Jim Byrnes

Mulligan Stew December 2nd 2017-Jim Byrnes interview

Saturday’s Stew kicks off the December run to Christmas and The New Year.

The serious Christmas music will take over the Stews on Dec 16 and 23rd.

On the 23rd , the last hour of  The Stew will feature a very special show.

Its Year 3 of Christmas in the Round and features a wonderful blend of artists and musicians telling Christmas tales and singing their favourite Christmas songs.

Guests include Jim Byrnes, Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Kirby Barber, Craig Northey.

It’s a long tradition with some of us. Shari and I did the same sort of gathering back in our CBC days. In the studio with us were Terry Frewer and Roy Forbes.

So this Christmas in the Round has a long tradition. I’m sure Shari and I do it in honour of our original producer Susan Englebert, who lost a battle to Cancer.

Susan. This one is for YOU.

So keep Dec 23rd in mind..

This Saturday’s show will feature one of those very people.  Jim Byrnes.

Because he’s a friend. Because we do radio side by side. This interview is about his day job, being a recording artist.

Long Hot Summer Days – has just been released and for the 7th time he’s joined by the producing, writing,  singing and playing talents of his friend Steve Dawson.

The tunes are a blend of blues standards and self-written songs and they all work –like crazy!

Jim is a storyteller and the guy has great stories about these tunes and this album.

He also reflects on the night we shared at The Commodore in honour of John Mann (Spirit of the West)

And check out the playlist..

We kick off with Ray Charles and then a song about Ray Charles dream from Joan Osborne..then Son Little and Van Morrison.

It’s going to be THAT kind of night.

 

PLAYLIST:

Welcome to The Stew Year 22 TD Mulligan special guest Jim Byrnes www.mulliganstew.ca
yes indeed ray charles Atlantic Studio sessions in mono
spider web joan osborne relish
O Me Oh My son little new magic
automobile blues van morrison roll with the punches
www.canadahouse.com Coming UP – Jim Byrnes
all day and all of the night ray davies see my friends
down in Lousiana (live) Gary Comeau one night only
MulliganStew Year 22 NEXT – Cooder/Lindley Family www.mulliganstew.ca
liquid spirit gregory porter liquid spirit special edition
me and my chauffeur (live) Cooder/Lindley Family Live at Vienna Opera House
don’t let it slide (live) Tedeschi Trucks Band TTR Live EP Revalator
www.coyotesbanff.com Next – Joni and Paul www.mulliganstew.ca
Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac Joni Mitchell night ride home
getting ready for christmas day paul simon so beautiful so what
subterranean homesick blues The Lumineers single from Ken Burns series on Viet Nam
www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – Jim Byrnes
Jim Byrnes Interview Long Hot Summer Days
out of left field Jim Byrnes Long Hot Summer Days
Jim Byrnes Interview Long Hot Summer Days
Ninty Nine and a half Jim Byrnes Long Hot Summer Days
Jim Byrnes Interview Long Hot Summer Days
Ain’t no Love Jim Byrnes Long Hot Summer Days
boot Leg Booker T and the MG’s best of
Mulligan Stew with tdm Next – Little Feat/Tom Petty/NRBQ
44 blues.How many more year Little feat Rad Gumbo
I should have know it tom petty mojo
flat foot flewsy NRBQ High Noon. Highlights and rarities
Repo Man Ray Lamontagne God Willin
TDMulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
Mother Russia Steve Poltz folksinger
Backlash Blues Nina Simone sings the blues

Mulligan Stew December 24th 2016-Christmas in the Round!

In a land long ago and not that far away..I hosted a show called The Great Canadian Goldrush on CBC Radio. It was the 70’s and music seemed to matter a great deal. It helped that the music being made was varied, engaged and spoke to a large audience.
Once a year Producer The late Susan Englebert would gather our musical friends in a studio and sing Christmas songs in a circle.
Shari Ulrich, Bim (aka Roy Forbes), Valdy, Terry Frewer, Coleen Peterson and many more all were asked to write a song and tell of special Christmas memories.
The show came and went after 8 years and we all moved on.
Years later I’m hosting and producing Live From RailTown on Roundhouse Radio and in walks Shari o sing and play for our opening.
Over coffee we talk about how it would be great to re-create or re-imagine those Christmas sessions of the 70s. I thought that roundhouse radio was the perfect place to do that.
So, Christmas 2015 we gathered in the boardroom (because the studios were working and we were somewhat noisy) thankfully GM Don Shafer had wired the boardroom as a possible performance area and it worked beautifully.
Captured by session audio  engineer Julia Graff, Shari’s daughter.
The cast included Shari and Roy. Also Barney Bentall, Jim Byrnes, Craig Northey (Odds) and ShaunVerreault (Wide Mouth Mason).
Here we are another year later and keenly looking forward to doing it all again.
Craig is on the road and Shaun is watching over family.
Stepping in admirably is Bill Henderson from Chilliwack who joins Barn, Shari, Roy and Jim. It has the makings of a tradition.
Everyone tells a personal Christmas memory that they have and performs a song that strikes them true.
We also get a second song from Barney and Roy.
That second song from Mr Forbes is a Christmas rocker called mince meat tart.
He wrote it for those original shows and it survives to this day…and still rocks.
Enjoy. And happy holiday and merry Christmas
-TDM
BTW you can subscribe to my new Facebook page dedicated to Mulligan Stew here: @mulliganstewmusic

