Saturday, February 29, 2020

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday February 29, 2020


Saturday Morning is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU in Ottawa heard live on Saturday mornings from 7 until 10 am (Eastern time) and then available for on-demand streaming. I am one of the four rotating hosts of Saturday Morning and base my programming on the Folk Roots/Folk Branches format I developed at CKUT in Montreal.

CKCU can be heard live at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and http://www.ckcufm.com/ on the web.

This episode of Saturday Morning can be streamed on-demand at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/128/47124.html



Amy Helm – Friday, March 20, 8 pm at National Arts Centre – Azrieli Studio https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/23494

Amy Helm- Mandolin Wind
This Too Shall Light (Yep Roc)

Rose Cousins – Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm at National Arts Centre – Babs Asper Theatre https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/23845

Rose Cousins- Stray Birds
Stray Birds (Old Farm Pony)
The Haden Triplets- Gray Mother Dreaming
The Family Songbook (Trimeter/Thirty Tigers)
Ian Hanchet- No More Worries
New Life (Ian Hanchet)
Miranda Mulholland- The Old Churchyard
By Appointment or Chance (Roaring Girl)
Claudia Schmidt- Weather
Slow Steady Heart (Pragmavsion Publishing)

Tom Russell- Sam Bonnifield’s Saloon
Ian & Sylvia- Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies
The Lost Tapes (Stony Plain)
Stephen Mendell- Darcy Farrow
Sing Me a Story (Stephen Mendel)
Steve Gillette- Back on the Street Again
Steve Gillette (Vanguard)

Nanci Griffith- Banks of the Pontchartrain
The Last of the True Believers (Philo)
Susan Werner- Nobody Loves You Like Me
Paul Barbarin w/Danny Barker- Eh La Bas
Paul Barbarin and His New Orleans Jazz (Collectables)

Socalled Sings with Strings: Yiddish Song – Tuesday, April 28, 8 pm at National Arts Centre – Azrieli Studio https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/23696

Socalled with The Kaiser Quartett- Roumanishe Kretchme
Di Frosh and other Yiddish Songs (Membran)
Daniel Kahn with Vanya Zhuk- Busking Vagabond
Bulat Blues (Oriente Musik)
Leonard Cohen- The Night of Santiago
Thanks for the Dance (Columbia/Legacy)
Laura Smith- My Gate’s Wide Open
It’s a Personal Thing (Cornermuse)

Extended Feature: Songs of Phil Ochs (1940-1976). The next 16 songs were written by Phil Ochs.

Pete Seeger- The Draft Dodger Rag
Dangerous Songs (Columbia/Legacy)
Joan Baez- There but for Fortune
75th Birthday Celebration (Razor & Tie)
Martyn Joseph- Knock on the Door
Days of Decision: A Tribute to Phil Ochs (Pipe)
Phil Ochs- Bound for Glory
Farewells & Fantasies (Elektra/Rhino)

Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie – Friday, July 3, 8 pm at National Arts Centre – Southam Hall

Judy Collins- In the Heat of the Summer
Forever: an anthology (Elektra)
Arlo Guthrie- I Ain’t Marching Anymore
What’s That I Hear: The Songs of Phil Ochs (Sliced Bread)
Phil Ochs- One More Parade
Farewells & Fantasies (Elektra/Rhino)
Pat Wictor- I’m Tired
This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs (Risky Disc)

disappear fear- Outside a Small Circle of Friends
Get Your Phil (Disappear Records)
Magpie- That’s What I Want to Hear
A Tiding (Longtail Records)
Phil Ochs- Too Many Martyrs
Farewells & Fantasies (Elektra/Rhino)
Kim & Reggie Harris- What’s That I Hear
Let My People Go! (Appleseed)

Gordon Lightfoot- Changes
The Original Lightfoot (EMI)
Phil Ochs- Links on the Chain
Farewells & Fantasies (Elektra/Rhino)
Karen Savoca- No More Songs
What’s That I Hear: The Songs of Phil Ochs (Sliced Bread)
Theodore Bikel- When I’m Gone
While I’m Here (Red House)

John Prine – Tuesday, July 7, 8 pm at National Arts Centre – Southam Hall https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/24546

John Prine with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band- Grandpa was a Carpenter
Will the Circle Be Unbroken Volume Two (MCA)

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt – Tuesday, April 28, 8 pm at National Arts Centre – Southam Hall https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/25237

Lyle Lovett- If I had a Boat
Pontiac (Curb/MCA)
John Hiatt with Rosanne Cash & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band- One Step Over the Line
Will the Circle Be Unbroken Volume Two (MCA)
Jud Caswell- 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Live at the Seagull Shop (Jud Caswell)

Ken Tizzard- For the USA
Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop- St. John’s Waltz
Red Shoes (Borealis)
Christy Moore- Sonny’s Dream
Magic Nights (Sony)
Ron Hynes- Love and Hunger
Stealing Genius (Borealis)

Vance Gilbert- Brunswick County
Good Good Man (Disismye Music)
Annette Wasilik- Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Love & Fire (Azalea City)
The Small Glories- Secondhand
Assiniboine & the Red (Red House)
The New Customs- Hey Little Bird
Selling Religion on Government Street (The New Customs)

The Lonesome Ace Stringband- Highlanders Farewell/Monroe’s Farewell to Long Hollow
Modern Old-Time Sounds for the Bluegrass & Folksong Jamboree (Lonesome Ace Stringband)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on April 25.

