Blue Rodeo

EP 309 | Canada Day Weekend with Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo & Jim brings his new solo album.


They are Canadian music royalty.  Who better to have joined us on the Canada Day weekend than Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo?

AND  Jim brings his 6th solo album All the World Fades Away.

There is much to talk about. In the first half of the Podcast Greg and Jim take us through Blue Rodeo’s plans for their 40th year together in 2025.

Taking part in the Lightfoot celebration at Massey Hall. Being inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.. Then Greg bugs out and Jim and I talk about his 6th solo album with The Jim Cuddy band.

It’s called All the world fades away and it’s a beauty.

Stories about his Father, our friend the late  John Mann and his family, his early years on The Yukon, and his duet with Greg on the solo album. The dialogue between the two of them on the meaning of the song is WILD!

We talk tours and plans for the year.  Comments about playing the Canmore and Edmonton Folk Festivals this summer. Our thanks to the boys…

Enjoy – Happy Canada Day

Mulligan Stew June 29th 2024-Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor. Blue Rodeo and Jim Cuddy Band


Had the wonderful opportunity to welcome back Greg and Jim.

Each is a force. Together it’s shots over the bow as long as the mics are on and the host is also a target.

I loved it.

We talked about 2025 and their 40th anniversary, reflections on Gordon Lightfoot and the Lightfoot concert at Massey Hall.

Being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

That’s in hour one.

Hour two it’s Jim Cuddy talking about his wonderful now now-released 6th solo album ‘All the World Fades Away;’.  Also engages on what it means to have a solo career outside of Blue Rodeo.

The whole conversation can be found on the Mulligan Stew Podcast and YouTube channel. (It’s worth it)



Two donors this week.

The first in Texas. Two Albertans connected to Canada by family and CKUA. Asking for The Hip Live in Texas, Joni, Cohen, Neil, Colin James. Remembering a just lost Father.

The second donor asking for Serena Ryder and Bahamas.    Beautiful!

Throw in some Saturday night Hooker/Santana, The Band live, Sarah Jane  Scouten and The Paperboys doing Neil Young, Cohen in Dublin.

Lots more.

Happy Canada Day everyone!!


Wall to Wall Festival Coverage.

Interviews with Artistic Directors of Calgary. Winnipeg, Canmore, Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Edmonton Music Festivals.


Mulligan Stew -Two Guests tonight Greg Keelor & Jim Cuddy/Blue Rodeo Hour 2 Jim Cuddy with new solo album
Riding in the Moonlight/Mr Lucky Colin James Blue Highway
Long may you run Sarah Jane Scouten and The Paperboys 2017 single
Coyote (live) The Band & Joni Mitchell The Last Waltz
Mulligan Stew Guests: Jim Cuddy & Greg Keelor Blue Rodeo and Jim Cuddy Band
Bob Caygeon (live) Stubbs in Austin The Tragically Hip Live from the Vault
Save the last dance (live) Leonard Cohen Live in Dublin
The Healer John Lee Hooker/Carlos Santana & Band The Healer
Deane House and River Cafe Sponsors and supporters of The Stew and CKUA Coming UP – Blue Rodeo
Blue Rodeo Interview Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy The Stew @ckua
Go Go Round Blue Rodeo Beautiful : Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot
Blue Rodeo Interview complete interview – Mulligan Stew Podcast and tdm YouTube channel
Hasn’t hlt me yet Blue Rodeo Greatest Hits Vol 1
Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor Songwriters Cage Match Blue Rodeo
Everyday Angels The Jim Cuddy Band (with Greg Keelor) All the World fades away
Blue Rodeo Interview: Jim and Greg Complete interview mulligan stew podcast and the tdm YouTube Channel
Hour Two of Mulligan Stew Jim Cuddy presents his 6th solo album All the World fades away
Willin’ (live) Little Feat waiting for Columbus
Dixie Chicken Little Feat Dixie Chicken
Gone girl gone Bahamas Bootcut
Sing me a song William Prince and Serena Ryder 2017 single
Coming UP – Jim Cuddy Interview About new Cuddy Band Album All the world fades away
White Hot Tom Cochrane Songs of a Circling Spirit
Just let me lie to you Celeigh Cardinal Boundless Possibilities
Coyotes Banff Coming up – Jim Cuddy with his new solo album
Jim Cuddy Interview Mulligan Stew All the world fades away
Too far gone The Jim Cuddy Band All the world fades away
Jim Cuddy Interview complete interview – Mulligan Stew Podcast Viodeo version – TDM YouTube Channel
Impossible The Jim Cuddy Band All the world fades away
Jim Cuddy Interview with TDMulligan Mulligan Stew @ckua
Learn to live alone The Jim Cuddy Band All the world fades away
Jim Cuddy Interview Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast and tdm YouTube Channel
Holding it down The Jim Cuddy Band All the world fades away
Thank you Jim Cuddy & Greg Keelor Happy Canada Day. What a country!! O Canada…With Glowing Hearts

