Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history (December 8-14)

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 15th instalment of “This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches,” a weekly look back continuing through next August at some of the most notable guests, features and moments in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history.

December 8, 1994: Extended feature- Jesse Winchester.
December 12, 1996: Extended feature- A Hanukkah Celebration.
December 11, 1997: Special edition- The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers.
December 10, 1998: Guest- Eric Taylor.
December 14, 2000: Guest- Stephen Fearing.
December 13, 2001: Guest- Kirk MacGeachy.
December 12. 2002: Guest- Réjean Archambault of La Bottine Souriante.
December 9, 2004: Recurring theme- Songs of Hannukah.
December 8, 2005: Guests- Kate & Anna McGarrigle; Tom Russell & Andrew Hardin.
December 14, 2006: Guest- Ian Tyson.
December 13, 2007 (Folk Roots/Folk Branches feature): Songs from Dave on Dave, David Massengill’s tribute to Dave Van Ronk (and a bit of Dave on Dave, Dave Van Ronk singing a David Massengill song).

Pictured (left to right): Tom Russell, Mike Regenstreif and Andrew Hardin at the Green Room on December 8, 2005.

--Mike Regenstreif

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