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June 17th, 2017 – Live from the BC Shellfish Festival…

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LIVE from the 11th annual BC Shellfish festival in Courtney Comox 

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 The unique culinary event that promotes the region’s shellfish farmers and their delicacies to seafood lovers and chefs grows bigger every year.  This is Year 11.

Tasting Room Radio is covering both weekends.

 

What originally began as a one‐day event 11 years ago, has become the largest seafood festival in Western Canada, featuring popular local and international culinary celebrities and outstanding seafood.

Highlights for 2017 include the B.C. Seafood on Your Plate Restaurant Campaign, the B.C. Seafood Expo, a completely new Fresh Fest and the Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking Competition and OceanWise Chowder Challenge at the signature festival event, the Comox by the Sea Celebration,  Sunday, June 18th. For more information and tickets, visit bcshellfishfestival.com and bcseafoodexpo.com.

 WE ARE LIVE SATURDAY AT 10 AM!!

Our guests include:

 Culinary leader –  Don House Calgary http://www.idmg.ca/about-1/

Darren MacLean – Shokunin Calgary https://twitter.com/chefdmac?lang=en

Duncan Ly – Foreign Concept  Calgary  http://foreignconcept.ca/

JinnHee Lee – Foreign Concept Calgary  http://foreignconcept.ca/

Trevor Bird = Fable/Fable Diner  Vancouver www.fablekitchen.ca

Ned Bell – Ocean Wise. Van Aquarium  https://cookculture.com/blogs/chef-profiles/25079745-chef-ned-bell

Nick Nutting – The Wolf in the Fog.  Tofino  http://www.wolfinthefog.com/ 

Rod Butters – Raudz Kelowna  www.raudz.com 

Brock Bowes – Terra Fina  http://www.terrafinarestaurant.com/

 

Blue Moon

40 knots Winery  https://www.40knotswinery.com/

Blue Moon  https://www.bluemoonwinery.ca

Nathan Fong – Fong on Food www.fongonfood.com

 

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STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

  • John Schreiner – Icon
  • Skitchine Lodge with Rhys Pender. John Weber & Chef Mark Filatow
  • Cider Special
  • Bloom – BC VQA wines pour in Vancouver.

 

 

 

 

FEATURED

EP 283 | Robbie Revisited and the 47th Anniversary of the Last Waltz

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Nov 25 1976.  The Band played their last gig at San Francisco’s legendary Winterland Ballroom.

 

I was honoured to be at The Last Waltz as a guest of Robbie Robertson.

Robbie knew there would be special moments on a night of special moments. Some of them would be uniquely Canadian.

The biggest focus of the night was to honour their music, the friends who mentored and supported them along the way and correct a bad memory.

Their first ever  concert was at the same  Winterland Ballroom April 17-18-19 1969.  Even though there were rave reviews from some, Robbie and The Band were not happy with their performances.

That dark cloud stayed with them for a long time.

That is until 7 years later they decided to end their brotherhood with a final, “lets invite everyone” concert back at Winterland.

The Band decided to film the entire event and the director chosen  was Martin Scorsese.

These four Canadians and one American had been making music together for 16 years. From The Hawk to Dylan. It was time to say goodbye.

Last Waltz is considered one of the very best music films ever made. Scorsese and Robbie would go on to become best friends.

Of course, we lost Robbie Robertson August 9 of this year.

To honour Robbie, The Band and this music history I’ve gathered several Robbie interviews from over the years.

A prime storyteller, he covers The Irishman film, 50th anniversary of their 1969 album The Band.

The Band documentary Once were brothers, their influence on artists that followed, Testimony his book, their influence on Dylan,  how  Robbie wrote The Weight, Cripple Creek and Dixie Down.

And finally , his thoughts on the moment at The Last Waltz

When The Canadians took over and sang together.

The Band, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young.

Enjoy Robbie and his stories & music.

 

 

Mulligan Stew Nov 25th 2023- Donor Driven & The Anniversary of The Last Waltz

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First-hour donors are a collective of family and friends who each contributed to honouring David Westelmajer. Long-time donor. Teacher, father and artisan who worked in mud. Hand-shaped and spun pottery.
I could tell how important this was and how much David was loved by the 8 pages of stories and moments I received.
He was a huge fan of CKUA and his family asked that donations in his memory be sent to several charities and social artisans including CKUA Radio.

I’m grateful they asked The Stew and CKUA to be their voice.
(David was a serious listener as he worked his pottery and listened daily. He decided that if he had to work in his studio but could look out at the World around him, he’d like to look at the Pacific Ocean and so he and his wife Jane ended up living at the very southern tip of Vancouver Island.
Their very first date was a Buddy Guy concert. The second was Moe Koffman.


