayers for Peace
Mulligan Stew Year 22 TDM
cupid jesse roper access to infinity
what we need G Love and special sauce superhero brother
red house John Lee Hooker from Clarksdale to heaven
Mulligan Stew Year 22 www.mulliganstew.ca
bring it all back The Tragically Hip road apples
unbreakable coco love alcorn wonderland
Marrakesh Express Crosby, Stills and Nash Crosby, Stills and Nash
Coming UP – Doing the DOG
the fool on the hill The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
Mulligan Stew Doin the Dog – NEXT
walking the Dog rufus thomas stax 50th Birthday
a salty dog procol harum best of
black eyed dog colin james traveller
hound dog big mama thornton duke-Peacock greatest hits
The Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
call off your dog lake street dive side pony
old dog – new tricks Jim Byrnes St Louis Time
i want my dog to live longer curtis saldago and alan hager rough cut
Thanks for listening FB mulliganstewmusic
dirty old egg sucking sog johnny cash the collection

Mulligan Stew February 3rd 2018- Brothers and Sisters

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Once again..no interviews/all music…

This first Stew in February starts with Cold Sweat!!

Three different versions of the same James Brown song.

A wicked Afro Cuban version by Mongo Santamaria.

Followed by Albert King and Angelique Kidjo.

 

New Jim Cuddy. New Molly Johnson, New Sam Coffey.  New Sheepdogs and New Avett Brothers.

And that Avett song was the key to the show.

I love The Avett Brothers and especially a song called No Hard Feelings. A Look back at a life lived and how our emotions bind us.

As much as the lyrics affect me..the bigger pull at my heart is the harmonies and how their vocals join as one.

I’ve fallen hard for family harmonies..brothers, sisters..whole families. You can’t replicate that chemistry. You either have it as a family or you don’t. Families know each other’s secrets and it shows in the music.

So having said that, I started a list of families in music. Not FAKE FAMILIES like The Doobie Brothers, Chemical Bros, Thompson Twins, Flying Burrito Bros, Poppy Family, etc.

I thought about The Carter Family, Sister Sledge, The Pointers, The Marley Family, Tegan and Sarah, The Allman’s, Vaughn Bros, Crooked bros, Jackson 5, The Proclaimers, Beyonce and Solange Knowles, Chris and Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), Cowboy Junkies, Rankins, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Cowsills, The Roches, The Cuddys, Bentalls, Kreegan Bros, Ann and Nancy Wilson, The Wainwrights, Campbell Bros, Isley Brothers, Brothers Landreth etc.

For this Stew I’m thinking Neville Brothers, Everly Bros, The Wood Brothers, Staple Singers, Aretha Franklin and her sisters, The Wilson Brothers of The Beach Boys and First Aid Kit, Klara and Johanna those Soderberg sisters with the exquisite harmonies.

I promise I’ll be doing a Part two

Keep in mind National Sibling Day rolls around  April 10

Enjoy The Stew – Brothers and Sisters

-TDM

PLAYLIST:

Cold Sweat Mongo Santamaria Mojo
Cold Sweat Albert King James Brown’s Funky Summer. Mojo
Cold Sweat Angelique Kidjo Oyo
Wristband Paul Simon Stranger to Stranger
www.coyotesbanff.com Coming UP – Jim Cuddy Band www.mulliganstew.ca
Hands on the glass Jim Cuddy Band Constellation
Mulligan Stew Terry David Mulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
no hard feelings Avett bros No hard Feelings
out like a Lion Whitehorse The Fate of the World
Sail On Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Soul of a Woman
Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Ninty Nine and a half Jim Byrnes Long hot Summer days
red-eyed and blue Wilco Being there
inner city blues Molly Johnson single
Norwegian Wood The Beatles Red Lp
www.mulliganstew.ca TDMulligan
Tough Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs
I don’t know The Sheepdogs five easy pieces
Here comes my Girl Tom Petty and ther Heartbreakers Playback
TD Mulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
Survival Georgie Fame Georgie Fame
Chainey Do Taj Mahal Hidden Treasures 69-73
Busted Ray Charles Best of
Coming UP. Brthers. Sisters. Family Artists Mulligan Stew
Let it be me Everly Brothers Heartaches and harmonies
It’s a Shame First Aid Kit Ruins
Ophelia (live) The Wood brothers Live at the barn
Yellow Moon Neville Brothers Yellow Moon
Coming Up – Aretha, Staples and Beach Boys
Think Aretha Franklin and her sisters Blues Brothers Soundtrack
I’ll take you there Staples Singers Complete Stax Singles
Thank you for listening www.mulliganstew.ca
Gpd only knows (live) The Beach Boys Live at Carnegie Hall

Mulligan Stew January 27th 2018- Jesse Roper and Jim Cuddy Interviews

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Hours after this show had been recorded and sent, I found out that my friend Tommy Banks had died.