PLAYLIST:

The Stew Dec 24 2016 includes Christmas in the Round Year Two
This is The Christmas Stew Year 21 Host Terry David Mulligan
River Blue Rodeo A Merrie Chtistmas to you
Joy to the World Whitney Houston The Preachers Wife
Le Divin Enfant Dr John Jazz to the World
rebel Jesus The Wood Brothers My Favourite Gifts
www.canadahouse.com Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Christmas Praywer Aaron Neville Christmas Gumbo
God Bless you merry, Gentlemen T Bone Burnett Acoustic Christmas
The Stew Dec 24 2016 Coming UP – Christmas in the Round – Hour Two www.mulliganstew.ca
Christmas Tears (live) Eric Clapton A very special Christmas – Washington
Merry Christmas Baby (live) Sheryl Crow and Eric Clapton A very special Christmas – Washington
This is The Christmas Stew Year 21 www.mulliganstew.ca
Love is Christmas Amy Bishop Bells
www.coyotesbanff.com Coming UP – Christmas in the Round – Hour Two
Christmas must be tonight Darlene Love It’s Christmas of course
Christmas is coming The Payolas Keeping a Canadian Christmas
The Stew Dec 24 2016 NEXT – Christmas in the Round Year Two
This is Christmas in the Round Jim Byrnes Roy Forbes.Shari Ulrich.Barney Bentall. Bill Henderson FaceBook Mulliganstewmusic
Jim Byrnes – Please come home Christmas in the Round
Barney Bentall – The Holy and the Ivy Christmas in the Round
Bill Henderson – O Holy Night Christmas in the Round
Roy Forbes – Merry Christmas baby Christmas in the Round
The Stew Dec 24 2016 Christmas in the Round
Shari Ulrich – The Christmas Day Song Christmas in the Round
Barney Bentall Silent Night Christmas in the Round
Bill henderson Feliz Navidad Christmas in the Round
Roy Forbes – Mince Meat Tart Merry Christmas ALL

December 26th 2015-Christmas in the Round!

 

Bentall, Byrnes, Forbes, Mulligan, Northey, Ulrich, and Verreault (Image: supplied)

Bentall, Byrnes, Forbes, Mulligan, Northey, Ulrich, and Verreault (Image: supplied)



Many years ago on a CBC Radio show called Goldrush we used to celebrate Christmas by gathering in a studio and asking artists to share Christmas stories and songs.
The producer was the late Susan Englebert. This show is dedicated to her memory.
Two of the artists back then were Roy Forbes and Shari Ulrich.
Over the years we’ve always talked about how much fun it was and that we should do it again.
I never considered the possibilities UNTIL Roundhouse Radio signed on air in Vancouver and I was asked to do a one hour – 12-1PM arts and culture show.
Essentially singer/songwriters and bands playing live in studio.
As they came through I started to realize that it was possible to revive a tradition.
As Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Roy Forbes, Shaun Verreault, Jim Byrnes and Craig Northey passed through the studios I asked each if they would like to do Christmas in the Round.
They all said yes.
And so..here it is.
Recorded in the boardroom because we didn’t want to disturb the on air hosts and guests..we pushed back the furniture, dimmed the lights, opened some wines, spread out some food and had at it.
Jim Byrnes was up first because he was on stage  2 hours later  as Scrooge in a production of Bah Humbug!
Shari’s daughter Julia Graff was our audio engineer..talk about coming full circle.
With Thanks to our production group Monique McQueen and Cory Price.
ChefClaire.com and our friends at Haywire/Okanagan Crush Pad
(Please excuse the Roundhouse Radio references..FYI..when I use Stew interviews in Vancouver I always try and leave the CKUA references in)
Here’s the line – up
Jim Byrnes – Please come home for Christmas
Craig Northey – Christmas, baby please come home
Shari Ulrich – Hear the bells ring
Barney Bentall – Christmas must be Tonight
Shaun Verreault – Rockin around the Christmas Tree
Roy Forbes – Mincemeat Tart
 
Group Encore
The Huron Carole (Shari lead)
Santa Clause is back in town (Roy lead)
 
Christmas in the Round on Roundhouse Radio airs 

  • Wednesday Dec 23  Noon/9PM
  • Thursday Dec 24  Noon/7PM
  • Boxing Day December 26  Noon

And also on Boxing Day 5-7PM  on Mulligan Stew www.ckua.com
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
-TDM
 

PLAYLIST:

