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Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Harry Duncan's Roots & Rhythm at Amoeba with Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 24, 2012 09:43pm | Post a Comment
This Saturday, July 28th, marks the one year anniversary of Harry Duncan's Roots & Rhythm DJ seriesarhoolie at Amoeba San Francisco. Mr. Duncan has brought a lot of great guests to our stage over the past year, including Tower of Power's David Garibaldi (event photos) and The Meters' Ziggy Modeliste (event photos). To celebrate the momentous one-year anniversary, Amoeba and Roots & Rhythm welcome Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records!

Established in 1960 by Strachwitz, Arhoolie has released a rich and eclectic mix of down home blues, folk, jazz, gospel,

Chris Strachwitz
zydeco, Tex-Mex, country, and cajun — the full panorama of American roots music. Through Arhoolie, Strachwitz has helped to introduce artists like bluesmen LIghtnin’ Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb, zydeco king Clifton Chenier, Tex-Mex master accordion player Flaco Jimenez, Lydia Mendoza, as well as jazz man Sonny Simmons and folk singer Barbara Dane to wider audiences.

An NEA Heritage Fellow, Strachwitz is also president of The Arhoolie Foundation, a non-profit that documents, preserves, and presents authentic traditional and regional vernacular music. Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, and T-Bone Burnett are among those that participate on the Arhoolie Foundation Advisory Board.

For more details on Saturday's Roots & Rhythm event, click HERE.

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