Find me on Twitter. @MikeRegenstreif


--Mike Regenstreif

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday February 1, 2020


Saturday Morning is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU in Ottawa heard live on Saturday mornings from 7 until 10 am (Eastern time) and then available for on-demand streaming. I am one of the four rotating hosts of Saturday Morning and base my programming on the Folk Roots/Folk Branches format I developed at CKUT in Montreal.

CKCU can be heard live at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and http://www.ckcufm.com/ on the web.

This episode of Saturday Morning can be streamed on-demand at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/128/46720.html

Eliza Meyer & Sam Gleaves- Hello Stranger
Hello Stranger (Eliza Meyer)

In memory of masterful singer-songwriter David Olney. David died January 18 of an apparent heart attack while performing at a festival in Florida. He was 71. I was already an admirer of David's songs and albums when I met him in 1997 when I was MC of the Rounder Records showcase at the Folk Alliance International conference in Toronto and he was one of the performers. His performance there was stunning. I took this photo during a late night showcase at the 2017 Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City.

David Olney- Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Women Across the River (Strictly Music)
Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris with Kate & Anna McGarrigle- 1917
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions (Asylum)
The Wailin’ Jennys- Deeper Well
The Wailin’ Jennys (The Wailin’ Jennys)
Mimi Fariña- If My Eyes Were Blind
Solo (Philo)
David Olney- Women Across the River
Women Across the River (Strictly Music)

In memory of Bob Shane, the last of the original members of The Kingston Trio. Bob died January 26. He was 85.

The Kingston Trio- Scotch and Soda
The Kingston Trio (Capitol)

Stephen Mendel- Song for a Winter’s Night
Sing Me a Story (Stephen Mendel)
Miranda Mulholland- Heart Like a Wheel
By Appointment or Chance (Roaring Girl)
Catherine MacLellan- Coyote
Coyote (Catherine MacLellan)
Annette Wasilik- Chincoteague
Love & Fire (Azalea City)
SONiA disappear fear- Picture Perfect
Small House No Secrets Composer’s Cut (Disappear)

Don Bray launches I Bless the Wounds – Sunday, February 2, 3 pm – Westboro Masonic Hall https://donbray.ca/

Don Bray- Thank You My Friend
I Bless the Wounds (Don Bray)

Sneezy Waters & The Marvellous – Saturday, February 8, 3 pm – Bronson Centre https://sneezywaters.com/

Sneezy Waters- Papa’s on the Housetop
Sneezy Waters (Sneezy Waters)

Lynne Hanson launches Just Words – Friday, February 21, 8 pm at Les Lye Studio Theatre (Centrepointe) – https://www.lynnehanson.com/shows

Lynne Hanson- Hemmingway’s Songbird
Just Words (Lynne Hanson)

David Francey – Sunday, February 23, 3 pm at National Arts Centre – Azrieli Studio

David Francey- Night and Morning
The Broken Heart of Everything (Laker)


Extended feature: A Tribute to Sonny Terry (1911-1986) & Brownie McGhee (1915-1996). Some of the next 16 songs were written by Sonny Terry and/or Brownie McGhee. All were from their repertoire.

Peter, Paul & Mary- Tryin’ to Win
See What Tomorrow Brings (Warner Bros.)
John Jackon- Red River Blues
Front Porch Blues (Alligator)
The Whiteley Brothers- Custard Pie
Bluesology (Pyramid)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee- Rock Island Line
Blues Masters, Vol. 5 (Storyville)

Happy Traum- Careless Love Blues
Just for the Love of It (Lark’s Nest Music)
Andy Cohen- Spread the News Around
Road Be Kind (Earwig)
Odetta- Stranger Here
Sometimes I Feel Like Cryin’ (RCA)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee- Confusion
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Sing (Smithsonian Folkways)

Tim Williams- Sportin’ Life Blues
Evenings Among Friends (Cayuse)
Sweet Honey in the Rock- Midnight Special
Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi- Baby Please Don’t Go Back to New Orleans
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee with Chris Barber- No Worries on My Mind
London, 1958 (Jasmine)

Penny Lang- Trouble in Mind
Gather Honey (Borealis)
Durham County Poets- I’ve Been Living with the Blues
Hand Me Down Blues (Durham County Poets)
Robert Jones & Matt Watroba- Walk On
Common Chords (Common Chords Records)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee- That’s Why I’m Walking
Back to New Orleans (Fantasy)

Susan Werner- Napoleon
Michael Doucet- Walking on a Mardi Gras Day
Lâcher Prise (Compass)

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt – Tuesday, April 28, 8 pm at National Arts Centre – Southam Hall https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/25237

Lyle Lovett- God Will
Lyle Lovett (Curb/MCA)

Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie – Friday, July 3, 8 pm at National Arts Centre – Southam Hall

Judy Collins & Jonas Fjeld with Chatham County Line- The Fallow Way
Winter Stories (Wildflower/Cleopatra)

John Prine – Tuesday, July 7, 8 pm at National Arts Centre – Southam Hall https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/24546

John Prine- Storm Windows
Souvenirs (Oh Boy)

Leonard Cohen- Moving On
Thanks for the Dance (Columbia/Legacy)
Perla Batalla- So Long, Marianne
Bird on the Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (Mechuda Music)

Vance Gilbert- Pie & Whiskey
Good Good Man (Disismye Music)
Tom Russell- Canadian Whiskey
Windborne- Chilly Winds
Recollections/Revolutions (Wand’ring Feet Records)

Leigh Cline- Galatia
Galatia (Scimitar)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on February 29. The extended feature will be Songs of Phil Ochs.

Find me on Twitter. @MikeRegenstreif


--Mike Regenstreif