tami Neilson

EP 120 | Tami Neilson


Tami Neilson is a Canadian.

Living and Working in New Zealand. Work is singing and songwriting in the music business.

Actually, the real work is being a mother and wife. Then comes work.

If you like the power of voices like Etta James &  Patsy Kline then Tami is your kind of singer.

But she’s more than that.

A feminist, mother, and social activist.

Her latest album is Chicka Boom. It’s fantastic. Just like Tami

We’re going to talk about starting over, women in country music, expectations of a Mother in music, double standards, and what being a Canadian still means.

And we will talk music. Promise.

Here comes THE TAMI SHOW

Mulligan Stew August 22nd 2020-Tami Neilson Interview


“But being in a room with Tami Neilson—whose voice is equal parts Patsy Cline, Mavis Staples and Etta James, and no, I’m not reaching for hyperbole here—is a reminder of the soul-shattering effect of the human voice at the height of its powers. I don’t get that reminder often enough; I’m not sure I could handle it emotionally if I did.”


Michael Barclay

McLean’s Magazine

The Neilson Family was part of the country scene in Canada. A young daughter Tami was shy and quiet. Not anymore.
She fell in love with a Kiwi and moved to NZ
Been there 10 years.
But she found her voice and direction.
Big voice driving a wicked mix of blues, soul, rockabilly, and country.
She was ready to take her latest album Chicka Boom on the road when the COVID-19 pandemic shut the music touring world down.

We found her at home In Auckland and open to talking about early family days in Canada, restarting her career in NZ, the challenges women face in country music, and the reaction to being a mother,  a performer, and a feminist.

The Complete Zoom interview can be found on  The  Mulligan Stew Podcast


Mulligan Stew Aug 22 – 2020
The Stew with TDMulligan Special Guest – Tami Neilson in NZ Chicka Boom
you can’t always get what you want (live) The Rolling Stones Live Licks (Twickenham)
Sally can’t dance Lou Reed Sally can’t dance
Valerie (Live BBC) Amy Winehouse Back to Black B Sides
www.deanehouse.com www.river-cafe.com Coming UP – Tami Neilson
Darlene Led Zeppelin Coda
She got kick Ben Harper – Charlie Musslewhite Get up
www.mulliganstew.ca In 30 minutes Tami Neilson – Chicka Boom
In spite of ourselves John Prine and Irus Dement In spite of ourselves
Across the great divide The Band The Band
Cosmic dancer T Rex Electric Warrior (deluxe)
The Stew with TDMulligan Coming UP – Tami Neilson Interview Chicka Boom
Got to be you The Bros. Landreth Americana Sessions
Sweet home Chicago Eric Clapton Sessions for Robert J
TDMulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
Someday Soon Cara Luft One Take
www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – Tami Neilson
Tami Neilson Interview (on Zoom) The Stew with TDMulligan
Call your Mama Tami Neilson Chicka Boom
Tami Neilson Interview (on Zoom) complete interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Queenie Queenie Tami Neilson Chicka Boom
Tami Neilson Interview (on Zoom) complete interview on MulliganStew Podcast
Sister Mavis Tami Neilson Chicka Boom
Tami Neilson Interview (on Zoom) complete interview on MulliganStew Podcast
you were mine Tami Neilson Chicka Boom
Tami Neilson Interview (on Zoom) www.mulliganstew.ca
Sweet Dreams Tami Neilson Kitchen Table Sessions
The Stew with TDMulligan
complete Tami Neilson interview on MulliganStew Podcast
I do my drinking on the weekends Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps do my drinking on the weekends
Poor Poor Pitiful me (Live) Linda Ronstadt Live at Television Centre Studios
Sea of Heartbreak Rosanne Cash and Bruce Springsteen The List
Waiting in Vain Annie Lennox Medusa
www.eauclaire.ca Next – Sheryl, Bonnie, Mavis and Amy
Live Wire Sheryl Crowe, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples single
Cupid Amy Winehouse Back to Black Deluxe