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 May 18, 2013
marc on the blues

There's Been More Than One "King of the Blues"

Screencap from YouTube of Freddie King blues legend - Goin' Down (Live)
YouTube - Dave Murphy

Once upon a time there were three kings: B. B., Albert and Freddie. Most Blues fans know B. B. and Albert, but Freddie died too young to get the recognition he truly deserved.

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9:00am

Sat May 11, 2013
marc on the blues

Kris Lager Band Doing Double Duty At The Greeley Blues Jam

Screencap of Kris Lager Band performing at the Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, Nebraska April, 29th 2011
Kris Lager Band YouTube - ponderlandproductions

Most of us tend to identify the Blues with the rural Deep South and urban centers like Chicago and Memphis. The powerful form of self expression we call the Blues has penetrated every corner of America and continues to spread around the World.

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9:00am

Sat May 4, 2013
marc on the blues

Muddy Waters Fades And Rises Again

The 1981 Muddy Waters' album, King Bee
Blue Sky Records

Most of us think of Muddy Waters as one of the all time legends of the Blues, the standard by which we judge Chicago Blues. There was a time in his career though that he had faded from being the “King Bee” we think of today.

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9:00am

Sat April 20, 2013
marc on the blues

Hello Didgeridoo, I'd Like to Introduce the Blues

Harper
Credit www.harper.biz/

What do you get when you mix Michigan with the Australian outback? You get Harper and Midwest Kind… and that equals some of the most distinctive music in the whole Blues world.

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9:00am

Sat April 13, 2013
marc on the blues

Nine O'clock Blues: What Color Are The Blues?

Champion Jack Dupree
Wikimedia - Creative Commons

A few years ago I saw a 9 or 10-year-old wearing a T-shirt that read “Blues Ain’t Black or White.” That raises the question whether Champion Jack Dupree would have agreed.

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