Jan 21, 2023
Two Words – Jann Arden
Long time friend. A completely singular artist.
In concert she’ll have you laughing so hard it will be through tears.
Then she sings – man does she sing – and you’ll find yourself freely flowing more tears.
I have been blessed to have had a close-up focus on this life and career.
For over 35 years Jann and I have crossed paths and occasionally stopped to talk with a microphone between us.
While I was busy telling music and film stories Jann was nominated for 19 Junos – Winning 8. Won MuchMusic awards and now is on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
She’s been acting, hosting, judging, recording, and touring with her small group and with orchestras large and small.
Basically, with the support and guidance of manager Bruce Allen, Jann Arden has become a Canadian Super Star.
These two interviews are from our archives.
The first is from April 2016 – at the Junos in Calgary where she was co-hosting.
I attended a press conference and she was completely surrounded by the media ..so I went off to the corner and found the only two chairs in the room, with a small table.
I set up my field recorder and waited.
When she was done, Bruce walked Jann over and we had a chat. Here’s the exchange of ideas and thoughts.
[caption id="attachment_26146" align="alignnone" width="645"] Juno Interview-Terry David Mulligan, Corey Wood, and Jann Arden[/caption]
The second interview is from Dec 2017...Jann’s on tour and I wanted to talk to her about her book Feeding My Mother: Comfort and laughter in the kitchen as my Mom lives with memory loss.
She and her Mom were best friends and a force.
This interview has stayed with me for the last 5 years. Heartbreaking and revealing,
Thank You Jann.