Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history (May 4-May 10)

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 for some time as occasional features on CKUT, and is now a blog. Here’s the 36th 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.

May 5, 1994: Extended feature- Nanci Griffith.
May 4, 1995: Extended feature- Sweet Honey in the Rock.
May 9, 1996: Show theme- The music of Texas.
May 6, 1999: Guest- Pete Seeger; Show theme- An 80th birthday (May 3) tribute to Pete Seeger.
May 4, 2000: Guest- James Leva.
May 6, 2004: Extended feature: A nod to Pete Seeger on the occasion of his 85th Birthday(May 3).
May 10, 2007: Guest- Annabelle Chvostek.

Pictured: Pete Seeger, circa 1960.

--Mike Regenstreif

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