EP 232 | Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)


Jim Cuddy joins us at the top of the second hour.


That’s today 6 PM Mtn.

 Just about then Blue Rodeo will be backstage at the  Northern Alberta Jube prepping for the second of two nights on that stage.  There’s a nervous energy, that’s to be expected. While that never really goes away, remember that this is Blue Rodeo.  Been touring since 1984.  16 or more studio albums, four live. A truckload of awards. So, backstage there’s a lot of laughs, storytelling, small acoustic jams, great food and wines, friends and family.

Blue Rodeo bring with them their latest album Many a Mile.

As always,  Jim brings with him great  stories

From the studio

From lockdown

From ”the road”

And from inside the band.

From their latest album Many a Mile, Jim says he and Greg Keelor have different views of the road.

Jim’s is I think about you. The Yin and Yang about leaving home to make music.

In Opening Act Greg writes about his love/hate relationship of the road.

And it all works.

 That’s the very dynamic that keeps this band active and totally interesting.


EP 165 | Greg Keelor-Jim Cuddy Mashup


It’s not often that we double back on a previous interview.

There has to be something interesting that makes them candidates.

What we have here are two separate interviews with the co-founders of Hall of Fame/Juno winning band  Blue Rodeo, plus Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy both have solo careers on the go.

I talked to Greg in March and Jim 3 weeks ago.

I decided to cut the two interviews together to see how the responses and stories matched.

Have a listen. It’s an interesting mashup.

Blue Rodeo plays the Calgary Stampede Saturday, July 17

And The Jim Cuddy Band play the Calgary Folk Festival Summer Serenades on Prince’s Island Park Friday, July 23

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EP 164 | Jim Cuddy-Good News


Jim Cuddy was standing at the door of his Toronto house waiting for the cab that would take him to Saskatchewan and the 2020 Junos when the phone rang and he discovered it was canceled because of Covid.

Instead, he headed to his small country home and started writing. Then slowly gathered his Jim Cuddy Band – one at a time – and created tracks for his next solo album.  His Blue Rodeo partner Greg Keeler then called and got things rolling on a new Blue Rodeo album. Greg would send his songs to Jim and the band. They would replace or add instruments, vocals, etc and send back. Greg did the same for Jim. Normally they’re all in the same room when they record. Jim says – you can’t tell the difference. “It was remarkable”

When I asked about Canada Day and the conflicting thoughts on that day about residential schools, indigenous rights, and other cultures,  Jim gave a beautiful honest response.

Jim says the new Blue Rodeo album has a “zip in it’s step”(January) Greg wrote lots of tunes. Lots of energy.

And what Jim really liked was having the time to sculpt his songs.  They felt more clearly defined. “No throw-away lyrics”

And yes he admits to changing.

And having time to watch the seasons change was wonderful – “I had to stop leaning forward and relax.”

Blue Rodeo plays the Calgary Stampede on July 18

Jim Cuddy Band plays the Calgary Folk Festival – Summer Serenades – on Prince’s Island Park on July 23rd.