Musician, mentor, humanitarian, Senator and one of the best people I had ever met,  Tommy Banks is very much woven into the fabric that is Canada.

The kind of person who will always be remembered by anyone who met or even knew him.

He brought light to our lives and that light has dimmed but not gone out.

He’s left music and memories.

He should be honored at this year’s Junos in Vancouver and frankly, I would suggest a permanent award in his honor.

Whatever that park is named adjacent to CKUA Radio on Jasper Ave in Edmonton should be renamed, Tommy Banks Park.

Goodbye Tommy …


Mulligan Stew

8:00-10 PM

It feels like Jesse Roper is just beginning what could be a fabulous career in music. He’s just released this third album called Access to Infinity which is released Friday, Feb 2. He’s more than paid his dues. Playing stages big and small getting his name and his songs out there.

Jesse is a really good songwriter, vocalist, and performer but man can he play guitar.

We talk about his influences and I hear Jimi and Carlos Santana in his playing.  Thankfully he agreed.

His third album is called Access to Infinity.  I can’t wait to play certain tracks after “the embargo” is lifted.

Jesse’s touring with Big Wreck and the dates are below.



Jim Cuddy RAW interview Jim Cuddy Constellation RAW Jan 2018

Jim Cuddy, co-founder, and co-leader of Blue Rodeo has released his fourth solo album “Constellation”  Friday under the name of The Jim Cuddy Band.

Jim and I work our way through several of the songs he wrote and he mentions there’s a balance in the album between loss and love.

It takes a true songwriter to find that balance. As Jim says “I wanted to waste not one word on this album.”

We talk about the koss of Gord Downey.  The battle John Mann is waging.  The title track called “Constellations” (with an s) is about yet another friend battling Cancer and what his loss meant.

 
 
 

Jim also lights right up when I mention his upcoming 33 date tour.

“33 doesn’t sound right. It should be 35”

He wants to create a tour like Motown used to do. Various artists all sharing microphones and supporting each other.

 

That would make Jim Marvin Gaye and Barney Bentall Tammi Terrell.

The full line up is The Jim Cuddy Band.  Wicked Good.

Then Barney Bentall and his new album.

Jim’s sons Sam and Devin.

This is going to be a memorable tour. One musical generation handing the flame to the next!!

Tour dates below  Jesse First and Jim Cuddy

 

                                                                                Jesse

February 20, 2018 Bo’s Bar and Grill Red Deer, AB
February 22, 2018 Better Than Fred’s Grand Prairie, AB
February 23, 2018 Eagle River Casino Whitecourt, AB
February 24, 2018 The Starlite Edmonton, AB
February 25, 2018 The Starlite Edmonton, AB
February 27, 2018 Vanier Hall Prince George, BC
March 1, 2018 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
March 2, 2018 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
March 3, 2018 Capital Ballroom Victoria, BC
March 5, 2018 Kelowna Community Theatre Kelowna, BC

                                                                                Jim

                                                                                Feb 22  Vogue  Vancouver

                                                                                  Feb 23  McPherson Victoria

                                                                                Feb 28  Jube  Edmonton

                                                                                March 1  Jube Calgary

                                                                                March 2  Harvey  Banff

                                                                                March 4  Esplanade  Medicine Hat

PLAYLIST:

Welcome to The Stew Guests Jesse Roper & Jim Cuddy www.mulliganstew.ca
Live and Let Live Bobby King and Terry Evans Live and Let Live
Bring it on home Van Morrison and Jeff Beck Roll with the Punches
Gimme some loving (live) Steve Winwood Greatest Hits Live
Mulligan Stew Guests Jesse Roper & Jim Cuddy www.mulliganstew.ca
black sheep Blackie and Serena Ryder Kings and Queens
Summertime harry manx Faith Lift
TD Mulligan Next Jesse Roper www.mulliganstew.ca
Jesse Roper Interview with TDM
Wait Jesse Roper Access to Infinity
Jesse Roper Interview with TDM
Can’t Sleep Jesse Roper Access to Infinity
Jesse Roper Interview with TDM
That Girl Jesse Roper Access to Infinity
Jesse Roper Interview with TDM
cherry Jesse Roper Access to Infinity
black country woman Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Girl Friend Anderson East Encore
Ready to go Alan Doyle A week at the warehouse
pretty girls everywhere eugene clark pretty girls
good times BareNaked Ladies and The Persuassions BNL and The Persuasions
something on your mind Jim Byrnes Long hot Summer days
www.coyotesbanff.com Coming NEXT – Jim Cuddy interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Cocaine (live) Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Live at MSG
Jim Cuddy NEXT www.mulliganstew.ca
Jim Cuddy Interview with tdm RAW interview www.mulliganstew.ca Constellation
Constellations The Jim Cuddy Band Constellation
Jim Cuddy Interview with tdm RAW interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Cold Cold Wind The Jim Cuddy Band Constellation
Jim Cuddy Interview with tdm RAW interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Lonely when you leave The Jim Cuddy Band Constellation
Thank you for listening

Mulligan Stew Jan 20th 2018- Rhiannon Giddens Interview

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My first question was ..when I interviewed you three years ago with the Carolina Chocolate Drops..did you know your life was about to change?

Rhiannon – “Noooooooo”

It was all about The Drops..until Producer extraordinaire T-bone Burnett asked her to “use her voice”

And her thinking was ..”the stars aligned. When somebody comes and taps you on the shoulder..you need to Listen”

“T-bone told me “you’ve been hiding in that band and he was right.”

Now I’m here having sung Summertime in the original key and singing Waterboy with the SF Symphony and then the song  At the Purchasers Option. That’s what happens when you follow The Muse and when you get a chance to do these things..I’m going to follow where I’m led”

In talking about the road she’s travelled..Rhiannon Giddens told me/us

“I feel such a responsibility because my life is what my parents and grandparents fought for They fought so that I could think and write these songs.:

She mentions Pops and Mavis Staples and singing   Birmingham Sunday with  Joan Baez who’s been singing that song for 50 years and then completes the thought with..

“It completes a through line. Nobody creates in a vacuum. It’s all building blocks on somebody else’s work.”

 

“I want to talk and sing not about Donald Trump. I want to sing about how we got here. How we’re still here.  How can we expect a country that was  founded on

Genocide, slavery, on rampant capitalism bring us to roses and incense today?  I maintain that music is a cultural reflection of what’s going on. Let’s celebrate the beauty  while  keeping an eye out”

There’s a LOT more in this 30 minutes..a lot more.

Including songs from Tomorrow is my turn and Freedom Highway.

I’ve heard this interview many times since we did it backstage at the Edmonton Folk Fest and I’m still hearing and learning new things from it.

Remarkable conversation..  enjoy!

Know thy history. Let it horrify you; let it inspire you. Let it show you how the future can look, for nothing in this world has not come around before. These songs are based on slave narratives from the 1800s, African American experiences of the last century, and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and headlines from streets of Ferguson and Baltimore today. Voices demanding to be heard, to impart the hard-earned wisdom of a tangled, difficult, complicated history; we just try to open the door and let them through.” —Rhiannon Giddens

 

Freedom Highway, Grammy Award–winner and 2017 Grammy nominee Rhiannon Giddens’ follow-up to her highly praised debut album Tomorrow Is My Turn, was released by Nonesuch Records on February 24, 2017. The record includes nine original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote while she and her band toured after Tomorrow Is My Turn‘s 2015 release, along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, “Birmingham Sunday” and Staple Singers’ well-known “Freedom Highway,” from which the album takes its name.

 

Giddens wrote of the title track:

“I am a daughter of the South; of the white working class, of the black working class; of the Democrat, and the Republican; of the gay, and the straight; and I can tell you one thing—we are far more alike than we are different. We cannot let hate divide us; we cannot let ignorance diminish us; we cannot let those whose greed fills their every waking hour take our country from us. They can’t take U.S. from US—unless we let them. I recorded this with Bhi Bhiman, all-American singer-songwriter from St. Louis, whose parents are from Sri Lanka. America’s strength are her people, whether they came 4,000, 400, or 40 years ago, and we can’t leave anyone behind. Let’s walk down Freedom Highway together. Written by Pops Staples in 1965.”

