Listen to Historical Interviews with Blues Legends:


 In 1965 Chris Strachwitz produced the Berkeley Blues Festival, bringing Chuck Berry to Berkeley California and then to Los Angeles.

Listen to a 7 minute interview with Chris conducted a few days after Chuck Berry passed away remembering those days and the two concerts....Read more and listen to the interview...


Chris Strachwitz donates 25,000 photos to the Arhoolie Foundation:

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Keep the Frontera Project Alive!

Help us raise our National Endowment for the Humanities grant matching funds. Read more on how you can help the Arhoolie Foundation....


Everything But The Squeak

This DVD is now out of print but you can watch the entire video here on our website. The film documents a Cajun Country "boucherie" and other Cajun/Creole traditions in the Eunice, La. area. It features a jam session at the Savoy Music Store, music by Aldus Roger, Ken Smith, Donald Thibodeaux & Cajun Fever at Fred's Lounge in Mamou with Tante Sue, the Huval brothers, and more.

Visit These Exhibits


View a Selection of Regional Music Catalogs from the Arhoolie Foundation's Archive

Mauricio Calderón's Legendary Music Store

Mauricio Calderón's Legendary Music Store

Featured Video from the Chris Strachwitz
"Home Movies" Archive

Canray Fontenot with Michael Doucet
– 1993 –