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Mulligan Stew Dec 20th-Christmas Special part 2 & Jim Cuddy Interview


Blue RodeoBlue Rodeo  with their newly announced holiday album A Merrie Christmas to You.
Although the album includes a couple of well-known Christmas tunes — “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “O Come All Ye Faithful” — the rest are a slightly more modern. There are covers of Joni Mitchell, Big Star, Paul Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, the Band and more. There are also two Blue Rodeo originals: Jim Cuddy’s brand-new “Home to You This Christmas” and a re-recording of Greg Keelor’s “Glad to Be Alive.” 
The album was recorded in a week at their very own Woodshed Studio in Toronto. Each song was captured live. 
“The songs are as much about the season as they are about the actual day,” Cuddy said in a statement about the selection of material. “The criteria for choosing material were to find songs that we could actually sing and make our own.” 
The cover art comes from an illustration by Keelor’s great-uncle, who made greeting cards back in the ’20s. The tracklist is below, and the name of the artist who wrote each song is in parentheses. 
The RAW interview is posted here for your listening pleasure 

A Merrie Christmas to You
1. Jesus Christ (Big Star)
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane)
3. If We Make It Through December (Merle Haggard)
4. River (Joni Mitchell)
5. O Come All Ye Faithful (traditional)
6. Getting Ready for Christmas Day (Paul Simon)
7. Glad to Be Alive
8. Home to You This Christmas
9. Song for a Winter’s Night (Gordon Lightfoot)
10. Christmas Must Be Tonight (The Band) 


The Christmas Stew Part Two Dec 20   2014 Your Christmas Elf: TDM
Everyday will be like a Holiday William Bell A Classic Soul Christmas
Rockin around the Christmas Tree Dion Holiday Lounge
Calling to Say Serena Ryder If your memory serves you well
Good King Wenceslas The Skydiggers Angels
The Christmas Stew Part Two playlist Coming UP Crowbar and Blue Rodeo
Go tell it on the Mountain Blind Boys of Alabama/Tom Wait Last Month of the Year
The Christmas Stew Part Two playlist tonights guest Jim Cuddy Blue Rodeo
Run Run Rudolph Crowbar Single
stay with me Charles Brown Charles Brown’s cool Christmas blues
Break the christmas stew part two In 30 minutes Jim Cuddy guests
Jesus Christ Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Santa Clause Santa Claus James Brown Cool Yule
Christmas Lights Coldplay Now Christmas 5
Maybe this Christmas Ron Sexsmith A Winters Night
Host TD Mulligan Coming Up Jim Cuddy/Blue Rodeo Merry Christmas Everyone
Christmas Tears Eric Clapton A very special Christmas Live
Christmas Fais Do Do Marcia Ball Alligator Records Genuine House Rockin Christmas
Host TD Mulligan playlist Next Whitney Houston
Joy to the World Whitney Houston One Wish
Break Coming up Next Jim Cuddy Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
O Come All Ye Faithful Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview
River Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview
Home to you this Christmas Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview
Christmas must be tonight Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Merry Christmas from the Family Robert Earl Keen
The Christmas Stew Part Two your christmas elf: TDMulligan playlist
Santa’s messing with the Kid Eddie Campbell Jingle Blues
Please come home for Christmas Charles Brown Cool Yule Old School
Christmas must be tonight Bahamas The warm December
Host TD Mulligan the christmas stew part two playlist
Best Christmas Ever Julian Moon Single
Merry Christmas Baby Elvis White Christmas
in the morning The Trews/Serena Ryder Christmas single
Santa Claus is coming to town Booker T and the MGs A Classic Soul Christmas
Merry Christmas..Happy Holiday Its 7Pm..everybody on board The Loove Train

