Paul Janeway

Mulligan Stew May 13th 2023-Special Guest, Paul Janeway – leader of  St Paul and the Broken Bones.


photo credit Paige Sara

Can a 3-year-old change the direction of a band?

This week the return of the force known as Paul Janeway – leader of  St Paul and the Broken Bones. (checking in from Birmingham Alabama.)

We’re going to be talking about their latest album Angels in Science Fiction

Paul tells us it’s a turning point for the band after 10 years together.

Even though the core members are mostly unchanged,  this is not the soul band that swept over all of music in 2012 with the EP Greetings from St Paul and the Broken Bones.

Now 5 albums later they’re taking their fans in another more introspective direction., The funk and groove can still be found but now Paul is writing and singing about being a father and his conversation with his wife about

“do what kind of  world are we bringing our daughter into?” They had a daughter.

Songs with lyrics like

Dust to Dust”

“Try your best to make a difference. Starting with the people around you”

Songs about denial, fear, and acceptance.

There’s a renewed sense of spirituality throughout the album.

One question I wanted to include was

“How will these songs mesh live with the horn/soul band songs that you were playing over the past 10 years”.

Lots of stories and discussions.

Two things – they play the Saskatoon Jazz Festival July 8

And the Calgary Stampede July 9


Her name is Marigold.



Mulligan Stew – Guest Paul Janeway Terry David Mulligan The Stew
Lucky Rodney Crowell The Chicago Sessions
I know what it’s like Jeff Tweedy WARM
Mama William Prince Earthly Days
Takes a lot to laugh. a train to cry Taj Mahal Bob Dyaln – All Blues’d up
Stolen Moments Lucinda Williams Stories from a rock and roll heart
Welcome to Year 27 of The Stew TDMulligan Guest – Paul Janeway – St Paul & Broken Bones
Todays guest – Paul Janeway (St Paul & Broken Bones) Mulligan Stew playlist Mulligan Stew Dot Ca
Everything Now JW – Jones Everything Now
Gangster of Love Steve Miller Band Sailor
Heatwave Martha Reeves and the Vandellas Hitsville
The Stew TDMulligan mulliganstewdotca
Deane House River Cafe Thank you both
Mama Said The Shirelles Best of
Mama’s Talkin’ Tami Neilson Kingmaker
My Mother’s Hand Jill Barber Homemaker
Mulligan Stew CKUA Year 27
Down in Hollywood Ry Cooder Bop til you drop
The wine talking Cash Box Kings Hail to the Kings
Up on Cripple Creek The Band The Band
Freddy Freeloader Amos Garrett Trio EG Trio – Jazz Blues
Coming UP – Interview with Paul Janeway TDMulligan Mulligan Stew Dot Ca
Superwoman Alicia Keyes As I am (Extended album)
Low spark of high-heeled boys Traffic Low spark of high heeled boys
Young Blood (live) Rickie Lee Jones Naked Songs (live and acoustic)
Love and mercy Brian Wilson I wasn’t made for these times
So far gone The Sheepdogs Our vinyl session
NEXT Paul Janeway -with TDMulligan The Stew
Interview with Paul Janeway St Paul and the Broken Bones with TDMulligan
City Federal Building St Paul and the Broken Bones Angels in Science Fiction
Paul Janeway Interview St Paul and the Broken Bones complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Lonely Love Song St Paul and the Broken Bones Angels in Science Fiction
Paul Janeway St Paul and the Broken Bones Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Oporto – Madrid Blvd St Paul and the Broken Bones Angels in Science Fiction
TDM with Paul Janeway complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast Coming to Calgary Stampede
Sea Star St Paul and the Broken Bones Angels in Science Fiction
Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast Thank you Paul
Coyotes Banff Celebrating 30 years congratulations
Betonia Blues Steve Dawson Lucky Hand


EP 195 | Paul Janeway – St. Paul & The Broken Bones


St Paul and the Broken Bones.  The best name in years.

Our guest is the co-founder, lead singer, and co-writer Paul Janeway…the Paul of St Paul.

They’ve just released their 4th Album The Alien Coast. Fair to say, it’s not like the other three.

The groove is still there but they’re singing about classic painters, fever dreams, dancing as the World ends.

Paul Janeway looks like what he was planning to be – an accountant and bank teller – or a Preacher.

