Daniel Lanois

EP 158 | Daniel Lanois Revisited (and Recut)


We first interviewed singer/player/producer/writer Daniel Lanois last November.

(7 Grammy Awards. Juno Winner. Order of Canada)

At that time he had recorded his next album Heavy Sun but only the first single (Under a)  Heavy Sun had been released.

That was  all the new music we could talk about so we headed off into his amazing influence on a wing of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

U2, Dylan,  Neville Brothers, Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson, and many more. (Neil Young. Emmy Lou Harris, The Killers, Willie Nelson, Brian Eno,)

This coming week he’s headed for a gig on the 10th  in NYC with his band to perform The Songs of Red Dead Redemption 2, the soundtrack to the popular game.

They’re playing in  The Battery and it’s sold out.

Now that Heavy Sun is released we decided to go back and re-cut  the full interview and include  several of the new tracks from the amazing album.

Tree of Tule

Dance On

Mother’s Eyes

Along with the great single (Under a) Heavy Sun

Meet the man who has shaped a huge amount of the music many of us grew up with. And he’s Canadian.

Mulligan Stew Nov 21st 2020- Daniel Lanois Interview and Happy Birthday CKUA and Ma!


It’s CKUA Radio’s 93 Birthday Saturday.

How many radio stations in Canada are lucky to get to be 93?

None actually. 

There’s only one.   CKUA. A musical oasis in a sea of radio sameness.

And it’s donor-supported. Impressive, even for those who call it home.

So.  We celebrate those 93 years with music

Black Pumas, Kurt Vile and John Prine, Ray Charles, Blind Boys, Bowie and Queen, Wilson Pickett, Flo, and The Machine, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock, Ben Harper, Ry Cooder, Dylan and U2 and more.

The guest is Daniel  Lanois.

Grew up in Montreal, then Hamilton where he and his brother built a studio in their mother’s basement…

10 years later people were taking notice.

Off to Mexico and LA and fame.

Once he got into the same studio as Brian Eno things took off…working with artists such as

U2 (Joshua Tree. Achtung baby)

Leonard Cohen (Thanks for the Dance)

Bob Dylan (Most of the Time. Love Sick)

Peter Gabriel (Sledgehammer)

Neville Bros (Yellow Moon)

Emmylou Harris – Slingblade

Robbie Robertson  Somewhere down the Crazy River

Neil Young – Peaceful Valley Blvd.

Many Grammys later Daniel is releasing another solo album in April.

Called Heavy Sun.

We’ll talk about the single (under a) Heavy Sun and his work with Leonard Cohen, Neville Brothers, and Robbie


Happy Birthday CKUA and Leona Stumbo – turning 90 in Camrose.


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I think it’s going to work out fine Ry Cooder Bop til you Drop
Highway 61 Davids Alvin From a old guitar
Colours (acoustic) Black Pumas Colours (acoustic)
www.winesbc.com Tonights guest – Daniel Lanois www.mulliganstew.ca
Inspite of ourselves John Prine with Iris DeMent In spite of ourselves
How lucky Kurt Vile and John Prine How Lucky
Bright lights. Big City Jerry Lee Lewis Rock and Roll Time
www.mulliganstew.ca Special Guest Daniel Lanois
A song for you Ray Charles Forever
Singing brings us closer Blind boys of Alabama Almost Home
in my life The Beatles Rubber Soul
Mulligan Stew – Happy 93rd Birthday CKUA radio Coming UP- Bowie. Queen.War.Elton John
Under Pressure Bowie and Queen Queen Gr Hits Vol 2
Stay Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs Best of
Cisco Kid War The world is a ghetto
Take me to the Pilot Elton John Elton John
Mulligan stew ckua Radio Coming UP – Daniel Lanois Interview
634-5789 Wilson Pickett Best of
NEXT – Daniel Lanois ww.mulliganstew.ca
Welcome to Mulligan Stew with tdmulligan Coming UP – Daniel Lanois Interview New album Heavy Sun
Daniel Lanois Interview complete interview MulliganStew Podcast Spotify. Google Play Apple Podcasts
(under a) Heavy Sun Daniel Lanois Heavy Sun
Daniel Lanois Interview complete interview MulliganStew Podcast Spotify. Google Play Apple Podcasts
It’s torn Leonard Cohen Thanks for the Dance
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Somewhere down The Crazy River Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson
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with God on our side The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon
Complete Lanois Interview at MulliganStew Podcast www.mulliganstew.ca Yes…its worth finding
Cornflake girl Flo and The Machine Spotify Singles
St Louis Blues Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder Gerschwin’s World
My own two hands Ben Harper Diamonds on the Inside
www.coyotesbanff.com Next – U2 and Dylan
One Special Guest Daniel Lanois Achtung Baby
Happy Birthday CKUA Happy 90th Birthday Leona Stumbo in Camrose
Make you feel my love Bob Dylan Time out of Mind