 

Rhiannon Giddens, who had previously won accolades and a Grammy Award as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, made her solo debut with Tomorrow Is My Turn, which was one of 2015’s most highly praised albums; the New York Times said, “her voice is a perpetually soulful marvel,” The album was Grammy nominated, and Giddens received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year. Earlier this year she won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo.

She performed for President Obama and the First Lady on a White House Tribute to Gospel, along with Aretha Franklin, Emmylou Harris and Colin Linden

 

PLAYLIST:

tiger pride patrick sweaney daytime turned to nighttime
i lost my way mayy anderson weightless
good golly miss molly Swinging blue jeans best of
dizzy miss lizzie the beatles Help
midnight train to memphis chris stapleton from a room Vol 2
TD Mulligan www.mulliganstew.ca Guest tonight – Rhiannon Giddens
stupid david myles real love
MulliganStew ckua radio tonight guest Rhiannon Giddens
you worry me nathanial Rateleff and the night sweats tearing at the seams
Coming UP – Rhiannon Giddens Interview Mulligan Stew Year 22
back to memphis levon helm ramble at the Ryman
memphis james taylor other covers
cadillack walk boz scaggs memphis
ive been to memphis lyle lovett joshua judges ruth
www.coyotesbanff.com Trudy and Kathy from Coyotes – 25th Anniversary
subterranean homesick blues the Lumineers SH Blues
www.mulliganstew.ca coming UP – rhiannon Giddens interview www.ckua.com
what’s going on U2 spotify singles
strip me naked John lee Hooker/Carlos Santana Mr Lucky
i can’t wait The Subdudes Lucky
wait until tomorrow Jimi Hendrix Experience rainy day dream away
This is The Stew Next up – Rhiannon Giddens Interview
cherry jesse roper access to infinity
while i was waiting jim cuddy band constellation
Next on The STEW Rhiannon Giddens Interview
Mulligan Stew Year 22 with TD Mulligan
Rhiannon Giddens Interview with tdm
waterboy Rhiannon Giddens tomorrow is my turn
Rhiannon Giddens Interview with tdm
Freedom Highway Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway
Rhiannon Giddens Interview with tdm
better get it right the first time Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway
NEXTWEEK Jesse Roper and Jim Cuddy are guests

Mulligan Stew Dec 12th 2017- No guests.  No interviews.  No specials.  Just pure killer tracks!

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We’ve cleared the decks…

No guests.  No interviews.  No specials.  Just pure killer tracks for a Saturday night in the DEAD OF WINTER.

We all could use music, food, sleep, and friends.

Got a Net message asking why I only played Stay with Me by The Faces.  I explained because it was one of rocks greatest songs.

It got me to thinking about what else I love about those guys.

They were buddies.  It showed on stage. The audience was part of the party.

Bottles of Mateus were stashed behind speakers and amps. They did have fun.

At the end of the night, the boys were making splendidly sloppy rock and roll.  It was perfect.

So..we start with THREE Faces songs.

Gasoline Alley (Live at The Fillmore)

Had me a real good time

Memphis Tennessee

And then we’re off with Chris Stapleton, Sting, Steely Dan, Rhiannon Giddons, Mark Knopfler, Fats, Taj, Townes, CoCo, Crazy Horse, Stones, Otis, Squib Cakes and Jackson Browne with The Load out and Stay.

Tonnes of Live tracks in here.

Enjoy. please raise a glass to The Faces.

Heads up – Working on a March 1st Juno Couch in Vancouver.

