Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history (May 25-May 31)

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 and around the world via the web for most of those years). Folk Roots/Folk Branches continued for some time as occasional features on CKUT, and is now a blog. Here’s the 39th 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 26, 1994: Extended feature- Tom Russell.
May 25, 1995: Show theme- 25 years of Rounder Records.
May 28, 1998: Guest- Penny Lang.
May 31, 2001: Guests- John & Michele Law (The Laws).
May 29, 2003: Guest- Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas).
May 27, 2004: Guest- Murray McLauchlan.
May 25, 2006: Show theme- Hommage à Bob Dylan on the occasion of (the day after) his 65th birthday.
May 31, 2007: Guests- Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers.
May 29, 2008 (Folk Roots/Folk Branches feature): Recent reissues by Shel Silverstein and Bob Gibson.

Pictured: Mike Regenstreif and Penny Lang at the Folk Alliance Conference, February 2005 (Photo: Taylor Caffery).

--Mike Regenstreif

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