Mulligan Stew Nov 9th


 This week on the Stew…


Emmy Lou Harris

Emmy Lou Harris

Rolling Stone                    Johnny Rivers.                 Greatest Hits.
Fire on the Bayou.             The Meters.                     The greatest Mardi
Gras concert.Ever
Brand New Day.               Sting.                                     All this time.
Give it back to you.           Bare Naked Ladies.      Grinning Streak.
You can never hold
Back Spring.                     Ton Waits.                            Orphans
Deacon Blues                   Steely Dan.                          A decade of
Blinded by the light.           Bruce Springsteen.    Live in Dublin
Diggin on James Brown.   Tower of Power.           Best of james Brown
Calling out to you.            Tedeschi Trucks band  Made up Mind.
Angel Eyes.                     EmmyLou Harris.              Light of the stable.
Never too late                 Blue Rodeo.                       In our Nature.
We exist.                         Arcade Fire.                        Reflector.
Wooly Bully.                   Ry Cooder &Corridos    Live at great Am.
Famosos.                   Music Hall.
Hard Times Blues.         Eric Clapton.                    Clapton.
Got to serve somebody  Mavis Staples.              Tangled up in blues.
Host.                              Takes a break.                       For quick nap.
Lemon Squeezer.           Fleetwood Mac.              Shrine 69.
Somebody got a hold.    Etta James.                     Best of.
Hold on.                          Alabama Shakes                Boys & Girls.
Death have Mercy.          Harry Manx and
Kevin Breitt.                In Good we Trust.
Comfortably Numb (live). Van Morrison and
Roger Waters.                                                                   At the Movies.
All you need is Love.         The Beatles                     Beatles 67-70.
Long Distance Call (live)    Muddy Waters etc.    Fathers and Sons.

Mulligan Stew August 25th


If you went to the Bonnie Raitt closer concert at Edmonton Folk Fest this year, you would have noticed her keyboard player Mike Finnegan
Bonnie gave him his own spotlight and he sang like a mockingbird.
I’ve been playing Mike for years now and am so happy he’s still around and finally getting the break he earned years ago,
And THATS why he starts off Saturdays Stew.
On Vinyl my friends.
Lyle Lovett sings a Holiday song – well, it mentions the Holidays. Girl with the Holiday Smile which begins
“I met a hooker at the grocery store”
Brand new Van Morrison music  Born to Sing
Tom Waits
New Whitehorse. Radiator Blues
 New Scenic Route, Royal Wood
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) shows up with a down and dirty  version of Peter Greens Oh Well on the Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.  I’m happy to see that the producers we aware there were two different Fleetwood Macs. The first was by far the best.
LIVE tracks from 
Bruce Cockburn
 Allman Brothers
Blue Rodeo
Tom Petty
Otis redding
Jackson Browne and David Lindley.  This is a very powerful LP.  Recorded on a tour of Spain in 2006.  The band consisted of some of Spains greatest players. 
Check out the remarkable version of Late for the Sky. 
Etta James – doing Jimmy Reeds Baby what you want me to do.   
Show closes with one of the best singles ever recorded…Mongo SantaMaria  Watermelon Man.  




Mike Finnegan Baby, I found out Mike Finnegan
U2 Angel of Harlem (live) Rattle and Hum
Bruce Cockburn/Kathryn Moses Barrelhouse all night long Waiting for a Miracle (Singles)
Roomful of Blues Loan me helping hand Blues’ll make you happy too
Allman Bros Statesboro Blues (live) Live at Stoneybrook
Lyle Lovett Girl with the Holiday Smile Release Me
Van Morrison Pagan heart Born to Sing.  No Plan B
Blue Rodeo Trust Yourself (live) Just like a vacation
Tom Petty/Heartbreakers Breakdown (live) Live Anthology
Whitehorse Radiator Blues Fate of the World
Paul Simon Graceland 25th Anniversary
Scenic Route to Alaska Time All these years
Royal Wood I want your love We were born to Glory
David Bowie Growing Up Pinups (re-issue)
James Brown Get on up (Sex Machine) Best of Vol 2
Otis Redding Respect (live) Otis Blue
Ry Cooder Crazy bout an automobile Borderline
Jackson Browne/David Lindley Late for the Sky (live) Love is strange
Billy Gibbons Oh Well Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Tom Waits Satisfied Bad as Me
Etta James Baby what u want me 2 do Chess 50th Ann
Mongo Santamaria Watermelon Man Mojo