Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history (August 3-9)

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 49th instalment of “This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches,” a weekly look back, continuing through the end of this month, at some of the most notable guests, features and moments in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history.

August 4, 1994: Extended feature- Gordon Lightfoot.
August 3, 1995: Extended feature- Songs marking the 50th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
August 6, 1998: Guest- Ian Robb.
August 3, 2000: Guest- Tom Russell.
August 8, 2002: Extended feature- “By the Hand of the Father”: Songs & Stories from an Original Theaterwork with Alejandro Escovedo and others.
August 3, 2006: Guest- Linda Ronstadt.
August 9, 2007: Extended feature- Tribute to the late Tommy Makem.

Pictured: Tom Russell and Mike Regenstreif at the 2000 Champlain Valley Folk Festival.

--Mike Regenstreif

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