Marc Applegate


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.



Sat May 5, 2012
Marc On The Blues

The Nine O'clock Blues: Otis Taylor

The cover to Taylor's 2003 release 'Truth Is Not Fiction'. Like his previous three releases, this album doesn't feature any drum work - the rhythm is all from guitar.
Otis Taylor Telarc

Denver based Blues musician Otis Taylor has some things in common with a pair of musical greats, Hendrix & Taj Mahal.

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Sat April 28, 2012
Marc On The Blues

The Nine O'Clock Blues: Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets

'Which Way Is Texas?' was released on July 29th, 2003
Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets Rounder Records

Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets have produced enough great albums and smoking concerts to qualify them as Blues Royalty.

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Sat April 21, 2012
Marc on the Blues

The Nine O'Clock Blues: Malian Musician Ali Fakra Toure

Ali Farka Touré's 1999 album 'Niafunké'
Hannibal Records

Toure is one of Africa’s best known musicians and embodies the sound that served as an essential progenitor of the Blues.

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Sat April 14, 2012
Marc On The Blues

The Blues Tonight: Tommy Bolin & Friends

429 Records

This week on The Nine O’clock Blues we’ll take a listen to several leading guitarists as they pay tribute to Sioux City, Iowa’s number one gift to the guitar, Tommy Bolin.

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Sat April 7, 2012
Marc On The Blues

The Blues Tonight: Smokin' Joe & Bnois

Cover for the 2003 album Roadhouse Research, the duo's debut on Blind Pig Records
Blind Pig Records

Join me this Saturday night for The Nine O’clock Blues and we’ll enjoy a set of 3 pieces from the long time Texas Blues guitar pairing of Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King.

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