Colin Linden

Ep 54 | Colin Linden Podcast


May 6, 2019

Terry talks to Colin Linden about his latest release – a collaboration with Luther Dickinson titled ‘Amour’, backed by The Tennessee Valentines featuring Dominic Davis (bass), Bryan Owings (drums), Fats Kaplin (violin and accordion), and Kevin McKendree (keys). Plus, Colin shares some big news for Blackie and the Rodeo Kings fans.

Mulligan Stew July 22nd 2017- Bare Naked Ladies-Bruce Cockburn-Colin Linden Interviews


“He’s one of them”
It’s the very special  Vancouver Island Music Festival. In Courtney/Comox. 
Very special because of the location and because of Doug Cox – the Artistic Director.
Doug is an artist and working musician.
So his knowledge of who’s making great music and who should be paired with who is bang on.
Artists want to play his festival because they know Doug will take care of them and their music.
He’s one of them.
That’s why you’ll find Emmylou Harris headlining.
Robert Randolf and the Family band headlining.

Barenaked Ladies return to Canada. The USA has had their attention for many years and the Ladies wanted to make up for that.
It’s possible there’s a generation that may not know they’re Canadian.
All four guys sat down and talked about how they dealt with losing Stephen Page.
(What that first gig was like at a small venue –  Universal Studios Los Angeles)
Their latest album is a session with The Persuaders, one of music’s greatest vocal groups.

We spend 30 minutes talking to and playing the music of BNL.
I had a chance to set up a rustic studio behind the main stage backstage area.
Rustic means
A microphone
A cable
A recorder
A glass of water

Bruce Cockburn was the Saturday headliner.  He’s about to release perhaps his best album ever.
Bone on Bone is released Sept 15 with a collection of songs and riffs that amaze and delight.  Totally cool album.

We’ll run the complete interview closer to the release date but on this show we’ll play the first single States I’m in and, for the first time anywhere 40 years in the wilderness.

Colin Linden produced Bone on Bone.  They have been a musical pair for many projects and many years.  Colin takes us through a quick tour of Bone on Bone.
Also guesting are:

  • Steve Dawson
  • Peter North and Tom Coxworth
  • Rachelle Van Zanten
  • Doug Cox


This is Mulligan Stew with TDMulligan Barenaked Ladies in 30 minutes
Never been rocked enough Delbert McClinton Never been rocked enough
I pity the fool (live) Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at The Fox Oakland
Dixie Chicken Little Feat Dixie Chicken Mulligan Stew TDMulligan
Train in Vain Annie Lennox Medusa
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett The wicked Wilson Pickett
Hometown Blues Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Anthology LP
Mulligan Stew Year 21 Terry David Mulligan NEXT Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies Interview Mulligan Stew with tdm
Blame it on me Barenaked Ladies Gordon
Barenaked Ladies Interview Mulligan Stew with tdm
You run away Barenaked Ladies All in good time
Barenaked Ladies Interview Mulligan Stew with tdm
Old Apartment barenaked Ladies with The Persuasions Ladies and Gentlemen barenaked ladies with The Persuasions
Barenaked Ladies Interview mulligan stew with tdm
One Week Barenaked Ladies Ladies and Gentlemen barenaked ladies with The Persuasions
NEXT Bruce Cockburn Interview Mulligan Stew with tdm
Bruce Cockburn Interview Mulligan Stew with tdm
States I’m in Bruce Cockburn Bone on Bone
Colin Linden Interview Mulligan Stew with tdm
40 years in the wilderness Bruce Cockburn Bone on Bone
Doug Cox Interview Artistic Director with tdm
Rachelle van Zanten Interview mulligan stew with tdm
Tennessee Waltz Emmy Lou Harris Cimaron
mulligan stew with terry david mulligan NEXT Steve Dawson. Pete and Tom. ZZTop
Steve Dawson Interview mulligan stew with tdm
Loose ends Steve Dawson Solid states and loose ends
Peter North & Tom Coxworth Interview mulligan stew with tdm
Don’t mess up a good thing Ry Cooder Bop til you drop
waiting for the bus ZZ Top Very Baddest
Jesus just left Chicago ZZ Top Very Baddest Mulligan Stew with tdm
Makin’ Whoopee (live) Ray Charles More music from Ray (soundtrack)

March 18th, 2017-Unsworth and a gaggle of Somms


A Gaggle of Vancouver Sommeliers gathers at Unsworth Vineyards in the Cowichan Valley.  Can’t wait to talk to them.