EP 132 | Daniel Lanois Interview


We’ve been long-distance friends since the ’60s but like many, I’ve followed his amazing career.

Best known for his producing work on landmark albums like Joshua Tree, Wrecking Ball, and Time out of Mind. His work with Peter Gabriel, Neville Brothers, EmmyLou, Willie, Robbie Robertson, Neil Young. Tinariwen etc earned this praise from Rolling Stone Magazine.

His unmistakable fingerprints are all over an entire wing of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”

In April he releases his next solo album Heavy Sun with a joyous/soulful band that blends gospel call and response, soul harmonics, and deep grooves. The intent is to “lift people’s spirits”.  Lifted mine.

Because the album doesn’t drop until April 2021 this interview covers the first single (under a) Heavy Sun. Then Daniel takes us through his work with Leonard Cohen, Robbie Robertson, and that moment when Bob Dylan walked in on a Neville Brothers Yellow Moon session to hear their version of With God in our side.

EP 90 | Daniel Lanois


I used to see musician Daniel Lanois at least once a year as he toured Canada with various bands..pedal steel was his specialty.

I can’t begin to explain the joy I had watching his career explode.

From his music-filled home growing up in Hull, Que to  his Mothers move to Hamilton Ontario

Daniel and his brother Bob were born to play and sing.

They built a small studio in her basement and that became their light at the end of the tunnel.

Daniel produced enough music with local bands that the one and only Brian Eno asked to meet him and they started working together.

This lead to Grammy-winning albums with U2, Bob Dylan plus  Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson, Emmylou  Harris, Neil Young, The Neville Brothers, Willie Nelson.

Think about the body of work…Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree, Oh Mercy, Time out of Mind, Wrecking Ball, So & Us just as a starter.

-Needless to say, I hadn’t seen Daniel for many years – 21 to be exact – when I found him backstage at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival of a couple of years ago.

We started trying to figure out where we last saw each other…

It was a studio in Calgary recording a charity single called Land – with The Tragically Hip, Midnight Oil, Crash Vegas, Hothouse Flowers, etc.

The single was Land – to bring awareness to clear cut logging in  Clayoquot  Sound.

Let’s meet one of the world’s greatest producers Daniel Lanois backstage in Edmonton.



Mulligan Stew August 8th 2015- Live at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival


Today at 5PM…Mulligan Stew is LIVE at the edmonton folk festival..
5-7PM Mountain time. 4-6 Pacific. Streaming live click here: LISTEN LIVE!Screen Shot 2015-08-08 at 9.46.38 AM

Right at 5pm its one of the hottest emerging acts anywhere.
2 nights ago Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats earned and received a standing ovation from the Jimmy Fallon studio audience..for their killer single SOB. (check out the video)

5 years ago Daniel would have shown up as a solo act in edmonton..just a guy, a guitar and his songs.
Now he brings a serious R&B band..with horns, B3 organ and tunes you’d swear came from the golden days of Stax.
Best of all, they kick off the show..right at 5PM.  Don’t miss these guys..
530 brings  the pride of New Brunswick Matt Anderson.
Matt brings the whole package..A voice that can switch from a whisper to a growl.  Complete mastery of his guitar and ever improving songs..the latest from his best LP ever – Weightless.
It seems he’s never not on the road but one of the highlights of his year is playing this festival in Edmonton. Not bad for a guy who has stubby fingers…

