Jim Cuddy

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 …


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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.



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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

October 8th 2016- The Cuddy

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Canadian Winery of the year  Tawse teams with Jim Cuddy  from Blue Rodeo for The Cuddy..Guests include Moray Tawse, Colin Cripps and Jim Cuddy.

Chef Meets Truck..Vancouver’s star chefs take to the street trucks..and raise funds for Chefs Table Society.

Guests include Scott Jaeger, Eric Heck, Phil Scarfone!   

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On September 13, the Chefs’ Table Society of BC, in partnership with the Yaletown BIA and the Streetfood Vancouver Society host the inaugural event Chef Meets Truck in Yaletown at the intersection of Hamilton and Nelson. The event will run from 6:30pm-9:30pm and consists of Vancouver restaurant chefs hopping on board local Food Trucks to serve up the foodie event of the season. This collaborative event brings Vancouver’s hottest restaurant and food truck chefs together for the first time ever.

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On Sept 13th, the Chefs’ Table society in partnership with Yaletown BIA and the Streetfood  Vancouver Society hosted the first ever Chef Meets Truck in Yaletown.

The trucks tucked into a great small side street at Nelson and Hamilton.

It was a coming together of Vancouver’s top restaurant chefs and  the best food truck chefs – for the first time ever.

This has the legs to become a great annual event.

As gear was being unloaded and set,  up I cornered the first arrivals and got lucky..

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Our guests include:

Scott Jaeger  – The Pear Tree Restaurant and President of the Chefs Table Society. Working with Kevin Reimer Exec Chef Roaming Dragon.

(assisting was Gus Brandson – Culinary Mercenary and former sous chef at Pear Tree) www.peartreerestaurant.net / www.roamingdragon.com/

Erik Heck –  Exec Chef at Wild Tale and The Flying Pig paired with Steve Kuan from Torafuku/Le Tigre  www.wildtale.ca    /   http://torafuku.ca/

Phil Scarfone – Chef at Nightingale who teamed with Chef Dom Morra at Via Tevere Pizzaria  https://hawknightingale.com/  viateverepizzeria.com

Chefs’ Table Society  https://chefstablesociety.com

Let’s get truckin’

 

Moray Tawse, Jim Cuddy, Colin Cripps –  The Cuddy from Tawse

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Three friends combine their talents to make a new wine label in Niagara – The Cuddy!!

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I’ve long known  that Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo & The Jim Cuddy band) will talk wine at the drop of a hat. He’s been a welcome guest on Tasting Room Radio many times.

He has a great cellar at home in Toronto and when he’s on the road,  between shows he goes shopping for wines – especially in Alberta – and loads up the luggage space with selected releases and rare wines.

During the year you can find him playing one-off gigs at wineries all over the country.

 

Jim is the guy responsible for the amazing talent that graces the stages of The Canadian Culinary Championships. The Gold medal Plates.

He’s then invited to join the organizers for journeys to South Africa, Italy, France, Spain. So you can see he’s truly a “wine guy”

So given the opportunity to create wines with his name on the label who better to partner with than perennial  Winery of the Year Winner Moray Tawse at Tawse, Niagara.

The third member of the winemaking/blending team was guitarist Colin Cripps (Blue Rodeo). The Crippler really knows his wines and especially his blends.

 

They gathered at Tawse and went over tasting notes on the Chardonnay and then had what Jim called “ a chemistry lesson” when blending the red.

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They made a 1000 cases of each and they’ve been released to welcoming reviews.

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And how do we in the West get our hands on The Cuddy by Tawse?  Moray explains in segment 3 of this week’s show.

https://www.tawsewinery.ca/

http://www.jimcuddy.com/introducing-cuddy-by-tawse-wines/

https://twitter.com/colincripps

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

 

Colin Mochrie – Funny foods

David Patterson – Tantalus

Jane Ferrari – Yalumba Storyteller

Peter Gambetta – Yalumba Winemaker

Moosemeat and Marmalade  – talking to The Chefs

 

 

 

 

 

December 19th 2015-Jim Cuddy Interview and Christmas part 2

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PLAYLIST:

The Christmas Stew Part Two Dec 19 2015 Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
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 www.mulliganstew.ca 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 www.mulliganstew.ca 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 Jim Cuddy in 30 minutes
Jesus Christ Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
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 www.coyotesbanff.com
Eric Clapton A very special Christmas Live
Christmas Fais Do Do Marcia Ball Alligator Records Genuine House Rockin Christmas
Host TD Mulligan playlist www.mulliganstew.ca 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 www.mulliganstew.ca
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 www.mulliganstew.ca
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 Be safe ut there..thank you for listening

Mulligan Stew November 28th-Roy Forbes, Jim Cuddy and The CP Holiday Train!

