Tuesday, January 5, 2010

This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history (January 5-11)

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 19th 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.

January 5, 1995: Show theme- Water Music: Songs of Rivers, Lakes and Seas.
January 11, 1996: Extended feature- John Stewart.
January 9, 1997: Extended features: The Stones of Callanish, a folk opera by Les Barker; A Tribute to the late Townes Van Zandt.
January 11, 2001: Guest- Elijah Wald, author of Josh White: Society Blues (University of Massachusetts Press).
January 10, 2002: Show theme- Collaborations.
January 8, 2009 (Folk Roots/Folk Branches feature): Honouring the memory of Odetta.

Pictured: Odetta, David Keys and Mike Regenstreif at the 2008 Ottawa Folk Festival.

--Mike Regenstreif

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