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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1:53pm

Sat June 9, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Elvin Bishop

In 2005, Gettin' My Groove Back, was the first new studio album from Elvin Bishop in five years.
Blind Pig Records

Elvin Bishop has been a power on the blues scene since his stint with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the mid-1960s.

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10:28am

Sat June 2, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: The Greeley Blues Jam

Greeley Blues Jam

It’s time for the Greeley Blues Jam, which runs next Friday and Saturday (June 8th & 9th). Coming up this week on The Nine O’clock Blues we’ll hear a couple of songs from each of this year’s headliners.

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10:32am

Sat May 26, 2012
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: An Interview With Kelley Hunt

Kelley Hunt 88 Records
  • Marc Applegate interviews Kelley Hunt

Roots R&B/Americana singer/songwriter/piano player/guitarist Kelley Hunt challenges easy categorization. She is steeped in the blues, roots and gospel traditions yet has a refreshing originality.

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1:27pm

Sat May 19, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Mississippi Fred McDowell

Black and white portrait, Mississippi Fred McDowell in 1972
Fred Seibert 1972 Wikimedia Commons

Fred McDowell was born in Rossville, Tennessee, in 1904. Which brings up the question: “Why was he known as Mississippi Fred McDowell”?

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12:47pm

Sat May 12, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Gary Moore

Gary Moore's 2001 album, 'Back to the Blues' - following in such blues efforts as Still Got the Blues, After Hours, and Blues Alive
CMC International

I have always felt that, when the great Blues and Rock guitarists of later 20th Century are listed, Gary Moore should be included alongside Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy and B. B. King.

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