Frontera Collection ¡En Vivo! / May 26, 2022

Family Submissions

In this week’s show, we discuss and play various artists from the collection whom family members have graciously shared their stories with us.  These musicians’ stories are just as important as the large commercial acts in that they often had to juggle a nonmusical career on top of playing music and recording.

En el programa de esta semana, vamos a tocar musica de varios artistas de la colección que las familias amablemente han compartido sus historias con nosotros. Las historias de estos músicos son tan importantes como los grandes actos comerciales, ya que tenían que hacer malabarismos con una carrera no musical además de tocar música y grabar.


When/Cuando: Thursday/Jueves 5/26/21 6-8 pm PST
Where/Donde: Frontera Collection YouTube Channel
Who/Quien: Digitizing Engineer/Ingeniero de digitalización – Juan Antonio Cuellar




Statement on the passing of Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie Records Founder
July 1, 1931 – May 5, 2023

We celebrate the life of our founder, friend, and great record man Chris Strachwitz. He died peacefully at home in Marin County, CA, surrounded in his last days by dear friends and family. Over his 91 years, Chris captured the music that represents the best “down home music” the world has to offer.

He was at the forefront of nearly all the roots revivals over the last 60 years including blues, zydeco, Cajun, Norteño and Tejano music. His drive to document traditional music helped introduce the nation to our diverse musical heritage. He had the foresight to save music that might have otherwise been lost to obscurity and played a role in strengthening cultural traditions through his records, films, and most recently the Arhoolie Foundation. He cared for those around him, fought for royalties and recognition for Arhoolie artists, and provided counsel to countless musicians, writers, film makers, and academics.

Plans for a public celebration of his life will be announced in the coming weeks. Today we’re thinking of all that Chris brought to our lives and the lives of the musicians and fans with whom he shared his passion.