We’ll also look back at Nov 25 1976 and the final concert by The Band at the Winterland Ballroom in SF. Called The Last Waltz.
New music from the next two guests Devin Cuddy Band And The Matinee, Van Morrison, The Hip, Sam Roberts Band, Dan Mangan, and Rhiannon Giddens.
Plus Clapton. Ry Cooder And the Cooder/Lindley families, Randy Newman goes full Muddy and finishes with the last 8 songs on Abbey Road.

 

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew Terry David Mulligan playlist mulliganstewdotca
Follow the money Buddy Guy and James Taylor The blues don’t lie
sing a song Earth Wind and Fire The Essential EWF
Bobcaygeon (alternate) The Tragically Hip Phantom Power (remaster)
Bye Bye Johnny Van Morrison Accentuate the positive
TDMulligan The Stew Next – Steely Dan
Home at last Steely Dan Aja
Rule theWorld Marc Jordan Waiting for the Sun to rise
Deane House – River Cafe Coming Up on The Stew Ry /Cooder/Clapton
Crossroads Ry Cooder Crossroads Soundtrack
Forever Man Eric Clapton Behind the Sun
Mercury Blues (live) Ry Cooder & David Lindley and family Cooder/Lindley Families. Live at Vienna Opera House
The Stew – Year 28 TDMulligan Next – New music
Lord’s Watchful Eye Devin Cuddy Band Dear Jane
Shake it The Matinee Change of Scene
Honouring David Westelmajer Mulligan Stew CKUA Radio
Brand New Day Sting My Songs Live
This is Mulligan Stew – with Terry Mulligan – Year 28 Next – Remembering The Last Waltz
Night they drove old Dixie down (live) The Band The Last Waltz
Ophelia (live) The Band The Last Waltz
I shall be released (live) The Band The Last Waltz
Picture of Love Sam Roberts Band Adventures of Ben Blank
So far away (live) Carole King and James Taylor Live at the Troubadour
Mulligan Stew -TDM Next – Jimi – Dan Mangan – Tom Petty
Up from the skies Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold As Love
Just know it Dan Mangan Elsewhere version – single
Willin’ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Live 2013
Oh what a Feeling (live) Norah Jones Live at Empire State Building single
Coyotes Banff – 25 year sponsor Coming Up – The Beatles from Abbey Road
Hen in the Foxhouse Rhiannon Giddens You’re the one
Got my Mojo working Randy Newman Meet the Parents Sndtrk
Thanks for Listening Happy Thanksgiving to American friends. Stay safe out there.
Sun King The Beatles Abbey Road
Mean Mr. Mustard The Beatles Abbey Road
Polythene Pam The Beatles Abbey Road
Came in through the bathroom window The Beatles Abbey Road
Golden Slumbers The Beatles Abbey Road
Carry that weight The Beatles Abbey Road
The End The Beatles Abbey Road
Her majesty The Beatles Abbey Road

November 25th, 2023-Meet the Makers…

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Meet the Makers / Winemakers from Culmina & Laughing Stock

THE SHOW

It was just another Friday morning when the happy invitation came in from the delightful  Lindsay Kelm.

Come celebrate the harvest season with Culmina Family Estate and Laughing Stock Vineyards.

 

Join Winemakers Jean-Marc Enixon and Sandy Leier for an elegant afternoon sampling their latest releases and chatting about the 2022 harvest. We also have a couple of special sneak peeks in store, including the unreleased 2020 vintage of Laughing Stock’s signature Portfolio, and 2017 vintage of Culmina’s flagship Bordeaux blend, Hypothesis

 

Sandy Leier–Winemaker Laughing Stock (Naramata)

Here’s what I knew. I hadn’t spoken to Sandy Leier for years. At the time she was working with the legend Howard Soon at Sandhill and Calona. In 2018, after 15 years as a great team,  she took over from the departing  Howard.  Then a series of projects with Andrew Peller, Gray Monk and Gretzky Wines.

Then, this year, a major move to Senior Winemaker at Laughing Stock on the Naramata Bench.  It’s the home of seriously great wines including a Syrah that makes hearts flutter and their red blend Portfolio.  Sandy brings six wines to taste and discover.

(List below)

 

(tdm and Sandy Leier)

Jean-Marc Enixon – Culmina Winemaker – (Oliver)

(tdm and Jean-Marc)

 

Jean-Marc Enixon’s wine career took flight in Toulouse, France. JM gained international experience in Sonoma County, China, then  back to France at Chateau Puy Guilhem in  Saillans as senior winemaking director.

