Mulligan Stew Dec 4th 2021-Guest, Eric Wright/The Fretless

Welcome to the first Stew of December 2021!

Eric Wright, a founding member of the Juno winning The Fretless,  is the guest.  Their album Open House is #1 on the CKUA Top 30.

That means it got the most plays last week. Every one of the hosts can play anything they like,  so to get the most plays of ANY album is a triumph.

Eric says the Fretless are modern folk. To the ear, they sound like a rock band with violins, violas, and Eric on cello.  They happily share their creative space with other artists.

I’ve chosen four to talk about and play

Dan Mangan – Troubled Mind

Celeigh Cardinal – Earthly Days

Nuela Charles  – Stay

The Bros Landreth – Let it lie

This is one fine album.  Eric Wright ends The Stew in the second hour.

Also in that second hour

  • Blood Sweat and Tears
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
  • Jon Batiste
  • Willy Nelson
  • The Band and Steely Dan (both live)

Hour One includes New tracks from

  • Joey Landreth
  • Darlene Love
  • Kenny Roby and Amy Helm
  • The Hip
  • Nathaniel Rateliff
  • Brandi Carlile


  • Ray Charles
  • Tom Petty
  • 2 from the Rolling Stones
  • Randy Newman
  • CoCo Love Alcorn
  • Los Lobos
  • Carole King
  • Darlene Love

Enjoy and stay safe.




The Stew Dec 4 2021
Welcome to Year 26 of Mulligan Stew special guest -#1 on CKUA Top 30 – The Fretless
Two Trains Joey Landreth All that you dream
Someday Los Lobos Just another band from East LA
Mr Fit it Darlene Love Single
Survivor Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats The Future
Up on the roof (live ) Carole King Live at the BBC Coming UP – Brandi Carlile, CoCo, Randy Newman & Stones
You and me on The Rock Brandi Carlile with Lucius In these silent days
Unbreakable CoCo Love Alcorn Wonderland
I think it’s going to rain today (live) Randy Newman Randy Newman Live Coming up – Interview with The Fretless
Shine a light (live) The Rolling Stones 50 Years of The Rolling Stones
Down the road apiece The Rolling Stones Not fade away
Don’t do me like that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Greatest Hits
This is Muligan Stew Next – Amy Helm. Ray Charles and The Hip
Too much to ask Kenny Roby and Amy Helm Highway Butterfly (The spirit of Neal Casal)
Imagine Ray Charles and the Harlem Gospel Choir Sings for America
The last of the unplucked gems The Tragically Hip Road Apples (Deluxe)
The Stew – with tdmuligan
Bruise Cruise Scarey Goldings with John Scofield single Coming UP – The Fretless, Blood, Sweat etc, Jon Batiste, Stelly Dan
You made me so very happy Blood, Sweat and Tears Blood, Sweat and Tears
High and Lonesome Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Raise the Roof
Adulthood Jon Batiste We Are
Mulligan Stew Willie, The Band, Steely Dan and The Fretless Interview
On the road again Willie Nelson The Collection
It makes no difference (live) The Band The Last Waltz
Kid Charlemagne (live) Steely Dan North East Corridor – Steely Dan Live
Eric Wright (The Fretless) Interview New album Open House
Stay The Fretless with Nuela Charles Open House
Eric Wright (The Fretless) Interview
Troubled Mind The Fretless with Dan Mangan Open House
Eric Wright (The Fretless) Interview Complete interview coming up on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Earthy Days Celeigh Cardinal Open House
We thank Eric Wright and The Fretless
Let it lie The Fretless with The Bros Landreth Open House
Gone Gone Gone The Everly Brothers Gone Gone Gone