Monday, August 23, 2010

This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history (August 24-31)

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 52nd and final instalment of “This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches,” a weekly, year-long look back at some of the most notable guests, features and moments in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history.

August 25, 1994: Extended feature- Judy Small.
August 24, 1995: Extended feature- Guy Clark.
August 28, 1997: Show theme- A tribute to Pete Seeger.
August 27, 1998: Guests- Tom Lewis; Angela Page.
August 26, 1999: Guests- John Roberts & Tony Barrand.
August 24, 2000: Guests- Kim & Reggie Harris.
August 31, 2000: Guest- Rosalie Sorrels.
August 28, 2003: Extended feature- The 40th anniversary of the March on Washington.
August 26, 2004: Guest- Michael Pickett.
August 25, 2005: Guests- Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.
August 24, 2006: Guest- Tommy Emmanuel; Extended feature- Tribute to the late Kirk MacGeachy.
August 31, 2006- Guest- Riley Baugus.
August 30, 2007: The final regular edition of Folk Roots/Folk Branches after almost 14 years.
August 28, 2008 (Folk Roots/Folk Branches feature): New recordings and new reissues by James Talley.

Pictured: (Top) Rosalie Sorrels and Mike Regenstreif at the 1993 Champlain Valley Folk Festival; (bottom) Molly Mason, Mike Regenstreif and Jay Ungar at the 2005 Champlain Valley Folk Festival.

--Mike Regenstreif

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mike,

    Reading the This Week In Folk Roots/Folk Branches History entries over the last year has been a reminder of what a great show you did on CKUT for so many years. I've spoken to many people about you and the show and you should know that you and Folk Roots are SO missed. It's really too bad that your chosen successor, Gerry Goodfriend, has not measured up. No one listens to him anymore.