Arhoolie Foundation Benefit Concerts, Celebrating 50 Years of Arhoolie Records, on American Routes Radio

From June 29 through July 6, American Routes public radio will be featuring a two-hour program recorded live at Arhoolie Records’ 50th Anniversary concerts held in February at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse. The entire three day celebration was a benefit for the Arhoolie Foundation.

Routes’ host Nick Spitzer flew out from New Orleans to MC the event, and was joined on stage by some of Arhoolie’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 (pictured), the Mexican-American traditionalists Los Cenzontles, and many others.

Spitzer will also chat with Arhoolie’s founder, Chris Strachwitz about his passion for putting American roots music on record. Streamed on the internet, starting June 29th at or on a radio station near you.