At the suggestion of his wife saying something to the effect of   “how about making some new world wine”

Jean-Marc joined the Culmina Team  as Vineyard Manager and Winemaker in 2016.  Today he pours 7 wines.

As good as he is, perhaps his greatest accomplishment is welcoming two new children to the family while in the Okanagan.

“they’re taking French and I’m taking English”

 Sandy, Jean-Marc and I  tasted and talked about 

Laughing Stock Vineyards.

2021 Viognier

2020 Chardonnay

2020 Pinot Noir

2019 Syrah (new release)

2019 Portofino (new release)

2020 Portofino (unreleased)

 

Culmina Family Estate Winery

2019 Decora

2021 Unicus

2018 Dilemma

2019 Malbec

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Hypothesis

2017 Hypothesis (unreleased)

 

www.laughingstock.ca

www.culmina.ca

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:

Township 7 new releases

Fort Berens  new releases

Hester Creek new releases

Sipster Two.

 

EP 282 | The Trans Canada Highwaymen

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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.

 

November18th, 2023- Swirl Two, at Sutton Place Hotel

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Tasting Room Radio Presents; Swirl Two 

(BC Winemakers & Principals. Pouring & telling tales)

 

 

THE SHOW

 

We return to Sutton Place Hotel on Burrard in downtown Vancouver.

Wine BC was hosting their 2023 Swirl trade tasting.

Over 65 BC wineries,  proudly pouring and talking about their new wines available for the Holiday Season and beyond.

Almost all  had sent their winemaker or leadership principal.

We thank  Pacific Coastal for flying us from Victoria into Vancouver and back. Interestingly, they’ve just launched flights from Nanaimo to Vancouver and Nanaimo to Kelowna.

The Okanagan is within easy reach and they to the wineries on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

 

All our guests are winery and community leaders. Honouring the land and its future.  Their wines reflect their talent and commitment.

Because it’s such an  important message, we close with a replay of Lindsay Kelm’s interview that started Swirl off.

Over the past two weeks every one of these guests has asked wine fans to step forward and support the wineries, restaurants and accommodations they offer.

Its been a very tough year for many. Vineyards lost to a big freeze, Summer fires, smoke and road closures.

They need our help to survive this hard road.

Buy BC, order BC wine when dining out, join an wine club, gift BC wine over the Holidays. Visit your favourite wineries.

 

Check out the  Guest List:

Christine Coletta (Summerland) – Founder.   Garnett Valley Ranch, Free Form, Haywire, Narrative, Okanagan Crush Pad.

Christine Coletta

Charlie Baessler (Similkameen)  – Managing Partner, Viticulturalist & GM. Corcelettes Estate Winery

Charlie Baessler

Leslie D’Andrea and Benoit Gauthier (OK Falls) – Co-Owner and CEO/Director of Winemaking/Viticulture Noble Ridge

Wilbert Borren (Naramata Bench) – Winemaker & Co-owner  Four Shadows Vineyard and Winery

Christa-Lee McWatters  (Okanagan) – GM Time Family of Wines. Chronos, McWatters, evolve, OROLO.

Bailey Williamson – (Cowichan Valley) Winemaker  Blue Grouse Estate Winery.

Bailey Williamson

Bailey Williamson

Ben Woodward (Kamloops Wine Trail)  GM  Privato Vineyard and Winery

Lindsay Kelm  (Kelowna)  Acting Communications Director.  Wine Growers British Columbia

 

wineBC.com

corceletteswine.ca

nobleridge.com

fourshadowsvineyard.com

timewines.ca

bluegrouse.ca

privato.ca

 

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

Hester Creek – New Releases

Fort Berens – New Releases

Township 7  – New Releases

 

 

Mulligan Stew Nov 18th 2023- The Stew welcomes Thee Trans Canada Highwaymen!

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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.