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At 5pm MT, Roy Forbes, host of Roy’s Record Room, talks to Terry David Mulligan about his gig Sunday night in Grande Prairie with special guest Braden Gates.
 

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Jim Cuddy & Greg Keelor receiving the Order of Canada


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One of our all time favourite guests is Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo.  He not only brings insight to the world of music but he can talk food and wine with the best of them.
On this show, we’re talking about the “other” live album they recorded in Halifax and why they decided to go with the Massey Hall shows.
Then it’s all about the CP Holiday Train.  A Christmas institution that Jim leads across the country. Stopping in small towns, dropping the side of a rail car and playing tunes with his friends for all to hear.
Plus they raise funds for charities across Canada.
Lots of stories here..plus we have the CP Holiday Train schedule down below.
Click here for the Holiday Train Schedule 
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PLAYLIST:

Welcome to Year 20 of Mulligan Stew Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Son of a preacher man (live) Joss Stone Live from the UK Hall of Famer
Devil Woman (Live) Red Devils King King
Anything you want (live) Jason Mraz beautiful mess – Live on Earth
Welcome to Year 20 of Mulligan Stew www.canadahouse.com Coming UP Roy Forbes and Jim Cuddy
How sweet it is Marvin Gaye Best of
Exodus Bob Marley Legend (remastered) Bonus Track
Welcome to Year 20 of Mulligan Stew Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – Roy Forbes
you got the money honey The Little Willies For the good times
you really got a hold on me Anne Lindsay Soloworks
Four strong winds Blue rodeo 35 years of stoneyplain
Roy Forbes Interview Plays Grand Prairie Sunday
Lifting my heart (live) Roy Forbes Striking Matches
Pay me my money down (live) Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome
My Back Pages (live) Clapton/Dylan/Tom Petty etc 30th Celebration of Bob Dylan
TDM Coming UP – Jim Cuddy Feature Interview playlist www.mulliganstew,ca
Jim Cuddy Interview
Waters running High Jim Cuddy Band Skyscraper Soul
Jim Cuddy Interview www.bluerodeo.com
After the rain (live) Blue Rodeo Live at Massey Hall
Jim Cuddy Interview http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/holiday-train
When the truth comes out Blue Rodeo Live at Massey Hall
Welcome to Year 20 of Mulligan Stew Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Get back The Beatles Let it Be
Key to the Highway (live) Eric Clapton Live on tour 2001/ One more car one more rider
Cynical bastards (acoustic) The Arkells EP
Slipping into Darkness War Grooves and Messages – Best of
Welcome to Year 20 of Mulligan Stew www.coyotesbanff.com
Run this Town Corb Lund single
At Last Etta James Her best
The Last waltz finale The Band The Last Waltz

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

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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) 
 
 

PLAYLIST:

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 www.mulliganstew.ca 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 www.mulliganstew.ca 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 www.mulliganstew.ca 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 www.mulliganstew.ca
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 www.mulliganstew.ca
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 July 12th Jim & Devin Cuddy, Ed Robertson

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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

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North of Tofino off the coast of Vancouver Island lies a sensational old growth destination.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

At its basic it’s like camping in Central Park under high tents except the rooms and food and service comes from The Plaza Hotel.

Because the managing Director is John Caton and because he was the original manager of Blue Rodeo it’s not surprising to find Jim Cuddy, his son Devin and Ed Robertson from Barenaked Ladies all sharing the stage outside the main resort.

Wines supplied by Dave Mathews who’s on tour and unavailable.

I loved talking to both Cuddys together. It was great fun.

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Ed Robertson from BNL brought humour and insight to our talk.

Devin has a great second album Kitchen Knife ready for release.

Jim’s coming to Edmonton folk fest with Blue Rodeo.

They’ll play  all of 5 days in July.

Hope u like it.

FYI.

The show features a Moby sandwich

He starts and closes the show. Same track different versions.

