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Saturday April 25th, 2020 with Mike Regenstreif
Extended feature: Songs of John Prine

This week's recorded-at-home show includes lots of great folk-rooted and folk-branched music. The extended feature is Songs of John Prine (1946-2020). Visit the Folk Roots/Folk Branches blog at
Open the Door
Rachael Sage - Character - MPress Records New
Honky Tonk Quarantine
Tom Russell - Unreleased – used with permission
Mercy Now
Mary Gauthier - Mercy Now - Lost Highway
I Shall Be Released
Ian Hanchet - Dealin’ from the Bottom (of My Heart) - Ian Hanchet Canadian
Don’t Let Us Get Sick
Moore & McGregor - Dream with Me - Ivernia Canadian
Promises to Keep
Eliza Gilkyson - 2020 - Red House New
My Sister and I
Rachelle Garniez - Gone to Glory - StorySound New
Half Past Remembered
Corin Raymond - Dirty Mansions - Local Rascal Records Canadian
Lucky Old Sun
Stephen Mendel - Sing Me a Story - Stephen Mendel Canadian
If I Fall in Love Again
Missy Burgess with The Blue Train - Live - Missy Burgess Canadian New
Better Times will Come
Diana Jones - Better Times will Come - Proper
Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues
Steve Forbert - Early Morning Rain - Blue Rose Music New
If I Needed You
Tracy Grammer - If I Needed You – single - Tracy Grammer New
Tom Russell & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble - Aztec Jazz - Frontera
Pickin' the Blues
Stephen Barry Band - Live - Fix it in the Mix Music Canadian
Extended feature: Songs of John Prine (1946-2020). The next 16 songs were written by John Prine, one of our greatest folk-rooted singer-songwriters. John passed away on April 7, 2020 from COVID-19. He was 73.
Steve Goodman & John Prine - Affordable Art - Red Pajamas
Hello in There
Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust - A&M
Sam Stone
Tim Grimm - Names - Wind River
Fish and Whistle
John Prine - Souvenirs - Oh Boy
All the Best
Nicky Mehta - Unreleased – used with permission Canadian
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Valdy & Gary Fjellgaard - Contenders Two: Still in the Running - Stony Plain Canadian
Angel from Montgomery
Allison Brown - Everything That Shined - Allison Brown
Blue Umbrella
John Prine - Souvenirs - Oh Boy
Aimless Love
Leo Gillespie - Leo Gillespie - Leo Gillespie
Unwed Fathers
Tim & Mollie O'Brien - Sugar Hill Records: A Retrospective - Sugar Hill
That’s the Way the World Goes Round
Mark Haines & Tom Leighton - Hand to Hand - Borealis Canadian
Caravan of Fools
John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness - Oh Boy
Rocky Mountain Time
Rob Lutes - Walk in the Dark - Lucky Bear Canadian
Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone
Bonnie Koloc - Timeless - Mr. Biscuit
Johnny Cash - Personal File - Columbia/Legacy
When I Get to Heaven
John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness - Oh Boy
House of the Rising Sun
Susan Werner - NOLA: Susan Werner Goes to New Orleans - Sleeve Dog
New Orleans Farewell
Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick - Lovely Sunday Afternoon - Daring
Long, Long Tunnel
Shelley Posen - Unreleased – used with permission Canadian
I Think of You
Rosalie Sorrels - My Last Go Round - Red House
Old Devil Time
Magpie - A Tiding - Longtail Records
Quite Early Morning
Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie - Together In Concert - Rising Son
Will I Ever Be Loved
Deborah Holland - Fine, Thank You - Rage On Records Canadian New
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Adam Karch - Eveything Can Change - Bros Canadian New
Harvard Boys
Kat Goldman - Gypsy Girl - Kat Goldman Canadian
The Joint is Jumpin'
Jackie Washington - The World of Jackie Washington - Borealis Canadian
Let's Give a Party
Martin, Bogan & Armstrong - That Old Gang of Mine/Martin, Bogan & Armstrong - Flying Fish
Basket O’ Blues
Missy Burgess with The Blue Train - Live - Missy Burgess Canadian New
Prove It on Me
Rory Block - Prove It on Me - Stony Plain New
Little Children's Blues
Katy Hobgood Ray featuring Dave Ray - I Dream of Water - Out of the Past Music New
Lay My Burden by the River
Ken Whiteley - Calm in the Eye of the Storm - Borealis Canadian New
Raw Ride
Andy Statman - Monroe Bus - Shefa
Interactive CKCU
These are such perfect song choices for these weird times. Thanks Mike.

7:23 AM, April 25th, 2020
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Helen.

7:23 AM, April 25th, 2020
Hillbilly glenn
Hi! Just luvin' it! Mr. John Prine lives! Through "The Mighty CKCU"!!! Thanks. Stay healthy!

7:42 AM, April 25th, 2020
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Glenn. You stay healthy, too.

7:54 AM, April 25th, 2020
John Coleman
Nice show today Mike

8:49 AM, April 25th, 2020
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks John.

8:53 AM, April 25th, 2020
Wow, my cousin Gina down in the DC area turned me on to htis station today. She knows I'm a big JP fan. Wish we had a station like yours up here in CT. Keep it up, and stay safe!

12:09 PM, April 25th, 2020
Patricia Large
wonderful, thank you

12:27 PM, April 25th, 2020
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Mrhawk42. Thanks Patricia.

12:48 PM, April 25th, 2020
Missy Burgess
Hi Mike, Thanks for playing a lovely morning. To be played amidst Arthur, John, Mary, Eliza etc. was an honour. Missy Burgess

1:28 PM, April 25th, 2020
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Missy. BTW, I gave your email address to a listener who wants to order your new CD.

2:13 PM, April 25th, 2020