Arhoolie Records began in 1960 with an album by Texas bluesman Mance Lipscomb. The first issue was just 250 copies. The label grew to be a major source of blues, zydeco, cajun, and Mexican music, and offered recordings of hard-to-find music from a variety of ethnic groups. The force behind Arhoolie, Chris Strachwitz, died last week at age 91.
Beale Street, Memphis, TN
The Blues Show
The Blues Show with Jonny Meister: 5/13/23
This Saturday on The Blues Show: We’ll play an extra helping of music from the Arhoolie label on this show.
05/19 | Dom Flemons @ World Cafe Live (The Lounge)
05/28 | Mark Hummel’s Blues Survivors with Anson Funderburgh @ Sellersville Theatre
06/03 | Deb Callahan Band @ Bethany Blues, Lewes DE
06/03 | John Németh @ The STAR Centre of Havre de Grace
06/03 & 06/04 | St. Georges Blues Festival, Delaware City DE
06/08 | Taj Mahal, North Mississippi Allstars, Los Lobos @ Keswick Theatre
06/15 | Buffalo Nichols @ MilkBoy Philadelphia
06/16 | Buddy Guy @ Ocean Casino Resort (Ovation Hall)
06/17 | Joe Louis Walker CD release party @ Caffe Lena (livestream event)
07/06 – 07/08 | Briggs Farm Blues Festival, Nescopeck PA