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew Jan 13 2018 Hallo Everybody!!
TD Mulligan – Mulligan Stew Welcome to The Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
gasoline alley (live) The Faces anthology
had me a real good time The Faces anthology
Memphis tennessee The Faces anthology
www.canadahouse.com NEXT – Chris Stapleton – Steely Dan
Midnight train to memphis chris stapleton from a room Vol 2
deacon’s blues steely dan Aja
Mulligan Stew Year 22 www.mulliganstew.ca
freedom highway Rhiannon Giddons Protest Now
driven to tears (live) Sting Bring on the Night
Brothers in arms (live) mark knopfler Ragpickers Dream
Squib Cakes Tower of Power best of
Mulligan Stew Year 22 www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams
Youre still standing there steve earle and lucinda williams I feel alright
changed the locks (live) lucinda williams Live at the Fillmore
entering white cecilia new pornographers challengers
TD Mulligan – Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Blue Monday (live) Fats Domino Live in Austin
let the four winds blow Taj Mahal Blues with a feeling
Cherry Jesse Roper single
buckskin stallion blues Townes van Zandt Sndtrk to 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing
Mulligan Stew Year 22 www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – live tracks
Unbreakable CoCo Love Alcorn Wonderland
Mr Soul (live) Neil Young and Crazy Horse Year of the Horse
Roll me baby (live) The Rolling Stones From the vault
Just one more day (live) Otis Redding Live at The Whiskey
Mulligan Stew Year 22 Thank you for listening
The Load out (live) Jackson Browne running on empty
Stay (live) Jackson Browne running on empty

Mulligan Stew Jan 6th 2018- Dan Mangan Interview

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Saturday’s  show has 90 minutes of wall to wall music. A wicked mix of blues, R&B, Roots, pure great rock and roll (The Faces – Stay with Me, Springsteen Live in Dublin, The Sheepdogs Live at The Roxy LA, Jimi, Colin James, Imagine Dragons, Sarah McLachlan and – wait for it – Nancy Sinatra

The last 30 minutes features Dan Mangan. We talk a bit about what he’s currently working on but Dan really wants all of us to know about a movement he’s helping to lead.

Because of the imploding nature of today’s  music business artists really need a DIY movement and this is it.

It’s called Side Door Access www.sidedooraccess.com

“We are building a platform where artists can earn a living by trimming the overhead of touring. We help you find magical small spaces with dedicated hosts and attentive audiences.

We want to help create human, tactile experiences offline. Music, Speakers, Dance, Theatre, Comedy – you name it.”

 

They currently have 200 artists and 300 hosts and the movement is growing every week.

 

Dan explains how artists and hosts hook up..set a date, time and location and then tickets get sold. Friends are made, one gig at a time.

It’s a fascinating story…Let Dan Mangan be your narrator.

This show was sponsored by our friends

Barb andBbob Shaunessy – former owners of Tinhorn Creek.

They are the donor for first hour…

Played hockey over the Holidays in Invermere.

Right after The Stew they’re off to the Cook Islands!  Thank YOU!!


-TDM

PLAYLIST:

TD Mulligan – The Stew Year 22 playlist mulliganstew.ca
Hootchie Coochie Man/Dixie Chicken (live) Albert Cummings Feel so Good (live)
Angel from Montgomery (live) Susan Tedeschi Live from Austin
www.canadahouse.com Next – Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Life is Golden BARK Let’s Frolic
On top of the World Imagine Dragons Night Vision
Mulligan Stew Year 22 Special Guest – Dan Mangan www.mulliganstew.ca
Pretty Good for a girl Mindi Abair & Joe Bonamassa single
Night Time Aretha Franklin Aretha’s Blues
Angel (live) Sarah McLachlan Afterglow Live
The Stew for your Saturday Night
stay with me The Faces Anthology
Its Mulligan Stew with tdm playlist mulliganstew.ca
Embryonic Journey (live) Jorma Kaukonen 2016.06.04 City Winery NY
First Stew of 2018 Welcome – Turn it Up www.mulliganstew.ca
Bang Bang Nancy Sinatra Kill Bill Soundtrack
needles and pins (live) Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks Pack up the Plantation
I got you babe UB40 and Chrissie Hynde Baggariddim
Baby don’t go Dwight Yoakam and Sheryl Crow Dwght Yoakam
Cowboys work is never done Sonny and Cher Greatest Hits
www.coyotesbanff.com Dan Mangan in 15 minutes
blinded by the light (live) bruce springsteen live in Dubin
same old feeling (live) the Sheepdogs Live at the Roxy
Mulligan Stew Dan Mangan is next talking about Side Door Access
Dan Mangan Interview Side Door Access
Vessel Dan Mangan and Blacksmith Club Meds
Dan Mangan Interview RAW interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Robots Dan Mangan Nice nice very nice
Dan Mangan Interview www.sidedooraccess.com
Hang with me Dan Mangan Unmake
TDM RAW interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Wait until Tomorrow Jimi Hendrix Rainy day Dream away
Thanks for listening have a great weekend Please Hold

Mulligan Stew Dec 23rd 2017- Christmas in the Round year Three!