Playlist:

A Perfect Life (live and Acoustic) Moby Almost Home. Live at The Fonda. LA
Redemption Song Toots and the Maytals Best of
Walken Wilco Sky Blue Sky
Ziggy Stardust Bowie (2012 Remaster) The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust
Host www.mulliganstew.ca
I think it’s going to rain today Peter Gabriel Scratch my Back. Ill scratch yours
You can’t always get what you want Luther Allison Paint it Blue
Host NEXT The Cuddys – Jim and Devin TDMulligan
TDM – intro Jim Cuddy. Devin Cuddy. Together. at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Devin and Jim Cuddy Interview
How Long Blue Rodeo Diamond Mine
Devin and Jim Cuddy Interview
New Morning Sun Blue Rodeo In our Nature
Devin and Jim Cuddy Interview
Kitchen Knife Devin Cuddy Kitchen Knife
Just one Kiss Devin Cuddy Kitchen Knife
Everyone watched the wedding Jim Cuddy Band Skyscraper Soul
Host TDM Thanks to Jim and Devin Cuddy at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Break Coming Up Ed Robertson BareNaked Ladies
Host TDM playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Caravan (Concert Version – LIVE) Van Morrison & The Band The Last Waltz
Please Please Please Sir Douglas Quintet Mendicino
I’ve been loving you too long (live) Otis Redding Live in London & Paris
Host Ed Robertson BNL Coming Up
Windows are rolled down Amos Lee Mission Bell
Rolling in the Deep (live) Adele IiTunes Festival London 2011
Host. Break Next – Ed Robertson BNL
Host tdm playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
ooh child/Redemption Song Molly Johnson The Molly Johnson Songbook
you gotta move (live) Cassandra Wilson Belly of the Sun
Ed Robertson BNLadies Interview
Smile BareNaked Ladies Grinning Streak
Ed Robertson BNLadies Interview
Gonna Walk BareNaked Ladies Grinning Streak
The Perfect Life (live) Moby Almost Home. Live at The Fonda. LA

Mulligan Stew November 16th

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Mellow down Easy Rooster Rag Little Feat
The letting Go Fire it up Joe Cocker
Stick with me Baby Raising Sand Allison Krause. Robert Plant
Host That guy www.mulliganstew.ca
My Sweet Lord Come and get It Billy Preston
Big Blue Diamonds I hear the wine in the wires Jim Byrnes
Unloved Greatest Hurts Jann Arden/Jackson Browne
Talk to me Baby Can’t get enough The Rides
Host www.mulliganstew.ca
Host TDM  The Stew
Jim Cuddy Interview
You should know In our Nature Blue Rodeo
Jim Cuddy Interview
Tell me Again In our nature Blue Rodeo
Jim Cuddy Interview
Out of the Blue In our Nature Blue Rodeo
Host www.mulliganstew.ca
Rag Mama Rag Live at the Academy of Music 71 The Band
Downtown Money Wasters (acoustic) Croweology Black Crowes
Hallelujah Gentlemans Blues Cracker
Host Mulliganstew.ca
Vigilante Man Live at the Great American Music Hall Ry Cooder. Corridos Famosos
Turn on your Lovelight Turn on your lovelight Bobby Bland
Host www.mulliganstew.ca
Don’t do it (live) Live at Academy of Music 71 The Band
Night They Drove Dixie Down Live at Academy of Music 71 The Band
Across the Great Divine Live at Academy of Music 71 The Band
Up on Cripple Creek Live at Academy of Music 71 The Band
The Weight Live at Academy of Music 71 The Band
Like a Rolling Stone Live at Academy of Music 71 The Band with Bob Dylan
Thanks www.mulliganstew.ca

November 16th 2013

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Jim Cuddy, Photo: Pollock Heather

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We’re talking Rutherford Dust and the new Lake Sonoma label with wine partners Dan Zepponi (Napa) and Tony Stewart (Okanagan).

 Imagine being the Cellar Master at 240 yr old Veuve Clicquot. That’s the life of Dominique Demarville. He says Madame Clicquot is still in those cellars. Richard Parsons has run Time Warner, General Counsel for  the White House and many more. His wine mentor was Nelson Rockefeller.
Likely one of the reasons why he became the owner of Italy’s Il  Palazzone His motto?  We drink all the wine we can and sell the rest!! Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo plays through the West for Gold Medal Plates. We talk about raising funds for Olympians  and why he’s all over Spanish Wines.
Martha Wainwright was a guest on Mulligan Stew last week. After we got through the music talk we discovered a mutual love for wine. Go figure! And the Wine Diva returns with her take on this year’s Vines Magazine/ Intervin Wine Awards.
Who won best of show and the Gold medal winners from BC. Daenna was one of 19 judges. This is the inside dope!!     [divider]

THE SHOW

 