Theres a really fine story by Tom Murray in todays Edmonton Journal that details the difficult formative years of EFMF. How they almost went under 30 years ago and how a band of dedicated volunteers and music types pulled together to keep it alive..
They included Holger Petersen & Tom Coxworth from CKUA. Then along came Terry Wickham.who took over leadership and he/they began to build the outstanding event we enjoy today.
Terry Wickham guests right at 6PM.  He brings the stories with him.
630 brings Danny Michel…who, after moving to Belize and recording with local musicians released an amazing album called BlackBirds are dancing over me.
It received so many plays on so many shows that it was declared the album of the year on the CKUA Top 100.
We’re going to talk to him about his latest project – the smaller calmer School Night Mondays at the Dakota Tavern in Toronto. and jamming with astronaut Chris Hadfield.

and then two highlights from last years Festival.
Daniel Lanois and Dan Mangan and Blacksmith

Enjoy!!  tdm

Mulligan Stew Aug 23rd


Welcome to our new re-tooled Stew website.
Web master Corey Wood and myself will try and keep you up-to-date on everything coming your way on The Stew.
For example..


The usual two hours of great music and when we stop to talk..we don’t babble or turn it into a classroom.
Its talk from the heart.
TNile and TDMT Nile was at the Edmonton Folk Festival but I didn’t get a chance to talk to her on air..so we found each other for a follow up.
Her wonderful new release is called Tingle and Spark. Its  very good. A game changer for her.
Co-Producer Matt Rogers from The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer  allowed Tamara to  move away from folk and into a more mainstream feel.
(T says she’ll always be a folkie)
A number of you let me know that they missed the Edmonton Folk Festival Broadcast and especially the last two guests.
Daniel Lanois and Dan Mangan/Blacksmith.
daniel_lanoisSo..I’m going to recut the Daniel Lanois interview and add some music to it (U2, Dylan, etc)
The RAW interview will be posted here by Corey, so you can get a true sense of the man.
The STEW Daniel Lanois interview RAW
It was amazing to hear him talk about his past and especially his future..(no more studios)
Daniel is considered by a great many people to be one of the World’s best producers.
Lets just  check out the credits
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Lanois [line]
Dan_Mangan_CLR_Vert_HRThe last guest on the show was Dan Mangan and his group of merry pranksters Blacksmith.
 Just as we were wrapping up the show I lamented that they brought no instruments so as to play us out..but I did ask if they had any acapella tunes..why YES they did..
So..here’s the tune  right after the T Nile Interview.
OH and one more thing..I somehow got going on a STOP set.  Tunes that had the word stop in the title or the lyrics..Um..I got carried away.
Hope you like it
(If you haven’t already, please add me on twitter)


I dont need no doctor John Mayer Where the light is/Live in LA
Don’t give up Peter Gabriel New Blood
Fat Man in the Bathtub Little Feat Extended versions
Host playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Coming up: T Nile & Dan Mangan
Mighty Rearranger Robert Plant & Strange Sensation Mighty Rearranger
Gee Beach Boys Best of
Mulligan Stew – 19 years of laying it down T Nile and Dan Mangan Up Next playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Gypsy Boy Barney Bentall/Blue Rodeo Gift Horse
T Nile Interview New LP Tingle and Spark Piazza Bob’s Tonight
Playing on leaving T Nile Tingle and Spark
Dan Mangan and Blacksmith Recorded live at EFMF 2014 acapella heaven
She came in through the bathroom window Joe Cocker Joe Cocker Live
Break. DanLanois interview in 30 minutes www.mulliganstew.ca The “stop” set next
Stop Sam brown single
Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Wait (live) J Giels Band Anthology: Houseparty
There ain’t nothing stopping us now Tower of Power Soul with a Capitol S
Break. DanLanois interview in 30 minutes coming up Dan Lanois. Backstage at EFMF
No getting over you Bonnie Raitt Silver Lining
Things I used to do (live) Stevie Ray Vaughn Live at Carnegie Hall
Break. DanLanois interview in 30 minutes Up Next Dan Lanois talks about his life changing summer The RAW interview posted www.mulliganstew.ca
Thunder Passenger Whispers
Dan Lanois Interview at EFMF The RAW interview posted www.mulliganstew.ca
Mysterious Ways U2 Achtung baby
Dan Lanois Interview at EFMF The RAW interview posted www.mulliganstew.ca
Going back to Harlan Emmy Lou Harris Wrecking Ball
Dan Lanois Interview at EFMF The RAW interview posted www.mulliganstew.ca
Everything is Broken Bob Dylan Love & Theft: Vol 8 Bootleg Series. Alt Track
Mystery Train Elvis, Scotty and Bill Sun Records: 50th Anniversary