Includes Somm of the Year Shane Taylor from CinCin!

(check  the outstanding names below)

Richard Da Silva from Misconduct/Naramata Bench guests as well and we finish with one of the best wine minds in the music business

Colin Linden from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.



 As soon as I got the invite from Ron Bogdonov GM at Unsworth Vineyards in the Cowichan Valley Vancouver Island I knew it was just too good to pass up.

Chris Turyk, son of owner Tim Turyk and a seriously good wine guy who worked  at Hawksworth!

Chris invited his Sommelier friends in Vancouver and they all agreed to fly over on three planes to spend the day touring the cellars at Unsworth and then finishing with food and wine pairings  in their wonderful dining room.


Chris Turyk




Over 30 in total..all with sharp minds and even sharper tongues.

I recorded the highlights of the tour to start the show  – so you get to take it in as well.

Between the time the lunch ended and the buses left  for the return flight I started asking questions of them – 3 at a time.

Below are the really fun results.  We’re talking Unsworth, Cowichan, Trends, 2017 etc.



Peter Van Der Reep – Campagnolo Roma

Lisa Haley – L’ Abattoir

Kurtis Kolt – The Georgia Straight

Bryant Mao – Wine Director Hawksworth/Nightingale

Franco Michenzi – Hawksworth

Colin Davidson – Nightingale

Shane Taylor –   CinCin   Sommelier of the Year

Shane Taylor CinCin

David Stansfield – Earls Group

Sarah McCauley – Coast Restaurant

Chef Marc Perrier – Savio Volpe

I’m drawn to people  in the food and wine business who walk their own path. As a result they usually always make distinctive wines,  with character and focus.

Richard da Silva of Misconduct Wine Co on the Naramata Bench is one of those kind of people.

He makes the suspect and bootleg series of wines. (do you see a theme here)

First off, his family have been growers in the valley for years.  That alone puts him well ahead in the race for fruit and harvest standouts. It shows in his wines.  Blends, single growth varietals and seriously good food wines.

It helps that his food partner  in The Kitchen is a really good chef, Abul Adame.  Mexican born. French trained. He’s one of the very best anywhere in the valley. Over 30 Tapas with a large variety of options.


Love talking to Richard.  He’s a’s just that some of the stories “he can’t tell”.

…and finally it’s the semi-annual return of Colin Linden. Musician, Poet, singer/songwriter/producer and a very good friend.

Colin Linden

As he passed through Vancouver with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings we paused to do the usual music interview but then….5 seconds later I’m always asking the same question “what are you drinking” ?

Here’s four minutes of wine talk between two guys with only two minutes to spare. 




Alberto Antonini. Presents Garzon wines from Uruguay

James Sichel – There’s been a Sichel In Bordeaux Since 1883

Frank Giustra. Dominica Fiore- One of the World’s Best Olive Oils

John Skinner. Painted Rock. Pairing with those oils

Umberto Menghi. He’s baaaaaack

Flourish!!   A fun Food and Wine event at Vancouver Community College

With Naramata Bench Wines: Kettle Valley, Elephant Island, Tightrope and  Chefs Angus An & Clement Chan




Mulligan Stew Sept 26th Colin Linden Interview


All the way from his home studio in Nashville..comes one of our favourite people – period – Colin Linden. His new LP  Rich in Love
TwitterFollow Colin on Twitter!