Blue Rodeo, by Dustin Rabin

Blue Rodeo, by Dustin Rabin


Blue Rodeo have just released another album. In Our Nature is their 13th studio release in 26 years. Recorded at Greg Keelor’s farm, its decidedly acoustic, in part because of Greg’s hearing loss. I made plans to meet Jim Cuddy – his writing and singing partner – in the lobby of the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver as Jim was touring and playing as part of the annual Gold Medal Plates Culinary Competition.
We talked about the new music and  the addition of guitarist Colin Cripps who plays in The Jim Cuddy Band. The bulk of the talk will be heard on Mulligan Stew @ CKUA radio Saturday Nov 16. Jim and I always talk wine when we get together. Because he has given so much to GMPlates, he’s asked to be  part of various trips that are auctioned off..so there are  stories there. He’s discovered a new paella dish at Carmen in Toronto and thus he’s washing it down with Ribera del Duero wines.   Blue Rodeo’s 2014 tour starts Jan 2-3 in Vancouver. Alberta dates include

  • Jan 9  Red Deer
  • Jan 10/11  The Jube in Calgary
  • Jan 12  Lethbridge
  • Jan 16 Fort MacMurray
  • Jan 17/18 Jube Edmonton

The Devon Cuddy band opens the shows. www.bluerodeo.com  

Martha Wainwright

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There’s also a Mulligan Stew connection to the next guest Martha Wainwright..of the legendary Wainwright/McGarrigle Families. Her brother is Rufus Wainwright. Her Dad is Loudon Wainwright 111.  Her Mother Kate McGarrigle  lost her battle with Cancer in 2010 just months after Martha had given birth to her first child. All of those emotions played out in her current album Come Home To Mama.
At the end of our conversation..I asked Martha about her relationship with wine and off we went. Because she’s pregnant again, she’s stopped drinking but you can tell she’s a wine fan through and through. Way to go Martha. www.marthawainwright.com We’ve aired the story of Plume before on TRR. A really good Napa Cab that come out of nowhere at $25.00 but  tasted like $35. It was the result of a partnership between two wine families.
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Dan & Tony in the Vineyard


The Zepponi’s of Napa and Stewarts of The Okanagan. Dan Zeponni first wine memory is planting vines along the Silverado Trail at the family vineyard. Tony Stewart and his family did the same above BC’s  Okanagan Lake at Quails Gate.
Now they’re making Plume and introducing a new label into their portfolio –  Lake Sonoma. Here’s the complete story and how they may just be the Tip of a very large Iceberg.     www.lakesonomawinery.com www.plumewinery.com quailsgate.com

Dominique Demarville

Dominique Demarville is the very lucky Cellar Master at Veuve Clicquot. The makers of fine champagne for 240 years. Dom says he can still feel the presence of Madame Clicquot in the darkest corners of the cellars. This quiet conversation made its way through the history of the label, how he felt when he first walked into those cellars and what makes Veuve so unique. We agreed on the value of the bubbles. Best bubbles in the World.
The label has a special place in this world. Whenever someone wants to celebrate a marriage..a graduation, a conquest or to remember someone departed..a bottle of Veuve Clicquot usually finds its way into the occasion. Special place that. Salute!!   www.veuveclicquot.com Richard Parsons/il Palazzone

Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons


Former Citigroup Inc.  Chairman Richard Parsons, whose career in banking and media saw him at the helm of the industries’ biggest companies, is betting he can make money in retirement in the wine-rich Tuscan hills. Twelve years after buying Il Palazzone, a Montalcino vineyard perched on the ancient trail to Rome, Parsons is getting serious about winemaking, turning a hobby into a business. He’s built a new cellar he inaugurated with this year’s harvest and plans to double production of his finest wine, Brunello, turning Il Palazzone into a profitable activity within five years. Despite its name, il Palazzone, or “the big palace” is actually quite a small winery making less than 1,000 cases of Brunello di Montalcino annually.
While the estate is roughly 20 acres, the vineyard area authorized for the production of Brunello di Montalcino is a mere 10 acres. Il Palazzone recently completed construction of a new cellar, designed to blend beautifully into the landscape and minimize its carbon footprint. While the cellar utilizes the best of modern technology, the vineyard still creates its Brunello in the traditional method by aging the wine in large, Slavonian oak barrels for nearly four years. Great story this. www.ilpalazzone.com     [divider]