On stage, he brings the fire and brimstone of a Preacher but with the composure of Marvin Gaye and the driven belief of James Brown.

There’s so much to talk about here. Faith. Love. Devotion.

With three tracks included from The Alien Coast, we proudly present Paul Janeway – St Paul and the Broken Bones.


Tour Dates:

March 2-March 6 – North Charleston, SC – Riverfront Park Performance Pavilion

March 4 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern *

March 5 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Wine & Food Festival

March 6 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz *

March 8 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre *

March 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *

March 11 – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre *

March 12 – Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera House *

March 13 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *

March 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore *

March 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *

March 18 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre *

March 19 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre *

March 20 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall *

March 22 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *

March 23 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *

March 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theatre *

March 26 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

April 16 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre

April 21 – Dallas, TX – The Granada Theater^

April 22 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

April 23 – Dallas, TX – The Granada Theater ^

April 24 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s ^

April 26 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom ^

April 28 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom ^

April 29 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up ^

April 30 – Salt Lake City – Commonwealth Room ^

May 3 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune ^

May 5 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom ^

May 6 – San Francisco, CA/Oakland, CA – Fox Theater ^

May 7 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay ^

May 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel ^

May 11 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s ^

May 12 – Phoenix, AR – The Van Buren ^

May 14 – Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheater (with Brittany Howard, Drive-By Truckers, and Mavis Staples)

* with Thee Sacred Souls

^ with Danielle Ponder


St. Paul & the Broken Bones & Fitz and the Tantrums:

Jun 1 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit

Jun 3 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amp

Jun 4 – Wilmington, NC – Riverfront Amp

Jun 5 – Doswell, VA – Meadowbrook Park

Jun 7 – Burlington, VT – Shelburne Museum Green

Jun 8 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point

Jun 10 – New Haven, CT – Westville Bowl

Jun 11 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony

Jun 12 – Bethlehem, PA – Steelstacks

Jun 14 – Canandaigua, NY- CMAC

Jun 15 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavillion

Jun 17 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavillion

Jun 18 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU White Water Amp

Jun 21 – Kansas City, MO – Grinders

Jun 23 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Amp

Jun 24 – Des Moines, IA – Water Works Park

Jun 25 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s


Seratones – June 1-12

Devon Gilfillian June 14 – June 25


Europe / UK Tour Dates:

Jul 20 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus

Jul 22 – Paris, France – Bataclan

Jul 24 – Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso

Jul 26 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Brudenell Social Club

Jul 28 – London, United Kingdom – Electric Ballroom

Jul 31 – Cambridge, United Kingdom – Cambridge Folk Festival

Aug 2 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Old Fruit Market

Mulligan Stew Feb 19th 2022-Special Guest Paul Janeway


Does anyone remember the moment a couple of years ago at the Edmonton Folk Fest when Paul Janeway left the Broken Bones blasting on stage and took his microphone into the audience and walked halfway up the hill?

He’d still be going but the mic stopped working.

It’s the kind of thing a firebrand preacher might do. That’s part of Paul’s childhood in Alabama.

He didn’t hear any popular music on the radio until his late teens because he and his family only listened to gospel stations.

Paul claims his gateway drug into secular music was early Tom Waits. Good Call.

We talk about the Edmonton Folk Fest, finding his voice, Paul talks about Oasis Pizza. That’s the routine they go through backstage just before they go on.

He talks about how he transforms into St Paul as he walks out to the mic and also fills us in on his best friend and co-founder/bassist  Jessie Philips.  Jessie’s hometown isn’t Birmingham, Alabama. It’s Fernie, BC.

Paul also proudly brings their new album  The Alien Coast. That’s where they all live – on The Gulf of Mexico coastline. Early explorers called it The Alien Coastline.

It’s not exactly the same R&B band you may have fallen for.  The groove is still there but the lyrics reference classic art and painters, dream state content, etc.

All this plus 2 hours of hand-picked tunes.

New tracks from John Mellencamp (with Bruce Springsteen), Bahamas,  Taj and Ry,  Matt Anderson, Walk off the Earth, Aaron Neville, next week’s guest Keb’ Mo’.

The complete Interview with Paul Janeway – with tracks – can be heard on the Mulligan Stew Podcast. Also available on video. Details at 

FYI – Next weeks Podcast features Keb’ Mo’