Wednesday, September 2, 2009

This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history (September 1-7)

Folk Roots/Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif was a Thursday tradition on CKUT in Montreal for nearly 14 years from February 3, 1994 until August 30, 2007. Folk Roots/Folk Branches continued as occasional features on CKUT and is now also a blog. Here’s the first instalment of “This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches,” a weekly look back over the course of the next year at some of the most notable guests, features and moments in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history.

September 1, 1994: Extended feature- Doc Watson.
September 7, 1995: Extended feature- Kate Wolf.
September 4, 1997: Guest- Stephen Fearing.
September 3, 1998: Guest- Chuck Baker.
September 2, 1999: Guest- Mary McCaslin.
September 7, 2000: Guest- Odetta.
September 1, 2005: Guest- Utah Phillips.

Pictured: Utah Phillips and me at the 2005 Champlain Valley Folk Festival in Vermont. We had just recorded the interview to be heard the following September 1 and were about to go on stage together for a songwriters’ workshop I was hosting and Utah was participating in.

--Mike Regenstreif

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