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Stranger Songs
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 March 2nd, 2021:
The March 2nd edition of Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif features some of the tribute songs written – or, in a couple of cases, co-written – by Tom Russell about other artists. We’ll also hear a song from each of the artists Tom was paying tribute to.

Stranger Songs

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Mar. 2, 2021 Mike Regenstreif The Tom Russell Tributes
available
Feb. 23, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Chanteys and Other Songs of the Sea
available
Feb. 16, 2021 Mike Regenstreif A musical visit to New Orleans on Mardi Gras day.
available
Feb. 9, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Songs and poems of Leonard Cohen -- The Early Years
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