Wine Diva at Intervin

  Intervin         The InterVin International Wine Awards is designed to recognize and celebrate the very best wines available to Canadian consumers. An entirely objective, blind tasting format has been developed that utilizes a team of qualified and respected judges. The panel features wine industry professionals with backgrounds in hospitality, media, education and winemaking. Competing wines are  grouped by varietal or style ensuring that each is fairly evaluated.
Judges awarded  gold, silver and bronze medals in each category as well as determine the prestigious top awards for the overall best wines. One of the highly qualified judges was Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva. The results are now out but Daenna has her tasting notes and gives us the inside edge on who won what and why. Wines included in our discussion were  

Best in Show

  • Cavas la Capilla – Malbec
  • Tyler Harleton – Pinot Gris
  • Taylor Fladgate LBV Port
  • Stellars Jay Brut 2008
  • Mission Hill Compendium
  • Nk Mip  Qwam Qwmt  Riesling ice wine
  • Painted Rock Cabernet and Syrah
  • Poplar Grove – Pinot Gris
  • Quails Gate  – Chenin 2012
  • Quails Gate – Dry Riesling
  • Red Rooster – Reserve Viognier
  • Silk Scarf  Malbec-Cab 2009
  • Stellars Jay
  • Tinhorn Creek Pinot Noir 2009
  • Tyler Harleton  Viognier. Pinot Gris
  • Wild Goose
  • Stoney ridge
  • Tawse

www.winediva.ca www.intervin.ca  [divider]

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

 

  • Carlo Mondavi at Continuum
  • The 17th annual Cornucopia. Whistler Wine Festival
  • Bistro Seventeen 89
  • A Return to La Morra Piedmont
  • Beppi Crosariol

November 13th 2013

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Tasting Room Radio AB_BANNER


 
Jim Cuddy, Photo: Pollock Heather

Jim Cuddy, Photo: Pollock Heather


We’re talking Rutherford Dust and the new Lake Sonoma label with wine partners Dan Zepponi (Napa) and Tony Stewart (Okanagan).

 Imagine being the Cellar Master at 240 yr old Veuve Clicquot. That’s the life of Dominique Demarville. He says Madame Clicquot is still in those cellars.
Richard Parsons has run Time Warner, General Counsel for  the White House and many more. His wine mentor was Nelson Rockefeller.
Likely one of the reasons why he became the owner of Italy’s Il  Palazzone
His motto?  We drink all the wine we can and sell the rest!!
Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo plays through the West for Gold Medal Plates. We talk about raising funds for Olympians  and why he’s all over Spanish Wines.
Martha Wainwright was a guest on Mulligan Stew last week. After we got through the music talk we discovered a mutual love for wine. Go figure!
And the Wine Diva returns with her take on this year’s Vines Magazine/ Intervin Wine Awards.
Who won best of show and the Gold medal winners from BC.
Daenna was one of 19 judges. This is the inside dope!!
 
 
 
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THE SHOW

 

Blue Rodeo, by Dustin Rabin

Blue Rodeo, by Dustin Rabin


Blue Rodeo have just released another album. In Our Nature is their 13th studio release in 26 years.
Recorded at Greg Keelor’s farm, its decidedly acoustic, in part because of Greg’s hearing loss.
I made plans to meet Jim Cuddy – his writing and singing partner – in the lobby of the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver as Jim was touring and playing as part of the annual Gold Medal Plates Culinary Competition.
We talked about the new music and  the addition of guitarist Colin Cripps who plays in The Jim Cuddy Band.
The bulk of the talk will be heard on Mulligan Stew @ CKUA radio Saturday Nov 16.
Jim and I always talk wine when we get together.
Because he has given so much to GMPlates, he’s asked to be  part of various trips that are auctioned off..so there are  stories there.
He’s discovered a new paella dish at Carmen in Toronto and thus he’s washing it down with Ribera del Duero wines.
 
Blue Rodeo’s 2014 tour starts
Jan 2-3 in Vancouver.
Alberta dates include

  • Jan 9  Red Deer
  • Jan 10/11  The Jube in Calgary
  • Jan 12  Lethbridge
  • Jan 16 Fort MacMurray
  • Jan 17/18 Jube Edmonton

The Devon Cuddy band opens the shows.
www.bluerodeo.com
 

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright


There’s also a Mulligan Stew connection to the next guest Martha Wainwright..of the legendary Wainwright/McGarrigle Families.
Her brother is Rufus Wainwright. Her Dad is Loudon Wainwright 111.  Her Mother Kate McGarrigle  lost her battle with Cancer in 2010 just months after Martha had given birth to her first child.
All of those emotions played out in her current album Come Home To Mama.
At the end of our conversation..I asked Martha about her relationship with wine and off we went.
Because she’s pregnant again, she’s stopped drinking but you can tell she’s a wine fan through and through.
Way to go Martha.
www.marthawainwright.com
We’ve aired the story of Plume before on TRR.
A really good Napa Cab that come out of nowhere at $25.00 but  tasted like $35.
It was the result of a partnership between two wine families.
WCWP-Dan-Tony-Vineyard