Complete interview on the Mulligan Stew Podcast and the video version on the TerryDavidMulligan YouTube Channel 

 

 

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew with TDM Guest: Steven Page & Chris Murphy Trans Canada Highwaymen
Werewolves of London (live) Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire
Mockingbird Taj Mahal and Etta James Dancing the Blues
Hurts me too Keb Mo The Door
Deane House – River Café Sponsor the Stew & Support CKUA Coming up – Trans Canada Highwaymen
Come as you are (live) Nirvana MTV Unplugged
Remember the time The Teskey Brothers The Winding Way
Aged and Mellow Catherine Russell Bring it back
The Runner Allison Russell Outside Child
Mulligan Stew CKUA TDMulligan Next – The Beatles
Now and Then The Beatles Last Single
Something (live) George Harrison Live in Japan
The Long and Winding Road (live) Paul McCartney Back in the world (live)
The Stew UP NEXT – Trans Canada Highwaymen But first – Ringo
with a little help from my friends (live) Ringo Starr Ringo Live at The Greek
Next on Mulligan Stew Steven Page and Chris Murphy Trans Canada Highwaymen
NEXT – Trans Canada Highwaymen Interview Steven and Chris TDM
Steve Page and Chris Murphy Trans Canada Highwaymen Interview with TDMulligan
Loving you ain’t easy Trans Canada Highwaymen Explosive Hits Vol 1
Trans Canada Highwaymen Interview Steven Page and Chris Murphy Mulligan Stew @ckuaradio
Undone Trans Canada Highwaymen Explosive Hits Vol 1
Trans Canada Highwaymen Interview Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast and TDM YouTube Channel
Carry Me Trans Canada Highwaymen Explosive Hits Vol 1
Steven and Chris and Mully Trans Canada Babble – for the music fan on The Stew CKUA
Theme for Trans Canada Highwaymen Trans Canada Highwaymen Explosive Hits Vol 1
Steven Page and Chris Murphy Complete Interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast and TDM YouTube Channel
Can’t catch me Trans Canada Highwaymen Explosive Hits Vol 1
Mulligan Stew tmulligan@ckua.com NEXT – The Beatles – Together and Solo
You ain’t goin’ nowhere Rosanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary (Deluxe)
Thunder Road (live) Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live Hammersmith Odeon 1975
A brief conversation with and remembrance of Sharon Jones From the archives
We get along Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings Give the people what they want
Come back to me Devin Cuddy Band Dear Jane
Keep the World we know Bruce Cockburn O Sun O Moon
Coyotes Banff Closed for cleaning until Nov 24th Thank You Coyotes
Complete Trans Canada Highwaymen Interview Mulligan Stew Podcast video version – terrydavidmulligan YouTube Channel
Why, am I treated so bad? (live) Cannonball Adderley Quintet Walk Tall

EP 281 | Tom Cochrane Songs & Stories.The Duo. Canada West Tour

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In the spectrum of popular music in Canada, which is as wide as the country, Tom Cochrane falls somewhere between an electrified Gordon Lightfoot and a solo Gordon Downie.

Between the universal prose of Leonard Cohen and the blood passion of Tom Wilson.

Three times we went to the war-torn fields and roads of Africa for World Vision and became lifelong friends. That’s what seeing men, women and children dead or dying will do to you. You seek humanity. Tom’s got humanity in spades.

He came back from the first trip under a heavy dark load and sought out the only thing that he knew would lift him up. Music. He wrote a song called Life is a Highway. It became an anthem for millions. All lifted up by his music.

Tom Cochrane is heading back West now. The tour is called Duo.

Friday night in Medicine Hat, Saturday night  in Edmonton (Expo Centre)

Then to the coast and a complete tour of Vancouver Island.

Wednesday Victoria

Thursday Courtney

Friday Nanaimo

Sunday Campbell River

Monday, Nov 20 – Duncan (in the Cowichan)

www.tomcochrane.com

 

November 11th, SWIRL 2023: Over 60 BC wineries pouring in one place

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SWIRL 2023:  Over 60 BC wineries pouring in one place.

THE SHOW

There was NO WAY I was going to get to talk to 65 wineries in 3 hours.

First, you had to work your way to the front of the tasting line and ask the winemaker to stop pouring and talk to me instead.

Second, each interview would be 45 seconds.

Not going to happen.

So, this is the first of  25 interviews I did on Monday, Nov 6 at Sutton Place right in downtown Vancouver.

I jumped on a Pacific Coastal Beechcraft at Victoria Airport and landed at YVR’s South Terminal 20 minutes later.  Pacific Coastal is the title sponsor of these shows.

( Pacific Coastal now fly from Kelowna  to Nanaimo and Nanaimo to Kelowna)

Pacific Coastal Airlines - Wikipedia

Straight downtown in time for the 1 pm kickoff.

The buzz was electric. We haven’t gathered like this in quite a while.

The wineries all pouring their best for the wine trade. A lot of note-taking from the invited. So much has happened in the past 2 years.

Some good and some bad.

