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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9:40am

Sat August 16, 2014
marc on the blues

With His Talent, Lucky Peterson Doesn't Need Luck

Lucky Peterson performing in 2007.
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“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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9:00am

Sat July 26, 2014
marc on the blues

Rory Block: Perhaps Today's Most Important Delta Blues Artist

"Today she is widely regarded as the top female interpreter and authority on traditional country blues worldwide."

-The Blues Foundation

Princeton, New Jersey, born and Manhattan raised, Rory Block grew up surrounded by the Greenwich Village folk scene, but it is the Delta Blues that she has made her own. She truly knows the genre.

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9:00am

Sat July 19, 2014
marc on the blues

Booker T. Laury Proves Not All Musicians Are Driven To Be Stars

Born in Memphis, Booker T. Laury played Blues, Barrelhouse, Boogie-woogie and Jazz and he was a pianist and vocalist. What he was not was a fame seeker.

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9:00am

Sat July 5, 2014
marc on the blues

More Than A Sideman, Bob Stroger Has Played Bass With Many Blues Greats

Screencap from a YouTube performance of Bob Stroger and Bob Margolin playing at the 19th Lucerne Blues Fesitval, Nov. 2013.
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Bass player and singer/songwriter Bob Stroger has played with some pretty impressive talent: Eddie King, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Eddy Clearwater, Sunnyland Slim, Louisiana Red, Homesick James, Mississippi Heat, Snooky Pryor, and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith.

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