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 April 5, 2014
marc on the blues

Hubert Sumlin Was A Blues Giant Who Walked With Giants

Hubert Sumlin at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota jazzfest, July 2006.
Xmith Xmith Flickr - Creative Commons

If you could have held your own playing guitar in the same bands with the Royalty of the Blues like Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, you might have been as great a guitarist as Hubert Sumlin.

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9:00am

Sat March 29, 2014
marc on the blue

'Big Joe' Williams Belted The Blues With A Gritty Intensity

“Big Joe” Williams pounded out the Blues, usually on a nine string guitar of his own design. Despite a very raw, unpolished and proto-Punk sound, he seldom failed to win over an audience.

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9:00am

Sat March 22, 2014
marc on the blues

Alberta Hunter, A Pioneer Even If She Hadn’t Been An Early Blues Diva

Album art from Alberta Hunter's 1981 release 'The Glory of Alberta Hunter.'
CBS Records

Alberta Hunter sang the Blues having two careers with great success, and in between she was a pioneer of African-American work rights. Either credit should qualify her as someone very special indeed.

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9:00am

Sat February 22, 2014
marc on the blues

Tommy Castro Has A New Album And The Changes Are Great

Tommy Castro's latest, 'The Devil You Know.'
Alligator Records

“The contemporary blues scene is full of fresh, new sounds. It’s an exciting time.”

Tommy Castro both said that and proves it true.

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9:00am

Sat February 8, 2014
marc on the blues

It Took B.B. King To Get Arthur Adams 'Back On Track'

Arthur Adams live at Sunset Junction festival, Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 2008.
mykalburns Flickr - Creative Commons

Many years ago B.B. King told Arthur Adams, “I love the spirit in your guitar playing.” It was a friendship that has contributed to Adams’ development and success as an individualistic and sophisticated artist.

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