Good (better and better wines)

Bad (Fire, smoke, reduced crops, travel ban, December freeze)

 

Here’s the guest line-up this week:

Lindsay Kelm – Acting Communications Director Wine Growers BC

DJ Kearney – Senior Wine Educator – Wine Director Terminal City Club

DJ Kearney

Ross Wise – Master of Wine/Winemaker Black Hills (South Okanagan)

Chris Tolley – Co-owner Moon Curser  (Osoyoos)

Cheis Tolley

Ryan DeWhite – Rust Wine Co (Golden Mile)

Steven Lane –    Sales and Marketing Mt Boucherie (Westside Wine Trail)

Lindsay O’Rourke – Co-owner/ Winemaker Tightrope Winery  (Naramata Bench)

Lindsay O’Rourke Tightrope Winery

David Patterson – GM and Winemaker Tantalus (SE Kelowna)

Brent Gushawaty – BC Pinot specialist

Kathy Malone – GM/Winemaker Hillside Winery

Kathy Malone Hillside

Chris Turyk – Unsworth Vineyards (Cowichan Valley)

Chris Turyk – Unsworth

 

www.pacificcoastal.com

  • Tightropewinery.ca
  • Tantalus.ca
  • Winebc.com
  • BCpinotnoirinfo.com
  • Hillsidewinery.ca
  • Unsworthvineyards.com
  • Mtboucherie.com
  • Rustwine.com
  • Mooncurser.com
  • Blackhillswinery.com
  • @djwines
  • tcclub.com

STORIES WERE WORKING ON

Swirl Part Two

Swirl Part Three

Mulligan Stew November 11th 2023- Tom Cochrane Songs & Stories.The Duo. Canada West Tour

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Two Words

TOM COCHRANE

In the spectrum of popular music in Canada, which is as wide as the country, Tom Cochrane falls somewhere between an electrified Gordon Lightfoot and a solo Gordon Downie.

Between the universal prose of Leonard Cohen and the blood passion of Tom Wilson.

Three times we went to the war torn fields and roads of Africa for World Vision and became life long friends. That’s what seeing men, woman and children dead or dying will do to you. You seek humanity. Tom’s got humanity in spades.

He came back from the first trip under a heavy dark load and sought out the only thing that he knew would lift him up. Music. He wrote a song called Life is a Highway. It became an anthem for millions. All lifted up by his music.

Tom Cochrane is heading back West now. The tour is called Duo.

Friday night in Medicine hat, Saturday night  in Edmonton (Expo Centre)

Then to the coast and a complete tour of Vancouver Island.

Wednesday Victoria

Thursday Courtney

Friday Nanaimo

Sunday Campbell River

Monday Nov 20 – Duncan (in the Cowichan)

www.tomcochrane.com

Tom guests on Mulligan Stew Saturday night 5-7 CKUA Radio  – streamed and CKUA App.

The complete interview drops after radio show  on Mulligan Stew Podcast and the video version of the epic chat on TDM YouTube Channel

NEXT week

The Trans Canada Highwaymen

Well, two of them anyway

Steven Page (BNL/Trio) and Chris Murphy (Sloan)

EP 280 | Jeremy Dutcher and Susan Tedeschi

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Jeremy Dutcher has the smarts., look, feel and sound of a star in the making.
The Polaris Prize and Juno Award Winner has released his first album in 5 years.
Motewolonywok is out now.
Jeremy just finished a tour through the West.  He’s now headed to a  Nov 8 date at Nat Arts Center in Ottawa and Dec 9 at Massey Hall.
The new album marks the first time Jeremy has written and sung in English.
We talk about his creative process and translating indigenous stories into poetry and lyrics.
His voice is pure and as he says in the interview “my life is an open book

Oct 14 – Susan Tedeschi (Tedeschi Trucks Band) Celebrates the 25th year of her second solo album Just Won’t Burn. (1998)

It kickstarted her career as a female blues singer/player/writer and sold outstanding numbers.  Susan was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist. Rave reviews followed – comparing her to Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt.

Speaking of Bonnie, Susan absolutely nails John Prine’s Angel from Montgomery which Bonnie made famous. John told Susan it was his favourite version.

Shortly after releasing Just Won’t Burn, Susan was to meet and fall in love with Derek Trucks and the rest is music history.

The new re-release also has outtakes, alternate takes and two of her songs re-done live in New York by Tedeschi Trucks.

 

Along with Dave Grohl, Gloria and Emilio Estevan,  Susan was  honoured by The Smithsonian Institute for  “distinguished contributions to the advancement of areas of interest to the institution”