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EP 282 | The Trans Canada Highwaymen


It’s like having The Beatles on Saturday’s Mulligan Stew. But you can only have two. Do you want Ringo and Paul or George and John?
Saturday our guests are Steven Page (BNL & Steven Page Trio) and Chris Murphy (Sloan).
The other members of TCH are Moe Berg (Pursuit of Happiness) and Craig Northey (odds and SP Trio)
Each leads his own group but they got together to sing covers of each other’s music. Then the K-Tel idea came along. For younger music fans  – K-Tel albums were Canadian hits crammed into 8 tracks,  cassettes and albums. With garish labels that you couldn’t miss in your local store or gasoline station.  Great hits – horrid packaging. Which is why the guys covered the best hits and copied the artwork. Steven makes the point that they loved these hits because they were Canadian.  They were ours. Our American friends had never heard these songs but to us, they were Northern memories.
They each take turns singing the lead vocal and back each other up.
Covering hits by The Guess Who, Joni Mitchell, Paul Anka, April Wine, Bim (Roy Forbes), Lighthouse, Poppy Family etc.


Mulligan Stew May 26th 2018- Steven Page Interview


Saturday on CKUA’s Mulligan Stew Steven Page is our special guest.

How special?

Barenaked ladies had just been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.  The National Music Centre in Calgary  had just opened an exhibition of BNL memorabilia

Steven was working on final mixes for his next album, a UK tour and extended tour of the USA later in the year, a second musical, speaking engagements on mental health and being the current Master in Residence at NMC. Working with up and coming artists on their songwriting!

Speaking of songwriting, Steven Page is credited with writing or co-writing 97 of 113 songs for Barenaked Ladies prime studio albums while he was a member.

Steven hasn’t exactly slowed down since leaving BNL in 2009.

Last Saturday night on the Victoria Day long weekend 300 music fans showed up at the NMC theatre to hear the 6 singer/songwriters he had been mentoring.

Then I sat down with Steven to talk all things Page.

Working with new talent

How If I had a  Million Dollars became a song that now belongs to the audience

A great Billy Bragg story

His memories of the Speakers Corner song BNL recorded for a Loony that got them play on MuchMusic and a career launch.

The Yellow Cassette that sold 100,000 copies

His pride in being an Indy band.

His thoughts on being an artist … as a job

The Juno Reunion of BNL

Being a solo artist

Being arrested – “ I was acquitted”

Mental Health issues which leads into his live performance of Brian Wilson (and an amazing Brian Wilson story)

And hey..the playlist below isn’t too shabby either.  Enjoy!!

The complete one hour interview can be heard if you subscribe to  Mulligan Stew The Podcast on Spotify, Google Play Music, and iTunes.



Mulligan stew May 26 2018
Welcome to Year 22 of The Stew TDMulligan special guest steven page
we’re gonna make it Peter Karp and Sue Foley beyond the crossroads
just a loser robert cray i was warned
what is Hip? Tower of Power Best of
out on the road Norah Jones Little broken hearts Coming UP – Steven Page
Doing the right thing David Byrne American Utopia
Hide and seek JJ Grey and Mofro Georgia Warhorse NEXT – Steven Page
Steven Page Interview Mulligan stew Podcast on Itunes
What a good boy Barenaked Ladies Gordon
Steven Page Interview National Music Centre
There’s a melody Steven Page Heal Thyself 1
Steven Page Interview Mulligan Stew Podcast on Google Play Music
One week Barenaked Ladies Stunt
Mulligan Stew Year 22 Coming Up – Steven Page Part Two
Steven Page Interview National Music Centre
Brian Wilson – Live from NMC Steven Page
Mulligan Stew
Moondance van morrison Moondance
1999 Prince the Hits
This is The Stew – year 22 Mulligan Stew Podcast on Spotify
Uptown funk Bruno mars Uptown Special
Tighten up The James Brown Band – maceo parker Tighten up
Stomp and buck dance The Crusaders Southern Comfort Complete Steven Page Interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Ooh Child The Five Stairsteps Ultimate Soul Collection
Once in a lifetime Talking Heads Remain in Light


Mulligan Stew March 19th 2016 – Steven Page Interview


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We know Steven from Bare Naked Ladies and now his solo albums.
His new release is called Heal Thyself part One ..(in response to a question,  he admitted that he, Craig Northey and  The Odds had written and recorded so many tunes that a follow-up Part Two was already done).

As for healing, he admits to bouts of depression over the years and still deals with it…
It’s a solid record and his interview is enlightening about his life, his former bandmates and what the future holds.
Airs at of Hour Two on Saturdays Mulligan Stew


Mulligan Stew @CKUARadio Year 20 with host TDMulligan Playlist
little red rooster sam cooke the rhythm and the blues
final words steve dawson solid states loose ends
dust my broom zz top deguello
mulliganstew year 20 Coming UP Steven Page
Gypsy dancer Irish Mythen Irish Mythen
can’t get my act together ron sexsmith carosel one
mulliganstew year 20 Next : steve Earle.Santana.Joe Cocker Live
walking blues Dion bronx in blue
mulliganstew year 20 playlist Steven Page at 6 tonight
calico county steve earle the low highway
another baby vintage trouble 1 Hopeful Road
everybody’s everything santana best of
this is Mulligan Stew with tdm
with a little help from my friends (live) Joe Cocker Joe Cocker Live
across the universe Rufus Wainwright I Am Sam
anytime at all Bryan Adams tracks of my years
mulliganstew year 20 with terry david mulligan NEXT – Steven Page
Steven Page Intervieww Album – Heal Thyself Vol 1
surprise surprise Steven Page Heal, Thyself
Steven Page Intervieww Album – Heal Thyself Vol 1
Linda Ronstadt in the 70’s Steven Page Heal Thyself
steven Page Interview Album – Heal Thyself Vol 1
Brian Wilson (Live) Barenaked ladies Rock Spectacle
mulliganstew year 20
theres a melody Steven Page Heal Thyself
mulliganstew year 20 playlist
break up somebodys home Albert King Soul Power: Mojo
heartaches by the number rosanne cash (elvis costello) The list
what you’re doing to me bonnie raitt dig in deep
can’t put that monkey on my back steve dawson solid states loose ends
baby blue jeff healey heal my soul
black waterslide the small glories small glories
thinking the meters anthology