Marc Applegate

Announcer/Producer

I am a carbon-based life form from the planet Earth who specializes in making noise. I have been audible since 1951. Early on I laughed, cried and gurgled, then, to the dismay of many; I spent several years talking until I stopped long enough to hear a better way of making noise from the Beatles. Since then I've made noise with guitar, bass and voice. Those noises supported me for many years and took me across the US and to Europe.


My politics are between Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs and my philosophies have been shaded by Alan Watts, Baba Ram Dass, and The Firesign Theater.


The last decade I've played early blues and rags and, due to limited demand for those, I've had time to make noise on KUNC and share my primary love-music. I like Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake, Hot Tuna, The Grateful Dead and kind people.

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9:00am

Sat September 13, 2014
marc on the blues

J. B. Hutto Sang Like He Played Guitar, With Attitude

The cover of the 1999 reissue of J.B. Hutto's final album 'Rock With Me Tonight.'
Bullseye Blues

J. B. Hutto's style was a throw back, but his commitment made it far more than just a rehashing of things past.

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9:00am

Sat September 6, 2014
marc on the blues

A Product Of Two Cities, “Gatemouth” Brown Was A Wonderful Gumbo

"Gatemouth" Brown was born in Vinton, western Louisiana, and raised in Orange which is in eastern Texas. I've been told that those two areas compete in culture and nearly every other way. But Brown was born on one side and raised on the other. Maybe that's what made him such an amazing and eclectic talent.

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9:00am

Sat August 23, 2014
marc on the blues

The Siegel-Schwall Band Helped Drive The 1960s Blues Revival

The album art from Siegel-Schwall's 1971 self-titled release.
Wounded Bird

In the early 1960s many considered the Blues passé and turned to more "mod" music styles. Then along came the two-pronged attack of British bands like The Rolling Stones, The Animals and John Mayall teamed with two mostly white Chicago bands; The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Siegel-Schwall Band.

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9:40am

Sat August 16, 2014
marc on the blues

With His Talent, Lucky Peterson Doesn't Need Luck

Lucky Peterson performing in 2007.
madamjujujive Flickr - Creative Commons

“Lucky” is a pretty good nick name when you have a father with a club where you can get heard by a Blues legend and get the legend's help to become a star at 5-years-old. Unlikely you say?

It happened to “Lucky” Peterson, the Buffalo, New York, guitarist and organist.

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9:00am

Sat August 9, 2014
marc on the blues

Selwyn Birchwood Reassures Us That The Blues Will ‘Grow’ On

Where will the next generation of Blues artists come from?

The question comes up often and the answer seems obvious to me: anywhere and everywhere. Florida has contributed The Selwyn Birchwood Band and Birchwood certainly gets my vote for a true star for many years to come.

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