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Music, Digging Up Roots

Digging Up Roots

Back in 1960, when he put out the first record on his tiny Arhoolie record label, Chris Strachwitz didn't set out to change the way the world thinks about folk music -- it just sort of happened that way. Last…
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Chasing History

The last time Chris Strachwitz was caught without recording equipment, it was 1959. Then a 27-year-old devotee of jazz, blues, and hillbilly music, he headed out on a road trip from Berkeley to Texas with a single mission: to meet…
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Night Crawler

"What is 10,000 accordions at the bottom of the ocean?" asks a beaming accordion sage. The riddle's obvious conclusion: A good start. The 50-odd people gathered at the foot of the Great American Music Hall stage have undoubtedly heard the…
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