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Stranger Songs
Finding connections and developing themes in various genres.
Hosted by: Mike Regenstreif
Airs: Every Tuesday from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Coming up at 3:30 PM on February 7th, 2023:
The theme on the February 7 edition of Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif is "Songs Mississippi John Hurt Sang for the Library of Congress." Mississippi John Hurt, who died in 1966 at age 73, was one of the most influential and important of the African American blues artists and songsters rediscovered in the 1960s. The songs on this program – some of which were written by Mississippi John Hurt – were all sung and recorded by him for the Library of Congress in 1963.

Stranger Songs

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Feb. 7, 2023 Mike Regenstreif Songs Mississippi John Hurt Sang for the Library of Congress
available
Jan. 31, 2023 Mike Regenstreif Songs I’ve heard Leon Redbone Sing
available
Jan. 24, 2023 Mike Regenstreif Songs of – or inspired by – the Spanish Civil War
available
Jan. 17, 2023 Mike Regenstreif Songs and Conversation with Shelley Posen.
available
Jan. 10, 2023 Mike Regenstreif Remembering Ian Tyson (1933-2022)
available
Jan. 3, 2023 Mike Regenstreif Songs of Tom Paxton
available
Dec. 27, 2022 Mike Regenstreif Songs from Mike Regenstreif's top 10 folk-rooted and folk-branched albums of 2022
available

Finding connections and developing themes in various genres.

Hosted by: Mike Regenstreif

“I told you when I came, I was a stranger,” sang Leonard Cohen in “The Stranger Song.” Expect the exploration of themes – often one major theme over the whole show, sometimes multiple themes in shorter segments.

Stranger Songs is curated and hosted by Mike Regenstreif, an editor, writer and broadcaster now based in Ottawa who has written about folk and roots music since the 1970s for Sing Out! Magazine, the Montreal Gazette and other Canadian newspapers.

His radio show, Folk Roots/Folk Branches, was on CKUT in Montreal from 1994 to 2007.

At CKCU, he is also one of the rotating hosts of Saturday Morning (every fourth week), and an occasional co-host of Canadian Spaces.

In 2014, Mike was the recipient of the Ottawa Folk Festival’s Helen Verger Award for “significant, sustained contributions to folk/roots music in Canada” and, in 2017, he was one of the inaugural inductees into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame created by Folk Alliance International.

Email Mike Regenstreif mikeregenstreif@rogers.com