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It’s fair to say that Christmas is the most traditional season of the year.

Mulligan Stew has its own tradition we’d like to share with you.

 

It all started at CBC Vancouver in the late 70s with Producer Susan Englebert.

I was hosting a weekly show called The Great Canadian Goldrush and Susan brought together several of our artist friends to sing Christmas songs and tell Christmas tales.

Shari Ulrich, Roy Forbes, Terry Frewer were all part of those shows.

The show became a tradition – year after year.

Then life happened.  Our friend Susan lost a battle with cancer, Goldrush was canceled and we all moved on.

It wasn’t until I signed on with Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver that the idea of Christmas in the Round started to take shape.

Finally, I had a great mix.

Artists that were attracted to Roundhouse Radio’s support of music and the arts.

And a real working studio..plus a lobby that doubled as a stage. Perfect!!

This is now Year Three of Christmas in the Round.

Shari Ulrich is still part of the group.

( Roy Forbes joined us last year)

This year the lineup is strong. Everyone on the stage had an amazing year. Recording, touring, co-writing and making new friends.

Barney Bentall – had just come off the road with Cariboo Express. Released a fine new album The Drifter and the Preacher and was about to tour coast-to-coast in early 2018 with the  Jim Cuddy Band.

Shari Ulrich – on the road with Barney, playing with other artists, forming a trio with her daughter Julia and fellow Cariboo Expresser  Kirby Barber, who’s also with us this year.

(Julia recorded and mixed this hour)

Jim Byrnes- host of Byrnes Blues with a well-earned reputation as a singular performer, who proudly shows his St Louis roots in every song.

He too has a new album coming out in Feb. – Long Hot Summer Days.

Bill Henderson – Leader, writer, vocalist, and guitarist of Chilliwack. Mentor to many of today’s new artists. Producer and picker.

Craig Northey – Original member of The Odds. Invaluable session man, co-writer, and part of perhaps the best backing band in the Country.

You may notice in the group photo that he’s leaning on a crutch. That’s because he BROKE his ankle playing hockey 2 weeks before this session and he still came to play.

He’s a gamer. A lifer.

Geoff Hicks – Plays drums with EVERYONE – Colin James, Barney, never mind..it’s way too many to mention

Rob Becker – Ditto. Need a great bass player? Start in the B’s with Becker.  Plays with Barney a lot.

They all have Christmas songs and stories and a tradition to carry on.

Many thanks to Cory Price, Julia Graff, Monique McQueen, Alex Rodgerson, Don Shafer, Margaret Garrison, Dave Dhillon, Gabe Reinarz, Julian Anton, Scott Elliott and Duke, Natalie Pitt.

Many thanks to our singers and pickers

And as always Corey Wood and MEG – The Home Team

This show is dedicated to the memory of Susan Englebert

PLAYLIST:

The Christmas Stew Part Two   Dec 23 2017
Welcome to The Christmas Stew Part 2 www.mulliganstew.ca
Jingle Bells James Taylor James Taylor at Christmas
The girl with the Holiday smile Lyle Lovett Songs for the Season
Mary had a baby Bruce Cockburn Winter
The Christmas Stew Hour Two – Christmas in the Round Year Three
Soul Cake Sting If on a Winter’s Night
It came upon the Midnight clear Norah Jones Now. Todays Christmas
Christmas call from a hooker in Minneapolis Tom Waits Blue Valentine
The Christmas Stew TDM
Christmas comes but once a year BB King A Christmas Celebration of Hope
Christmas Stew Part Two Christmas in the Round in Hour Two
Happy Christmas John and Yoko Power to the People
Santa Claus is coming to town Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band My Home Town
Christmas song Dave Mathews Band Live at Wriggley Field
Rudy The Be Good Tanyas A Winter’s Night
Christmas eve with you Lindi Ortega A Tennesse Christmas
The Christmas Stew Next week – Christmas in the Round
Merry Christmas Baby Otis Redding Pure Southern Soul
Cool Yule Colin James and the Little Big Band Colin James and the Little Big Band
Christmas in the Round Year Three Barney. Craig. Shari.Jim.Bill.Kirby.Geoff.Rob An Hour of songs and stories