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 January 11, 2014
marc on the blues

Guitar Player Since 9, Mick Taylor Has Pretty Much Done It All

Mick Taylor as he performed with the Rolling Stones in 1972/1973.
Dina Regine Wikimedia - Creatvie Commons

Michael Kevin ‘Mick’ Taylor will turn 65 in about a week, but I hope he resists retirement as his credits make him one of England’s greatest contributions to Blues and Rock. He’d deserve that accolade if all he’d ever done were his stints with John Mayall and the Rolling Stones.

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4:31pm

Sat December 21, 2013
Marc On The Blues

Mose Allison Came From The Rural South To Teach Sophistication To The City

Mose Allison performing in Los Gatos, Calif., July, 2007.
Mattb4310 Wikimedia - Creative Commons

At age 86, Tippo, Mississippi’s, Mose Allison has more life than many twenty-somethings. His piano playing is as adept as ever and his voice is still a true delight. Plus his recorded work is among the most valuable collections of uptown Blues to be found.

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9:00am

Sat November 23, 2013
marc on the blues

Memphis Slim, A Pianist And Singer With A Powerful Influence On Piano Blues

Memphis Slim, American Folk Blues Festival, Hamburg 1972
Heinrich Klaffs Wikimedia - Creative Commons

Prolific, sophisticated, powerful, stunning and thundering. Those are only a few of the adjectives that fail miserably to sum up Memphis Slim.

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9:00am

Sat November 16, 2013
marc on the blues

Marcia Ball Pulls The Austin, New Orleans Music Scenes Together

Marcia Ball playing at the 2009 Bourbon Street Fest, São Paulo, Brazil.
Newber Flickr - Creative Commons

Marcia Ball was born in Orange, Texas, and grew up in Vinton, Louisiana. That’s appropriate because she brings the music worlds of Texas and Louisiana together in a way that salutes the past while never being anything short of modern and original.

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9:00am

Sat November 9, 2013
marc on the blues

Trixie Smith Helped Give Us The Term Rock And Roll

Credit Document Records

The surname Smith has deep roots in the Blues with Bessie, Mamie, and Clara being the best known. Trixie Smith should be just as well known.

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