Its the Boxing Day edition of Mulligan Stew Playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca Christmas in the Round/Hour Two
Caravan (live) The Band and Van Morrison The Last Waltz
Mr Soul (live) Neil Young and Crazy Horse Year of the Horse
Season of the Witch (live) Mike Bloomfield/Al Kooper/Steve Stills Live from F. EastThe lost concert
Its the Boxing Day edition of Mulligan Stew www.canadahouse.com Coming UP – Christmas in the Round/Hour Two
Knob and Tube Colin Linden Rich in Love
Its the Boxing Day edition of Mulligan Stew Playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Christmas in the Round/Hour Two
Mercy Now Mike Ferris Shine for all the people
Someday baby Bob Dylan Bob Dylan
She’s got you Rhiannon Giddons Tomorrow is my turn
(You aint a cowboy) until you’ve been bucked off Corb Lund Cabin Fever
Its the Boxing Day edition of Mulligan Stew www.coyotesbanff.com Coming UP – Christmas in the Round/Hour Two
Anyhow Tedeschi Trucks Band Let me get by
Mulligan Stew – Year 20 Playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca Have a great New Years
Christmas in the Round Live from Railtown on Roundhouse Radio playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Please come home for Christmas Jim Byrnes Christmas in the Round
Christmas in the Round Live from Railtown on Roundhouse Radio
Baby please come home Craig Northey
christmas in the round Live from Railtown on Roundhouse Radio
Hear the bells ring Shari Ulrich
christmas in the round Live from Railtown on Roundhouse Radio
Christmas must be tonight Barney Bentall
Deck the Halls REM
This is the Box Day edition of Mulligan Stew Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Christmas in the Round Live from Railtown on Roundhouse Radio
Rocking around the christmas Tree Shaun Verreault
Christmas in the Round
Mincemeat Tart Roy Forbes
Christmas in the Round
The Huron Carol Shari Ulrich
Christmas in the Round
Santa Clause is back in town Roy Forbes
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Thanks to Monique McQueen, Cory Price and Julia Graff
If we make it through December Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to you

Mulligan Stew March 15th


We start with Ruthie Foster and her wonderful latest LP Let it Burn. Ruthie talks about how her music got to this point in her life, reminiscing about her time with Pete Seeger.  She’s opening for Charlie Musselwhite
Charlie Musselwhite is riding a wave of great press right now, having won a Grammy with Ben Harper for Get Up! Charlie talks about his time as a skinny kid in Memphis, where on many nights he was the only white person in the clubs. He didn’t mention that he played harp, until one day when he did finally pull it out – Muddy Waters kept bringing him up on stage and he was off and running.
Steve Dawson has been busy with helping the careers of others, so it’s nice to see the release of an LP with his name on it, the all-instrumental Rattlesnake Cage. Steve is leaving his new home of Nashville, bringing his guitars and one really old microphone to Calgary’s Festival Hall on March 21 and Edmonton’s Festival Place on March 22.
And finally Jim Byrnes – actor, singer, songwriter and storyteller – debuts his new album called St. Louis Times. These songs tell stories of the place Jim was raised – its streets and its characters.

RAW Audio:

Ruthie Foster Interview

Charlie Musselwhite Interview

Steve Dawson & Jim Byrnes Interview


 

Playlist:

Tell yer mama Norah Jones The Fall
Ruthie Foster Interview
Ring of Fire Ruthie Foster Let it Burn
Ruthie Foster Interview
Everlasting Light Ruthie Foster Let it Burn
Ruthie Foster Interview
The Titanic Ruthie Foster Let it Burn
Ruthie Foster Interview
Long Time Gone Ruthie Foster Let it Burn
dont stand so close Sting All this Time
Host breaking bad mulliganstew.ca
Charlie Musslewhite Interview Album is : Get Up
She got Kick Ben harper. Charlie Musslewhite Get Up
Charlie Musslewhite Interview
Baby will you pleasehelp me Ben harper. Charlie Musslewhite Get Up
Charlie Musslewhite Interview
I don’t beieve a word you say Ben harper. Charlie Musslewhite Get Up
Charlie Musslewhite Interview
I’m in. I’m Out. I’m gone Ben harper. Charlie Musslewhite Get Up
How sweet it is Marvin Gaye Motown. The Classic Years
Break for a pop please hold coming!!
All Four Interview can be heard RAW www.mulliganstew.ca Tanks
Host takes a walk Gets lost returns a new man
TDM Intro to hour two www.mulliganstew.ca
Darlene Led Zeppelin Coda
and it stoned me van morrison Moondance (deluxe)
Mercedes Benz Janis Joplin Janis
Host tdm
Rattlesnake cage Steve Dawson Rattlesnake Cage
Steve Dawson Interview
Flophouse Oratory Steve Dawson Rattlesnake Cage
Steve Dawson interview
The Flagpole skater laughs from above steve dawson Rattlesnake Cage
Host: tdm Raw interviews at mulliganstew.ca
Jim Byrnes Interview St Louis Times
The Journey Home Jim Byrnes St Louis Times
Jim Byrnes Interview St Louis Times
Cake Alley Jim Byrnes St Louis Times
Jim Byrnes Interview St Louis Times
You’re Going to miss me Jim Byrnes St Louis Times
Host
Route 66 John Mayer Cars Soundtrack
Take it Easy The Eagles Hell Freezes Over