Whether you like the Colin that is part of Blackie  and the Rodeo Kings or his solo self or part of the Nashville TV series working with the great Buddy Miller.
What’s not to like ??
Toured  with Dylan and his band.
Played the White House with Emmy Lou, Shirley Caesar, Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell and Rhiannon Giddens.
He’s brought his considerable talents to over 400 Albums. He’s produced over 100 now.
He’s back where he started  – on Stoney Plain Records. (The Immortals was the first)
It was a long rambling conversation that covered
His meeting Howling Wolf when Colin was 11 years old!! And what Wolf’s last words to the kid were.
The effect of Losing his great friend Richard Bell.
The next Blackie LP  Kings and Kings  (2016)
The sad story behind the song Delia Come for me.
From Grammy Nominations to The Junos..he truly is a renaissance man.
And a great storyteller.



This is Mulligan Stew – approaching year 20 Host Terry David Mulligan playlist
Dust my Broom Fleetwood Mac Vintage years Live and Studio
Hoochie Coochie Coo taj Mahal Best of the Private years
when love comes to town U2 and BB King Rattle and Hum Mulligan Stew – CKUA Radio Coming up Tom Waits. The Band.Joss and Rickie Lee
Downtown Train Tom Waits Rain Dogs
StAGE Fright (live) The Band The Last Waltz
Dr Feedgood R&B All Stars Live Live at the Hard Rock
This is Mulligan Stew – approaching year 20 Coming UP Colin Linden Interview RAW interview
Colin Linden Interview
Knob and Tube Colin Linden Rich in Love
Colin Linden Interview RAW interview at
I need water Colin Linden Rich in Love
Colin Linden Interview Complete interview at
Delia Come for me Colin Linden Rich in Love
Colin Linden Interview
Everybody wants to be loved Colin Linden Rich in Love
This is Mulligan Stew – with TD Mulligan Coming UP – Beatles.farris. Harp & Axe playlist
Way oh Joss Stone Water for your soul
J’ai Connais Pas Rickie Lee Jones The other side of desire
Oh Darling The Beatles Abbey Road
Jonah and the Whale Mike Farris Shine for all the people
Roll with the punches The harpoonist and the Axe Murderer Checkered past
This is Mulligan Stew Billy preston and Ray Charles and Roy Forbes..The real Roy
Will it go round in circles Billy preston 20th century master
I chose to sing the blues Ray Charles Best of the Private years got what it takes Michael Buble and Sharon Jones Crazy Love
This is The Stew with TDM Playlist Next Week Ron Sexsmith
Before the tear drops Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Road
Lie to me (live) Jonny LANG Jonny Lang Live at the Ryman
Not fade away The Band and The Crickets Not fade away – remembering buddy holly
Interview with Roy Forbes Roy’s Record Room Monday at 6PM
I’m so lonesome I could cry Roy Forbes Almost Overnight
Harvest Moon (live) Neil Young Unplugged
In my life The Beatles Red LP 62-66


Mulligan Stew Nov 17th


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Jools Holland Robert Plant Let the Boogie Woogie Roll More Friends
My Morning jacket Wordless Chorus (live) Okonokos (live)
Jimmy Vaughn Why why why Tribute to Doug Sahm/Keep your soul
Van Morrison Someone like you Still on top
Bare Naked ladies Jane Disc One 1991-2001
Beatles I’m down Past Masters Vol 1
Elvis Costello (Neil Young) Allison (live) Bridge School Concerts
Allman Bros Statesboro Blues (live) SUNY at Soneybrook
Feist How come Medals
Belle Starr Jolene The burning of Atlanta
Led Zeppelin Black Dog Celebration Day
Jarvis Church Change is going to come The Soul Station
Eric Clapton Sunshine of your Love (live) One more car. One more rider
Blackie/Rodeo Kings (Exene) Made of Love Kings and Queens
Colin Linden Interview
Blackie/Rodeo Kings (Serena) Black Sheep Kings and Queens
Jeff Beck Hobo Blues From Clarksdale to Heaven
Dylan Roll on John Tempest
John Lennon Instant karma John and Yoko/Plastic Ono
Shane Philip Life.Love.Music Life.Love.Music
Leeroy Stagger Enough love to go around Radient Land
Dustin Bentall/Smokes Ballad of Billy Cowsill Orion EP
Shane Philip Green Haven Life.Love.Music