Dan & Tony in the Vineyard


The Zepponi’s of Napa and Stewarts of The Okanagan.
Dan Zeponni first wine memory is planting vines along the Silverado Trail at the family vineyard.
Tony Stewart and his family did the same above BC’s  Okanagan Lake at Quails Gate.
Now they’re making Plume and introducing a new label into their portfolio –  Lake Sonoma.
Here’s the complete story and how they may just be the Tip of a very large Iceberg.
 
 
www.lakesonomawinery.com
www.plumewinery.com
quailsgate.com
 

Dominique Demarville

Dominique Demarville is the very lucky Cellar Master at Veuve Clicquot. The makers of fine champagne for 240 years.
Dom says he can still feel the presence of Madame Clicquot in the darkest corners of the cellars.
This quiet conversation made its way through the history of the label, how he felt when he first walked into those cellars and what makes Veuve so unique. We agreed on the value of the bubbles. Best bubbles in the World.
The label has a special place in this world. Whenever someone wants to celebrate a marriage..a graduation, a conquest or to remember someone departed..a bottle of Veuve Clicquot usually finds its way into the occasion. Special place that.
Salute!!
 
www.veuveclicquot.com
 
 
Richard Parsons/il Palazzone

Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons


Former Citigroup Inc.  Chairman Richard Parsons, whose career in banking and media saw him at the helm of the industries’ biggest companies, is betting he can make money in retirement in the wine-rich Tuscan hills.
Twelve years after buying Il Palazzone, a Montalcino vineyard perched on the ancient trail to Rome, Parsons is getting serious about winemaking, turning a hobby into a business. He’s built a new cellar he inaugurated with this year’s harvest and plans to double production of his finest wine, Brunello, turning Il Palazzone into a profitable activity within five years.
Despite its name, il Palazzone, or “the big palace” is actually quite a small winery making less than 1,000 cases of Brunello di Montalcino annually. While the estate is roughly 20 acres, the vineyard area authorized for the production of Brunello di Montalcino is a mere 10 acres.
Il Palazzone recently completed construction of a new cellar, designed to blend beautifully into the landscape and minimize its carbon footprint. While the cellar utilizes the best of modern technology, the vineyard still creates its Brunello in the traditional method by aging the wine in large, Slavonian oak barrels for nearly four years.
Great story this.
www.ilpalazzone.com
 
 
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Wine Diva at Intervin

 
Intervin
 
 
 
 
The InterVin International Wine Awards is designed to recognize and celebrate the very best wines available to Canadian consumers.
An entirely objective, blind tasting format has been developed that utilizes a team of qualified and respected judges. The panel features wine industry professionals with backgrounds in hospitality, media, education and winemaking.
Competing wines are  grouped by varietal or style ensuring that each is fairly evaluated. Judges awarded  gold, silver and bronze medals in each category as well as determine the prestigious top awards for the overall best wines.
One of the highly qualified judges was Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva.
The results are now out but Daenna has her tasting notes and gives us the inside edge on who won what and why.
Wines included in our discussion were
 

Best in Show

  • Cavas la Capilla – Malbec
  • Tyler Harleton – Pinot Gris
  • Taylor Fladgate LBV Port
  • Stellars Jay Brut 2008
  • Mission Hill Compendium
  • Nk Mip  Qwam Qwmt  Riesling ice wine
  • Painted Rock Cabernet and Syrah
  • Poplar Grove – Pinot Gris
  • Quails Gate  – Chenin 2012
  • Quails Gate – Dry Riesling
  • Red Rooster – Reserve Viognier
  • Silk Scarf  Malbec-Cab 2009
  • Stellars Jay
  • Tinhorn Creek Pinot Noir 2009
  • Tyler Harleton  Viognier. Pinot Gris
  • Wild Goose
  • Stoney ridge
  • Tawse

 
www.winediva.ca
www.intervin.ca
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STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

 

  • Carlo Mondavi at Continuum
  • The 17th annual Cornucopia. Whistler Wine Festival
  • Bistro Seventeen 89
  • A Return to La Morra Piedmont
  • Beppi Crosariol