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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 January 18th, 2022:
The theme for the January 18 edition of Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif is Songs of Leonard Cohen – The Middle Years and was inspired by the book, "Leonard Cohen Untold Stories: From This Broken Hill" by Michael Posner, the second of what will be three volumes of Leonard Cohen’s untold stories. "From This Broken Hill" covers Leonard Cohen’s life from the early-1970s until the late-1980s and the songs of Leonard Cohen on this show were written during that period.

Stranger Songs

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Jan. 18, 2022 Mike Regenstreif Songs of Leonard Cohen – The Middle Years
available
Jan. 11, 2022 Mike Regenstreif Songs of Winter
available
Jan. 4, 2022 Mike Regenstreif The Folk Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Branches of Folk Music – rock ‘n’ roll artists sing folk songs and folk-rooted artists sing rock ‘n’ roll songs
available
Dec. 28, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Mike Regenstreif's Top 10 folk-rooted and folk-branched albums of 2021
available
Dec. 21, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Winter Solstice & Christmas
available
Dec. 14, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Remembering Bill Staines (1947-2021)
available
Dec. 7, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Joni Mitchell in Concert at Le Hibou in Ottawa, March 19, 1968
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