EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH CHRIS STRACHWITZ
Founder of Arhoolie Records, Chris Strachwitz, talks about his passion for recording and American folk music.
From the show "Do You Like American Music?" originally aired on September 8th, 1999
From the show "50 Years of Arhoolie Records" originally aired on July 4th, 2012
From the show "The 2010 National Heritage Fellowship Concert and Celebration" originally aired on November 24th, 2010
There's lots to celebrate this 4th of July with American Routes. It's the 50th anniversary of Arhoolie Records and we're bringing the party to you. Live in concert from Berkeley, CA, Nick is joined on stage with the pioneering label's many admirers including Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Michael & David Doucet of Beausoleil, New Orleans' Treme Brass Band and sacred steel masters, the Campbell Brothers. We'll also chat with Arhoolie's founder, Chris Strachwitz about his passion for American roots music on record. It's an event not to be missed!
It's the 50th anniversary concert of the legendary Arhoolie Records and we're bringing the party to you live from Berkeley's Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse. Nick is joined on stage with the pioneering label's many admirers including roots rock guitarist Ry Cooder, bluesman Taj Mahal, Michael Doucet of Beausoleil, New Orleans' Treme Brass Band, sacred steel masters the Campbell Brothers, the Mexican-American traditionalists Los Cenzontles and many special guests. We'll also chat with Arhoolie's founder, Chris Strachwitz about his passion for putting American roots music on record.
Nick talks to Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records, about his lifelong quest for American Music. Also Peter Sokolow of Klezmer Plus talks about how Jewish music relates to the evolution of jazz. We'll hear the music from Buddy Holly, Treme Brass Band, Violent Femmes, and more.
American ethnic and regional "roots" music in the ears of the Bay Area's Chris Strachwitz. Strachwitz is the founder of Arhoolie Records, a legendary collection of field recordings and re-issues of artists ranging from bluesman Lightning Hopkins and zydeco king Clifton Chenier, to Freddie Fender (in Spanish) and Western swingstress Rose Maddox. Popular artists from Dylan to the Rolling Stones drew extensively on Arhoolie recordings.
From the show "Do You Like American Music?" originally aired on November 8th, 2000